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Teacher, Social Justice Coordinator


Work Phone: 510-881-4334 Profile Page: Jerico Abanico


Educational background: CSU East Bay, BA in Human Development with a concentration on Adolescent Development

Hometown: Union City, CA

When I was a child I wanted to be: A doctor and an X-men (more specifically Ice Man)

Best vacation ever: Going to Rome and exploring the Vatican.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Being able to work with inspiring young students everyday.

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Administration, Site Services

Work Phone: 510-881-4306 Profile Page: Tom Alcott


Educational Background: BA BusinessCSUFullerton; Business Single Subject Credential–CSUFullerton; MOAM-Business–University of Phoenix; Administrative Credential 1 or 2 years–St. Mary’s College

Hometown: La Habra, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Professional Baseball Player

Best Vacation Ever: The next vacation I go on.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Having three children graduate from MCHS and get into the college of their choice.

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Site Services

Profile Page: Javier Alfaro

Employed Since: 1998

Hometown: Hayward, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Pilot

Best Vacation Ever: Las Vegas

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Meeting new people, and working around such friendly people each day.

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Site Services

Profile Page: Jorge Alfaro

Employed Since: 1999

San Francisco, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Professional Soccer Player

Best Vacation Ever: 

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Working with friendly people and watching our soccer teams.

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Site Services

Profile Page: Valentin Avila

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Campus Supervisor

Campus Supervisor

Home Phone: 510-881-4319 Profile Page: Armando Ayala

Employed Since: 1999

 Pinole, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: 
Police Officer

Best Vacation Ever: 

Highlight of working at MCHS:
 Families, Students, Faculty, and Staff

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Work Phone: 510-881-4164 Profile Page: David Baptist ’85

Employed Since: 2006

Class of ’85

Educational Background: BA, San Francisco State

Hometown: Hayward, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Dreamer for hire.

Best Vacation Ever: The next one … which will surpass the last one, rafting the Deschutes with my family.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Our boys won the 2011 NCS DII Golf Championship. Having the pleasure to work with that group of dedicated young men–and their wonderful families–will always remind me why sports are a vital component of higher education.

Another highlight: watching the Winter Dance Concerts of 2012-13: 5-6-7-8 and On, Dancer. I mean, seriously … BRAVA!!!!

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Main Office Staff

Work Phone: 510-881-4300 Profile Page: Madeline Bender

Employed Since: 1992

Hometown: San Ramon, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Secretary (like in Perry Mason)

Best Vacation Ever: Three-week road trip to Canada

Highlight of working at MCHS: Being a part of the Holy Cross “family” and Holy Cross Associates has been such a large part of my life, I can’t imagine working anywhere else for as long as I have been here. The Moreau community is so very important to me; everyone cares.

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Admissions Coordinator


Home Phone: 510-881-4320 Profile Page: Claudia Briones

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Home Phone: 510-881-4193 Profile Page: Anna Brown

Employed Since: 2014

Educational Background: 
BA English LIturature, UC Berkeley; MA Education, UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be an: Artist

Life Goal: 
To be the oldest woman ever to surf Maverick’s

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Working with brilliant young minds.

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Home Phone: 510-881-4122 Profile Page: Jonathan Burns

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Assistant, Registrar

Office of Instruction

Work Phone: 510-881-4350 Profile Page: Kim Capurro

Employed Since: 2008

Hometown: Oakland, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Secretary. Then, I discovered golf and wanted to be a professional golfer.

Best Vacation Ever: 
Being in Hawaii with my family

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Being surrounded by such wonderful people! I’ve also been fortunate enough to work here while my children were here.

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Educational Resource Specialist

Learning Center

Home Phone: 510-881-4357 Profile Page: Alicia Carew

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Teacher, Chaplain, Asst. Coach – Water Polo

Faith, Theology

Work Phone: 510-881-4336 Profile Page: Fr. Bruce Cecil CSC

Employed Since: 2011

Educational Background: BA, Political Science; BA, Journalism; BS, Mechanical Engineering; M.Div., Theology

Hometown: Louisville, KY

When I was a child, I wanted to be an: Astronomer or astronaut

Best Vacation Ever: Traveling in Europe

Highlight of working at MCHS: Philippines Immersion Trip, Summer 2014

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Graphic Designer / Web and Social Media Coordinator


Home Phone: 510-881-4355 Profile Page: Tim Chaparro

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Modern Language

Home Phone: 510-881-4160 Profile Page: Henny Chen

Employed Since: 2007

Educational Background: Master of Arts in Educational Technology and Communication, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Lawyer

Best Vacation Ever: Traveled to Madison, Wisconsin in 2017

Highlights of working at MCHS: Referred to as “the technology queen” by students.

Received the “Holy Cross Educator of the Year” award in 2012-2013.

Received the “Moderator of the Year” award for the Asian Drama Cub in 2017-2018.

Designed flipped learning, blended learning, and personalized learning models for the Chinese program and presented these models around the world

Was certified as an Oral Proficiency Interview rater by the American Council on the Teaching Foreign Language and implemented OPI and Written Proficiency Tests into Moreau’s curriculum and evaluation.

Personal curriculum vitae:

The Chinese program at Moreau:

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Site Services

Profile Page: Leonardo Cortez

Employed Since: 2007

Hayward, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Train Engineer

Best Vacation Ever: Puerto Vallarta

Highlight of working at MCHS: Working with the friendly people of Moreau and supporting our basketball teams.

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Human Resources Manager

Human Resources

Work Phone: 510-881-4352 Profile Page: Francine Cronin

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Alumni and Special Events Manager


Work Phone: 510-881-4330 Profile Page: Diana DeFrance ’76

Employed Since: 2000

Hayward, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Teacher

Best Vacation Ever: Hawaii

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Working with student government students on my first student fundraiser (2001) – they were amazing!