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Faculty and Staff

Ms. Michelle Escobar Principal
Mrs. Silvia Rodriguez Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Ms. Vanessa Cordova Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Diana Perez First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Minerva Corona Second Grade Teacher
Ms. Veronica Ruiz

Ms. Veronica Ruiz
Third Grade Teacher

Veronica Ruiz, a first-year teacher who is passionate about education, and currently pursuing my psychology degree at California State East Bay (graduating in 2024). Her journey into education began in 2016 at St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond, where I worked as a teacher assistant for a 2/3rd-grade class. This experience ignited her love for working with children and sharpened her classroom management skills. Over the years, Ms. Ruiz expanded her role in education, eventually becoming a coordinator for an after-school program, working with students from kindergarten to high school. Since 2017, she also been tutoring, mainly focusing on students in grades K to 4th. One of Ms. Ruiz's proudest achievements was founding a vibrant book club with 20 enthusiastic students, nurturing a passion for reading and learning. Beyond education, she an avid traveler. When Ms. Ruiz is not on the move, she enjoys the thrill of scary movies. Ms. Ruiz is thrilled to embark on this new chapter of her life as a first-time teacher, guiding 3rd-grade students on their educational journey. What makes this adventure even more special is that she is simultaneously embracing the joys of motherhood for the first time. It truly feels like the best of both worlds, and she is deeply honored to be a part of this wonderful community.

Third Grade Teacher
Mr. Angel Varela

Mr. Angel Varela
Fourth Grade Teacher

Mr. Varela is honored to be a part of the amazing family and community here at Saint Elizabeth Catholic School! Mr. Varela will be in his first official year as a teacher with a history of working with after school programs. Mr. Varela's class slogan is "in this class, we love to learn!" His passion for teaching started ever since he joined after school programs to help today's youth with social, academic, and emotional skills. Mr. Varela loves to teach about our beautiful faith and is a huge believer in saying, "once you understand how much God loves you, it is a whole lot easier to love him." His passions also include basketball and reading!

Fourth Grade Teacher
Mr. Guillermo Anaya Fifth Grade Teacher
Mr. LaRon Mitchell Sixth Grade Teacher
Ms. Maricela Vázquez Seventh and Eighth Grade Math, Science & Religion
Ms. Vanessa Vallejo Seventh and Eighth Grade ELA, Social Studies & Religion
Ms. Sara Lopez Art Teacher
Ms. Maria L. Carrillo Director, Mother Pia Program
Kayla Story Counselor
Ms. Jamie Lee 1st - 5th Grades Reading and Writing Intervention
Mr. Alan Perlberg Learning Specialist
Ms. Elizabeth Briggs 6th-8th Grades Reading and Writing Intervention
Sister Jo McFayden 1st - 8th Grades Math Intervention
Loxie Hoshino K-3 Inclusion Specialist
Ms. Oralia Toris Mother Pia Office Administrative Support
Trini Lopez Yard Supervisor
Coach Tony Yard Supervisor
Ms. Geno Salcedo Instructional Assistant
Sister Paula Toner Health Coordinator and Sacramental Prep