Grades 1st - 6th

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Grades 1st - 6th Staff

Mary Katherine Duffy
Head of School

Tracy Lamon
Assistant Head of School

Christi Garza
Administrative Assistant


Christine Vincent
1st Grade Teacher

Lacy Holder
1st Grade Teacher

Tammy Cleckler
2nd Grade Teacher

Jennifer Allen
2nd Grade Teacher

Suzanne Manning
3rd Grade Teacher

Mallory Freeman
4th Grade Teacher

Kaitlyn Wilde
4th Grade Teacher

Yoli Prado
5th Grade Teacher

Linda Lunsford
6th Grade Teacher

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Grades - Staff Bio's

Administrative Staff

Mary Katherine Duffy has been the Head of School at St. Alban’s for 15 years. Prior to coming to St. Alban's, she taught four years at Harlingen High School. Mary Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University. She is Texas State certified to teach Business Administration (6-12) and Special Education (6-12). Mary Katherine has been married to Bryan Duffy for almost 25 years and they have two children, Clara (19) and Hayes (17). She is an active member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and has served in leadership positions in a number of community organizations including The Algodon Club and Youth Leadership Harlingen.  She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Harlingen.  Mary Katherine currently serves the Diocese of West Texas as the chairman of the Episcopal Schools Commission and a member of the Standing Committee.  She serves the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) as member of the Executive Board as well as a member of the Standards Committee.

Tracy Lamon is in her 9th year as Assistant Head of School at St. Alban's. Prior to this position, she served as a 5th/6th-grade Teacher for two years and the Enrichment Coordinator for two years. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in reading from Stephen F. Austin University and a Teaching Certificate K-8. Tracy is married to Michael Lamon and has two children, Hunter (16) and Lilly (10). She has served in leadership positions in a number of community organizations including Gladys Porter Zoo Board of Directors, The Algodon Club, The American Heart Association, and the Valley Baptist Foundation Board of Directors.

Christi Garza has been at St. Alban’s for 9 years. She began here as a teacher’s aide, moved to teaching Kindergarten and Pre-Kinder and then as the secretary. She is currently one of two Administrative Assistants for the school. Christi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. She is married to Rick Garza and has three children, Jeff, Erik, and Sonya and one dog, Trixie.. She enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with family. She and her family are active members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

1st Grade

Christine Vincent, 1st-grade teacher, is in her 3rd year at St. Alban's Day school. She holds a B.A. in Sociology, with an emphasis in Psychology, from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Vincent continued her education and received a M.Ed. in Integrated Learning, specializing in early childhood and elementary education. She holds a Texas teaching certification and is currently adding an Educational Diagnostician certification through Texas Tech University. Ms. Vincent is an experienced teacher of 15+ years in private/public schools and organizations. She spent 5 years teaching in an outdoor classroom where the walls of a cave made the geology classroom or canoeing down the Potamac River was a history lesson. Ms. Vincent enjoys running, swimming, camping, and hiking with her three children.

Lacy Holder comes to St. Alban's from Austin Elementary where she taught Kindergarten for over 30 years.   Lacy has a Bachelor of Science from Southern Arkansas University.  She is married to Kelly Holder and has two grown children.

2nd Grade

Tammy Cleckler, 2nd-grade teacher, is in her 6th year at St. Alban’s and her 21st year in Education. She holds a B.S. in Education with a specialization in English/Language Arts from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and a Texas Teacher’s Certificate (1-8). She is married to Jeff and has one son, Thomas, who is attending Texas State University. She loves music, reading, scrapbooking, the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Allen, 2nd grade teacher, is in her 3rd year at St. Alban’s. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University with a minor in Art. She is completing her Alternative Certification Program and will be starting on her M.Ed. in the Spring. She is married to Scott and their daughter Taylor is a student here at St. Albans. Jennifer is also the Troop Leader for the Girl Scout Troop here at St, Albans and is the Administrative Assistant for the Harlingen Aquatics Team.

3rd Grade

Suzanne Manning, 3rd-grade teacher, is in her 5th year at St. Alban's and her 9th year in Education. Suzanne graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications. She earned her Texas Teacher’s Certificate (1-8) from Corpus Christi State University (A&M CC). She and her husband Brent have two daughters, Mary Hayden and Emma, both graduates of St. Alban's Day School. Mary Hayden is a recent graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, and Emma is a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin. The Mannings have attended St.Alban’s Church since 1990.

4th Grade

Mallory Freeman has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches.  For the last year, she has worked in as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant while she completed her alternative certification for her teaching certificate.   Mallory will be marrying a StA alum, Philip Roberts, in November.

Kaitlyn Wilde has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station. She also holds a Texas Teacher’s Certificate for all subjects (4-8) and a specialization in secondary mathematics (7-12). She comes to us from Vernon Middle School where she taught 7th grade mathematics. She has also spent a year student teaching inside a 4th grade classroom. Kaitlyn grew up in Sugar Land, Texas and recently married Bryce Wilde. During her free time, she enjoys serving the YoungLives ministry, volunteering with her church, and spending time with family.

5th Grade

Yoli Prado has been teaching elementary students for twenty three years. During that time she has taught second, third, and fourth grade students, and she is currently teaching fifth grade here at St. Alban’s. Yoli holds a bachelors of business administration degree in accounting and is certified to teach grades prekinder to sixth grade. She is the mother of three St. Alban’s graduate: Toni, Mark, and Alina. Outside of school, Yoli enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

6th Grade

Linda Lunsford has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Iowa.  She comes to us from Coakley Middle School where she taught reading/language arts and drama at all levels for 33 years. Linda is married to Steve and has one grown daughter, Ali.

Grades 1st -3rd

Grades 1-3

  • Language Arts:  Shurley Language
  • Harcourt Reading
  • Harcourt Spelling
  • Math:  The McGraw-Hill Companies SRA "Everyday Mathematics"
  • Social Studies:  McGraw-Hill "Adventures In Time & Place"
  • Science:  Harcourt Science and Delta Education "FOSS"   (Full Option Science System)
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Harcourt Science and Foss Kits

Grades 4th - 6th

Grades 4-6

  • Language Arts:  Shurley Language + Writing Academy
  • Reading:  Harcourt and Novels
  • Spelling:  Harcourt and A Beka Spelling (6th only)
  • Math:  Everyday Mathematics
  • Social Studies: McGraw Hill "Adventures in Time & Place
  • Science:  Harcourt Science and Delta Education "FOSS" (Full Option Science System)

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