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Faith + Knowledge + Service

Our Teachers

Gabby Applegate

Preschool AM & PM
I am so excited to be teaching preschool as this has always been a dream of mine! I have been married to my husband Ethan for three years, together we have two children Sawyer (six) and Lyla (one). I also have two dogs a bernedoodle named Anna and a lab named Mae. I am very competitive, my family and I love sports; two of my favorite sports are basketball and volleyball. In the summer I enjoy being outdoors, camping, and traveling.

Marissa Bartolic

Second Grade
I currently teach 2nd grade and have been in the educational field for 8 years. I am responsible for preparing our Catholic students to receive the sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion in the Catholic faith. I have taught from 7th to 2nd grade and have found that I am passionate about teaching students to read and about the world around us. 2nd grade is the perfect spot for me. I am married to my husband and we have two beautiful boys. I enjoy cycling with my family, traveling, buying succulents, trying new cuisines and coffees, and have an eye for design. I enjoy making learning fun and helping our students be the best version of themselves and helping to raise a community of saints.

Muffy Best

PE Teacher
I am a mother of three and have a granddaughter (and a grandson on the way :-)). I am very busy chasing my daughters and their multiple sports. I am the PE, Athletic Director and Gym Manager at the school and love to stay active in the school volunteering for PIE! I love to party plan and do crafting. My favorite thing to do with my family is travel and you can find me at the movies when I'm not in a gym or at a field watching my girls. My husband and I own our own cleaning business, Best Cleaning. I am born and raised in Casper and have been married to my amazing husband, Jason, for almost 18 years.

Tiffany Catellier

I am currently the Librarian/MakerSpace Coordinator at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. Obviously, I’m blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to incorporate my faith in Jesus every day as I teach. I have five nephews and three nieces and they are my world. My favorite place in the world (outside of Church) is my yurt on Casper, Mountain and it's even better when my dog is there with me. Go Broncos!

Terry Cometto

Music Teacher
God has called me to share my talents with the school. I am the music teacher at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School in which I service students in preschool-Grade 8 in general music, band and choir. I also play the piano at a couple of the Catholic Churches in town. I am also big on service to our school and to the community. I am an outdoor person who loves camping and fishing. I also enjoy gardening and creating meals with the gifts grown of my garden. I enjoy cooking in general. I have a wonderful and supportive husband, three amazing grown children and five beautiful grandchildren. I love spending time with all of them.

Monica Costalez

Spanish Teacher (PK - 2)
Hola! My name is Monica and currently I am a Spanish Primary Teacher and Preschool Assistant. I have worked with children ages birth to 8 for over 20 years. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping! The best part about working at St Anthony Tri Parish Catholic School are the children and being able to share my Catholic faith in countless ways.

Savannah Crippen

Third Grade
I am currently the 3rd grade teacher here at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish Catholic School. I was raised here in Casper and graduated from NCHS. I then graduated from the University of Wyoming (Go Pokes) and enjoy catching a football game every now and again. Outside of school I love spending time with my family, going on walks with my dog, trips, or watching current sporting events on TV. I love St. Anthony's Tri-Parish Catholic School and the community we have built at the school!

Jessica Dickinson

Art Teacher
I am so blessed to be teaching art at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish Catholic School! I love being creative and inspiring others to use their creativity and imagination. I'm passionate about teaching as well as anything art related. I have lived in Casper for 11 years now with my husband Leroy and our 2 daughters, Miranda and Madison. My family and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, as well as competing in 4-H and FFA with our livestock. We have attended St Anthony's Church for the last 11 years where I have taught religious education.

Jullie Fresquez

Middle School English
I was born and raised in Wyoming. I taught in Las Vegas for 24 years before returning back home. I have three children: Camden, Evan, and Baylie and three grandchildren: Lily, Lyla, and Jaxon. Teaching at St. Anthony's is one of the best experiences of my teaching career. I find joy and peace here! Also, middle schoolers are the best and keep me on my toes!

Melanie Harmon

Middle School Social Studies
Over the past 23 years, I have taught children from preschool through college, in the areas of Math, Science, Language, Psychology and now, History. I have an absolute love of learning and strive to instill that love in the students I teach. Having recently moved to Wyoming, my family spends time exploring this amazing state. My son is enjoying is second year as a 7th grade student at St. Anthony's. In all my years teaching I have never had such a wonderful experience as a teacher that I have had at St. Anthony's Tri-Pariah Catholic School. I thoroughly love my job as a 5th - 8th grade History teacher.

Ryan King

Middle School Math
I feel very blessed to teach at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. Every day holds opportunities for the students and me to actively grow as disciples of Jesus. I was raised in western Colorado, where I developed a great appreciation of the outdoors. After earning a B.S. in environmental engineering from Colorado State University, a position as a field engineer brought me to Casper where I met my wife, Clareesa, and pursued a calling to teach. I earned a M.S. in secondary education from Black Hills State, and have been teaching at St. Anthony since 2018. Outside of school, I enjoy experiencing life with my wife and our young daughter, playing soccer, being creative, and climbing mountains whenever an opportunity arises!

Melissa Kulhavy

Hello! I LOVE teaching, every day is a new day, and God provides us with opportunities to enjoy His creations. I am currently teaching Kindergarten, but have taught all of the primary grades. I have three children, two who currently attend SAS, and one who isn't quite old enough yet. In my "free time", I enjoy being with my kids, and doing anything outside!

Linda Lillie

First Grade
I am so blessed to be teaching art at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish Catholic School! I love being creative and inspiring others to use their creativity and imagination. I'm passionate about teaching as well as anything art related. I have lived in Casper for 11 years now with my husband Leroy and our 2 daughters, Miranda and Madison. My family and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, as well as competing in 4-H and FFA with our livestock. We have attended St Anthony's Church for the last 11 years where I have taught religious education.

Amanda McCarthy

Fourth Grade
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through high school. After high school, I moved to Flagstaff, Arizona and went to Northern Arizona University. After gradutating with my bachelors in elementary and special education, I moved to Australia for four months and was a substitue in the schools there. Upon returning from Australia, I went a back to NAU and got my masters in elementary education with a reading endoresment. I moved back to Tucson and married my husband in 2008. I taught in Arizona for six years before moving to Wyoming in 2012 with my husband. I currently have two children and two dogs. I truly love teaching fourth grade and watching the students grow!

Mick Novotny

Middle School Science
Hi, I'm the SAS Middle School Science Teacher. I am a graduate of Natrona County High School, Casper College, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the University of Wyoming. I hold degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Secondary Science Education. I am blessed to be surrounded each and everyday by my wife Ruma, a local dentist, and my two children who attend St Anthony's Tri-Parish Catholic School. When not at the school I enjoy fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor hobbies. My favorite part of working at SAS is the daily opportunity to shape the young minds of our future generations.

Angela Ourth

First Grade
After coming home from school on my first day of first grade in 1975, and telling my mom, "I'm going to be a teacher when I grow up," I believe my new role as a first-grade teacher at SAS was definitely God ordained! I am a wife, mother to three grown children, and grammy who loves traveling - especially if it involves seeing my kids and the beach! If there is ever extra time in my life, I love to hike, swim, bike, sew, crochet, read...and the list goes on. I'm excited to learn and grow with the St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School community!

Osmeli Russian

Spanish Teacher (3 - 8)
I am originally from Venezuela and now I am a citizen of The US, residing in Wyoming since 2003. My degree is in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo, Venezuela, with specialty in Learning Processes. I love teaching Spanish at SAS and this school is like home for me. I have two grown children, Kenth who lives in Colorado and is Graphic Designer and Joann who will be a Register Nurse in December. I have an adorable pug named Coquito and I love to read, gardening and hiking.

Jacy Short

Third Grade
I am currently a 3rd grade teacher at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish and absolutely LOVE it! I was born and raised here in Casper, attended the University of Wyoming, married my high school sweetheart and together we have a daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, traveling, gardening, and playing volleyball. Before I was a teacher I was an x-ray technologist. I feel very blessed to be part of our school community!

Jen Tremel

Middle School Religion
I teach 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Religion here at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish School. I grew up in Casper and graduated from St. Anthony's at the old building. I recently moved back to Casper after nearly 30 years away and am enjoying being close my family here. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my dog, reading, and camping.

Bree Uresk

Being a mom to my three beautiful children is the greatest gift God gave me and have been married for 9 years to my wonderful husband. I am starting my 4th year in Kindergarten at SAS and my 5th year with the school, and 7th teaching year. I love Early Childhood Education and being with the younger generation. My passion is teaching about honeybees, penguins, reading, and seeing the light bulb moments happen in the classroom. I love the lake, being with family and friends, camping, and watching sports, especially the Wyoming Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills!

Valerie Williams

PK Full Day
I teach Preschool here at St. Anthony's! This is my 2nd year at St. Anthony's! In my free time I love taking my dog Pepper for walks and exploring. I also love to camp and have game nights with my friends and family. I love teaching at St. Anthony's because each child is valued and they are able to shine their light so bright!
Our Educational
Support Staff

Shelly Cohee-Crawford

EDP Director

Denise Druse

PK Assistant
I have best job ever. I work with young children(preschool). And And the school's base is love and God. I have 3 boys and went two went to school here, amazing. My joy is spending time with my boys and traveling.

Tim Galles

Technology Coordinator
I have been married to my wife Shawn for 21 years, and we have 4 children--Madison (20), Melissa (18), Mallory (14), and Matthew (11). Yes, they all start with M and have 7 letters! I love to run and compete in several races throughout the year, as well as coach the SAS cross country team. After teaching 11 years in second grade, and 6 years in fifth, I moved into a role using one of my specialties, technology. I love finding new ways to integrate technology in the classroom, and I’ve worked to become an ambassador for programs like Microsoft, Flip, Wakelet, and Novel Effect.

Kyler Gallinger

Instructional Coach
I am the Instructional Coach at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. I have taught first grade, fourth grade and served as librarian and Maker Space coordinator prior to becoming support staff for teachers and staff. I enjoy kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in my free time. My husband and family lived in Austin, TX for many years prior to moving back home to Wyoming. I attended the University of Wyoming where I received a degree in Elementary Education. I graduated from Creighton University with a Masters Certification in Catholic School Leadership in 2021 and will graduate with a Masters in Educational Leadership in May of 2023.

Hale Harmon

EANS Tutor/Custodian

Mary Houck

EANS Classroom Assistant
My role at St. Anthony's is to support the teachers in the classroom with differentiating to meet their students' needs. This may include finding a strategy that a child may relate to or a way for them to demonstrate their learning. I am certified in both regular and special education K-12 and have a Master's in Teaching. I'm also a national Professional Development Specialist. My husband, Steve and I have lived in Casper most our lives, our grown children and grandchildren all live here too! That enables us to spend lots of family time together. Steve and I also enjoy traveling and seeing the wonder of new places.

Jennie Keating

EANS Classroom Assistant
I have been married to my husband, Matt for 30 years and we have been blessed with 8 children and 2 son-in-laws! I was born and raised here in Casper and enjoy what it has to offer, except winter and wind! My family enjoys boating and fishing at Alcova, hiking, playing with the dogs, and just hanging out together! Matt and I look forward to our” Friday night date night’s“ and the occasional beach vacation.I taught elementary school for 9 yrs but stepped away to raise my kids and absolutely love subbing and assisting with the students in any way I can! SAS is our home away from home!

Patrick Molloy

EDP Assistant

Jennifer Titus

Title I Tutor
I LOVE my position as the tutor! I’m able to provide extra Reading and/or Math support to any student in our school who needs it. Seeing a child grow in ability and confidence is the best part of my job! My family LOVES St. A’s School! My oldest daughter graduated from 8th grade last May and this year I have a daughter in 6th grade, a son in 3rd grade and a son in PreK. Some of my favorite things to do are watching my kids participate in their activities, traveling, attending concerts and sporting events and running or hiking.

Lezlie Oliver

EANS Classroom Assistant

Dan Arima

EANS Classroom Assistant

Our Office Staff

Rita Dean

I joined SAS as Part-Time Bookkeeper after 25 years as a Certified Professional Paralegal. My husband and I are active members of St. Patrick's Parish. I grew up in Cheyenne and attended St. Mary's Catholic School from Kindergarten through Graduation. My husband and I enjoy spending time with family and friends camping, fishing, and just spending time together. I am very excited to be a part of SAS Community!

Lisa Havens


Michelle Leyba

Office Manager
Michelle is a Casper native and has worked at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School since 2007. She manages the school office with a focus on admissions, records management, and safe environment. She has two children who attended St. Anthony's from K-8th grades. In her free time she enjoys reading, early morning walks, and helping her husband on the family ranch.

Donald Pierce

Business Services Director
Currently filling the role as Business Services Director. My wife, Denise, and I moved to Casper from Chico, California to be close to my son, his wife and our granddaughter (now two of them). Enjoy fishing and gardening occasionally. Currently attending Casper Alliance Church.

Melissa Whelan


Our Support Staff & Volunteers

Jason Best

Kitchen Manager
I am born and raised in Casper and have three children and two grand children. I have been a part of St. Anthony Tri Parish School as a sub and most recently as the Kitchen Director and Nutrition Specialist. I am found either running my girls to sport after sport or cleaning for our cleaning business, Best Cleaning. I enjoy playing poker and going to concerts. I have been married to my wife, Muffy, for almost 18 years.

Ingrid Borah


Brian Dixon

Building & Grounds Manager

Kris Dona

Volunteer — Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Missi Frank

Volunteer – Sacristan

Dan Galles

In my current role as Mr Dan, part time janitorial staff, I clean classrooms, bathrooms, office and misc thru the day. I also help with maintenance activities. My son, Mr Tim Galles and his son, Matt, are also here at the school...so a very special "treat" for me! I've gained about 200+ grandkids every year working at SAS and being around all the kiddos is my favorite part of the job! Outside of school I enjoy working on projects at home with my wife, Cris, and we enjoy traveling and camping trips. We also love outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. We have lots of Family in town..... brothers, sisters, cousins, and our own 5 kids and 9 grandkids total!

Carrie Gross

Kitchen Assistant
Hi Everyone! I am a Kitchen Assistant at St. Anthony's Tri-Parish School. I love helping to prepare delicious, healthy meals for our sweet students! I am originally from Wyoming and have lived in Casper 7 years. I am a mother of three children that all graduated from or (1) attend St. Anthony's. My husband works for Pacificorp in the Wind Energy division. In my free time you will always catch me reading a book!

Mary Kubichek

Volunteer – Speech & Debate Teacher

Julie Perry

Volunteer - School Nurse

Richard Shutts


Rob Swanson


St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School Foundation

Anne Derby

Stewardship & Events Coordinator
A Casper native, I graduated from NCHS before attending the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. With a degree in Journalism and a few years in Denver at the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, I moved to Seattle and then the Bay Area before returning to Casper in 2010 where I met and married my husband, Ben. I have 3 children at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School (1st grade twins and a 3rd grader) and am so thankful for the opportunity to be at the school. I plan and organize the execution of our school's large fundraisers, including Partners In Education (PIE), The Archangel Amble Scramble and The Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament. Outside of school life, my family and I can be found camping and traveling as often as possible!

Cris Galles


Courtney Ladenburger

Executive Director
I have been a part of the St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School family as parent, volunteer, and supporter for 15 years and since 2015 has worked for St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School Foundation. I enjoy connecting with community members, SAS alumni, and parishioners who support the mission of St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. As Our Lady of Fatima parishioners, my husband Bret and I have greatly enjoyed being a part of Casper’s Tri-Parish community and strongly believe in the value of Catholic Education. Outside of work, I enjoy camping, hiking, gardening and watching the performing events of daughters Megan and Sarah.

Camille Miller

Administrative Assistant