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 14 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.
First year working at St. Francis: 2017
M.A. Education, California State University Sacramento, 2006
B.A. Social Science, California State University, Sacramento,
CA Clear Administrative Services Credential
CA Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential-BCLAD