Faculty and Staff

ADMINISTRATION and STAFF

Marguerite Grimm – Headmaster, Latin 7
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula; CLAD Credential – California State University at Los Angeles, 2004; Spanish and Documents of Vatican II – Universidad de Maria Cristina, El Escorial, SPAIN; Religion Teacher, St. Paul High School, Santa Fe Springs, and Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary, Montebello, five years; Educational Specialist (in State Curriculum Standards K – 12), California Charter Academy and Golden Valley Charter School, six years.

Peter Halpin – Dean of High School, Gradelink Administrator, Algebra I, Ancient Literature
B.A. Philosophy, St. Ignatius Institute Great Books Certificate – University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California; M.A. Education – Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona; High School Catechist Certification – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Thomas Quackenbush – Dean of Students, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Algebra II
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Judy Gutierrez – College Counselor
B.A. Social Work – California State Univ, Long Beach; M.A. Clinical Social Work – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Teresa Moore – Registrar and Office Manager

Mylene Mondonedo – Business Manager

Sheila Mireles – Office Assistant, P.E. 2 & Girls P.E. 3-6

Erin Talbot – Director of Admissions

Mary Christian – Director of Development
B.A. English – Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; M.A. English – Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Rebecca Quackenbush – Director of Marketing, Webmaster
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

FACULTY

Vanessa Anderson – Grade 6
B.A. English Language and Literature – Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia

Rachel Arnall – Latin I, English 8, Science 1, Aid 2-3
B.A. University Scholars – Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Martin Boles – U.S. History 12
B.A. Geology – Dartmouth College; J.D. – Stanford Law School; M.B.A. – Stanford Business School

Darren Bradley – Geometry, Latin II, CIF Athletic Director
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California; Major in Human Kinetics – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; Masters of Coaching/Athletic Administration – Concordia University, Irvine, California

Margaret Bruer – English 7
B.A. Political Science – Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York; J.D. – Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Alexandra Currie – Grade 4
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

David Curtin – Grade 7 Homeroom, CYO Athletic Director, Religion 7, History 8, Oratory 8, Boys P.E. 3-6
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Joseph Freymann – Grade 11 Homeroom, Apologetics, Physics, Honors Physics, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Science 8, Robotics Club Coordinator
B.S. Computer Science – Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio; Certificate of Completion – Southern California American Association of Physics Teachers; M.A. Philosophy – Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy; B.A. Theology – Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy

Charles Goodwin – Grade 10 Homeroom, Scripture 10, Latin I, Renaissance to Early Modern History 11
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA; B.A. Fundamental Theology – St. Philip’s Seminary, Toronto, ON

Cecelia Grace – Grade 8 Homeroom, Religion 8, Pre-Algebra, Latin II, Government/Economics
B.A. Economics – Georgetown University, Washington, DC; J.D. University of Michigan Law School; California State Teaching Credential

Genevieve Grimm – Latin 6, Gr. 1-4 Aide, Girls P.E. 7-8, Music 9-12 Administrator, High School Schola Supervisor, Safety Officer
Music Studies at Cal. State LA and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Liberal Arts studies at Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Paula Grimm – Music 1-6, Director HS Drama Department, History 7
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Stephen Grimm – Music 7-8, Music 9-12 Director
B.A. California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California

Jessica Gutierrez – Grade 1
B.A. Political Science – St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA; M.A. Theological Studies – Holy Spirit College, Atlanta, GA

Christine Halpin – Medieval Lit 10
B.A. English Literature and Saint Ignatius Institute Great Books Certificate – University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Angela Lessard – Renaissance/Modern Literature, American Literature
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Jude Macfarlane – Scripture, Geometry, Latin I, Boys PE 7-10
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California

Marisela Miranda – Grade 5, WASC Coordinator
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California; M.A. Elementary Education — Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California; Clear CA Elementary Teaching Credential — University of California, Los Angeles

Therese Naaden – Grade 3, Testing Coordinator
B.A. Theology – Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio; M.A. Theology with concentration in Catechetics – Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio

Chris Plance – Apologetics 12, Ancient History 9, Medieval History 10, Boys P.E. 7-10
B.S. Kinesiology- Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA; M.A. Theology, Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio

Elizabeth Quackenbush – Aide for Grades 1-3 & 5, Science 6, PE 1
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA

Jeanette Russell – Art 1-8
B.A. Studio Art and Art History – Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Selmeczy – General Science, AP Calculus, AP Latin 4, Latin 5, Student Council Moderator
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA

Muireann Stewart – Latin III
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA; M.A. Classics and Early Christian Studies – University of Notre Dame

Mary Kate Zepeda – Grade 2
B.A. Liberal Arts – Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA; Elementary Diploma – Washington Montessori Institute, Washington, D.C.