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SITE DIRECTOR
Cynthia holds the position of Director at St. Katharine Drexel School.  She has held the position of Director of Early Childhood Programs, Preschools and After School Programs for several years, including her position as Director at All Souls Catholic Preschool.  She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 15 years.  Cynthia earned Director Qualification through the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Care in November 2011.   She holds an Associates Degree in Early Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelors in Child Psychology and accreditation to teach Catechesis of the Good Shepard.  When Cynthia is not working with young children, she enjoys spending time with her three children.  She and her family are parishioners at All Souls Catholic Church in Denver.

 

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MANDI LUPHER
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM AND LEAD TEACHER
Mandi received a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Northern Colorado with a Major in Mathematics and an emphasis in Elementary Education.  Mandi received a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Literacy and Reading from Walden University, reflecting her passion for teaching literacy.  She holds a Professional Teaching License through the State of Colorado and is Group Leader qualified to teach Preschool.  Mandi has won Diocesan awards for her teaching abilities. She has 8 years experience teaching multiple grade levels in Douglas County Public Schools, but to follow her passion for Catholic Education, this is her second year teaching at St. Katharine Drexel Preschool.  She is currently receiving accreditation to teach Catechesis of the Good Shepard.  Mandi, her husband Brad, and her 3 children ages 10, 7 and 4 are all proud to be parishioners at Pax Christi Church.  When she isn’t teaching, she loves playing outdoors at the lake and enjoying the many activities which her children participate.

 

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DORES CANDUSSI
ASSISTANT TEACHER
Dores graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and English and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies.  She served as a Production Assistant at CFPL-TV in London, Ontario, then as an Assistant Professor teaching television field and studio production at State University of New York at Plattsburgh.  She continued in the broadcast field as a Producer/Director for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.  Moving to Virginia, she re-entered education as a teacher’s assistant at St. Matthews Weekday School in Annandale.  Marriage to a United States Air Force officer brought frequent moves and new schools for their four children.  However, each transition brought exciting adventures through church activities, scouting, and community service.  Currently, free time is filled with hiking, cooking and traveling.  Dores and her family are members of the Pax Christi Church community.