Elias Mendoza

Faculty/Staff Administration

Elias Mendoza is Principal at St. Francis Catholic High School. He possesses a strong background in curriculum and instruction, Professional Learning Communities, technology implementation, athletics, and expertise in long-range planning and facilities management. He has an uncompromising view that all students can learn when provided a positive learning environment which welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence.

A highly qualified administrator, he served in the Elk Grove Unified School District for 15 years in a variety of capacities, including Social Science Department Chair, Co-Coordinator of the English Language Learner Program, and Vice Principal.

Mr. Mendoza attended Catholic schools in his native Mexico which instilled in him a deep faith and love for Catholic education. He sees education as a moral imperative and vows to continue to honor its legacy by maintaining high academic standards and instilling the Gospel values of Jesus Christ.


  • M.A. Education, California State University Sacramento, 2006
  • B.A. Social Science, California State University, Sacramento, 1997


  • CA Clear Administrative Services Credential, 2014
  • CA Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential-BCLAD, 2002

First year working at St. Francis: 2017