Faculty and Staff
|Mrs. Lucia Prince
Mrs. Lucia Prince
Lucia Prince has administered to students and families in the Diocese of Oakland for over 20 years as a teacher and principal. She attended Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Lucia earned her Master of Arts in Education degree from Concordia University, Irvine, her teaching credential from CSU Fresno, and her Administrative Credential from the University of California, Irvine. She is married with two grown daughters and enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. She feels blessed to serve the community as the principal of Queen of All Saints School.
|Mrs. Stephanie Pacheco
Mrs. Stephanie Pacheco
This is Mrs. Pacheco's 25th year of working in education. It is her third year as a part of the Queen of All Saints family, and she is so happy to be here. She has a teaching degree and credential with specialization in Early Childhood Education. She has five children of her own. God has blessed her with her own very diverse mix of learners, as well as all of the students and families she has encountered. This has helped her learn so much about how to reach every student's individual needs while managing the entire group. She hopes to share what she has learned and experienced with other teachers to guide the growth of excellent programs at all grade levels, while meeting the needs of every child, spiritually, emotionally, and academically.
|Father Neal Clemens||Pastor|
|Mr. Rodney Pierre-Antoine||Executive Director, Lumen Christi Academies|
|Mrs. Patricia Francisco
Mrs. Patricia Francisco
Mrs. Francisco earned her bachelor’s degree at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in the Philippines. Before starting a family, she had worked in hospitality, sales & marketing, and mortgage industries. She then concentrated on raising her 2 sons for 10 years and re-started her career back in 2019 at QAS. Although she had worked in several industries she considers working at QAS her most fulfilling job, next to motherhood! She feels blessed to be part of this loving and diverse community.
|Mrs. Laura Davis Kessler
Mrs. Laura Davis Kessler
Mrs. Laura Kessler graduated from Queen of All Saints School in 1998. From there she got her degree in Communications and a minor in Music Theatre. She moved to Florida 12 years ago and has just returned home. Her sister Lindsay also attended QAS as well as her mom, Mrs. Davis who also taught for 35 years as the school Music Teacher. Laura is so thrilled to be back here and be a part of such a wonderful community. She has been married for 14 years and has a son starting preschool here this year. Not only will she be the school bookkeeper, but she will also be stepping in her mom’s footsteps in directing the play! She looks forward to meeting and getting to know all the families!
|Mr. Bill De Smet
Mr. Bill De Smet
Woodshop and Facilities Manager
Mr. Bill DeSmet is a lifelong Concord resident, born in Oakland Ca, and a proud member of Queen of All Saints School graduating class of 1968. Bill is married, has four children, and has been richly blessed with 14 grandchildren and counting. His retirement in 2012 provided him with the time and opportunity to employ his renaissance man pursuits as a volunteer at Queen of All Saints church which ultimately brought him back to the school campus.
He feels that it is a true joy to be here with a wonderful supportive staff, all the students, and several of his grandchildren. He looks forward to continuing to serve this community.
|Mrs. Kristina Spink
Mrs. Kristina Spink
Preschool Program Director
Mrs. Spink attended California State University, East Bay, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She also holds an Associates Degree in Science from Diablo Valley College in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Infant & Toddler Care and several certificates in Early Childhood Education. Following her CSUEB graduation, she spent 5 years in research at the Arts, Creativity, and Education Laboratory at the university as well. Mrs. Spink has experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach, Anti-Bias Curriculum, and in integrated classrooms with Special Needs. She has been teaching in the Early Childhood field for over a decade and has been a part of our Queen of All Saints Preschool Program team since it’s 2018 inauguration. She, her husband, and two sons have been members of our school and church community since 2014.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Spink has 2 children, 6 siblings, and 48 cousins!
|Mrs. Ana Barajas
Mrs. Ana Barajas
Lead Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Barajas has been teaching in early childhood classrooms for nearly a decade and has worked with several age groups and ability levels. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish and is comfortable teaching and working with children and parents in both languages. In addition to holding a California State Preschool Teacher Certificate, she was also awarded an Associate Teacher Certificate from Diablo Valley College, where she is continuing to work toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a daughter who attends St. Francis of Assisi School in Concord.
|Mrs. Tracy Martin
Mrs. Tracy Martin
Mrs. Martin holds an Associate Teacher Certificate from Diablo Valley College and is continuing her education working towards her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a parishioner of Queen of All Saints church for many years and has been an active member of our Faith Formation and Vacation Bible School program most of that time. Mrs. Martin has been teaching in our Preschool Program since 2019. She also has a daughter who attends Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Fun Fact: Mrs.Martin is a great admirer of God's creation and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors hiking and backpacking.
|Mrs. Andrea Rubalcava
Mrs. Andrea Rubalcava
Mrs. Rubalcava spent 17 years in the medical field as an Ophthalmic Technician. This past year she completed her Certificate in Early Childhood Education at Chabot College with an emphasis in Infant & Toddler Care. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently and is excited to work with our diverse cultural community. She has 2 sons who attend Queen of All Saints School.
|Mrs. Sarah Sullivan
Mrs. Sarah Sullivan
Toddler Teacher Aide
Mrs. Sullivan began working in the Early Childhood field in 2008 with children 2-5 years of age at Merriewood Children's Center. She held the position for more than 4 years before choosing to put her career on hold during her children's early years. We are blessed to have her returning to the field and joining us as an aide in our Toddler Classroom. Mrs. Sullivan holds a Bachelors in Inner Personal Studies from San Francisco State University, and an Associates in General Studies from Diablo Valley College in addition to all the required Early Childhood preschool teaching courses required by licensing. She has experience with children with special needs and children in mixed age groups. She has been with the Queen of All Saints community since her childhood and is an alumni of our school. She is a mother of 4, all of which now attend Queen of All Saints School.
|Mrs. Cathy Clark
Mrs. Cathy Clark
Extended Care Program Director
Mrs. Clark has been working with children for nearly four decades. She has worked as a religious education leader with middle school and high school students, a preschool teacher, and a preschool director, as well as a transitional-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Clark holds both an Associate Teacher Certificate and a Director Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Los Medanos College. She and her husband (a QAS alumni) are active in their Catholic community and she has two grown children.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Clark has hot air ballooned over the Australian Outback, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, and climbed a waterfall in Jamaica!
|Extended Care Director|
|Mr. John (Coach) Schonder
Mr. John (Coach) Schonder
Physical Education Teacher
Coach Schonder has been working with children of all ages and abilities in a wide range of athletic disciplines since 1995. He takes a whole child approach to Physical Education focusing on five main components: Mind - Body - Spirit connection; Body movement, Breathing, and Mindfulness; Awareness of body mechanics, nutrition, and their connection to physical health; Communication and leadership skill development; and having fun! He has an elementary age daughter. The Preschool Class meets with Coach Schonder twice a week for 30-minute classes.
|Physical Education Teacher|
|Ms. Andriana Castellanos
Ms. Andriana Castellanos
Ms. Castellanos has been teaching for the past 4 years and it is her first year at Queen of All Saints. She graduated in 2020 with her degree in Human Development and option in Childhood Development. She is a Southern California native, who was born and raised in Pasadena, California! She went to San Gabriel Mission High School and has been living in the Bay Area for the past 7 years.
|Ms. Sophie Hill
Ms. Sophie Hill
Ms. Hill attended Sonoma State for her teaching program and Cal State East Bay for her credential program. She joined Queen of All Saints in the 2019-2020 school year and is very excited to bring fresh ideas to the school. One of her visions as a teacher is to help every student feel proud of themselves and confident in who they are. She is passionate about mentoring at-risk foster youth in the area. She also loves to get her Fitbit steps in daily.
|Ms. Madison Pomeroy
Ms. Madison Pomeroy1st Grade
Ms. Pomeroy received her Bachelor of Arts in the Integral Program at Saint Mary’s College of California. God is a Gael! This will be her second year teaching at Queen of All Saints School, she is currently working towards completing her Masters of Education and credential at the University of Massachusetts.. She has strong East Bay roots, growing up in Clayton, California, and attending Clayton Valley Charter High School. For the last 7 years, she has been the Women’s Soccer Junior Varsity Head Coach and the Assistant Varsity Head Coach at her high school alma mater. She strives to maintain a positive environment with mutual respect and communication between teacher, parent, and student.
|Mrs. Mary McMillan
Mrs. Mary McMillan
Mrs. McMillan began her first year of teaching 6 years ago. This will be her seventh year as an educator, and she is looking forward to moving into second grade, as her first positions at QAS were in first and third. She graduated from St. Mary's College credential and Masters programs. Originally from Southern California, she grew up with sunshine and Catholic school education, and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. She is the oldest of three children, and her mom is also a Catholic school teacher. She absolutely loves working with children, and is happy to be part of the wonderful community and family at Queen of All Saints.
|Mrs. Danielle Sallis
Mrs. Danielle Sallis
Mrs. Sallis has East Bay roots; she grew up in Antioch in the Holy Rosary / St. Ignatius Parish, and attended Carondelet High School. She then went to Penn State for her undergrad and is currently pursuing her credential and master's degree. Third grade is truly magical, a year of wonder and learning. She feels blessed to be a part of this, and looks forward to a wonderful year.
|Ms. Janine Bandayrel
Ms. Janine Bandayrel
Ms. Bandayrel, a former Queen of All Saints alumni (Class of '12), received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. She is currently working towards completing her Masters of Education and Multiple Subject Credential at the University of Massachusetts. This will be her second year as a staff member with Queen of All Saints and she is so happy to be a part of this blessed and loving community. Growing up in the East Bay Area, she really cemented her love for Education around her time at Clayton Valley Charter High School. Her teaching philosophy surrounds supporting the impressionable minds of all individual learners and maintaining an environment that revolves around mutual respect and trust.
|Ms. Stephanie Gomez
Ms. Stephanie Gomez
This is Ms. Gomez second year at Queen of All Saints but her fourth year teaching 5th grade. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Notre Dame de Namur University and is currently attending St. Mary’s College of California to obtain her Masters in Education. Her teaching philosophy is that all children are unique, each student has something special to offer to their own learning, and classroom learning as well.
|Mrs. Monica Sura
Mrs. Monica Sura
Mrs. Sura received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in English from California State East Bay in 2020. She is now continuing her education by working towards her credentials and Master's in Teaching. She will be teaching 6th, 7th & 8th grade Science, along with 6th grade Social Studies. She plan on making this a fun & engaging school year with plenty of STEM projects to look forward to.
|6th Grade and Junior High Science Teacher|
|Ms. Shella Mae Villaraza
Ms. Shella Mae Villaraza
Ms. Villaraza or Ms. V is from the Philippines and currently working on her master’s degree from the same college she graduated and earned her bachelor's degree. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Liceo de Cagayan University in 2017 at the age of 20, she immediately started her teaching career. She has been a teacher for more than a year in the US and about 4 years in the Philippines.
|7th Grade and Junior High Math|
|Mrs. Stacy Mittler
Mrs. Stacy Mittler
Mrs. Mittler is originally from Laredo, Texas, and she is fluent in Spanish. She recently completed a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and was accepted into a second master’s program at Georgetown University. She is absolutely thrilled to be a member of the Queen of All Saints family and greatly looking forward to an exciting and blessed school year.
|8th Grade and Junior High ELA|
|Mrs. Ariel Goldman
Mrs. Ariel Goldman
Mrs. Goldman received a BFA in painting and drawing from the California College of Arts and an MFA in animation from the Academy of Art University. She has been teaching art for close to 10 years. Currently she teaches for the Museum of Children’s Arts (MOCHA). Art is such a fun and wonderful subject to teach and she feels blessed to be able to foster creativity in the next generation and looks forward to sharing her love of art with the students here at QAS.
|Mrs. Sarah Martinez
Mrs. Sarah Martinez
Liturgical Music Teacher
Mrs. Martinez graduated from Queen of All Saints school and discovered her love of singing with Mrs. Davis. She grew up singing in the church as a cantor and part of the choir. She has been in multiple competitive choirs, was a singer for a jazz band for a year, and currently sings for weddings and funerals. She is very excited to share her love of singing and music with the kids and to bring some liturgical music back into the church!
|Jr. High Liturgical Music/Primary Grades Choir & Performance|
|Ms. Marty Gillman||Support Teacher|
|Mrs. Stacey Rubalcava||Kindergarten Support Teacher|
|Mr. Ron Minges
|Mrs. Kensey Mires
|Ms. Amonneika Nunnery
||Extended Care Staff|