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
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