Fr. Gordon Kalil (Pastor)

Born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana, Fr. Gordon is the eldest of five children—two brothers and two sisters, all of whom live in Indiana. Both his parents are deceased. Fr. Gordon was ordained in 1994, and was named Pastor of St. Helena Catholic Parish, in 2013

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Mary Herboth (Principal)

Hello, my name is Mary Herboth. I am so happy to have the opportunity to this beautiful valley to serve as Principal of such a great school, and to receive such a warm welcome...

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Laura Lehman (TK / Kinder)

Bienvenidos! I am honored to teach at St. Helena Catholic. My name is Laura (Rivera-Caldwell) Lehman. I have a diverse background working with children... My passion, however, is the wonder in children's natural curiosities. It's why I minored in science & pursued my S.T.E.A.M certification. My other passion is math and I collaborate with Khan Academy as a Teacher Ambassador....

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Jessica Coffey (Grades 1-2)

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1st / 2nd Grade Class Page

Mary Galas (Grades 3-4)

Hello, my name is Mary Terese Galas I am excited to be the 3rd and 4th grade teacher at St. Helena Catholic School. A resident of Calistoga, I worked for four years at Vincent Arroyo Winery. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science, a minor in Wine and Viticulture, and a Multiple Subject teaching credential...

3rd / 4th Grade Class Page

Maria Phelps (5-8 Lang Arts)

Hello! My name is Maria Conroy Phelps, and I am truly honored to be teaching to St Helena Catholic School as the 5th/6th grade home room teacher, and 5th-8th grade language arts teacher. My husband Chris and I have lived in St Helena for 31 years; we moved here right after we were married in July 1983, and have been active parishioners at St Helena Catholic Church ever since....

5th / 6th Grade Class Page

Paul Herboth ( 5-8 Math & Science)

Paul Herboth joins St. Helena Catholic School as our 5th - 8th grade Math and Science teacher. Paul is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville...

Middle School Math & Science

Geoffrey Say (Music Director)

Geoffrey Say has been blessed to work in the music ministry for 32 years in various capacities: as choir director, pianist, organist, voice coach

Music Program

Martha Ayala (Spanish Teacher)

SHCS welcomes Martha Ayala as the director of our TK - 8th grade Spanish Immersion program. A recent graduate, Martha has a BA degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and a Master's degree in Teaching International Language.

Eppie Rodriguez (Admin Coordinator)

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