Faculty

Mrs. Susan Hodges Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten/Extended Director

Hodges

I started at Our Lady of Lourdes in 1995 as a Preschool Teacher. I received my Certificate in Early Childhood Education at Yuba College. I became Director of the Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Extended Day Care in 1997. My three daughters, Kayla, Carly and Kellie, have all graduated from our school.

Mrs. Elizabeth Chalker  Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten/Extended

Chalker

I started at Our Lady of Lourdes in August 2000 as a Preschool Teacher and Extended Day Care. I have an AA in Child Education from Yuba College.

Mrs. Estela Ramirez  Kindergarten & 2nd Grade

Ramirez

I started at Our Lady of Lourdes School as a parent, volunteering in the classroom and driving for school field trips. I graduated from the University Of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. I also have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education which I received through Yuba College. In 2008 I started working at Our Lady of Lourdes School as a Teacher’s Aid. Previously, I had worked as a Preschool Teacher for Head Start for eight years. I enjoy working at OLL because of its loving and caring environment.

Mrs. Kathy Croghan  1st & 2nd Grades

Croghan

I started at Our Lady of Lourdes School as a volunteer when my son Michael was a student here. During that time I was going to California State University Chico to become a teacher. I started teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes in 1995.

Mr. Ramon Silva 7th & 8th Grades

Silva

 Ms. Montserrat Arias Vice Principal / 3rd & 4th Grades

Arias

Hola! My name is Montserrat Arias and I am a truly blessed third and fourth grade teacher! For the past nine years I have had the exciting opportunity to teach children who are not only energetic and enthusiastic about learning, but are also eager to participate in the process! I believe that my faith, coupled with my educational background, has allowed the development of an interactive classroom that fosters academic growth with an emphasis on spiritual formation. I was fortunate to receive my formal education at Notre Dame de Namur University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While my years at Notre Dame, I participated in numerous campus organizations while being a student athlete. In following years I received my teaching credential and Masters in Education through National University. In the spring of 2006, my family and I relocated to Colusa County. When enrolling my oldest daughter at OLL, I was immediately impressed by the students, staff, and school environment. As years have gone by I have had many wonderful blessings (such as being able to have all four of our children in my classroom). It is truly amazing that I can go to work with my children, watch them learn and play, and know that they are in a safe environment all the while reaching their highest potential. 

 Mrs. Catherine Schoder  5th & 6th Grades

Schoder

Mrs. Stephanie Aguilar  7th & 8th Grades

Aguilar

I’m married and have 1 daughter. I’ve been a professional singer and music teacher for 30 years. About 6 years ago, I became interested in teaching other subjects, so I went back to college to finish my degree. I hold an Associate of Arts degree in Humanities, from Shasta College. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, from California State University, Chico, and I am presently working toward a Master of Arts degree in Humanities with expected completion in January 2017. I come to OLL from Sacred Heart School in Red Bluff, where I spent 8 years as their music instructor and added librarian to my list of duties during my last two years. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family, including our dogs, cats, geese and rooster. I also enjoy reading Greek and Norse mythology, history, and science fiction, listening to talk radio, watching classic silent films, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing board games. I don’t have a lot of favorites because I usually like everything (except spiders ☻).

Mrs. Ruby Medina  Teacher’s Assistant

Medina