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Faculty and Staff

St. Joseph Catholic School employs only credentialed teachers who have demonstrated a deep commitment to Catholic education and who are wonderful role models for our youth. Students become empowered to attain academic excellence. The staff and administration have chosen to structure the curriculum program to meet or exceed California Common Core State Standards and Diocesan High School Competencies in all academic areas. Homework, grading, and communication policies foster a special relationship between student, parent, and teacher. Methodologies used in the classroom recognize the varied learning styles, aptitudes, and interests of our students. Above all, our staff and administration provide a caring, nurturing environment that enables each student to grow in love of God, neighbor and self.

Faculty and Staff

Name Role
Kristen Mendonsa Principal
Debbie Williams Office Manager
Cami Azzarello Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Kristie Cherry Kindergarten
Gayle Moore Grade 1
Charlotte Corkery Grade 2
Dede Gottlieb Grade 3
Jamie Zalud Grade 4
Patrick Marquez Grade 5 Homeroom, 5th-8th Religion, Vice Principal, Athletic Director
Holly Henson Grade 6 Homeroom, 6th & 7th ELA
Catherine Durant Grade 7 Homeroom, 5th-8th Math
Nicole Brown Grade 8 Homeroom, 5th-8th ELA, Vice Principal
Doug Halleran5th - 8th Social Studies
Allison Rossiter PE
Jessica Miller TK Aide
Megan Phillips TK Aide/AA
Danielle Salas Kindergarten Aide
Karen Lloyd Grade 1 Aide
Julie Cirksena Grade 2 Aide
Rachel Durant Grade 4 Aide
Monica Roman Spanish & Extension Program Director
Mary Chadwick Rescore Specialist

Stephanie Vargas PE
Jordan Stephens EDP
Cori Bergeron School Bookkeeper
Alan Wittinger School Maintenance
SJCS General Information



St. Teresa of Avila Parish
11600 Atwood Rd.
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-2254

Pastor Rev. Carlo G. Tejano

St. Joseph Parish
1162 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-2956