New faculty updates – summer 2017

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Kenneth Soistman, M.Ed. – President

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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. Mr. Soistman is known for his easy-going manner and great sense of humor. When he’s not working, he can be seen running to one of his favorite hardware stores.

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.

Ms. Treena Leecost, M.Ed. – Assistant Principal

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Ms. Leecost is returning to the All Saints family from public school education. She previously taught middle school science and math at All Saints in 1999.  As an assistant principal, her duties include performance testing, PBIS rewards, teacher observations and evaluations, student services, quarterly awards, assisting with discipline and other duties as needed.  Ms. Leecost will also serve as the 8th grade guidance counselor, assisting 8th graders with applying to high schools and/or specialty schools.  She holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University as well as a Master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University and an endorsement in PK-12 School Supervision and Leadership from the University of West Georgia.  Ms. Leecost has worked as a middle school math and science teacher and middle school administrator for past 23 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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 8th 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 2016-17, she participated in the Leadership Metro Richmond program. Mrs. McBride is married and has a daughter, Abbey, who attends All Saints’ first grade. Mrs. McBride 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 so long; she feels her peers and students have helped her learn and grow, building one another up like family.  Her husband of thirty-four years and two sons, ages 31 and 23, have helped her declutter 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.

Ms. Angela Fields – Pre-K Aide

Ms. Angela Fields joins All Saints in 2017 as the pre-K aide. Ms. Fields has over 20 years of experience of working with children, including 10 years as the pre-K and kindergarten instructional assistant at Luther Memorial.

Mrs. Amanda Patterson, M.Ed. – Kindergarten

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Mrs. Patterson joined All Saints in 2017. She grew up in Midlothian and received her master’s in education from the University of Richmond. She spent four years as a kindergarten teacher in Chesterfield County and was nominated to be the kindergarten team leader. She also has experience developing science learning opportunities for teachers, and as an in-home counselor. As a child, her passion was sports— she went on to be a member of women’s cross country and track and field teams at Duke University where she received her bachelor’s in psychology. She stays active with her son Jackson, stepdaughter Isabelle, husband Chris and dog Sophie.

Mrs. 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 5th grade), and another daughter, Mackenzie, who graduated from All Saints and attends the Math and Science specialty program at Cloverhill High School.

Mrs. Valerie McLaughlin – Grade 2

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Mrs. McLaughlin joined All Saints in 2017—for the second time. She taught second grade at All Saints from 2006 to 2008. She is glad to return and believes All Saints is a special place that has always held a piece of her heart. Mrs. McLaughlin has a Masters in Leadership in Teaching with Elementary Certification from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has 14 years of experience teaching kindergarten, second and fourth grades at schools in Richmond, Goochland and Maryland. Mrs. McLaughlin’s family lives in Chesterfield County and she enjoys exploring Virginia and visiting family in Maryland.

Mr. Mark Binford, M.A. – Grades 3, Art, World History

mbinford@allsaintsric.org

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. Mr. Binford has two childen; his son, Neil, attends All Saints.

Mrs. Chantelle Graves, M.A. – Grades 3 & 4 and Grade 5 Math

cbryant@allsaintsric.org

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 also has a Master’s in Social Work. She and her husband have a little girl, Christina.

Mrs. Carmen Murph, M.S. – Middle School History & Civics and Language Arts, Grade 8 Homeroom

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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. Mrs. 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.

Ms. Taylor Kelly, B.S. – Middle School Science, Grade 7 Homeroom

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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. – Middle School English/Literature, Grade 5 Homeroom

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. Mr. Tenaglia coaches the Junior Varsity Basketball team and moderates Student Government and the Comic Book Club. 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 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. Ashley Sigrest, Ph.D. – Middle School Math Grades (6-8), Grade 6 Homeroom

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Mrs. Sigrest joined All Saints in 2017.  Mrs. Sigrest has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering and spent 16+ years in Information Technology before pursuing a career in teaching. She has experience in Prince William and Goochland Counties. Mrs. Sigrest has high expectations for her students; she reports, “My goals as a teacher are to partner with families in order to grow every student, and to impart the understanding that success in math is achieved through hard work and practice, just as it is in sports and music.” Mrs. Sigrest lives on a small farm in Goochland with her husband, three daughters and lots of animals. She loves to be active, including tap dancing lessons, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Andrea Danner – Art Teacher

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Andrea Danner joins All Saints fall of 2017.  Ms. Danner is a Richmond, Virginia based artist and teacher. She has over 10 years experience teaching art to children of all ages. She works with a variety of art mediums including watercolor, acrylic, prismacolors, clay, jewelry, and fiber art. Ms. Danner has two boys in high school who are extremely involved with their school’s robotics team. They are hoping to make it to the Worlds Competition this year in Detroit! Ms. Danner is very active, she is often seen swimming, biking, running, or paddle boarding on the river. This summer she completed her first Ironman race (140.6 miles) in Mont Tremblant Canada. She hopes to compete in Switzerland in 2019.

Profesora Yenni Leon, B.S. – Pre-K-7 Spanish & Spanish I

yleon@allsaintsric.org

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.

Ms. Magdiel Sampson – 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. Hollyana Dickens, M.Ed. – Music and Chorus

hdickens@allsaintsric.org

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.

Ms. Diane Bialkowski, M.Ed. – Library Administrator, Grade 4 Language Arts, Middle School Coordinator

dbialkowski@allsaintsric.org

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 is a full-time staff member. Ms. B is an alum of St. Elizabeth Catholic and St. Gertrude High Schools.

Mr. Adam Burgess, M.Ed. – part-time School Counselor

aburgess@allsaintsric.org

Mr. Burgess came to All Saints in 2016. He has a Bachelor’s in Recreation Management from Appalachian State and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Liberty University. Mr. Burgess enjoys working with a diverse student body. While living in Church Hill he worked at C.H.A.T. (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring) and helped build a church family at the East End Fellowship. His life is very busy now raising 5-year old twins (Andy and Finley) with his wife Katie. Mr. Burgess also serves as the part-time School Counselor at St. Edward Epiphany. He is passionate in helping students work through personal adversity and becoming a fulfilled life long learner.

Ms. Shana Williams, M.S. – P.E. & Technology

swilliams@allsaintsric.org

Ms. Williams joined All Saints in 2017. She earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Syracuse University and completed her post-baccalaureate certification in Online Instruction in K-12 at VCU in 2015. Before entering the field of education, she completed in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Her career best long jump of 23 feet put her among the best jumpers in American history. Recently, she was inducted into the ECAC Hall of Fame having won thirteen Big East track titles while at Seton Hall University. She comes to us with fifteen years of experience in Richmond and Henrico Public Schools as well as the corporate sector in the areas of Health & Physical Education and Instructional Technology Integration. She believes that with a good education, a dose of confidence and above all God on your side, nothing is impossible. She is looking forward to working with and inspiring our All Saints family. In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys exploring nature, photography, painting, writing poetry and in general, tapping into her creative side.

Mrs. Mary Miskimon – Special Projects

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. 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. Mrs. Mary has worked as a pre-K aide, Arts & Crafts teacher and a substitute in After-School and in the office.

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, 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 sixth 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 9 and 10).

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

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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.

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