Mrs. Aguilar is thrilled to be starting her 13th year at St. Mary of Carmel! Since joining the community in 2009, she has served as a 5th grade teacher, Kindergarten teacher and Principal. Originally from Silver Spring Maryland, Mrs. Aguilar got her degree in Early Childhood Education from Xavier University before participating in the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. Mrs. Aguilar returned to the University of Notre Dame for her Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2016.
Mr. C started his teaching career in public schools. He has also work as a homeschool teacher during his time in education. Mr. C has spent the majority of his career in the Catholic Schools. Recently graduating with his Masters in Education Leadership and Policy studies. Mr. C now serves as assistant principal as SMC and as the Middle School history teacher.
Gaby Mena Ibarra is our new school counselor this year. Ms. Mena Ibarra is an alumna of Bishop Lynch High School and studied psychology and Spanish at the University of Dallas. She received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University, where she specialized in child centered play therapy as well as decolonial methodologies. After being away from Dallas for several years, she is excited to be back and serving her community. Ms. Mena Ibarra is looking forward to getting to know the needs of the SMC students and families.
My Name is Mrs. Lynn Moeller. I am the PK3 Teacher here at SMC. I have been teaching our “Littlest Angels” for over 20 years! Teaching along with the SMC community has become my true passion and it is an absolute privilege to help form our students into Saints and Scholars. I am originally from Atlanta Ga, but have called Dallas home for over 35 years. I have earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Auburn University. I am married and have two grown sons and two dogs.
Jeneill Ann Manderscheid is the Pre-K4 teacher at St. Mary of Carmel (SMC) since 2020. She was born in the Philippines and moved to Texas at eight years old. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has a son with autism/cleft lip. Mrs. Manderscheid believes in providing meaningful opportunities for children to grow and learn in their Catholic faith. Also, to establish their foundation for learning. Mrs. Manderscheid graduated with a BS in Psychology and Child Learning and Development at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently working on her MS in Early Childhood Education through Portland State University.
Mrs. Ramirez received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Language Arts, and Reading with a Minor in Elementary Education from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Tx. While in Austin, Mrs. Ramirez spent time in AISD elementary schools and completed her student teaching in the Diocese of Austin. She moved back to Dallas and began her career in Irving ISD schools before reconnecting to her SMC roots in 2016. She is a SMC alumna and a humbled testament to a Catholic education. She values the growth and well-being of her students by fostering a love for learning and nourishing an ever-growing faith, as followers of Christ.
My name is Ms. Haley Schilly and this is my fourth year as the middle school math teacher at St. Mary of Carmel. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri, though I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied education policy and psychology. I later earned my M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, through the ACE Teaching Fellows Program. I am so excited to be back at SMC for another year, growing alongside our students and helping them discover their potential as mathematicians!
Ms. Harbster played volleyball for the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations. Prior to SMC, she taught Physical Education in Mansfield ISD and coached competitive club volleyball.
Born and raised in Grand Prairie, she grew up playing sports and experienced firsthand the positive effects of maintaining a healthy body and mind. She encourages her students to practice good sportsmanship, teamwork and personal growth over a must-win attitude. “Hustle & heart will set us apart.”