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World 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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Head Librarian

Library and Learning Commons

Work Phone: 510-881-4349 Profile Page: Jessica Chun

Employed Since: 2012

Educational Background: BA in English from Saint Mary’s College of CA and a MLIS from San Jose State University

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

When I was a child, I wanted to be a(an): Veterinarian

Best Vacation Ever: Hawaii with friends for a wedding

Highlight of working at MCHS: Introducing students to all of our fun Maker Lab equipment.

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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!

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Teacher, Dance Director

Visual and Performing Arts

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

Employed Since: 1988

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

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

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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Epicurean Group

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

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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Administrative Assistant


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

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Counselor, Department Chair


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

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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Epicurean Group

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Dean of Students

Administration, Office of the Dean

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

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

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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Site Services

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Employed Since: 1987

Pleasanton, CA

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

Best Vacation Ever: 

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

Employed Since: 2012

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

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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Site Services

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Technology & Media Arts

Home Phone: 510-881-4128 Profile Page: Gary Gongwer

Employed Since: 2004

Educational Background: BS in Math, University of Arizona; MS in Statistics, CSU East Bay

Hometown: Owensboro, KY

When I was a child, I wanted to be a: Deep sea diver

Best Vacation Ever: Iceland. No contest.

Highlight of working at MCHS: Seeing a student smile when I see them in the hallway.

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World Language

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

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!