Faculty and Staff
|Mrs. Stephanie Pacheco
Mrs. Stephanie Pacheco
Mrs. Pacheco has been in the field of education for twenty-five years. From California to Illinois and then back to California, she taught preschool for ten years, kindergarten for twelve years, and first grade for two years. Last year, she stepped out of the classroom to be the vice-principal here at Queen of All Saints. During that year, she was given hands-on training for an administrative position in a Catholic school with a very knowledgeable leader. She is well-prepared in her new role as the principal of Queen of All Saints School.
Mrs. Pacheco is a product of the Oakland Diocese; she attended St. Agnes as a child. Now, she and her husband have five children from 11 to 27 years who have all been raised in the Catholic School system. It has been a lifelong commitment and vocation of raising and teaching children to love and follow God.
|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.
|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.
|Ms. Jo Ann Bell
Ms. Jo Ann Bell
Front Office Support
Ms. Jo Ann has a lot years of administrative support assistance in all levels of education, which includes many surrounded by young people. She has volunteered in various capacities with several non/profit agencies and loves helping and hearing; important aspects needed to support and assist.
Her adult children both graduated from Saint Leo’s in Oakland. Her son graduated from St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley and her daughter graduated from St. Joseph/ Notre Dame in Alameda. She is an alum of St. Mary’s College of California-Moraga and is excited to meet to be a member of the QAS 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. Alicia Lozano
Mrs. Alicia Lozano
Mrs. Lozano has been teaching in early childhood classrooms since 2010. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish and is comfortable teaching and working with children and parents in both languages. She also has experience with American Sign Language. She holds an associate's degree in Early Childhood Development from Diablo Valley College and continues to take Professional Development courses. She has an adult son who attended a Christian School where she also taught for many years. She will be a Co-Teacher in our Preschool Program.
|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. Sarah Sullivan
Mrs. Sarah Sullivan
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.
|Mr. Michael Vellos
Mr. Michael Vellos
Preschool Program Support Teacher and ECP staff
Mr. Vellos has been in the early childhood field for over 5 years. He holds an Assistant Child Care Certificate from Diablo Valley College and continues to take Professional Development courses. He has experience with the Montessori method and working with children in crisis. Mr. Vellos is active in the Queen of All Saints parish community and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be taking on positions as a Teacher's Aide in our Preschool Program and Extended Care Program.
|Mrs. Sarah Martinez
Mrs. Sarah Martinez
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!
|Mrs. Andrea Rubalcava
Mrs. Andrea Rubalcava
Transitional Kindergarten Support Teacher
Mrs. Andrea Rubalcava holds an Associate Teacher Certificate from Chabot College with an emphasis in Infant and 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. Rubalcava joined our Preschool Program in 2021 and is excited to join our Transitional Kindergarten class this year as a support teacher.
|Transitional Kindergarten Support Teacher|
|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.
|Mrs. Stacey Rubalcava
Mrs. Stacey Rubalcava
Kindergarten Support Teacher
Mrs. Stacey Ruibalcava has worked in the Early Childhood Field for over 12 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She is going on her 3rd year at QAS. This will be her 2nd year working in the kindergarten classroom. She is a mother of 3, of which the youngest attends QAS. She loves walking and traveling.
|Kindergarten Support Teacher|
|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.
|Mr. Ron Minges
||1st Grade Support Teacher / Safety Coordinator|
|Mrs. Krystina King
Mrs. Krystina King
Mrs. King is excited to become part of the Queen of All Saints family as the 2nd grade teacher. She is currently working on her Master's of Education in Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. She has been a catechist at Good Shepherd Parish for 11+ years, teaching multiple grades in sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. She is also involved with the Life Teen program, and the commissioned Eucharistic Minister. She and her husband were blessed with two children and her older daughter will also start at Queen of All Saints as a first grader. She cannot wait for the new school year to start and looks forward to working with the students on their educational achievements and strengthening their faith.
|Mrs. Janette Silva
Mrs. Janette Silva
2nd Grade Support Teacher
Mrs. Silva has been working in the early childhood field since 2016. She joined Queen of All Saint in the beginning of the year of 2023. She enjoys working with children. It’s very important to her to have a positive connection with children, as well as a working environment that provides positive support to help children be successful. She strongly believes each child is unique and that they are the hope for a better future. She continues to further her education in early childhood education and work towards an associate's degree.
|2nd Grade Support Teacher|
|Mrs. Lidan Yang
Mrs. Lidan Yang
Mrs. Yang is excited to join Queen of All Saints as the 3rd grade homeroom teacher. She was born and grew up in China and moved to California in 2017 with her family. She used to be an ESL teacher in China and has her Master's Degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Earlier this year, she got her preliminary teaching credential for multiple subjects, and she can’t wait to continue her passion for education at Queen of All Saints! She looks forward to meeting and getting to know the amazing children and helping them grow in their own unique ways!
|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 third 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 fifth year teaching 5th grade. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Notre Dame de Namur University. She received her Masters Degree in Teaching back in December at St. Mary's College. 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. Kensey Mires
4th and 5th Grade Support Teacher
Mrs. Mires is a proud alumni of QAS. She attended Carondelet High School and then went on to graduate from California State University, Chico, with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Religious Studies. After realizing being a Juvenile Probation Officer was not the route she wanted to go in order to help kids, she started working at St. Francis of Assisi School, assisting in the 2nd grade. After 9 years there she went “back home” to work at QAS. She strives to set an example to her students every day of what it is to be a respectful, faithful person on this earth. The Golden Rule is her guide and loves that she can lead it.
|4th and 5th Grade Support Teacher|
|Mrs. Danielle Sallis
Mrs. Danielle Sallis
6th Grade & Junior High ELA
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. She feels blessed to be a part of this, and looks forward to a wonderful year.
|6th Grade and Junior High ELA|
|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 2 years in the US and about 4 years in the Philippines.
|7th Grade and Junior High Math|
|Ms. Maria Joy Madiloso
Ms. Maria Joy Madiloso
7th grade & Junior High Science
Ms. Madiloso is from the Philippines. Her expertise lies in Mathematics and Science. She strives to be a more active and engaging teacher to her students. Throughout her career, She has had the opportunity to teach children in far-flung areas where children can eat once or nothing in a day. She is excited to be here and eager to share her knowledge and insights with everyone. She looks forward to engaging in meaningful discussions and making valuable contributions.
|7th Grade and Junior High Science|
|Mrs. Monica Sura
Mrs. Monica Sura
8th grade & Junior High Social Studies
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.
|8th grade & Junior High Social Studies|
|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.
|Mr. John (Coach) Schonder
Mr. John (Coach) Schonder
Resource Support / Physical Education
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.
|Resource / Physical Education|
|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 Program|
|Ms. Citlali Gallo
||Extended Care Program|