Staff | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School


Christina Arias

Teaches: U.S. History, AP World History, World History
MAT, Saint Mary's College of California
B.A., Saint Mary's College of California
Social Studies
(510) 995-9490

Patrick Ban

Teaches: AP Statistics, Algebra 2, Informal Geometry
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
(510) 523-1526

Vicki Bargagliotti

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
M.A., University of the Pacific
B.A., University of the Pacific
(510) 995-9455

Fernando Barragan

Teaches: Spanish 1
(510) 995-9422

Michele Berrios

Teaches: Christian Morality, Hebrew Scriptures, Religious Themes in Film and Literature
M.A., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
B.A., University of Washington
(510) 995-9481

Mallory Bickley

Coordinator of Library and Information Services
M.L.S., San Jose State University
B.A., San Francisco State University
(510) 995-9510

Lynea Bissonnette

Teaches: Geometry, Honors Geometry
B.S., San Francisco State University
(510) 523-1526

Dalane Bollinger

Teaches: English: The American Dream and World History; International Student Coordinator
M.A., San Francisco State University; TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Oxford Seminars
B.A., San Diego State University
English Language Arts
(510) 995-2789

Mark Castillo

Teaches: Introduction to P.E., Intro to Weight Training, Advanced P.E.: Weight Training, Advanced P.E.: Lifetime Sports
B.A., San Francisco State University
Physical Education
(510) 995-9524

Paula Cekola

Teaches: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Ensemble Workshop
M.A., Mills College
B.A., Fresno State University
Visual and Performing Arts
(510) 995-9551

Abbie Chen

Teaches: P.E./Health
M.F.A., Mills College
B.A., Ohio State University
Physical Education
(510) 995-2787

Catherine Crawford

Teaches: The American Dream in Literature, Critically Reading Graphic Novels, Literature as Social Commentary
M.A. Education, University of San Diego,
B.A. English Language Arts
English Language Arts
(510) 523-1526

Jessica De Mesa '12

Learning Support Coordinator and Counseling Administrative Assistant
B.A. Psychology, California State University - Long Beach
(510) 523-1526

Chand Desai

Teaches: AP Physics, AP Chemistry, Physics, Forensic Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
(510) 523-1526

Laura Diaz

Teaches: AP Environmental Science, Honors Biology, Medical Interventions, Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Sonoma State University
(510) 995-9540

Thomas Ferrera

Technology and MakerTech Support Specialist
Bachelors Degree, Eastern Michigan University
(510) 995-9460

Cathy Fitzgerald

Teaches: Coming of Age, AP Literature and Composition, Cultural Perspectives and Identities
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., University of San Francisco
English Language Arts
(510) 995-9495

James Fong

Teaches: Chemistry
B.S., San Jose State University
(510) 995-9477

Richard Fuoco

Teaches: Digital Illustration, Photography, Visual Expression
Diploma, University of Toronto
Diploma, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology; Teaching Certificate, Ontario College of Teachers
Visual and Performing Arts
(510) 995-9523

Fana Fuqua

Athletic Coordinator
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Kinesiology Sports Management, Saint Mary's College of California
(510) 995-9525

Kara Gasparrini

Teaches: Honors Chemistry, Biology
B.S. Neuroscience, Notre Dame University
(510) 523-1526

Eileen Graybeal

Director of Admissions
B.A., St. Mary's College of California
(510) 995-9445

Julianne Guevara

Assistant Principal of Student Life
M.A.,University of San Francisco
B.A., Holy Names University
(510) 995-9442

Colette Gunn-Graffy

Teaches: World Mythology, Honors Cultural Identity, Cultural Identity, Literature as Social Commentary
M.A., University of East Anglia, England
B.A., Yale University
English Language Arts
(510) 523-1526

John Gunty

Director of Counseling
PPS, St. Mary's College; M.A., JFK University
B.S., Northwestern University
(510) 995-9450

Nicolette Hagan

Events Coordinator and Marketing Associate
B.A., Academy of Art University, San Francisco
(510) 995-9454

Catherine Heller

Teaches: Christian Scriptures
M.A., Boston College
B.A., University of San Francisco
(510) 995-9505

Francisco Herrera

Campus Minister and Theology Teacher
(510) 995-9444

Ken Jennings

Principal; Teaches: AP Psychology
M.Div., Seton Hall University; M.A. Caldwell University
B.A., Fordham University
(510) 523-1526

Brian Kallay

Teaches: AP Computer Science A, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
B.S., Michigan State University
Multi-Disciplinary Courses
(510) 995-0000

Mike Kamplain

Teaches: Understanding Catholic Christianity, World Religions, The Church and Its Traditions
M.A. and B.A., University of San Diego
(510) 995-9488
Mike Kamplain

Didi Kubicek

Teaches: Honors Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Math Analysis, Probability and Statistics
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
(510) 995-9493

Wendy Lee

Teaches: Mandarin 1, 2, 3, 4
M.A., San Jose State University, M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Fu-Jen University, Taiwan
Language Other Than English
(510) 995-9522

Don Lippi

Teaches: Government, AP Government, Psychology
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., San Francisco State University
Social Studies
(510) 995-9436

Gabriela Lippi '08

Associate Admissions Director
B.A., University of California, Davis
(510) 995-9458

Janet Llana

Teaches: Spanish 1, 2 and 3
M.S. and B.S., Havana University
M.S., New Mexico State University
Language Other Than English
(510) 995-9509

Dessiree Lozano

Business Office
B.A., San Francisco State University
(510) 995-9418
Dessiree Lozano

Cathy McFann

Development Associate
(510) 995-9452

Mollie McFarland

Assistant Principal of Institutional Advancement
M.F.A., New York University
B.A., Santa Clara University
(510) 995-9456
Mollie McFarland

Andrew McKee

Director of Technology and Integration
M.A., University of San Francisco
B.A., Prescott College
Visual and Performing Arts
(510) 995-9487

Nicole Nastari

Dean of Students; Teaches: Introduction to Physical Education, Health Education
M.A., University of San Francisco
B.S. and B.A., Santa Clara University
(510) 995-9461

Tina O'Connor

Facilities Coordinator
(510) 995-9512

Kiersten Olsen

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
B.A., Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
(510) 995-9457

Jessica Park

Assistant Principal of Academics
M.A., University of San Francisco
B.A., Pepperdine University
(510) 995-9459

Alex Ponce

Teaches: Marine Biology, Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan
(510) 523-1526

Chris Pondok

Athletic Director; Teaches: Introduction to Physical Education, Health Education
M.A., University of San Francisco
B.S., San Francisco State University
(510) 995-9434

Sean Rhatigan

Teaches: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry
J.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Stanford University
(510) 995-9492

Mark Ritter

Teaches: Introductory Art, Painting, Pre-AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art
B.F.A., California College of the Arts
Visual and Performing Arts
(510) 995-9491

Liz Rochlin

Registrar/Administrative Assistant
(510) 995-9453

Gail Rodrigues '70

Teaches: Algebra 1; Testing Coordinator
B.S., California State University, East Bay
(510) 995-9498

Robin Lynn Rodriguez

Teaches: Coming of Age Studies, Honors Coming of Age Studies, AP English Language
M.A., University of Phoenix
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
English Language Arts
(510) 995-9494

Lauren Rosi

Teaches: Musical Theatre, Advanced Musical Theatre, Lifetime Fitness
B.A., Emerson College
Visual and Performing Arts
(510) 995-9489

Ryan Rosso

Teaches: AP U.S. History, World History
M.S., Dominican University
B.A., Dominican University
Social Studies
(510) 995-9485

Lauren Sabia

Personal/Academic Counselor
M.A., San Jose State University
(510) 995-9449

Christine Schreck

Teaches: Television and Society, Faith in Action, Service Learning, Hebrew Scriptures
(510) 523-1526

Maryanne Stehr

Learning Services Counselor
M.A. Special Education, St. Mary’s College
B.S., UC Davis
(510) 523-1526

Jennifer Stein '97

Director of Student Activities; Teaches: Leadership Workshop
M.A., Fresno Pacific University
B.A., California State University, East Bay
(510) 995-9441
Jennifer Dlugosh

Kristina Taylor

Teaches: AP Biology, Honors Biology, Biomedical Innovation
Science Department Chair
B.S., Dominican University
(510) 995-9540

Cora Tuason

Business Office
(510) 995-9466

Paul Valmassy

Teaches: AP Spanish Language, Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., University of San Francisco
Language Other Than English
(510) 995-9500

Lanessa Vantrease

Teaches: American Sign Language
B.A. Music, St. Xavier University
Language Other Than English
(510) 523-1526

Kris Venturini

Director of Finance
B.B.A, University of Iowa
Certified Public Accountant
(510) 995-9417

Allison Yee

College Counselor
M. Ed, University of Washington
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
(510) 995-9448