Administrative Staff

Dr. Steve Morissette - Principal

Welcome to St. Philomena School. I am very excited to be the principal of this amazing school. I have been at St. Phil's since July 2010. I am originally from Holyoke, Massachusetts. I attended Holyoke Catholic High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Westfield State College in Westfield, MA. I have been living in Washington since 1990. I started my teaching career at St. Vincent de Paul School in Federal Way, WA. I earned a Master's in Administration Education from Pacific Lutheran University in 1994 and became Vice-Principal at St. Vincent's in 1995. My first principal job was in 1998 at Holy Family School in White Center, WA. It was a wonderful experience and really help me develop a great foundation for my administrative skills. I was at Holy Family for seven years. In 2005, I became principal at All Saint's School in Puyallup and Fife, WA. Both my sons graduated from All Saints. I spent five years at All Saints and made some life-long friends. I earned a Doctorate in EdD Leadership in August 2014.

I live in Fife, WA with my two playful cats, Bronx and Brooklyn. I have two sons, Sam  who is married to his wife Ashley and works at St. Phil's. I also have another son Austin  who graduated from WSU in May 2018 and is now a civil engineer in Vancouver, WA. I am a huge sports fan and love the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Celtics and the Seattle Sounders. I am also a huge Tom Brady fan. I love all types of music, love to read and love walking.

 

 

 

Lead Teacher- Teri O'Connor

This will be Teri's 26th year teaching and all of those years have been at St. Philomena! She has taught 5th grade, P.E., Resource, and is now enjoying her 10th year in 4th grade. Mrs. O’Connor earned her B.A. in Special Education and teaching certificate at Central Washington University. Teri is married to her high school sweetheart, Patrick, and they are the proud parents of Jordan and Dylan. Teri loves teaching all subjects but religion, science and math are her favorites. When asked what she loves about her job she said, “I love watching the students grow in their faith, explore and make discoveries that surprise them and excite them about learning!”
 

Chris Korzeniecki- Admin. Assist.

Mrs. Korzeniecki has been working at St. Phil’s for 17 years but was a parent for over 20. Chris and her husband, Walter, have four boys: Jake, Matt, Nathan and Ian and they all graduated from St. Philomena. Now her four grand kids are attending St. Philomena. Bailey,  Easton,  Colton and Kennedy. She welcomed a new granddaughter, Reagan, into the family in April 2021. Let the fun begin!

When she isn't helping every child, parent, and teacher in the building, she can be found traveling, cooking, reading or taking her kayak out for a relaxing float. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she replied, “the kids.”

 

Pam Blood Development Director

Mrs. Blood began at St. Phil's in 2016 but she has been involved with Catholic education for more than 30 years as the school secretary at St. Vincent de Paul, working on their auction, and now here at St. Phil's. Growing up in Normandy Park, Pam attended Highline High School and then UPS in Tacoma. She and her husband, Gary, have been married for 39 years and live in Federal Way. They have 2 daughters. Jennifer (JFK '03) is married, owns Endless Routes Travel, and has two daughters, Addelyn, and Olivia. Ashley (JFK '06) is married, a manager for Health Point, and a certified translator. Besides spending time with her family, Pam enjoys the theater, her book club, crocheting, working on family history, and is a big Sounders, Seahawk, and Storm fan.