Elementary School

Elementary School Faculty

Elementary Course of Instruction*

  • The basic program in kindergarten through grade three shall include religion, language arts, mathematics, music, art, and physical education.
  • Concepts of social studies, science, health, and safety should be incorporated into the basic program. Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program. Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.
  • The basic program in grades four and fifth shall include religion, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education, health, and safety.
  • Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program.
  • Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School offers music, art, technology, physical education and Spanish in Middle School, Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade.

*from The Archdiocese of Denver website (http://www.archden.org)

Paulette Duran,  Kindergarten

My name is Paulette Duran.  I earned a BA in Child Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  I recently completed my initial teaching license through Regis University.  My goal is to earn a MA in Early Childhood Education.

Working at St. Bernadette Catholic School has been a very enlightening experience for me. This school has a warm Catholic atmosphere with families and teachers who truly want to be here. The teachers love working with the students, and it shows in each child. All of my of my own boys have graduated from St. Bernadette and they have been a wonderful example of how well-prepared St. Bernadette students are when they reach high school. Knowing that all of these children are receiving a widely-recognized, quality education is a blessing that is beyond measure!

Miss Lia Paglino,  First Grade


Jeanne Yeager,  Second Grade

My name is Jeanne L. Yeager, and I am the mother of four children and the grandmother of four grandchildren. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Metro State College of Denver. I am currently in my nineteenth year at St. Bernadette Catholic School where I have found my second home and my extended family.

Jennifer Sierra,  Third Grade

My name is Jennifer Sierra. I was born here is Colorful Colorado and grew up in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. I am an alumnus from Our Lady of Charity Catholic School. My family moved back to Colorado when I was a teenager and we have lived here ever since. I am married to a wonderful man and we have four beautiful children. I am very blessed with all the joy that God has given me. When I find free time I love camping, hiking, and reading a good mystery book. I graduated from Ashford University and Rio Salado College. I am very active and proud of my faith and all that it offers. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life. I look forward to many happy and successful years at St. Bernadette’s Catholic School.

Loretta Hart,  Fourth Grade



   Kim Droz, Fifth Grade