ST. CYRIL ADMINISTRATION
Mrs. Kadzielski has been involved in the field of Catholic education as a student, parent, volunteer, instructional aide, substitute teacher, kindergarten and first grade teacher, elementary principal, and currently as Vice Principal and Enrichment Center Director at Saint Cyril. She earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and a California Teaching Credential, Masters in Education, and Masters in Catholic Inclusive Education from Loyola Marymount University. She focuses on the many aspects of the learning process as she works with teams of students, teachers and parents to help students discover their gifts and locate the key to their unique way of learning.
Mrs. Kadzielski’s approach to learning is student centered, which means she meets students where they are and facilitates their emotional and academic needs in the hope of sparking a life-long love for learning itself. She recognizes the importance of presenting appropriately challenging and engaging lessons in a relaxed, inviting environment and knows there are no short cuts to success. She believes that everyone can learn, that each has gifts, and that all have room for improvement.
Her love of learning as both a student and an educator is contagious. She is exhilarated by even the tiniest achievement and focuses on progress rather than grades. Mrs. Kadzielski is awed by the experience of sharing in a student’s and family’s trials and triumphs on the road to learning. Watching self doubt transform into self confidence is her motivation and reward.
Liliana de Carteret
C.L.A.S.S. Center Director
Mrs. de Carteret joined the St. Cyril family in 2007. Mrs. deCarteret grew up in the Washington, D.C. area where she received her B.A. from The Catholic University of America in French Literature and her M.A. from American University in French studies. In 2006, she received her Master’s in Child and Adolescent Literacy from Loyola Marymount University. She returned to the classroom in 2000, and continues to evolve and grow as she is given the opportunity to teach in various classroom settings. Although Mrs. de Carteret enjoys the maturity of the older students, she celebrates the spontaneity that the younger students bring to the classroom.
Mrs. de Carteret believes in a classroom where joy and laughter exist and where students express their own personal view, sharing and learning from each other. She likes to make a difference by making each student feel valued and respected and be encouraged to always try their best. Mrs. de Carteret counts on her students to always come back the next day for more challenges, discoveries, and a chuckle…or two.
Sister Francis Marie Hansen
Campus Minister and Religion Coordinator
Sister Francis Marie Hansen, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, has ministered at St. Cyril School since 2007 as Campus Minister and Religion Coordinator. She has a B.A. from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and an M.A. in Elementary Education from California State University, San Francisco. She has ministered as master catechist, teacher, principal, and supervisor in California Catholic elementary schools.
In ministering with students, working with teachers, and conferring with parents, she shares the Good News of God’s love by being a positive, supportive presence in supporting students to develop social skills and positive self-esteem. Her focus is on the child’s spiritual growth by helping him/her to develop a personal prayer life, and assisting him/her to participate in meaningful Liturgical Celebrations.
School Office Manager
Mrs. Davis was born in Australia where she started her life long education. She joined St. Cyril School in 1987 as the Girl’s P.E. teacher and coach. She then moved to the school health office, before taking her present position as manager of the school office. She believes it is a pleasure and privilege to serve the children and their parents and all those associated with the St. Cyril Community.
4th and 5th Grade Aide
Betsy Rettig graduated from Pierce College in Los Angeles with her A.A. degree as "Medical Administrative Student of the Year." Over the course of 13 years, Ms. Rettig was employed by a general surgeon, a psychiatric group, a law school dean, a forensic pathology group, and an orthopedic surgeon. She moved to Encino in 1991 and joined St. Cyril Parish, where she raised her two children, both of whom are St.Cyril graduates. After volunteering at St. Cyril as a Sunday School teacher, room mother, and in the school office, Ms. Rettig was hired to work in the Attendance/Health Office in 1995, where she worked handling telephones/doorbells, attendance, medical assistance/aid, communications to parents, field trip planning, immunization records, and emergency procedures, among other administrative duties. Betsy is First Aid, CPR, and CERT certified. Her years of experience, combined with her calm and patient demeanor, her concern for students' physical and mental health, and her experiences as a hospice volunteer, provide the St. Cyril community with hospitality and nurturing care.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." ~~ Betsy's belief in "The Golden Rule" encourages students to treat others with the same concern and kindness they would like shown towards themselves.