All Saints Catholic School Richmond, Va
 

Kenneth Soistman, M.Ed. - President
ksoistman@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Kenneth Soistman became principal of All Saints in 1996. In 2013, he was named president. Mr. Soistman has a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master's in Education. Prior to joining All Saints, he worked in the Diocese of Orlando as a teacher for six years and as a principal for 20 years. His primary responsibilities as president of All Saints are in the areas of finance, development, marketing, enrollment, and building & grounds. Mr. Soistman works tirelessly to ensure that families who seek more for their children have the opportunity regardless of their economic standing, ethnicity or religion. Mr. Soistman is also a devoted husband, father of three daughters and grandpa to 11 grandchildren. When he's not working, he can be seen riding his tractor or running to one of his favorite hardware stores. Mr. Soistman is known for his easy-going manner and great sense of humor; in fact, we are unable to confirm nor deny his claim that he was once part of the Beach Boys.

Mrs. Wanda Wallin, M.Ed. - Principal
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Mrs. Wanda Wallin became principal of All Saints Catholic School on July 1, 2013. She serves as the educational leader and administrator in the everyday operation of the school. A graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Master's in K-8 Education, Mrs. Wallin taught for fifteen years before receiving her certification in School Administration from George Washington University. While teaching, she was awarded the Governor’s Innovative Technology in Education Award, the National Catholic Schools of Tomorrow Award, and the VCEE 2012 Economic Educator Award in the category of K-12 Technology.  Her personal hobbies include golf, tennis, reading and spending time at the "Rivah" with her family.

Mrs. Patricia Pitts, M.Ed. - Assistant Principal
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Mrs. Pitts first joined the All Saints family in 1981 when she selected the school for her first-grader. She has been a math teacher, technology teacher and assistant principal. This year, as assistant principal, Mrs. Pitts will work part-time and will manage grading systems, report cards and quarterly awards, performance testing, and assist the principal with discipline, teacher evaluations and other duties as needed. Mrs. Pitts also serves as the guidance counselor for our eighth-graders, helping them make important decisions about their secondary education choices. She holds a Master's in Mathematics Education from Virginia State University.  In 2013, The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority named Mrs. Pitts Educator of the Year. This year she welcomes another generation of her family to All Saints; her great nephew is attending pre-k.

Fr. David Stanfill, School Chaplain
Fr. David began serving as the School Chaplain in 2013. He is the pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Fr. David came to the priesthood late in life, after the passing of his wife. He studied at the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Milwaukee, Wisconsin then returned to Virginia. He and his wife raised six children in the Roanoke area, and he now has four grandchildren. His grandfather experience is evident in the easy way he communicates and fellowships with All Saints students. When Fr. David is not ministering, he enjoys visiting his family, fishing and listening to music.

Ms. Wikita Coleman, Administrative Assistant
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Ms. Coleman joined All Saints in 1999 as a teacher's aide and After School coordinator and became the Administrative Assistant in 2006. Ms. Coleman has a Child Care Certificate and her CDL (Commercial Driver's License). She is trained in CPR, First Aid, EpiPen, and MAT (Medication Administration Training). She is the proud parent of two sons, one of whom graduated from All Saints in 2006 and will be attending college this fall with scholarships, and the other who is entering the 7th grade at All Saints. Ms. Coleman wears many hats including bus driver and school nurse. She juggles many tasks to help keep the school running smoothly.

Mrs. Alyssa McBride, M.P.A. - Director of Development and Marketing
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Mrs. McBride joined All Saints in June 2012. Mrs. McBride has a B.A. in English/Technical Writing and a Master's of Public Administration with a nonprofit emphasis. She has 20 years of nonprofit experience. In 2011, she was recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” by Style Magazine. This year, she will participate in the Leadership Metro Richmond program. Mrs. McBride is married and has a daughter, Abbey who attends All Saints' kindergarten. She reports that the teachers and families make her job easy because they do such a wonderful job showcasing the school.

Mrs. Catherine Hoang, B.S. - Pre-K
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Mrs. Hoang has a Bachelor's in Special Education and a Second Endorsement in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at All Saints since 1987.  She feels blessed to have taught at All Saints for 29 years; she feels her peers and students have helped her learn and grow, building one another up like family.  Her husband of thirty-three years and two sons, ages 30 and 22, have helped her de-clutter her room (she reports she is sometimes over-zealous about recycling or reusing items).  Her passions include singing, playing the piano, drawing, and dramatizing stories with her nieces and nephew, and of course, her students.  Nature and bugs are of great interest to her (as her students will attest) and she cannot wait to begin planting in the school garden.

Mrs. Christie MacAulay, B.S. - Kindergarten
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Mrs. MacAulay has a Bachelor's of Science from VCU and is a graduate of the Post Baccalaureate Teaching Program from Mary Baldwin College. She joined All Saints in 2009. Mrs. MacAulay loves the family feeling All Saints gives students, faculty and parents. She feels honored to work at All Saints and teach the amazing students. She has two daughters: Emily, who attends Longwood University and will graduate this spring, and Lauren, who you may recognize as the second grade teacher at All Saints. She has a passion for teaching children and loves watching them grow in knowledge and in faith. Mrs. MacAulay also enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and most recently has found a love of gardening.

Mary Jaquez Davison, M. Ed. - Grade 1
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Mrs. Davison graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Early Elementary Education, and has been teaching first grade at All Saints since 2007.  Mrs. Davison (or "Mrs. D" as she is affectionately called by her students) states that teaching is a true passion in her life.  She loves to search online, especially on Pinterest, for new strategies, games, and teaching tips to bring into the classroom.  Mrs. D  also loves reading books and articles and spending time with her family. She has one daughter that attends All Saints (Morgan in 4th grade), and another daughter, Mackenzie, who graduated from All Saints last year. Mackenzie was accepted to five specialty programs and will attend the Math and Science specialty program at Cloverhill High School.

Ms. Lauren Porter, B.S. - Grade 2
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Ms. Porter has a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education from Longwood University.  She joined All Saints in 2013. She is currently working to obtain her Master's in Guidance Counseling through Liberty University. Ms. Porter feels working at All Saints provides a delightful opportunity to watch children grow, both academically and spiritually. She believes building strong relationships with both students and parents creates a strong classroom environment. She strives to keep open lines of communication to ensure that everyone is on the same page. She believes all children have something beneficial to offer, and one of the greatest joys of teaching is striving to bring it out of them. 

Mr. Mark Binford, M.A. - Grades 3 & 4 and Art Instructor
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Mr. Binford joined All Saints in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Art History from Emory University and a Master’s in Art History from Boston University (go Terriers!). Prior to joining All Saints, Mr. Binford worked as an educator in Atlanta. Mr. Binford loves to incorporate art into the classroom, and he is very excited for his son Neil to be in pre-kindergarten at All Saints this year!

Mrs. Chantelle Graves, M.A. – Grades 3 & 4
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Ms. Bryant, now Mrs. Graves, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Psychology and minor in Africana Studies and a Master's of Education. While at Notre Dame, she was a member of the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) program and was placed at All Saints in 2010. Mrs. Graves enjoyed All Saints so much she decided to stay at the school at the end of her two-year placement.  Mrs. Graves has high expectations for her students' success. She promises that learning will be fun and meaningful. A native of Los Angeles, Mrs. Graves loves the Los Angeles Lakers. She also loves the color purple, watching basketball, reading, writing poetry and having fun. Mrs. Graves graduated with her second graduate degree, a Master's in Social Work, in May. She and her husband are new proud parents of a baby girl, Christina. She is excited to share this joyous time in her life with her students.

Mrs. Carmen Murph, B.A., M.S. - Middle School History & Civics, Saint Joan of Arc House Leader
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Mrs. Murph began teaching at All Saints in 1993. She has a B.A.  in Elementary and Secondary Education and a Master's in Social Sciences. Teaching since 1978, Mrs. Murph has experience in the Pennsylvania, Texas, and South Carolina school systems. Mr. Murph has the highest expectations for each of her students and strives to help them work toward their strengths. Her love of Social Studies stems partly from the fact that there is always something new to learn, yet there are always ways to relate the past to the present and future. Mrs. Murph remains in touch with many of her past students attending their graduations, weddings and baby showers. In her spare time, she can be seen playing with her grandchildren--twins, a boy and a girl. In the summer of 2016, Mrs. Murph attended the  Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute at the Virginia Holocaust Museum where she reports the highlight of the course was hearing first-hand accounts from Holocaust survivors.

Ms. Taylor Kelly, B.S. - St. Catherine’s Homeroom, MS Science 5-8
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Miss Kelly graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Pre-Professional Studies and Psychology. She is currently a graduate student in the University of Notre Dame’s ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) Program and was appointed to All Saints. Inside the classroom, Ms. Kelly strives to develop the whole student, helping her students to set and achieve goals both in academics and in their personal lives. She seeks to achieve this by creating a classroom community that brings out the best in each of her students. Outside of school, Ms. Kelly enjoys running, listening to music, and cheering for the Fighting Irish. 

Mr.  Sean Tenaglia, B.A. - St. Ignatius Homeroom, MS English/Literature 6/7/8
stenaglia@allsaintsric.org
Mr. Tenaglia graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in American Studies and minors in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy and Education, Schooling, and Society. He is currently a graduate student in Notre Dame's ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) Program and was appointed to All Saints. Passionate about using English as a means to communicate with one another, Mr. Tenaglia is committed to helping his students find their voices through a variety of writing, reading, and speaking activities. Originally from Weymouth, Massachusetts, Mr. Tenaglia loves rooting for all Boston sports teams and his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. His hobbies include reading, playing golf, listening to music, and exploring new places.

Mrs. Angela Cash - Religion Teacher & Coordinator
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Mrs. Cash began teaching at All Saints in 2001.  She still loves anticipating what each student will bring to the table each day. She has a master's level certification in Religion from the Diocese of Richmond. Her past experiences includes being the Notre Dame ACE mentor for six years, the Prejudice Awareness Summit Adult Sponsor for two years, and she has served on the Pastoral Council, coordinated the youth group, and nursery at St. Paul Catholic Church of which she has been a member since age 11. She is the mother of two All Saints graduates who are both beginning their senior year in college. Mrs. Cash loves to travel, go walking, spend time on the Chesapeake Bay, attend festivals, read, do puzzles and do all things centered on family. She strives to help students understand that as we serve others, we bless the world around us far more than we realize.

Mrs. Carly Keating, B.S. - Middle School Math
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Mrs. Keating has a bachelor's degree from VCU and is certified to teach both Language Arts and Mathematics.  She believes All Saints is a truly unique environment for students, and is proud to work with each child, not just to learn math, but to build lifelong skills and relationships.  Mrs. Keating has two dogs and two cats and enjoys volunteer work with Richmond Animal League.  She spends her “down time” with her husband hiking, finding new restaurants or sites off the beaten path, cheering for Rams basketball, and watching college football (Go Irish!).  

Profesora Yenni Leon, B.S. - Pre-K-7 Spanish & Spanish I
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Mrs. Leon holds a bachelor's degree from ESE University in Mexico. She joined All Saints in 2015;  she teaches Spanish to all grades and serves as an advocate for families in our Segura program.  She is also an adjunct Spanish instructor at VCU and teaches in the Latino Education and Advancement Program at The Steward School. Her interests in transculturation, cultural awareness and immigration has taken her to participate in a study abroad program in Spain, to travel to Sweden, Netherlands, and Mexico. These experiences have allowed her to enrich her classes with a multicultural perspective of the world in which we live.  In 2015-2016 she received the Building Synergy to Strengthen your Community Award and the IME Advisor Award from the Mexican Consulate, for her participation in the Advisory Board for Mexicans Abroad, and for her outstanding community service teaching GED classes to the Spanish-speaking population in Richmond. Her teaching philosophy is based on the belief that each child is a gift of God, and that they should be treated with dignity, respect, and love.

Mrs. Hollyana Dickens, B. M. Ed. - Music and Chorus
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Mrs. Dickens joined All Saints in 2015 after retiring from the Diocese of Richmond with twenty years of service teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes and eight years at St. Patrick.  Mrs. Dickens holds a Bachelor's in Music from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.  Mrs. Dickens served three years in the United States Army after graduating from college.  She has served as the Minister of Music, and Praise and Worship Leader,  for her church as well as choir director for many groups throughout the city.  Mrs. Dickens has sung professionally for many years and currently plays with the Bell Choir at the Brandermill Church in Chesterfield.  In her free time Mrs. Dickens enjoys listening to all types of music (especially contemporary gospel), reading, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Mrs. Diane Bialkowski, M. Ed. - Library Administrator
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Ms. Bialkowski (Ms. B) joined All Saints in 2012 after 43 years of service in the Diocese of Richmond. She has taught at most grade levels in the elementary, middle and high school. She was Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Richmond for 19 years. Retired in 2012, Ms. B returned to All Saints as a volunteer and now a part-time staff member. Ms. B is an alum of St. Elizabeth Catholic and St. Gertrude High Schools.

Mr. Adam Burgess, B.S., M.Ed. - P.E. & part-time School Counselor
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Mr. Burgess came to All Saints in 2016.  He has a Bachelor's in Recreation Management from Appalachia State and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Liberty University.  Mr. Burgess enjoys working with a diverse student body and until last year called Church Hill home.  While in Church Hill he worked with C.H.A.T. (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring) and found a wonderful church family in East End Fellowship.  His life is very different now as he works to raise 4-year old twins (Andy and Finley) and be a loving husband to his wife of 9 years (Katie). Mr. Burgess previously served as the School Counselor and P.E. teacher at St. Edward Epiphany where he continues to be their part-time School Counselor. He’s excited to learn all the names of his students and build a Counseling Program that benefits everyone at All Saints. He is passionate in helping students work through personal adversity.

Mr. Chris White - Technology
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Mr. White came to All Saints in 2016. He is finishing his undergraduate work at University of Richmond and seeking a career in education following in his parents’ footsteps, both long-time teachers in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. In addition to teaching Technology to all grades, he will work with middle school grades in the After-School Program.   Mr. White engages in stand-up comedy in his spare time and believes humor is a wonderful tool in relating to children. 

Mrs. Mary Miskimon - Full-time Classroom Aide, Pre-K
Mrs. Mary (as she is known by her students) began at All Saints in 2012.  Originally from Baltimore, Mrs. Mary retired with 30 years at AT&T/Lucent then found her second calling in teaching. She spent twelve years as an instructional aide in the Henrico County School System before coming to All Saints.  She is a catechist (religion education teacher) at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Highland Springs, VA and enjoys crafts. She is often seen doing very creative craft projects with the students. Mrs. Mary also assists the After-School Program for pre-k and kindergarten. Working with children is something that she loves. Also, she reports that she has enjoyed learning all the ways the faculty have come to serve at All Saints.

Ms. Magdiel Sampson- Full-time Classroom Aide, Kindergarten
Mrs. Sampson started at All Saints in 2016. Mrs. Sampson holds a degree  in English as a Second Language from Mariano Galvez University and the American Guatemalan Institute.  She is bilingual and has extensive experience in early childhood education.  Mrs. Sampson grew up in Guatemala and recently moved to Richmond from Northern Virginia. 

Mrs. Joan Yates, M.S., M.Ed. - Classroom Aide, Grades 1 & 2, Reading Specialist
Mrs. Yates earned a Master's in Business/Information Systems at VCU, and a Master's in Reading Education from University of Virginia. It has been her great pleasure to support the talented classroom teachers and eager young "Knights" of All Saints in their reading and writing activities in kindergarten through Grade 3 since 2010. Mrs. Yates feels privileged to witness our students take delight in buddy reading books and poems by favorite authors or enthusiastically present their journal writing and personal pages for class books. Mrs. Yates and her husband, Bill, have two grown sons. She enjoys reading, cycling, walking, baking and especially eating (preferably chocolate!) desserts. 

Mrs. Sherry Sachleben, B.S., M.Ed. - Title I
Mrs. Sachleben  graduated from Grove City College (PA) with a B.S. in Early Childhood/Elementary Ed. as well as Slippery Rock University (PA) with a degree in Special Ed. and a M.Ed. in Reading and a certificate in Gifted Education from the University of Virginia.  Mrs. Sachleben  spent 5 years as a classroom teacher, four years observing student teachers for VCU and is currently entering her fifth year as a Reading teacher.  She truly enjoys teaching and observing students in various stages of the reading process.  Sherry loves to spend her free time running as well as traveling with her husband and two children (ages 8 and 9).

Mrs. Judy Brown - Administrative Assistant
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Mrs. Brown began working for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond in 1972; she worked at St. Patrick Catholic School for 32 years before coming to All Saints in 2004. She and her husband are graduates of St. Patrick. They have three children, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. They like to travel to see their family and have been to Texas, Colorado, North and South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico and Okinawa, Japan. Mrs. Brown enjoys watching NASCAR ("Hooray for Dale Earnhart. Jr.") and the VCU Rams. At All Saints, Mrs. Brown coordinates the VIRTUS volunteer training program, writes donor thank you letters, assists with money intake and whatever else is needed in the office. Her colleagues find her experience and understanding of Catholic schools invaluable. Mrs. Brown says she loves working with young people because they give her so much hope for the future.

Mrs. Debora Johns, B.S.  - Financial Assistant
djohns@allsaintsric.org
Mrs. Johns joined the staff in 2016, but she has been a part of the All Saints family since 1998 when she enrolled her daughter Bryanna in pre-k. As a parent, she served on the Finance Committee and on the Advisory Board. Even when her daughter graduated and went on to St. Gertrude's and then VCU, she continued to be a part of a group of parents who run the food tent at the annual Carnival. Last year, her great nephew began school at All Saints. Mrs. Johns has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Paul's College. She has worked at the Department of Defense Audit Agency, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Inspector General and retired after 28 years as the Chief Auditor of the Richmond Public Schools. Mrs. Johns has a motor home and enjoys fishing, camping and being with family. This year, she is trying her hand at gardening.

Mrs. Brenda Coleman - Cafeteria Monitor & After-School
Mrs. Coleman has over twenty years of experience as a teacher aide with All Saints.  Her family is richly connected to ours and she is committed to providing a safe and engaging environment for our students. 


Mr. Brian Evans - Custodian

All Saints Catholic School is grateful for the support of our local clergy and parishes:

Fr. David Stanfill, School Chaplain
Father Jim Griffin - Pastor, St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Father Jim Arsenault - St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
Deacon John Tucker, St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Deacon Ron Reger, Church of the Redeemer

 

 

 

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