Meet our Staff

The Staff at Sacred Heart Cathedral School is committed to the holistic education of its’ students – mind, body, and soul.


Leadership at Sacred Heart Catholic School is overseen by the Pastor, Principal and Vice Principal and advised by the Student Advisory Council and Finance Council.

Fr. James Valenzuela


Mrs. Dominique Baroco


University of Notre Dame, BA

University of West Florida, M.Ed.

Mr. Nick Lahr

Asst. Principal

Benedictine College, BA

Marymount University, MA(in process)

Mr. Dave Kimbell

Director of Catholic Immersion

St. Anselm College, BA

University of Notre Dame, M.Ed.

Franciscan-Steubenville, MBA

University of W. Florida (Gifted Educator Endorsement)

Office Staff

The school staff at Sacred Heart Cathedral School works alongside the principal and teachers to respond to the administrative, structural, and developmental needs of the school. 

Mrs. Sidney Poller

Office Manager

Pensacola State College, AA

Mrs. Megan Perry

Front Office

University of Central Florida, BS

Ms. Dana Drummond

IT Director

University of South Alabama, BFA

Ms. Christina Sutton


Florida State University, BSW

Florida State University, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

Mrs. Colleen Bartlinski


UNC-Asheville, BS

Mrs. Wendy Whittington


Louisiana State University, BS

State of Mississippi (CPA)


The Elementary Teachers and Aides at Sacred Heart Cathedral School inspire children, pre-K through 5th grade, with a love for learning. 


Mrs. Heather Jacobs


Pensacola State College, AA

University of West Florida, BA

Mrs. Karen Olson

Pre-K Aide

Mrs. Betsy Summerlin


Florida International University, BS

Ms. Wendy Doyle

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Jennifer Haines

1st Grade

University of S. Alabama, BS

Ms. Gretchen Connelly

1st Grade Aide

Ms. Grace Crumbaugh

2nd Grade

Lewis University, BA

Mrs. Terry Sadler

Second Grade Aide

Mrs. Timberly Aymond

3rd Grade

Nicholls State University, BA

Ms. Kaitlynn Olson

3rd Grade Aide

Mrs. Debbie Garland

4th Grade

Regis University, BA

College of Santa Fe (Elementary Teaching Licensure)

Mr. Roy Luther

4th Grade Aide

University of West Florida, BS

Mrs.Tina Camp

5th Grade

Pensacola State College, AA

Florida State University, BS

Mrs. Leighann Roberts

5th Grade

University of West Florida, BS

University of West Florida, MS

Ms. Emily Williams

5th Grade Aide

Middle School

The Middle School Teachers & Aides at Sacred Heart Cathedral School inspire our youth with a love for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.


Mrs. Becky Armin

7th Grade Humanities

Ashford University, BS

Mrs. Rachel Barry

8th Grade / 7th & 8th Science

University of West Florida, BS

University of West Florida, MS

Mrs. Kelly Comerford

Algebra 1 Honors / Adv. Math

Catholic University of America, BCE

Ms. Jill Ackermann

6th Grade Humanities / 5th Religion

University of Montevallo, BS

University of W. Florida, M.Ed. (graduating May 2023)

Mr. Stephan Howard

5th / 6th Grade Science

University of West Florida, BS

Mr. Patrick Schmitz

8th Grade Humanities

University of Notre Dame, BA

University of Notre Dame, M.Ed

Mrs. Marie Stills

6th Grade / 6th, 7th & 8th History

University of West Florida, BS


The Special Teachers at Sacred Heart Cathedral School round out the holistic education of its students, through an introduction to the arts and technology.


Ms. Melissa Banks


University of Southern Mississippi, BFA

Mr. Chad Cage


Southwestern University, BA

University of W. Florida, MS

Mr. Jarrod Denmon

Physical Education / Athletic Director

University of Central Florida, BA

Mrs. Heather Frey


SUNY-Buffalo, BA

Mr. Jake Haines

Technology Support

University of W. Florida, BS

Mrs. Rachel Pickerill


Pepperdine University, BA

Ms. Hannah Vogel


Student Care

The Student Care faculty at Sacred Heart Cathedral School are there for the students, through the Morning Star program, counseling and after-school care. 


Mr. Robert Caldwell

Facilities Manager

Mrs. Terrie Campbell

Morning Star Middle School Aide

Ms. Kaitlynn Olson

Extended Care

Mrs. Lorraine Farish

Morning Star - Elementary

University of W. Florida, BA

University of W. Florida, M. Ed

Mrs. Amy Nelson

Gifted Teacher

Auburn University, BS

Mrs. Carolyn Salamida

Morning Star - Director / Middle School

Franciscan Steubenville, BS

St. John Fisher College, M.Ed.

Mrs. Heidi Charles

Morning Star Aide

Miss Rosalinda Fabbro

Extended Care Aide

Mrs. Dawn Rycroft

Morning Star Aide

Mr. Michael Thomas