Preschool Staff

Mrs. Dominguez-Chávez is a native New Mexican, a 5th generation Bernalillo resident, and a registered parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She is a firm believer in the lifelong benefits of Catholic education, having attended St. Charles and St. Pius X High School ('96), and recognizes the impact it has had in her faith. She has taught in both the Catholic and public school sectors. Mrs. Dominguez-Chávez earned a bachelor’s degree in Elem Education and a master’s degree in Literacy, Language, and Sociocultural Studies, both from the University of New Mexico. She also earned her post master’s Ed.S Educational Leadership Certificate (UNM), in Educational Administration, has Level II teaching license, and a Level IIIB State of N.M. Administrative License. Mrs. Dominguez-Chávez has been married for over 20 years and has two children. Her oldest child was a 2020 St. Pius X graduate and is now attending NMSU. Her youngest is currently a senior at St. Pius. In her spare time, Mrs. Dominguez-Chávez enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, and playing with her two dogs, Lana and Chapo.

Angelica Lucero is a native New Mexican and a lifelong resident.  She is a registered parishioner at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. She grew up in a Catholic multigenerational home in the town of Bernalillo, NM, and later moved to Albuquerque at the age of 10. From an early age, Ms. Angelica knew she wanted to be a teacher and work with children.  She began her journey in high school where she volunteered at a preschool near her home.  She then became certified in Early Childhood and Development and has accumulated over 200 hours of training in this area. Ms. Angelica has been at Risen Savior Catholic Preschool since 2015.  She has worked in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Schools since 2006, teaching Pre-K for 8 of those years.  Her passion is working with young children because she believes a solid foundation in education is key to becoming a well-rounded learner.  Ms. Angelica has also studied Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University, where she is working towards her bachelor’s degree.  In her spare time, Ms. Angelica enjoys being with her 9-year-old son and her family.  She loves traveling, crafting, visiting museums, and watching movies.

Ms. Kathleen Stamper was born and raised in Las Cruces, N.M. She is a life-long Catholic and a registered parishioner at Risen Savior Catholic Church. Ms. Kathleen has been teaching early childhood education for 5 years and has found working with young learners fulfilling. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2015 with her bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Linguistics with a focus in German and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in History at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Kathleen brings her knowledge of languages into the classroom and has introduced Risen Savior students to words in both German and Spanish. Ms. Kathleen has been married to her husband, Monte since 2013 and they are raising their three young children and several pets. In her spare time, Ms. Kathleen enjoys reading, spending time with her family, road trips, and trying new restaurants. 

Miss Katie Worley was born in Bowling Green, Ohio. She moved to Merrillville, Indiana when she was two, and then moved to Belen, NM when she was eight. Miss Katie comes from a large Catholic family and is the third of six children. She is a second-generation teacher; her mother teaches Kindergarten. She has been teaching preschool for six years and began at Risen Savior in 2019.  Miss Katie loves to share the Catholic faith with her students and being an active part in students becoming closer to God. She has also taught youth groups at San Clemente Parish in Los Lunas, N.M., where she is an active parishioner and volunteer. As an appreciation of her service in working with the youth group at San Clemente, she was honored at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Annual Appreciation Mass and Banquet, which is a ceremony recognizing young adults serving the church.  Miss Katie is taking classes online and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. When not studying for class, she enjoys baking, reading, and going on bike rides.


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