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Meet The Staff - 2021/2022
Tracy Sherrick (Principal)
As a Ridgecrest native, I attended Saint Ann School as a child, and I have taught grades 5-8 at Saint Ann for the last 14 years. My husband, Vince, and I have two children who both graduated from Saint Ann School. Ashley recently graduated from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and she is now teaching second grade at Saint Ann School. Christopher is currently attending Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, playing baseball and studying criminal justice. When I'm not working, I enjoy traveling, reading and watching baseball games!
Rebecca Thomas (Kindergarten)
My husband and I moved to Ridgecrest from the Los Angeles area in 2004. I pursued my education and training as a Montessori teacher and have been teaching Kindergarten and preschool in the Ridgecrest community for the past fifteen years. I believe young children have an innate curiosity for life and a love of learning. As a Kindergarten teacher, I strive to recognize the potential in all children, encourage their enthusiasm for learning and ignite a passion for life. This will be my fourth year teaching Kindergarten at Saint Ann School . . . and I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community.
Agnieszka Felczak (1st Grade)
Ashley Sherrick (2nd Grade)
I grew up in Ridgecrest and attended Saint Ann School from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade. After Saint Ann School, l went to Burroughs High School and after I graduated attended Cerro Coso Community College for two years. I then transferred to Cumberland University and received my Bachelor's of Science in Child Growth and Learning, while earning my teaching credentials in K-5th grade. After I graduated with a Bachelors Degree, I went back to school for a Masters Degree. I graduated with a Masters in Art of Education with an emphasis and teaching credential in Special Education, Severe to Profound K-12. Previous to Saint Ann School, I taught last two years outside of Nashville, TN. This is my second year teaching 2nd grade at Saint Ann School.
Tina Rockdale (3rd Grade)
I grew up in Ridgecrest and received my B.S. degree at Cal State Bakersfield. I met my husband Ed while working on the base. We have three beautiful grown children and a handsome Australian Cattle dog named Jarrah. In my classroom, I strive to promote an atmosphere of academic rigor, trust and respect. I believe children learn differently and want to learn. I love teaching at Saint Ann School and feel honored to have served the school for more than nineteen years.
Laura Lopez (4th Grade)
I grew up in Ridgecrest and acquired my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton. I have ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) training/experience, a child development certificate, and several years of teaching experience in a variety of age groups. Currently, I am taking graduate courses from Cal Southern University in Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. This is my fifth year teaching 4th Grade at Saint Ann School.
Michelle Perry (5th Grade)
Miss Perry grew up in Ridgecrest and attended Saint Ann School from Kindergarten to 8th grade. She was the proud recipient of the Saint Ann School Spirit Award in 8th grade. After high school, Miss Perry received an A.A. from Cerro Coso Community College in Arts & Humanities and an A.A. in Behavioral Sciences with a Certificate of Achievement as a Child Development Associate Teacher. She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Inclusive Elementary Education with experience working with children in special education and with English language learners. Miss Perry's hobbies include traveling, photography, working out, yoga, camping, off-roading, and watching movies. Miss Perry is excited to be back at Saint Ann School as the 5th grade teacher.
Rosa Martinez (Middle School - 6th)
Shelbie Firouzi (Middle School - 7th)
Lauren Johnson (Middle School - 8th)
I grew up in Ridgecrest and received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in Human Development from California State University Monterey Bay. I also received my Master's degree in Education from Western Governors University. As of 2021, I have taught for 10 years and will be teaching my 5th year here at Saint Ann as a middle school teacher. I have two children who also attend Saint Ann School.
Bianca Samaniego (Music)
Lori Amster (Art)
Before moving to Ridgecrest, I grew up in Southern CA, then the central coast. After moving to Ridgecrest, I met my husband and continued my education. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Statistics. A few years after graduating college, we had two children, Bryce and Emma Lilette. I chose and was blessed to be able to stay home with the children until they reached school age. When my son started Richmond Elementary, the school was in need of an art teacher and stayed at Richmond for 10 years. Art is an important part of my life and my family’s life. Both of my in-laws were accomplished artists. I have participated in the Sierra Art Guild as well. As a family, we plan our vacations around museums and galleries. This is my first year teaching art at Saint Ann School and it is a privilege to share my knowledge about art and art concepts with the students. The most wonderful part of teaching art is seeing students’ creativity shine through their projects.
Cathy Haugen (Bookkeeper)
I received my B.S. degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fresno. I have been married to my husband Chris for six years and we have a son named Miken who is in 1st Grade. I also have a stepson named Jeff who attends Burroughs High School. I have been working as Saint Ann School's bookkeeper for six years and have taught science in Sierra Sands Unified School District.
Irma Sandoval (Office Manager)