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Heather Church Heather Church Principal
Heather Church

Heather Church

Principal
hchurch@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History from UC Davis, a Master in Educational Leadership and Administrative Credential from St. Mary’s College of California and a CLEAR K-12 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with English Language Authorization, including supplemental authorization in Civics and Government from California State University, Sacramento.

Mrs. Church began her teaching career as a 4th/5th grade combination teacher in the Fairfield-Suisun School District and then joined the Diocese of Sacramento as the 7th grade classroom teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School. During summers, she also taught for the Academic Talent Search at CSUS.

St. James School is a very special place to Mrs. Church because, as an alumna, it is where she developed a love of learning and her Catholic faith. Mrs. Church had the opportunity to return to St. James School, her alma mater, as the 4th grade teacher and now serves as its Principal.

Beverly Juhnke Beverly Juhnke Administrative Assistant
Beverly Juhnke

Beverly Juhnke

Administrative Assistant
bjuhnke@sjsdavis.com

Received BA in history with a minor in Education, Mount Marty College, South Dakota, 1968.

Experience: Mrs. Juhnke taught high school in South Dakota, 1968-1970; St. James, 1983 to present.

Kelly Schwagerus Kelley Schwagerus Office Assistant
Kelly Schwagerus

Kelly Schwagerus

Office Assistant

Allison Wiley Allison Torok Transitional Kindergarten
Allison Wiley

Allison Torok

Transitional Kindergarten
atorok@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Sociology from UC Davis and a Master in Education from National University.

Before joining St. James School as its Transitional Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Torok taught TK at Holy Cross Academy and Pre-K at the Davis Montessori School.

Robin Ramos Robin Ramos Kindergarten
Robin Ramos

Robin Ramos

Kindergarten
rramos@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Liberal Studies and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD certification from California State University, San Francisco.

Ms. Ramos began her career teaching both 1st and 3rd grades in Catholic Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Notre Dame, Vacaville before becoming St. James School’s kindergarten teacher.

Anna Lynch Anna Lynch First Grade
Anna Lynch

Anna Lynch

First Grade
alynch@sjsdavis.com

Received B.S. in Human Development with a minor in Psychology from UC Davis and a Master in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, a California Multiple Subject CLEAR Credential with CLAD Certification from St. Mary’s College of California.

Before joining St. James School as its 1st grade teacher, Ms. Lynch was a Resource Specialist and a Special Education teacher. She is the recipient of Solano County’s SELPA Community Advisory Committee’s Special Education Recognition Award as well as Teacher of the Year by Scandia Elementary School. Ms. Lynch has taught in a variety of elementary classrooms in Solano County, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Margaret Stanton Margaret Stanton Second Grade
Margaret Stanton

Margaret Stanton

Second Grade
mstanton@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Child Development, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Special Education Credential from California State University, Sacramento.

Mrs. Stanton taught both Kindergarten and 1st grade at Immaculate Conception School in Sacramento before becoming St. James School’s 2nd grade teacher.

Dru Cullison Dru Cullison Third Grade
Dru Cullison

Dru Cullison

Third Grade
dcullison@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Psychology from UC Davis and a California Multiple Subject CLEAR Credential with CLAD certification from California State University, Sacramento.

Mrs. Cullison began her teaching career in Colorado before moving back to California where she taught 3rd grade in Elk Grove. She joined the staff of St. James School as the 4th grade teacher and is now thrilled to be job sharing the 3rd grade teaching position with Mrs. Perry.

Susan Perry Susan Perry Third Grade
Susan Perry

Susan Perry

Third Grade
sperry@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Liberal and Civic Studies from St. Mary’s College of California and a Master in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University.

Mrs. Perry joined the St. James School staff as the 3rd grade instructional aide and is now thrilled to be job sharing the 3rd grade teaching position with Mrs. Cullison.

Tianna Hawkins Tianna Hawkins Fourth Grade
Tianna Hawkins

Tianna Hawkins

Fourth Grade
thawkins@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Elementary Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Boise State University, College of Education.

Mrs. Hawkins began her career teaching 4th grade in Idaho before moving to California where she taught at Holy Spirit School in Fairfield before becoming St. James School’s 4th grade teacher.

Genevieve Shay Genevieve Shay Fifth Grade
Genevieve Shay

Genevieve Shay

Fifth Grade
gshay@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis and a Master in Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from University of San Francisco.

Before becoming the 5th grade teacher, Ms. Shay was St. James School’s 1st grade instructional aide as well as its long-term 1st grade substitute teacher.

Paul Agnew Paul Agnew 6th Grade
Junior High Math
Math Teacher
Paul Agnew

Paul Agnew

Sixth Grade
Junior High Math

pagnew@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Mathematics from Benedictine College, Kansas, a Master in Educational Administration, a California Multiple Subject Credential and a California Single Subject Credential in Math from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Agnew began his teaching career with the Peace Corp in Sierra Leone. Upon returning to the United States, he taught junior high at St. Mary School in Gilroy and Our Lady of Grace in West Sacramento before joining the staff at St. James School as its 5th grade teacher. Mr. Agnew was thrilled when the opportunity to teach junior high math became available, because this is his specialty!

Jairo Romero Jairo Romero 7th Grade
Junior High History
History Teacher
Jairo Romero

Jairo Romero

7th Grade
Junior High History

jromero@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in History and Master in English from University of Southern New Hampshire.

Before joining the staff of St. James School, Mr. Romero served in the US Army and worked in the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Kathryn Baggarly Kathryn Baggarly 8th Grade
Junior High Literature and Grammar
Literature Teacher
Kathryn Baggarly

Kathryn Baggarly

Eighth Grade
Junior High Literature and Grammar

kbaggarly@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in English from UC Irvine, a Master in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum Development and Instruction from Azusa Pacific University, and a California Multiple Subject CLEAR Credential with CLAD Certification and supplementary authorization in English from California State University, Fullerton.

Mrs. Baggarly began her career teaching 4th grade and 5th grade in Fullerton, California. She was awarded Teacher of the Year, Sunset Lane School, by the Fullerton School District. Before joining the staff of St. James School as its 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Baggarly was one of the school’s volunteer art docents and its long-term 8th grade substitute teacher.

Carolyne Kenny

Carolyne Kenny

Science
ckenny@sjsdavis.com

Received B.S. in Biochemistry and Microbiology from National University of Ireland, Galway and a Master in Science Education from Boston University.

Before joining the St. James School staff as its 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kenny taught primary grades at Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany and chemistry and physical science at a Catholic high school in Boston. Ms. Kenny was thrilled when the opportunity to teach junior high science became available because this is her specialty!

Kevin Saunders Kevin Saunders Physical Education
Athletic Director
Kevin Saunders

Kevin Saunders

Physical Education
Athletic Director

ksaunders@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis.

Before joining the staff of St. James School, Mr. Saunders was the physical education teacher and athletic director at Marble Valley Academy in El Dorado Hills.

Carrie Ceniseroz-Rothman Carrie Ceniseroz-Rothman Director of TK-8 Visual Arts
Carrie Ceniseroz-Rothman

Carrie Ceniseroz-Rothman

Director of TK-8 Visual Arts
cceniseroz@sjsdavis.com

Received BA in Art and Spanish, Whittier College, CA, 1975; graduate studies in Anthropology, Escuela National de Antropologia, Mexico City, in Art at UCLA and CSLA, and in Museum Studies at JFK University, Orinda, CA

Experience: Ms. Ceniseroz-Rothman developed the Visual Arts Program and taught at St. James, 1998-present.

Charlotte Strutzel

Charlotte Strutzel

Technology
cstrutzel@sjsdavis.com

Received B.S. in Textile Design from UC Davis.

Before joining the staff of St. James School, Mrs. Strutzel worked as a computer specialist in the private sector and taught computer education in the Davis Joint Unified School District.

Michael Schwagerus Michael Schwagerus Music Director
Michael Schwagerus

Michael Schwagerus

Music Director
mschwagerus@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Music from UC Santa Barbara and a Master in Music from California State University, San Francisco.

Before joining the staff of St. James School, Mr. Schwagerus taught classroom music at El Rancho School in Carmichael, California. He is an orchestral musician playing throughout Northern California and owns and operates “Kids Can Music.”

Michele Banister Michele Banister Reading Resource Specialist
Michele Banister

Michele Banister

Reading Resource Teacher and Educational Achievement Specialist
mbanister@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies from Santa Clara University and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD certification from Holy Names University.

Before joining the staff of St. James School, Mrs. Banister taught Kindergarten at St. Clare’s Catholic School in Santa Clara and a variety of elementary classrooms in the Davis Joint Unified School District and the Woodland Joint Unified School District.

Barbara Makin Barbara Makin Extended Care Director
Barbara Makin

Barbara Makin

Extended Care Director
bmakin@sjsdavis.com

Coming soon!

Adelie Barry Adélie Barry Librarian
Adélie Barry

Adélie Barry

Librarian
abarry@sjsdavis.com

Received B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and Master in Teaching specializing in Secondary School English from Rice University.

Mrs. Barry taught middle and high school English before joining the staff of St. James School as its 4th grade instructional aide and then its long-term 4th grade substitute teacher. When the librarian position became available, Mrs. Barry was thrilled to take on this new assignment.