Meet the Admission Team

I love helping students reach their personal and intellectual potential, in a rich and fun school environment. The admission process creates an exciting opportunity to discover new possibilities and begin lasting friendships.
Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School Director of Admission Melissa Schuette

Melissa Schuette
Director of Admission, PreK-Grade 8

Melissa brings 14 years of admissions experience to Santa Catalina. Previously, she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Stevenson School. The Salinas native enjoys cooking, sewing, crafting, and gardening. She and her husband have two children and two puppies.

Working to provide a Santa Catalina education for students who are motivated to learn, curious in nature, and compassionate citizens brings me great joy.

Janet Luksik
Director of External Affairs, PreK-Grade 8
Director of Tuition Assistance, PreK-Grade 12

Janet has worn many hats at Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School: parent volunteer, teacher, and director of PreK-8 admission and PreK-12 tuition assistance. Her son, Andrew, and daughter, Sarah, both went all the way through the school, from PreK–Grade 8; Sarah went on to graduate from the Upper School in 2008. Janet loves to travel, snow ski, and spend time with family. She enjoys making the admission process as smooth as possible for visiting families and seeing their reactions as they discover what’s beyond the front gate.