Faculty & Staff
Reverend Father Mark Granito
Father Granito has been the pastor of Holy Child Catholic Parish in Tijeras for many years. He was present for the founding of the school in 2008 and has been a staunch advocate throughout its existence. His side passion is baking and his splendid bakes have placed in the State Fair. Students enjoy his quirky sense of humor and his love of all things good, true, and beautiful.
Mrs. Janice Martinez
Janice has been a Catholic school teacher for twenty five years, teaching elementary, middle and high school throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. This will be her sixth year as the Holy Child Catholic School Principal. She has spent the last thirteen years developing and teaching a classical curriculum and she truly believes classical learning is the solution to many of the problems facing education today. Janice has also conducted historical research in archives in Europe and was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico. She has one B.A. in French Literature and another B.A. in Education. Moreover, she has an M.A. in Modern European History from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s in Theology from Catholic Distance University. Janice received her principal's license from the University of Dayton. Janice is a graduate student at the University of Dallas working on a Master of Arts in Humanities with a focus on Classical Education
Mrs. Amanda Engerer
Mrs. Colette McCleave
Preschool 3 & 4
Colette is a product of Catholic education from kindergarten through high school. She graduated from UNM in 1990 with a degree in Elementary Education. Colette taught elementary school for two years with Albuquerque Public Schools and the Moriarty-Edgewood schools before taking a 14-year break to stay home and raise her kids. Colette, her husband, Josh, and their five children are members of Holy Child Parish.
Mrs. Patricia Ambrose
Patricia graduated from UNM with a degree in Art and helps Mrs. McCleave with preschool classes. A resident of Edgewood with her husband, Patricia has three sons, her oldest graduating HCCS in 2016, and her twin boys in 2021. Her sons have then gone on to East Mountain High School. Her joyful, helpful spirit is such a gift as she helps with everything from recess duty to substitute teaching.
Mrs. Stephanie Garrity
Mrs. Garrity is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, along with a minor in History at New Mexico Highlands University. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, currently resides in Rio Rancho and attends St. John Vianney Parish. She has been married for eleven years and has four children that she has been homeschooling. She has been using the Charlotte Mason program with her children. Mason’s pedagogical method, like the classical approach, emphasizes students should be exposed to the highest possible quality curricular materials, whether in Literature, Art, Music, History or Science. Mrs. Garrity also taught Religious Education for the last six years. In 2017, she founded the Catholic Women of New Mexico Facebook Group, a ministry dedicated to Mary and the Eucharist, leading women closer to Christ through Mary. And finally, she is also the foundress of the St. John Vianney Homeschool Group.
Mr. Jonathan Zerangue
Jonathan Zerangue grew up in Phoenix, AZ and graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Geography, and a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) certification. He moved to the Albuquerque area and worked for an engineering firm for seven years as a GIS Specialist. In college, he tutored students in the "America Reads, America Counts" Program. He met his wife Tiffany in New Mexico, and after their second child was born, he became a stay at home dad, and eventually God blessed them with two more children. He was also a Sixth- Grade Religious Ed Teacher. All four of their children attend Holy Child Catholic School. He has been involved with music ministry for twenty-two years and has been a worship leader for the Lifeteen youth program at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Rio Rancho.
Mrs. Adrienne Campbell
Adrienne Campbell teaches 2nd grade at Holy Child. She has previously worked for Rio Rancho Public Schools for 13 years as a 2nd grade teacher and literacy interventionist. She currently holds a level II teaching license with a reading endorsement. Adrienne received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from UNM and her teaching license from the College of Santa Fe at Albuquerque. She and her family belong to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Rio Rancho. Adrienne enjoys being at Holy Child and enjoys working in such a special and faith-filled environment.
Mrs. Michelle Fogarty
Michelle graduated from Idaho State University with a B.S. degree in Speech Pathology followed by a M.S. degree in Audiology. She worked as a professional audiologist until deciding to stay home and begin homeschooling her three children. She has been past president of Corpus Christi Home School Cooperative and has always taught a diverse, rich, classical curriculum with a focus on providing interventions for all types of learners. Michelle then built on that experience by completing her teaching licensure and she now holds a level II teaching license.
Ms. Pamela Stuchly
Ms. Pamela Stuchly grew up in Texas and received a B.S. in History from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor while volunteering in the collections and education departments of multiple museums and working as a substitute and after school teacher. She then received a M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma and began teaching Religious Education at her local Parish before moving to New Mexico in 2014. Since then, Pamela spent a few years working as a paralegal, but kept her love for education alive by volunteering through various outreach programs and Holy Child Parish. In 2020, Pamela returned to teaching and taught fifth grade at San Felipe de Neri and is looking forward to her time to come at Holy Child. She and her son have been members of Holy Child since 2014, and her son has been a student since then as well.
Mrs. Lisa Sanchez
Upper School Math & Science
Mrs. Sanchez has been teaching Math and Science in the Upper Grades at Holy Child Catholic School since 2012. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary K-8 Education and endorsements in both Mathematics and Language Arts. She currently holds a Level II teaching license and is also certified by the State of New Mexico in the content area of Middle School Science. The school first discovered Lisa when she was teaching Religious Education at the parish, where she has been a member since 1999. Lisa brings into teaching a deep content knowledge as well as an efficient, no-nonsense approach toward learning. She and her family have been residents in the East Mountain community for nearly twenty years and she is the proud mother of three daughters.
Mr. Peter Blain
Upper School Humanities
Peter Blain grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was homeschooled with a classical curriculum. He attended the University of Dallas, wrote his history thesis on an 11th-century castle in Wales called Chepstow, and graduated with a history degree in 2017. During the 2018-2019 school year, he taught upper school religion at Holy Child Catholic School and assisted with the physical education program. During the year of 2020-2021, Peter taught the Ancient Year history to the fifth and sixth graders and the New World Year history to the seventh and eighth graders. He also taught theology, literature, geography, logic, and poetry. While teaching he has been amazed at the classical method’s ability to build students’ memories, especially through the recitation of poetry over time. In addition, he worked for seven summers in residential groundskeeping and irrigation at a local company in Albuquerque. Peter enjoys reading history, especially biography, running along the Rio Grande, and hiking near Sandia Peak. He is grateful to be teaching such joyful, faith-filled, and diligent students.
Ms. Marlena Figge
Mrs. Ruthanne Hamrick
Mrs. Melissa Daugherty
Ms. Alicia Ley
Mrs. Kristin Daugherty
Mr. Steven Woodbury
Ms. Mary O-Carroll
Mrs. Monica Dominguez
Mrs. Monica Dominguez was born and raised in Albuquerque where she attended St. Mary’s, St. Charles, and Saint Pius X Catholic Schools where she developed her commitment to Catholic education. After high school, she earned a Business Degree with a concentration in Marketing from the University of New Mexico, and an Elementary Education degree from the College of Santa Fe.
Mrs. Emily Gray
Doctors of the Church
Holy Child Catholic School is committed to preserving our Catholic intellectual tradition. This is why each of our classrooms is named after a Doctor of the Church.
At the bottom of each page of this website, you will see a photo of a Doctor of the Church and the classroom that honors that particular doctor.