Come by the school office and meet Ms. Beasley!
assumed her position as office manager on July 1st. Armed with a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Georgetown University, Ms. Beasley has employment experience in the U.S. Department of Education, the Cities of Moraga and San Jose and St. Lawrence O’Toole School in Oakland. She is ready and well-equipped to serve the needs of our SMS students, families and visitors.
Mrs. Mary Lessard
will be welcoming our youngest SMS students (the Eaglets) to Transitional Kindergarten this fall. In addition to being a St. Michael alumna and parent, Mrs. Lessard brings a wealth of experience and wisdom from her position as Head Teacher at Our Savior, Kindergarten teacher at Trinity Learning Center and preschool director and P.E. teacher at St. Rafael’s School.
Mrs. Becky Morrisroe
taught 1st grade during Mrs. Perlin’s maternity leave. Her years of teaching experience in the Diocese of Spokane, her role as Faith Formation catechist, and her previous position of Primary Science teacher at SMS made her the perfect candidate for our 1st graders when we learned of Mrs. Perlin’s decision to move to public school. We are thrilled and grateful that Mrs. Morrisroe is joining our staff!
Mrs. Loremae Hom
will adeptly instruct and prepare our 2nd graders for the standards of education and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. She comes to us from our sister school in Dublin, St. Raymond’s. Mrs. Hom holds a B.A in Liberal Arts and Mathematics from CSU Hayward as well as a multiple subject California Credential. We also welcome Melanie and Madison Hom to our Kindergarten and 4th grades, respectively. The Hom family resides in Livermore and are parishioners here at St. Michael’s.
Ms. Charlotte Logsdon
will take the helm in 3rd grade this year. With a degree in Liberal Studies and Music from St. Mary’s College and a multiple subject credential and Master’s degree focusing on the “Impact of Technology Education” from St. Mary’s, Ms. Logsdon will impart our 3rd graders with the needed skills for tomorrow and beyond. Additionally, the 3rd grade class will learn to read music and will all learn to play the recorder with their concert clarinetist teacher. This marks the birth of our instrumental music program at SMS!
The academic, spiritual and social advancement of our 5th grade is assured under the guidance of
Mrs. Patricia Calton
. Mrs. Calton is a former SMS parent and teacher and long-time resident of Livermore. She comes to us from St. Francis of Assisi School in Concord where she served as Vice Principal and 5th grade teacher. Holding a multiple subject credential from CSU Hayward and an Administrative Credential from St. Mary’s, Mrs. Calton will engage and challenge her pupils with interactive learning and rigorous methodologies. Mrs. Calton is a valued member of the Department of Catholic Schools Staff Development Committee which helps drive the instructional direction of our diocesan schools.
Energetic, creative and intelligent are just three words that describe
Mrs. Felicia DeWald
, who will be teaching elementary P.E. and 7th grade Language Arts and Literature. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (cum laude), with a multiple subject credential and M.A. from Santa Clara, Mrs. DeWald is currently completing her second Masters’ degree in Fiction Writing. Her gifts and expertise will be shared enthusiastically with her students! Mrs. DeWald comes to us from St. Leander’s School in San Leandro and before that, Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose.
Mrs. Melinda Miron
is not new to SMS, but this year, we congratulate her on her admission into USF’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program with a concentration in Catholic Education. Mrs. Miron proved to be a masterful instructor last year when she took over our 8th grade Algebra class. She will continue this year teaching Algebra in 8th, Pre-Algebra in 7th grade and “Go Math” in 6th. In addition to her mathematical talents, Mrs. Miron will teach Religion in 6th grade. Most of you are already familiar with her liturgical and catechetical expertise. She will continue as our music teacher and coordinator for liturgies. We applaud Mrs. Miron’s devotion to St. Michael School and her example of lifelong learning in action!
Mr. Kyle Dunn
is known at SMS for being a first-rate P.E. teacher and Faith Family leader. He will continue in our middle school P.E. program; but now that he has completed his multiple subject California Credential requirements, Mr. Dunn will pursue his ambition of being a classroom teacher. As an accomplished math and science student throughout high school and college, it is his goal to teach those subjects that he truly loves. Mr. Dunn will teach 8th grade science and 6, 7, and 8th grade math. He will facilitate participation in the Diocesan and Alameda County Science Fairs. Mr. Dunn was thoroughly trained this summer on the new program, “Go Math” and is ready to challenge and invigorate his students in analytical thinking, problem solving and practical application.
Mrs. Teri DiNino
has accepted the position of Spanish teacher TK-8 this year. Mrs. DiNino has played an integral role in the educational life of SMS for many years now. She has been a teaching assistant in middle school math, science, and Kindergarten. As many of you know, she is fluently bilingual in Spanish and lived for several years in Mexico City. Mrs. DiNino spent the bulk of her recuperation time last spring accessing the Oakland Diocese Standards for World Languages and collaborating with various Spanish teachers throughout the diocese. We have acquired an engaging, comprehensive Spanish language program for our entire school. This has been such a strong need, and I am most grateful for the time and effort Mrs. DiNino has spent in developing this new curriculum.
What is happening with
? We are thrilled that she has accepted the position of Elementary Science Teacher. She will bless our 2nd-5th grade students with her knowledge and love for physical, environmental, biological and health science. She has been quite busy preparing her units and assembling the necessary materials for “hands-on” learning.
Mrs. Loretta Gomez
pursues her California multiple subject credential, she will be assisting grades 3 and 4 in literacy and math. Mrs. Gomez proved to be a “natural teacher” last year in Kindergarten. A lighter schedule will enable her to complete her USF requirements quickly and completely so that we can get her back in the classroom as a full-time teacher. The really good news about Mrs. Gomez’s adjusted responsibilities is: she will resume her role as Drama Teacher for grades TK-5. Loretta Gomez is gifted with the ability to empower students in the performing arts. She knows how to make them shine! We are so fortunate to have her serve in this capacity.
Many of you know
as a former SMS parent and our official substitute teacher last year. I am very happy that Mrs. Robinson wanted to deepen her commitment to our school, and am grateful that she will be the Instructional Assistant in grades 1 and 2. Her primary function will be to assist teachers in meeting the needs of all learners in literacy and math. Mrs. Robinson holds a B.S. from San Jose State as well as CBEST certification for instruction.