Our Teachers

Gabby Applegate

Preschool AM
My name is Gabby Applegate and 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 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 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 grandma of two. 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

Fourth Grade
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. I also play the piano at a couple of the Catholic Churches in town. I am 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 have a wonderful and supportive husband, three amazing grown children and five beautiful grandchildren. I love spending time with all of them.

Monica Costalez

Preschool Assistant
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

Second 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.

Julie 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!

Tim Galles

Technology Coordinator
I have been married to my wife Shawn for 21 years, and we have 4 children. 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.

Melanie Harmon

Middle School History and Math
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.

Janelle Kaiser

I am currently the Librarian at St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School. I love spending my free time with my three children and my husband, Neil. We enjoy reading, playing together, and exploring the outdoors. I am excited to be a part of this wonderful community and to share my talents with the students. I feel so fortunate to be answering God's call to service in my life in a way that involves one of my favorite hobbies. In the words of St. Augustine, "tolle lege!"

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
Hi, I grew up in Harrisburg SD. My education is through University of MN-Morris and University of Sioux Falls College. I am the 1st grade teacher at St. Anthony's. I love it so much that it is the start of my 26th year. I love spending time with my husband and family. Hiking and walking are my favorite hobbies.

Amanda McCarthy

Fourth Grade
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through high school. After graduating with my bachelors in elementary and special education from Northern Arizona University, I moved to Australia for four months and was a substitute in the schools there. Upon returning from Australia, 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
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.

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!

Cheryl Pridgeon


Osmeli Russian

Spanish Teacher
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 am blessed to be the religion teacher here for grades 5,6,7 and 8. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my dog, and my family. I recently moved back to Casper, having grown up here and have been in South Dakota the past thirty years in teaching.

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.

Valerie Williams

Preschool Full Day
My name is Valerie Williams and 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!


Lisa Havens


Neil Kaiser

Business Manager
I am excited to serve the community at St. Anthonys. As Business Manager, I am putting my handyman skills to good use looking after the Building & Grounds and also performing administrative tasks. I am a Wyoming Catholic College and University of Wyoming alum and my hobbies are woodworking, flyfishing, hunting and, cooking. My wife (Janelle) and I look forward to bringing our family into this Catholic community, making friends, and doing our part to further His kingdom.

Melissa Whelan



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


Kris Dona

This will be my 4th year in the Atrium as a volunteer I love observing the children and their joy as they encounter Jesus. I am married to Joe and we have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. We also have a chocolate lab named Marlie. I enjoy golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and spending time with family. I like to go on hunting adventures with my husband, especially pheasant hunting.

Missi Frank

Sacristan Volunteer

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

Voluneeter Speech/Debate Teacher
I have a Bachelor’s degree in education, a Master’s degree in communication, and a J.D. Over the last 52 years, I have taught at high schools, colleges and for graduate programs. I have also been a prosecutor, worked in small and large firms in Omaha and Washington, D.C., and I worked as a jury consultant for 30 years. This is my 20th year of teaching mock trials at SAS, and I am honored to be part of the SAS community.

Julie Perry

Volunteer School Nurse

Richard Shutts


Foundation Staff

Courtney Ladenburger

Executive Director
Courtney Ladenburger has 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. Courtney enjoys 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, Courtney and her husband Bret have greatly enjoyed being a part of Casper’s Tri-Parish community and strongly believe in the value of Catholic Education. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys camping, hiking, gardening and watching the performing events of daughters Megan and Sarah.

Anne Derby

Stewardship & Events Coordinator
A Casper native, Anne graduated from NCHS before attending the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Anne has 3 children with her husband Ben attending St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School and is so thankful for the opportunity to be at the school, calling her position here her "dream job!" As the Stewardship & Events Coordinator for the St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School Foundation she plans and organizes 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, Anne and her family can be found camping and traveling as often as possible!

Cris Galles


Administrative Assistant