Meet the Staff

Welcome to St. John the Apostle Catholic School

     I am excited to have you visit our school’s website! At SJA you will find a caring and knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing a rich, engaging and rigorous academic experience. We serve Pre-School through Eighth Grade students and are fully accredited through the Western Catholic Education Association. In addition to a strong core curriculum, SJA students participate in daily prayer, weekly Mass and religious studies. Our students also receive instruction in the areas of Spanish, technology, library, music, art and physical education.

     As a Catholic school, we are committed to educating the whole child by providing a strong foundation that balances our academic focus with faith-based service and leadership experiences. SJA students have opportunities to participate in a buddy program, the school-wide House system, community service projects, peer tutoring, student council and afterschool CYO activities.

We provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment that plays an important role in fostering the development of your child’s character. We teach our students to “Be Christ-like * Be Safe * Be Responsible * Be Respectful” and to always strive to keep our Catholic values at the center of all they do.

     I am honored to serve as the principal at Saint John the Apostle Catholic School. I hope you will consider visiting our campus and joining our SJA community. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a campus tour. We would love to meet you!


Mary Haluska

SJA Principal

Mary Haluska

Principal & Co-PE Teacher

Fr. Maxy D'Costa

Parish Pastor

Meet Our Staff

Elizabeth Kelley

Preschool Teacher

Sue Krigbaum

Preschool Assistant

Carleen Walsh

Kindergarten Teacher

Jane Macfarlane

1st Grade Teacher

Ashley Todd

1st Grade Assistant

Danielle Tebon

2nd Grade Teacher

Angela Woods

2nd Grade Assistant

Quinn Murray

3rd Grade Teacher

Erica Aamot

4th Grade Teacher

Jina Denney

5th Grade Teacher

Monika Tuckness

6th Grade Homeroom, Math & Spanish

Gwen Vroman

MS Math teacher (Long term sub)

Rochelle Bahr

7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science & Health

Michelle Barker

7th Grade Homeroom,
6th & 7th Social Studies, Religion

Katie Drake

8th Grade Homeroom, ELA,
8th Social Studies

Colleen Montoure

Co-PE Teacher

Grace Byrd

PreK-8th Music

Laura LaFrance

PreK-8th Art, Liturgy Music

Katy Meyer

Learning Specialist, 8th Grade Religion, Technology Coordinator

Wendy Aguilar


Jaime Juvenal


Karen Hohensee

Extended Care Director

Miss Leslie McDowell

School Secretary

Teresa Yohn

Development Director

Rebekah Zamani

School Accountant

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516 5th St.

Oregon City, OR 97045