Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School welcomes several new faculty members for the 2023-24 school year.
Kilene Brosseau joins Kim Hlasny as the grade 2 teacher. She holds a B.S. in viticulture and ecology from UC Davis, an M.S. in education from Walden University, a multiple subjects credential from San Jose State University, and a specialist credential in moderate/severe education. She has nearly 15 years of experience in education, most recently as the learning resource coordinator at Stevenson School’s Carmel campus.
Pedro Gil joins Bri Slama ’07 in grade 5 as the teacher assistant. He is no stranger to Catalina, having served as a substitute teacher, Middle School sports assistant, and coordinator of the After-School Enrichment Program. He holds a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences from CSU Monterey Bay.
Sulema Martinus joined Catalina in the spring as the office manager for the After-School Enrichment Program and Summer at Santa Catalina. She has more than 25 years of experience in education, including schools, after-school programs, and summer camps. She holds a B.S. in business from CSU Chico.
Jill McGovern joins Valerie Altamirano as the grade 1 co-teacher. Previously, she taught kindergarten for two years at Taunton Elementary School in her home state of New Jersey. She holds a B.S. in elementary education and iSTEM with a specialization in technology from The College of New Jersey, and teaching licenses in New Jersey and California.
Chloe Reimann ’14 teaches Spanish in grades 4-7. Most recently she taught at a Montessori, dual language immersion school in Oaxaca, Mexico. She holds a B.A. in literature with a concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies from Bard College. In addition to her teaching duties, she serves as a resident faculty member in the Upper School.
Rosana Rolph is a general teacher, assisting with Middle School P.E. and sports, Lego engineering, the Toolbox social emotional learning program, and Middle School health and wellness. She previously taught for nearly 10 years at Big Sur Charter School in TK-grade 4. She holds a B.A. in liberal studies with a minor in human development from CSU Monterey Bay and a multiple subjects teaching credential from CalTeach.
Kristine Taylor is Catalina’s new art teacher. She holds a B.A. in studio art from Williams College and an MFA in visual arts from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She joins us from New York’s Trevor Day School, where she taught for the past seven years.