Theresa Rodgers is Principal at St. Francis Catholic High School. She began her career teaching at an all girls’ Catholic high school in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She has experience teaching in both public and private schools, at the middle and high school levels. She spent ten years as a teacher and ten years as assistant principal at a large, comprehensive public school in the Bay Area. She has served as Principal of St. Francis Catholic High School for the past three years.
Mary Castellano is Assistant Principal at St. Francis Catholic High School. She began her career in the Bay Area working in the business sector, where she also volunteered in classrooms through the Junior Achievement program. She began teaching in the San Jose Unified School District in 2002. In 2004, she relocated to Sacramento and began teaching at St. Francis. Mary spent nine years in the classroom at St. Francis before moving into Administration in 2013.
Fadia Desmond is Assistant Principal at St. Francis Catholic High School. She entered the field of Education as a high school English teacher in the Rocklin Unified School District. After spending time in the classroom, Fadia completed a doctoral program in Education. The focus of her research was pathways to success for educationally and economically disadvantaged students in higher education. Through her work as a pre-med advisor for the UC Davis School of Medicine, Fadia became interested in student advising and admissions at the post-secondary and graduate school levels.
The Board of Directors of St. Francis Catholic High School lead the Strategic Planning process in Academic Year 2014-2015. An Institutional Assessment report was prepared by the administration to evaluate current programs and identify opportunities for the future. Embedded in the assessment were The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (2012, Loyola University Chicago and US Catholic Bishops), which identifies 11 standards for effective Catholic schools.