Mrs. Gina 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. Gina Ruffolo, Assistant Principal


 I attended National Louis University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  I currently possess 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 Jr. High in 2003.

My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have lived in the Crystal Lake area for 24 years.

In addition to my duties as assistant principal, I also teach junior high math classes.