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Teacher, Dance Director, Department Chair

Visual and Performing Arts

Work Phone: (510) 881-4354 Profile Page: Angela Demmel
Biography

Employed Since: 1988

Educational Background:
 BA Theatre with Dance Option, CSU East Bay; MFA Performance and Choreography, Mills College

Hometown:
 Dublin, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a:
 Dancer and choreographer

Best Vacation Ever:
 Floating down the Nile in Egypt

Highlight of working at MCHS:
 I am blessed with the opportunity to watch young men and women transform into creative, independent thinkers.

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Teacher

English

Home Phone: 510-881-4103 Profile Page: Morgan Derby
Biography

Employed Since: 2018

Educational Background: BA in English, BA in International Studies, M.Ed. in Mindfulness in Education (Applied Neuroscience and Psychology)
Hometown: Washington, D.C., now Oakland
When I was a child, I wanted to be: A conservationist or professional dancer
Best vacation ever: Two weeks snorkeling, hiking, and eating all the good food in Maui and Kauai
Highlight of working at MCHS: Spirit Week, and the spirit that pervades all year

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Assistant

Counseling

Work Phone: 510-881-4331 Profile Page: Theresa Doty ’78
Biography

Employed Since: 2008

Hometown: Union City, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: Went to Philadelphia with my daughter.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Working with our remarkable students. They are a joy to be around.

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Campus Ministry Assistant

Faith

Home Phone: 510-881-4324 Profile Page: Janina Engo ’17

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Administrative Assistant

Athletics

Home Phone: 510-878-3845 Profile Page: Erica Escalante

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Counselor, Department Co-chair

Counseling

Home Phone: 510-881-4360 Profile Page: Stacey Ferreira ’86
Biography

Employed Since: 2012

Educational Background: BA Sociology, CSU East Bay; MS Educational Psychology, CSU East Bay

Hometown: San Leandro, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Professional Roller Skater

Best Vacation Ever: Horseback riding in the foothills of Maui, Hawaii.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Watching my upperclassmen Saints and Scholars guide my 9th graders. I am so proud of who they are and how much they have grown.

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Dean of Students

Administration

Work Phone: 510-881-4315 Profile Page: Colleen Galloway ’77
Biography

Employed Since: 2001

Class of ’77

Educational Background: BA Psychology and Anthropology, UC Berkeley ; Paralegal Certificate, CSU Hayward; MA Administration of Justice, San Jose State; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Jose State
University

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: Family vacations every summer in Tahoe.

Highlights of working at MCHS:
(1) Returning to my alma mater and seeing the focus on Holy Cross charisms evidenced in the community, especially being family.

(2) Being on stage at the Paramount Theater to be the first to congratulate my son after he received his diploma in 2011.

(3) Coming with my daughter to the Honors at Acceptance Night.

(4) Having students come back to tell me they are majoring in Psychology because my class got them hooked.

(5) Students in my AP Government classes turning 18 and wanting to register to vote.

(6) Having a student explain a concept he was having trouble writing down and seeing the pride in his face when he was successful.

The list could go on and on – we have such an incredible community (faculty, staff, parents/guardians, students, alumni, supporters).

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Bus Driver

Site Services, Uncategorized

Profile Page: Barbara Galvan

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Custodian

Site Services

Profile Page: Dennis Garl
Biography

Employed Since: 1987

Hometown: 
Pleasanton, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: 
Minnesota

Highlight of working at MCHS: Boys and Girls Basketball Championships and helping everyone.

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Teacher, Head Coach, Football, Department Chair

Athletics, Physical Education

Home Phone: 510-881-4131 Profile Page: Robert Gatrell
Biography

Employed Since: 2012

Educational Background: BA Art, Fresno State; MA Kinesiology, Sonoma State

Hometown: 
Brentwood, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: 
Driving a Smart Car with another offensive lineman from Amsterdam to Paris

Highlight of working at MCHS: Helping students and athletes achieve success through hard work.

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Custodian

Site Services

Profile Page: Celia Gomez
Biography

2007

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Teacher

Modern Language

Home Phone: 510-881-4153 Profile Page: Luis Gonzales
Biography

Employed Since: 2001

Educational Background: BS Political Science, Law Degree, Lima, Perú Garcilaso De la Vega University; Teaching Credential, Dominican University; MA in Linguistics and Literature, San Jose State

Hometown: Lima, Perú

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Bullfighter, soccer player or lawyer.

Best Vacation Ever: Playa del Carmen México: eating, swimming and sleeping.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Being a part of the Moreau Catholic family!

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Teacher, Coach – Cross Country/Track & Field

Athletics, Theology

Work Phone: 510-881-4324 Profile Page: Ben Greenbaum ’00
Biography

Employed Since: 2012

Class of ’00

Educational Background: BA History and Jewish Studies, University of California, Davis; MA History, University of Nevada, Reno; MA Education, University of San Francisco; Oakland Diocese Master Catechist

Hometown: Hayward, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: Relaxing in Hawaii

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Getting to know students on a personal level…and of course coaching!

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Teacher, Asst. Coach – Cross Country, Department Chair

Mathematics

Home Phone: 510-881-4169 Profile Page: Katie Greenbaum ’08
Biography

Employed Since: 2014

Class of ’08

Educational Background: BS Secondary Education and Mathematics, University of Portland

Hometown: Hayward, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Basketball Player

Best Vacation Ever: Going to the Philippines (especially Boracay)

Highlight of working at MCHS: Being able to work with our students both as a teacher and a coach.

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Principal

Administration

Profile Page: Elizabeth Guneratne
Biography

Educational experience: BA in English and sociology from the University of Texas at Austin; MA in organizational leadership from the University of San Francisco; Ed.D from the University of California, Berkeley

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Teacher, Assistant Coach – Cross Country, Department Chair

Athletics, Theology

Home Phone: 510-881-4207 Profile Page: James Hannon ’02
Biography

Employed Since: 2007

Class of ’02

Educational Background: BA Integral Liberal Arts, St. Mary’s College of California; MA Theology, DSPT

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: Honeymoon in Hawaii

Highlight of working at MCHS: 
Making the students laugh every year during the Spirit Week faculty skit

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Assistant Principal of Instruction

Administration, Office of Instruction, Saint Andre Program

Home Phone: 510-881-4345 Profile Page: Kristin Hannon ’02
Biography

’02 

Educational Background: BA English and History, University of Notre Dame; M.Ed. Stanford University
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
When I was a child, I wanted to be: a journalist.
Best vacation ever: Exploring Greece with my mom.
Highlight of working at MCHS: Rejoining this incredibly supportive and special community where I was once a student.