Phone: (520) 327-6581 • 1545 E Copper St. • Tucson, AZ 85719 • School Code 030510


Salpointe Administration

President, Ms. Kay Sullivan 
B.A. Spring Hill College, Alabama (English and History Education)
M.A. University of Alabama, Birmingham (English Literature)  
Ms. Sullivan  is responsible for communicating and implementing the Catholic philosophy and mission of Salpointe Catholic High School. She is responsible for strategic planning, visioning, development and financial management of the school.  The President is appointed by the Carmelite Board of Members and reports to the Salpointe Board of Directors. 

Principal, Sr. Helen Timothy, IBVM
B.A. California State University Sacramento (English Literature, History)
M.S.A. University of Notre Dame (Administration) 
Sr. Helen Timothy is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the school including instruction, faculty, student services, campus ministry and athletics.  The Principal is appointed by the Board of Directors in consultation with the President and reports to the President.  520-547-5904

Ernie DuarteChief Operations and Financial Office, Mr. Ernie Duarte
B.A. University of Phoenix (Management)
Mr. Duarte is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire campus. In addition he is responsible for the management of operational and fiscal budgets for the school. Mr. Duarte is appointed by and reports to the President.  520-547-1953



Assistant Principal for Faculty Development and Supervision, Mr. Keith Gibalski
A.A. Monroe College  (Liberal Arts)
B.A. University of Arizona (Education)
M.B.A. University of Arizona (Business Administration)  
Mr. Gibalski is responsible for the education, supervision and professional development of Salpointe’s faculty.  He is a long time member of the math department and teaches statistics and economics.  The Assistant Principal for Faculty Development and Supervision is appointed by and reports directly to the Principal. 520-547-4467

Patrick HayesAssistant Principal for Student Services,Mr. Patrick Hayes '73
B.A. St. John's Seminary College (Liberal Arts - Philosophy)
M.A. St. John's Seminary (Religious Studies)
M.A. California State University, Northridge (Educational Administration)
Mr. Hayes is responsible for coordinating and directing departments in the school that affect student life including counseling, student activities, discipline, scheduling, campus ministry, admissions and registration.  He is a Salpointe graduate from the Class of 1973.  The Assistant Principal for Student Services reports directly to the Principal.  520-547-4332

Michael FisherDirector of Admissions, Mr. Michael Fisher
M.A. San Diego State University (Kinesiology)
B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Kinesiology)
Mr. Fisher is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process, including developing and implementing recruitment strategy; guiding students and families through the admissions process; tracking and reviewing candidate applications; and engaging in effective community outreach to expand the School’s reputation and admissions penetration in the Tucson area.  The Director of Admissions reports to the Assistant Principal for Student Services. 520-547-4460

Mindae Russell 2012Director of Advancement, Ms. Mindae Kadous Russell '99
B.A. St. John Fisher College (Communications and English/Writing)
M.B.A. Regis University

Ms. Russell is responsible for working with the Salpointe community to build and sustain strong bonds of support for the school. She acquires resources for the present and future stability of the school, for financial assistance for needy students, and for the stewardship and renovation of the present and planned facilities. She directs, builds and coordinates all fundraising as well as alumni, community and public relations of the school, organizing activities to meet the philosophy and goals of the school. She is a member of the Salpointe Class of 1999. Ms. Russell is appointed by and reports directly to the President. 520-547-1952

Director of Athletics, Mr. Phil Gruensfelder
B.S. University of Arizona (Biology and Physical Education)
Certified Master Athletic Administrator
Mr. Gruensfelder is responsible for managing the athletic program both extra and intra mural for the school. He provides leadership, direction, and interpretation of the current rules, policies, procedures, and mission of the school and of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. He represents Salpointe at all meetings of the AIA, Southern Region, and 5A Division. He acts as a liaison among the faculty, coaches, parents, and administration, facilitating disputes and interpreting and enforcing all policies of the school. Mr. Gruensfelder is appointed by and reports directly to the Principal.  520-547-1958

Lisa AstrouskiDirector of Campus Ministry, Ms. Lisa Astrouski
B.A. Purdue University (Psychology)
M.A. Notre Dame College (Theology/Youth Ministry)
Ms. Astrouski is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all programs within Campus Ministry including Impact, Kairos retreats, Liturgies, school prayer and sacramental preparation. Ms. Astrouski is appointed by and reports directly to the Principal. 520-547-9378

Scott EvansDirector of Counseling, Mr. Scott Evans
M.Ed. University of Arizona - (School Counseling)
B.A. CA State University, Chico - (Exercise Physiology)
The Director of Counseling is responsible for managing the counseling department in student development, course scheduling, student registration, college readiness, and intervention. He collaborates with administration in the implementation of student academic guidelines. He guides the counseling department in the sub-coordination of the PSAT, ACT and SAT assessments and  coordinates the “Community of Concern” parent forum and academic recognition ceremonies.  Mr. Evans is part of the regular sophomore – senior rotation.  The Director of Counseling reports to the Assistant Principal for Student Services.

Melissa SitzmannDirector of Finance, Ms. Melissa Sitzmann, CPA
BS University of Arizona (Finance and Accounting)
Ms. Sitzmann is responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the school, including financial planning and monitoring cash flow, and for ensuring the accurate and timely reporting of financial statements.  Ms. Sitzmann is appointed by and reports directly to the President.  520-547-1951


Lee MathiasDirector of Human Resources, Ms. Lee Mathias
B.S. St. John's University (Business)




Jessikah EllerDirector of Service Learning, Ms. Jessikah Eller '01
B.A. Northern Arizona University (Religious Studies and French)
M.Ed. Northern Arizona University (Secondary Education)
Ms. Eller is responsible for facilitating service learning through IMPACT service days and school curriculum alignment to the social justice themes of the church. She encourages teachers and students to live out the mission of the church in their daily lives by advocating for the the poor and vulnerable, building a sense of solidarity, advocating for the dignity of the human person, and promoting stewardship of the earth. Ms. Eller is appointed by and reports directly to the Principal.


Salpointe Catholic High School Organizational Chart