St. Andrew's
Catholic School

301 S. Buckeye
Abilene, KS 67410
785-263-2453



Fr. Abraham Panthalanickal


  


                                                               

Christina Bacon - Principal & Preschool


Mrs. Bacon, current principal, received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University. She completed requirements for her administrator's license at Kansas Newman University. Mrs. Bacon has more than twenty five years of teaching experience. She also has several years of experience helping other schools through the accreditation process.  She is an experienced religion teacher, youth coach, and is a certified catechist.  In addition to her principal duties, Mrs. Bacon currently serves as a preschool teacher. Mrs. Bacon has five children and five grandchildren. She enjoys exercising, baking, drawing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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Marlene Herrman - Administrative Assistant/ Technology Coordinator

                       

Mrs. Herrman is a graduate of Ellis High School. She moved to Abilene in 1989 after her husband, Kevin took a job with the federal government at Ft. Riley. She joined St. Andrews staff in 2000 after working in the Special Education Dept. at Abilene Middle School and High School for eight years. She became the Administrative Assistant in 2016 and  still remains the Technology Coordinator. Mrs. Herrman enjoys being a part of the staff and has been with St. Andrews for 16 years. She has two sons, Shawn and Ryan, and a daughter Shelby. A great deal of her time is spent with her family and grandchildren Tessa ,Grace, Blake and Luke. Mrs. Herrman also enjoys reading, landscaping and home improvements. 

                                                    

 

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Kristi Anguiano - 5th Grade


Mrs. Anguiano grew up in Hebron, Nebraska. (Go Huskers!!) She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas and her Masters Degree from K-State. She has a concentration in mathematics and coaching. She coached and taught third grade for 11 years at St. Xavier Grade School in Junction City, Kansas, then moved to St. Andrew's School where she is going on her tenth year of teaching fifth grade. She also had the opportunity to teach second grade for a year at St. Andrew's Elementary. Mrs. Anguiano has obtained her master Catechist from the Diocese of Salina. She also teaches the R.C. I.A. class at St. Andrew's Church, is retired from the Army Reserve after 22 years of service , helps coach her children's recreational athletics, and she is the Assistant Scout Master for her son's Boy Scout         Troop. She is married to Marc Anguiano and has three children, Matthew, Michael and Megan.

         

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A.J. Wilson - 4th Grade


Mrs. Wilson grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. She has a concentration in Social Science. Out of college she followed her new husband, Ron, to the small Kansas town of Minneapolis. There she taught fourth grade and coached at the middle school level for six years. After taking a five year break from teaching to stay home with her family, Mrs. Wilson joined the teaching staff at St. Andrew's when her husband said yes to a new job in Abilene.

She enjoys being a member of the St. Andrew's Parish community and teaching in a school where God comes first.  She has three children, Andy, Georgi and Ryan. 

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Sharon Wilson - 3rd Grade


Sharon Wilson grew up in the Abilene area. She attended Chapman High School (but is slowly becoming a Cowboy's fan.) She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University in 2006. Mrs. Wilson taught third grade at McKinley Elementary before taking time off to stay at home with her children. She has been substitute teaching for the past five years. Mrs. Wilson is so excited to be teaching at St. Andrew's Elementary. She feels blessed to be able to share her faith and continue to grow in faith. She recently completed college coursework in implementing technology into the classroom through Baker University and is hopeful about using technology with her students. She is looking forward to helping sponsor the Battle of the Books this year. Mrs. Wilson has been married to her husband, Lucas, for ten years. They have three children, Braden, Jade and Josie.

She enjoys baking, reading, exercising, spending time with her family and watching K-State

football.


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Angela Elliott - 2nd Grade


Angela Elliott grew up in the southwestern Missouri town of Pierce City.  She attended twelve years of Catholic schooling.  She graduated from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  Mrs. Elliott previously taught second grade at St. Andrew's for two years.  She is happy to be back!  She and her husband, David, have two children, Dalton and Abigail. Mrs. Elliott's hobbies include reading and spending time with her family.



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Angie Radabaugh - 1st Grade


Mrs. Radabaugh is originally from the Abilene area.  She received her teaching degree from Ft. Hays State University.  She has been teaching at St. Andrew’s Elementary School since 2012.  Mrs. Radabaugh and her husband Jeff have one son, Christian and two daughters, Ashlee and Clarissa. Mrs. Radabaugh enjoys spending time with her family, reading and spending time outdoors.


                                                  

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Zita Gillispie - Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Gillispie grew up in Maple Hill, Kansas, located in Wabaunsee County.  Mrs. Gillispie, current preschool director/teacher, received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Emporia State University. She completed requirements for her Early Childhood license at Kansas State University. She previously taught first grade and all-day kindergarten.  Mrs. Gillispie has 20 years of teaching experience.   Mrs. Gillispie currently assists with Tiger Time at St. Andrew's School with Kindergarten-5th grade students. Mrs. Gillispie and her husband Richard have three children:  A.J., Jacob, and Maggie. She enjoys sports and spending time with her family.

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Josh Rankin - Physical Education


Mr. Rankin graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2011. He then went to the University of Kansas where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education K-12 in May of 2015. While at KU, he played the Baritone in the Marching band and basketball pep bands for 4 years. This is Mr. Rankin’s first year teaching and coaching. He is the Physical Education teacher for 4th and 5th grade at Garfield Elementary school and the Physical Education teacher for K-5th grades at St. Andrew’s Catholic School. As well as his teaching, He is also the Head Cross Country Coach for Abilene Middle and High School. Mr.   Rankin loves to play sports, be with friends and family, watch movies, and cheer on the Jayhawks and Cowboys!



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Sara Buller - Music


Miss Buller is from Newton, KS and is a Class of 1998 Newton High Graduate.  She attended Kansas State University where she received a Bachelors of Music Education and a History Minor in 2004.  She also attended Emporia State University where she completed her Masters of Music with and Emphasis in Education in 2008.  Miss Buller completed her 11th year of teaching in May of 2015 and will be starting her 8th year of teaching with the Abilene-USD 435 school district in August 2015.  Miss Buller teaches 4th and 5th Grade Music at Garfield Upper Elementary and K-5 Music at St. Andrew's. Miss Buller likes to read, crochet, listen to music, exercise, play the Piano and Tuba, spend time with family and friends, and KSU Football.     Go Cats! Go Cowboys!

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, 

                                                flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."--Plato


                                     "Don't forget to be awesome" --John Green, Author


                              

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Elizabeth Baier- Preschool

Monday - Friday Morning

M-W-F Afternoon


Mrs. Baier grew up in Abilene, Ks. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in mathematics from Benedictine College in Atchison, Ks. Once out of college she returned to her hometown to marry her husband Jon, and then began teaching. After their wedding, Mrs. Baier joined her husband at their quiet little home outside of Solomon, Ks. She loves living out in the country for the first time. Staying connected to the parish that shaped her faith has been a joy and she is very blessed to be able to join the St. Andrew's school family where both faith and academics are valued and shared with others. In her free time, Mrs. Baier enjoys reading mystery books,  taking walks, and playing with her puppy, Huxley and her kitten Agatha.



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Cam Pastran- Paraprofessional


Mrs. Pastran has lived in Abilene since 2006. Her husband, Howard retired from Fort Riley and they had fallen in love with Kansas. She started working as a Para Educator in the Abilene Schools in 2007. She was blessed to work for St. Andrew's School in 2010. Mrs. Pastran also teaches CRE and is very involved in other church ministries. She has a son, Marcus, a daughter Maura and a grandson Oliver. 




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Staci Meuli - Special Education


Mrs. Meuli grew up in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High School. She has more than 13 years of experience in the field of education. Mrs. Meuli is married to husband, Mike, and they have 5 children, Bryce, Logan, Miah, Faith and Maci.  She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, cooking, and attending her children's activities.



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Becky Ryan - Director of Food Service


Ms. Ryan grew up  in the Abilene area and graduated from Abilene High School.  She

 grew up farming, raising greyhounds and cattle.  After high school and 2 years at K-state,

 she worked with her father raising greyhounds and farming.  Then, working  in the food

 service industry, and now following her true passion of cooking.  In her spare time she 

loves to make custom 3-D cakes and spending time with her son Colin.   She spends 

the rest of her time video taping Colin team roping, helping her mom in the garden and she loves working on craft projects.  They both spend as much time as they can with family!


Her favorite Quote:

  There is no such thing as luck.....It is preparation meets opportunity!  ~                                    

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Brenda Olson- Kitchen Aide

Kelli and Steven Olson- Custodians