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Director of Marketing and Communications

Administration, Communications

Work Phone: 510-881-4359 Profile Page: Donna Cumming
Biography

Employed Since: 2017

Educational Background: BA, Journalism, Minor Political Science, California State University Chico

Hometown: Fall River, MA

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

Best Vacation Ever: A month in New Zealand!

Highlight of working at MCHS: Still getting to know MCHS.

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Advancement Special Events and Stewardship Manager

Advancement

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

Employed Since: 2000

Hometown: 
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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Fellow

Faith, Moreau Fellow, Student Activities

Profile Page: Colin DeGuzman ’14
Biography
Educational Background: St. Edward’s University, B.S. degree in Behavioral Neuroscience
Hometown: Hayward
When I was a child, I wanted to be: a surgeon
Best Vacation ever: Disneyland
Highlight of working at MCHS: Coming back to my alma mater and giving back to the place that has helped me build the foundation of who I am today.

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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: Undergraduate: Macalester College – BA in English, BA in International Studies, Hispanic Studies Minor, and Human Rights & Humanitarianism Program Founding Student; Graduate School: Lesley University – Master of Education in Mindfulness-Based Education (transferable degree in applied neuroscience and psychology)
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia (right outside Washington, D.C.)
When I was a child, I wanted to be: A veterinarian or conservationist, a professional dancer, a writer “to take care of people,” “to be paid to be a student,” an anthropologist, an astrophysicist… I’ve always been – and still am – curious about everything.
Best vacation ever: It’s an honest tie between Hawai’i (two weeks of relaxation and outdoor adventuring with my partner), touring the Arizona/Utah National Parks (two weeks in the Grand Canyon, Arches, Bryce, Zion, slot canyons, Monument Valley and more with my best friend and family), and Paris (in winter, alone, with a good book, good food, Christmas markets, and all the museums to myself).
Highlight of working at MCHS: The warm welcome. The ability to be open about and integrate the pursuit of love and wisdom into my teaching. However it makes me grow in the years to come.

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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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Alumni and Constituent Relations Program Manager

Advancement

Home Phone: 510-881-4308 Profile Page: John Forsyth

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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

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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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Teacher, Athletic Trainer, Department Chair

Athletics, Science

Work Phone: (510) 881-4337 Profile Page: Kerrie Gibson
Biography

Educational Background: BS Kinesiology, CSUS; MA in Education, National University

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Best Vacation Ever: Trip to Italy

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Custodian

Site Services

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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!