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Saint Rita Catholic School

Preschool - Grade 8
3801 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22305

Miss Cristina Totanes

Miss Cristina Totanes, Angels Lead Teacher, is a product of Catholic school education in the Diocese of Arlington, having attended Saint Agnes School for PreK, Saint Charles School from kindergarten through eighth grade, and Bishop O’Connell for all four years of high school. During her school days, she often volunteered at Saint Charles School, where her mother was a teacher for 28 years. She helped teachers in the classrooms-setting up their rooms in the summer, reading to young children, and assisting with arts and crafts. It was during these volunteer opportunities that she discovered a love for working with young children, and she experienced a unique fulfillment in watching them grow, develop, and thrive.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Lugano, Switzerland and earned a BA degree in Communications and Media Studies with a minor in Marketing from Franklin University Switzerland. Other passions that Miss Totanes enjoys include working out, cooking, listening to music, and traveling to new countries.