Mrs. Victoria Lyons
Mrs. Lyons came to us with over 10 years of experience working for the Catholic Church and Schools. All three of her children have had the benefit of a Catholic education and she feels blessed to be able to work with other parents who are giving their children the gift of a Catholic education. Mrs. Lyons is an Extraordinary Minister at her parish in Huntington Beach. She enjoys cooking and sea glass hunting.
Mrs. Jan Szabatura
“Mrs. Szab” is actually an alumni of OLR! She went to local Long Beach schools and graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Spanish. After another year at UCI she received her teaching credential along with a Bilingual Teaching Credential. Mrs. Szab has dedicated over 35 years of teaching in public and private schools in the Long Beach area.
Mrs. Szab lives in the Long Beach area with her husband, Steve. She has 3 adult children who all reside in Southern California. She loves working with Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue as a foster mom.
Teaching Spanish is a joy for her and she tries to make the class a combination of learning and having fun.
Mrs. Gretta Sweeney
Mrs. Sweeney has been a voracious reader since early childhood, and is a firm believer in the power of reading to ignite a lifetime love of learning. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in public and medical libraries, and also spent many years working in Information Technology. At OLR, Mrs. Sweeney has been busily upgrading the Library’s computer system, and expanding and updating the Library’s collection. She enjoys helping students find the right books to inspire their own personal love of reading. In addition to reading, Mrs. Sweeney enjoys gardening, cooking, music, and attending feiseanna (Irish dance competitions). She lives in Long Beach with her husband and daughter.