Christy Giglotto- Technology, PK-5th
Hi! My name is Christy Giglotto and I am the PK 4- 5th grade computer teacher. I am originally from Corpus Christi, but I have had amazing opportunities to live several places in the United States and I have even lived abroad in Ireland and the Philippines. When we decided to make San Antonio our home we were looking for a preschool program for our son and immediately fell in love with St. Thomas before we even finished the tour. We felt that there was such a sense of community here and we loved it! Soon after, we enrolled my daughter and they both continue to flourish at St. Thomas. My son is now 11 years old and in the fifth grade and my daughter is 8 years and in 3rd grade.
I have a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and have worked primarily in the Human Resources field as an Employee Relations Specialist. When my son was born I decided to leave the corporate environment and take on the role of “Stay at home Mom”. I loved every minute of it and feel so fortunate to have been able to do that for my children. Through my experiences with my own children and working as a substitute teacher at St. Thomas I discovered that my true passion was teaching young children. I was so excited when a position opened here at St. Thomas and the fact that it was for a computer teacher fit perfectly with my background in business. I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to do something that that I love.
When I am not teaching at St. Thomas, I love to travel and experience new things. I also enjoy baking, crafting, music and reading.
Bobby Barrera- P.E., GOT- 5th Grade
My name is Coach Bobby Barrera and I am the physical education and computer teacher at St. Thomas Episcopal School. I have experience as a director of a sports and physical education program, coach, and teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have over 16 years’ experience working with elementary and middle school aged children in various fields of education.
As a teacher, I value the interests and abilities of all students and seek ways to broaden and strengthen them through the teaching of basic skills, critical thinking, rational decision making, and communication. I engage students in activities that develop fundamental skills and instill a sense of confidence in themselves. My goal is to provide students the opportunities and guidance to develop these skills and tools which will enable them to reach their potential and become successful members of society.
I am also the owner of a non-profit organization called Coach Bobby Sports. The organization offers unique jump rope, archery and action adventure based fitness programs for children.
Music Gray- Music, Preschool and Elementary, Chimes Choir Director
A native of Dumfries, Virginia, I moved to Texas upon graduation from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University) with a degree in Music Therapy. I have had the pleasure of working with children in a variety of settings including Ector County ISD, Odessa, TX as a Music Therapist, Lufkin State School, St. John’s Episcopal School in Odessa, and University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, as Children’s Choir Coordinator. I joined the faculty at St. Thomas in 2002, where I am the Early Childhood Music Specialist, Director of the Chime Choir, and also lead music for daily chapel. I have been married to my husband, Rick, since 1988 and we have one daughter who attends Texas Tech. When I’m not teaching at St. Thomas, I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, sewing, and spending time with my family. I am also a member of Central Texas Orff Association and the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
Mary Leroy- Art, GOT- 5th Grade
My name is Mary Elizabeth LeRoy. I was born and raised here in San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1976. I went off to college and eventually ended up attending a school in Dallas called Miss Wades Fashion College, where I graduated with a major in Fashion Design. I worked in the fashion industry only a short time and left to work for the Dallas Market Center in the Buyer Services Division. I was the assistant to the directors. Not long after, I met my husband, who was French, and I left Dallas for Paris. We lived there only a short time and returned to Dallas, where my first daughter was born. I worked with my husband in our USA division of a French jewelry manufacturer and managed a furniture showroom in the World Trade Center. He became ill and we moved back to San Antonio.
I returned to college and studied art education. I home schooled my oldest daughter until 5th grade. During these years I taught art to our home school group and taught art classes in summer camps at the San Antonio Academy. After my youngest daughter was born I continued to stay home to raise my girls. I returned to teaching summer art camps and still do presently at the San Antonio Academy and St. Thomas. When my youngest was in second grade I was given the opportunity to join the St. Thomas Staff as the Art Teacher. Teaching art is truly “my pleasure”.
Dee Dee Eiler- Spanish, Preschool and Elementary
Hola. My name is Dee Dee Eiler. This is my 8th year teaching at St. Thomas Episcopal School. I am a native San Antonian. I have been married for 30 years to my husband Jim, who is a pilot for United Airlines. We have one son, Justin, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii with his beautiful wife Courtney. So every summer Jim and I head to Hawaii to spend time with our kids. I thoroughly enjoy working with all of the St. Thomas students, parents, and staff. I have over 20 years of experience teaching Spanish to elementary students. Teaching Spanish is both exciting and fun for me. The most rewarding part of my job is to see my students have fun learning a foreign language, embracing the Latin culture, and speaking Spanish! I think the best way to learn a language is when it's relevant and fun!