Meet the Admission Team

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 Admission, PreK-Grade 8
Director of Tuition Assistance, PreK-12

Janet brings a dynamic perspective to the admission experience at Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School. Her experience as a teacher and as the parent of two Santa Catalina graduates allows her to share first-hand knowledge of the school with prospective families. Janet enjoys sharing her love of Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School and all that an education here offers.



I love sharing this special place with current and prospective families. Knowing that this is a safe place for kids to learn, explore, and grow is a wonderful thing to share with others.
Janessa Rhoades

Janessa Rhoades
Associate Director of Admission, PreK-Grade 8

Janessa has worn many hats since she started at Santa Catalina in 2014. She began as the assistant volleyball coach in the Upper School, became the Lower and Middle School athletic director in 2016, and two years later joined the Lower and Middle School admissions office as associate director. Before coming to Catalina, she started and ran her own athletic training business, Performance Fitness, and was a PR and marketing contractor for military environmental projects. Originally from Norco, California, she loves traveling, playing beach and grass volleyball, and coaching kids. She and her husband, Taylor, have a black lab/terrier mix named Simon that they walk to the beach every morning.