Mrs. Houston, Principal
I began in the St. Thomas library in 1994 and moved into the lab back in 2000. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Ball State University, a Masters in Education from Boise State in Educational Technology and a second Masters in School Administration from St. Xaviers. I am looking forward to seeing the students excel in their faith and academics this year.
My son and daughter are both graduates of St. Thomas, Prairie Ridge and University of Dayton and St. Norbert's University respectively. They are both Music Educators in the area. My husband and I reside in Crystal Lake and enjoy time with our two grandchildren who also attend St. Thomas.
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School is a great choice for education as it provides Gospel values and academic excellence. I look forward to yet another year of challenging young minds with ideas for the future.
Mrs. Ruffolo, Assistant Principal
I attended National Louis University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I currently possess a State of Illinois certification in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Mathematics and Social Science.
I began working at St. Thomas School in 1995-1997. I spent several years at home with my two boys, Joey and Anthony. I came back to St. Thomas in 2003 teaching 7th and 8th grade.
My husband and I have been married for 27 years and have lived in the Crystal Lake area for 27 years.
In addition to my assistant principal duties I also teach 5th and 8th grade math. I am looking forward to an exciting and successful school year.
Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or email. I check my voice and email messages after school. I will respond to your message as soon as possible.
Administrative Assistant, Director of Development
I enjoy working with the parents and students at St. Thomas School. I will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about our school.