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Saint Joseph Academy

A TK-12 Traditional Catholic School

Scire, Amare, et Servire Deo

Faculty & Staff

SJA Staff & Faculty

Anthony Biese

Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A. Theology, Philosophy & Great Books
    M.A. Theology & Christian Ministry

Trish Aglialoro

School Receptionist
Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A.s in English & Theology

Lea Aust

4th Grade Teacher
Franciscan University of Steubenville 
B.A.s in English & Theology

Sarah Bachman

Substitute Teacher, High School Math & Science
Eastern Washington University

Sylvia Berens

Substitute Teacher, High School Math & Science
University of California San Diego
PhD Chemistry

Bob Berenschot

North Carolina 
A.A. Production Management

Michellie Damuth

Art Coordinator,
Teacher Assistant

Barbara De La Torre

Board of Directors, Marketing, Website, Curriculum
Ventura Community College
California State University Long Beach
B.S.N. Nursing

Gwen Doan

2nd Grade Teacher
California State University San Bernardino 
B.S. Biology

Bob Evans

High School Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, Civics/Economics, U.S. History
Mississippi State University
B.S. Physics
University of New Orleans
M.A. Applied Physics

Linda Franco

Office Assistant, Daycare
Jefferson and Southwestern Community College

Rebecca Frybarger

Middle/High School Science & Math
Franciscan University of Steubenville 
B.S. Biology

Jane Grimm

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Thomas Aquinas College
Liberal Arts

Ryan Hanson

Middle School Science,
Director of Admissions
Cuesta College
California State University San Marcos
B.A. in Liberal Studies, Life Sciences

Paul Kerekes

Middle School Lead Teacher,
Middle School ASB Director and Dean of Academics
Jamestown College
B.A. in History/Political Science
Minor in Asian Studies

Stephen Kramp

High School Literature & Writing
University of Oregon
B.A. in English
University of Iowa
M.A. Creative Writing
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Theology and Christian Ministry

Maura Mayock

High School Introduction to Catholicism and Pre-Calculus
Western Washington University
B.S. Geophysics
John Paul the Great Catholic University
M.A. in Biblical Theology (in process)

Ilayne Murray

High School Spanish
City College of New York  
    B.A. Psychology

Joseph Murray

Athletics Director, High School Morality/Apologetics Teacher
Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A. Philosophy

Robert Pickard

Middle School Latin, Religion & History,
High School History & Art
California State University San Marcos
B.A. in History
University of San Diego
M.A. in History

Colleen Pluth


Michelle Rice

Middle School Physical Science,
High School Algebra, Chemistry, & Robotics
University of Southern California
B.S. Chemistry

Jessica Rodriguez

Extended Care
Mesa College, CA
General Education/Child Development

Damian Sagastume

5th Grade Teacher
Sonoma State University
B.A. Theatre and Dance, Minor in English
California State University Chico
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Monica Smith

1st Grade Teacher
California State University San Marcos
A.A. in Liberal Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
B.A. in English
CA Teaching Credential

Sara Schaner

Kindergarten Teacher
University of Dallas   
    B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies 

Kelly Telles

High School Honors Geometry
University of the Pacific
BA Psychology
Point Loma Nazarene University
K-12 Teaching Credential

Patti Terich

Business/Office Manager
California State University Los Angeles   
B.S. Business Administration - Accounting Minor   

Emily Thomas

3rd Grade Teacher
Benedictine College
B. A. in Theology

Janna Tierney

Middle School Literature, Writing, Vocabulary, Art and Drama
University of Saint Thomas, Texas
B.A. English

Kareem Williams

P.E. and Head High School Football Coach
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