Nunez, Rachel
Rachel Nunez
Head Counselor

Mrs. Nunez joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2004. She has been the school’s Head Counselor since that time. In addition to her role as Head Counselor, Mrs. Nunez is also the sponsor for the National Junior Honor Society, as well as the sponsor for Student Council. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Rachel is a native Houstonian, and the mother of three girls who attend St. Cecilia Catholic School. She is a product of Catholic education from Kindergarten through college, and feels blessed to be part of such a caring community.

O'Neill, Molly
Molly O’Neill
Kindergarten Teacher
Olson, Maggie
Maggie Olson
Religion & Computer Teacher

Mrs. Olson joined the staff of St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2021. She comes to St. Cecilia with 7 years of experience in teaching and a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University of Chicago in English Literature. She met her husband while volunteering at St. Cecilia Lifeteen and celebrated their Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Cecilia in 2011. They lived and taught in this Archdiocese for a few years (5 years here at St. Cecilia, 2009-2014) before deciding to move to Michigan to give the north a try. It was cold, so they are back in Texas. Maggie has three children in grades 4, 2 and 1 and we will be welcoming a child in December. “I am so grateful to God for bringing us back into our Catholic, Houston community and I look forward to being a part of the education and faith formation of all the St. Cecilia students.”

Orlando, Cindy
Cindy Orlando
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Mrs. Orlando joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2015. Prior to that, Mrs. Orlando had 11 years in teaching experience. Mrs. Orlando is new to the role of Digital Learning Coach for St. Cecilia in 2019. She also assists with Campus Ministry, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Cindy is a Cajun girl from Scott, Louisiana and has a passion for continuously seeking innovative and effective learning strategies for students.

Ortiz, Monica
Monica Ortiz
Spanish Teacher
Palmer, Meghan
Meghan Palmer
Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Palmer joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2020. A native of Houston, Meghan grew up attending Catholic schools. She and her siblings went to Queen of Peace and Mount Carmel High School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, she has been a devout educator in Katy ISD, specializing in English Language Learners for the past 12 years. Outside of work, Meghan is a wife and mother to three amazing kids. She loves spending time with her family and friends, is a huge animal lover, enjoys crafting and baking, and loves to travel.

Pavelka, Lauren
Lauren Pavelka
PK3 Teacher

Lauren joined the staff of St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2021. She comes to St. Cecilia with 14 years of experience in education. She holds a Bachelors in Education from Texas A&M University. She loves spending time with family and friends, and enjoys watching/attending Astros baseball and Aggie football games.

Periera, Estrella
Estrella Pereira
PK4 Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Pereira joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2018. Prior to joining St. Cecilia, Mrs. Pereira had three years of teaching experience. She is currently working to finish her degree in Science at the University of St. Thomas.

Perez, Coco
Coco Perez
PK4 Assistant Teacher

Ms. Perez joined St. Cecilia Catholic School in 2015. She has nine total years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Houston. Coco is always trying to learn from her surroundings, and is open minded to new ideas.

Pickett, Suzanne
Suzanne Pickett
5th Grade English / Language Arts Teacher
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Main Contact Information

St. Cecilia Catholic School

11740 Joan of Arc

Houston, TX 77024

 

Main School Number

713.468.9515

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