MEET OUR FACULTY

Experience: 
12 years teaching

Long Beach City College

California State University,
Long Beach

Mrs. Cyril Cruz
Principal

Favorite quote:
“Be who God made you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
St. Catherine of Siena –

Favorite book:
Chosen and Cherished
Kimberly Hahn

Experience: 
30+ years teaching

Chapman University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sr. Benedicta Marie
8th Grade

Favorite quote:
“Do not accept anything as Truth if it lacks Love,
and do not accept anything as Love if it lacks Truth.”
St. Benedict of the Cross –

Favorite book:
Hebrews

Experience: 
9 years teaching

Human Relations Institute

University of California,
Santa Barbara

Mr. Gary Page
Assistant Principal – 7th Grade

Favorite quote:
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.”
G.K. Chesterton

Favorite book:
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Experience: 
19 years teaching

California State University,
Dominguez Hills

University of Dallas

UCLA

Miss Leana Corral
6th Grade

Favorite quote:
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta

Favorite book:
The Tale of the Three Trees
Angela Elwell Hunt

Experience: 
18 years teaching

University of California, Irvine

Cal Poly Pomona 

Sr. Anne Marie Valencia
5th Grade

Favorite quote:
“I represented to him my poverty, telling Him I was nothing more than a straw. And the Divine Master replied: ‘It is with straws I light the fire.'”
Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew

Favorite book:
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy

Experience: 
18 years teaching

University of Florida

University of Maryland

North Carolina A&T
State University 

Ms. Melinda DeVaughn
4th Grade

Favorite quote:
“Form a beautiful and rich tabernacle within your heart for Our Lord
and then do not let Him go. In that way, you will always have Him with you.”
Venerable Mother Luisita
 –

Favorite book:
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

Experience: 
1 year teaching

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Miss Lisa Nguyen
3rd Grade

Favorite quote:
“The glory of God is man fully alive.”
St. Irenaeus

Favorite book:
Confessions
St. Augustine

Experience: 
4 years teaching

St. Mary’s College of California,
Kalmanovitz School of Education

Miss Elizabeth Nealey
2nd Grade

Favorite quote:
“Do small things with great love.”
St. Therese of Lisieux

Favorite book:
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

Experience: 
20 years teaching

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

University of Scranton

Sr. Mary Patrice
1st Grade

Favorite quote:
“Without confidence and love, there can be no true education.”
St. John Bosco

Favorite book:
The Family that Overtook Christ
Rev. M. Raymond, OCSO

Experience: 
3 years teaching

M.A., Elementary Education,
University of Phoenix

B.A.,
California State University,
San Bernardino

Miss Christina Ramirez
Kindergarten

Favorite quote:
“I understood that loves comprises all vocations – that love is everything and because it is eternal, embraces all times and places.”
St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Favorite book:
Diary of St. Faustina
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Experience: 
5 years teaching

Barstow Community College

Dominican University of California

California State University,
Dominguez Hills

Miss Robles
Transitional Kindergarten

Favorite quote:
“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, all things pass away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who has God finds he lacks nothing; God alone suffices.”
St. Teresa of Avila –

Favorite book:
The Bible

Experience: 
35 years teaching

Arizona State University

Graduate Theological Union

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Madrid

Southern California School
of Interpretation

Mr. Raybuck
Latin

Favorite quote:
“Cogito ergo sum.”
Rene Descartes –

Favorite book:
The Gospel of John

Experience: 
9 years teaching

Long Beach City College

California State University,
Dominguez Hills

Miss Christina Nguyen
Music

Favorite quote:
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
St. Teresa of Calcutta –

Favorite book:
The Lamplighter
Maria Susanna Cummins

Experience: 
30 years teaching

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

St. Thomas University
Miami, FL

Sr. Rita Therese
Religion Coordinator

Favorite quote:
“In the evening of life you will be judged on love.”
St. John of the Cross –

Favorite book:
Life in a Jewish Family
Edith Stein