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Katie Arney
6th & 7th Grade Science
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John Aylor
Assistant Principal

Mr. Aylor has been the Assistant Principal at St. Cecilia Catholic School since 2014. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mr. Aylor taught in other Catholic schools in Houston for six years. He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas, and a Masters in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. John is an Eagle Scout and has one child at St. Cecilia – Ada Class of 2029.

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Fr. Michael Barrosa
Parochial Vicar & Religion Teacher
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Diane Blackman
Academic Dean

Mrs. Blackman joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2003 as a teacher, and then in 2010 became the school’s Academic Dean. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mrs. Blackman taught in schools for 16 years. She holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Texas A&M University, and a Masters in Education from the University of Houston. Diane and her family have been members of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church community for 19 years, and her son Sammy graduated St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2010. Her favorite bible quote is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

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Nancy Camarillo
2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Camarillo joined the staff of St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2020. She comes to St. Cecilia with 29 years of experience in education and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Applied Learning and Development with Honors-Elementary Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Education-Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston at Victoria. Nancy enjoys spending time with her family and attending theater productions with her husband.

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Beth Cassidy
Kindergarten Assistant

Mrs. Cassidy joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Beth has three sons who are Alumni of St. Cecilia Catholic School; Tom is a member of the Class of 2012, Kevin is a member of the Class of 2015, and Brian who is a member of the Class of 2018. All three sons went on to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory – and the two oldest sons are now pursuing degrees at the University of Oklahoma.

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Sammy Chaffee
Art Teacher

Mr. Chaffee joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2018. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mr. Chaffee taught in other Catholic schools in Houston for three years. In addition to teaching Art, Mr. Chaffee is also a Volleyball Coach, Head Tennis Coach, Bridges teacher, and a Lifeteen volunteer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Minor in Studio Art from Spring Hill College specializing in drawing and charcoal as well as ceramics. Sammy is an Alumnus of St. Cecilia Catholic School having attended from Kindergarten through 8th grade – graduating in 2006. He went on to graduate from St. Thomas High School in 2010 where he was a varsity tennis player for all four years. Sammy is also an Eagle Scout, and has been a long-time member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church community and a Core team member for Lifeteen for 3 years.

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Brooks Conlan
Science Teacher

Mr. Conlan joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2012. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mr. Conlan was a teacher for nine years. In addition to teaching, Mr. Conlan is also a St. Cecilia Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach, and one of the Campus Ministry leaders. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston in Marketing and International Business. Brooks and his wife Katherine Conlan, and have 3 children Alexa 17, and Hays a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic School Class of 2029, and Crosby who is 3. Brooks loves spending time with his family and being outdoors.

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Meredith Coursey
Clinic Nurse

Mrs. Coursey joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2017. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mrs. Coursey had 12 years of experience working in the education field. In addition to being the school’s Clinic Nurse, she is also the Safe Environment Coordinator for the school. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Baylor University, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma. She has three children attending St. Cecilia – Mary, Class of 2026, and William and Charles both Class of 2028. Meredith enjoys caring for the students at St. Cecilia Catholic School and in her spare time loves running, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Donna Cropper
PK3 Assistant

Mrs. Cropper joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2020. A proponent of Catholic education, she comes to St. Cecilia with 16 years of experience in education as Director of Communications in private schools. She holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English from the University of St. Thomas with minors in psychology, communications, theology, and philosophy. Donna is excited about her change to becoming a Teacher’s Assistant in PK3, and she and her husband are empty nesters.

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Main Contact Information

St. Cecilia Catholic School

11740 Joan of Arc

Houston, TX 77024

 

Main School Number

713.468.9515

Admissions

713.468.9515 Ext. 180

 

Bridges

713.468.9515 Ext. 173

 

Business Office

713.468.9515 Ext. 137

 

Clinic

713.468.9515 Ext. 143

 

Community Engagement

713.468.9515 Ext. 153