Third Grade Instructional Assistant | Monique Ierardi came to Valley Catholic in the spring of 2012 as an instructional assistant. Before coming to Valley Catholic, she was an instructional assistant at St. Mary Catholic School in Stayton, Oregon. Monique has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from college, she volunteered as a youth minister in Hawthorne, California, worked as a youth minster at St. Joseph and Queen of Peace Parishes in Salem, Oregon, and was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for 11 years. Monique’s husband, Doug, is the principal at Valley Catholic High School. Their daughter Allison and their son Matthew were members of the VCHS class of 2016 and 2018 respectively. Their son will graduate from VCHS in 2021.