Faculty and Staff
|Mrs. Erma Flores
Mrs. Erma Flores
As an active member in her parish, an Administrator in the Diocese of Sacramento for 6 years, and a classroom teacher for over 20 years, it is with much motivation and grace Mrs. Flores wishes to bring her vision of Catholic Identity to St. Paul School.
She believes that the philosophy of Catholic identity and its relationship to academic excellence, is “in every aspect of my life. My actions, my word, my relationships, how I view myself and how I am viewed by others speak of my Catholic faith. I try to live...every day to be a witness to Christ. I will lead by example and foster Catholic Identity in my students, the faculty and staff, parents, and the community as we walk side by side with Christ. Developing a strong Catholic identity must include a complete academic curriculum that embodies our faith. As students begin to understand their purpose in the world, become rooted in their faith and desire to become true Disciples of Christ, they must also become critical thinkers, reach their academic potential and be good citizens”
Mrs. Flores earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and teaching credential from California State University, East Bay, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.
Mrs. Flores shared, “I appreciate the rich traditions and esteemed reputation of St. Paul’s and I have great expectations for our future. My vision is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to strengthen our Catholic faith and the rigorous academics St. Paul School already possesses as well as developing new opportunities to enrich our school, parish and students.”
|Ms. Rosalia (Lia) Lara-McMaster
Ms. Rosalia (Lia) Lara-McMaster
Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Rosalia Lara-McMaster, known to Panthers as Ms. Lia, has been a part of the St. Paul Church and school community all of her life. Her family joined the church in the 1950’s when her father moved to California from Mexico. He began his family and ensured his children were in a safe and faith filled environment by having them baptized at St. Paul Church and enrolling them in St. Paul School. Ms. Lia graduated from St. Paul after attending 1st -8th grade and then went on to graduate from Salesian High School. After graduating from CCC she transferred to UC Berkley to major in Psychology. Ms. Lia began her own family and when the time came, she knew that SPS was the place for her own four children.
After volunteering in many capacities including leading the first SPS Room Parent team, Ms. Lia was asked to join the St. Paul staff in the office as an assistant. She was then asked to take on the accounting as well. Later Ms. Lia was asked to wear another hat and assist in subbing as the Art and PE teacher. After subbing she was asked to join the 3rd grade team as the instructional assistant and return to help with accounting. Next Ms. Lia joined the TK team as an instructional assistant and then the substitute teacher. Ms. Lia was then asked to return to the office yet again, this time as the office manager and bookkeeper where she works with the students, families, teachers, staff, administration, church and LCA team.
"SPS is home for me and my family and I want everyone who joins St. Paul to feel safe, secure, and loved in a place where our faith is celebrated and our differences embraced. Change is part of life and I have seen much of it over my many years at SPS. It is something we should not look upon with fear or anger. Staying positive and being part of change for the better is important. If we can adapt and change so will our students, our leaders of tomorrow."
|Office Manager and Bookkeeper|
|Miss Sarah Bartlett
Miss Sarah Bartlett
Miss Sarah Bartlett is currently the Preschool / TK Director at St. Paul School. Miss B has been part of the school's staff since 2018 and she strives to create a loving and creative environment for her students. She and the Preschool/TK team provide relevant learning experiences to help early childhood students become confident individuals while helping them to develop good morals, grow in faith, and build character.
Miss B is from San Leandro and studied at San Jose State University where she earned her BA in Humanities and Creative Arts. Currently she's finishing her Masters in Education at the University of San Francisco. She is passionate about education and her dance studio. In her free time she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and visiting with her young nephew and family.
|Preschool Director & Transitional Kindergarten Teacher|
|Ms. Ivon Mancillas
Ms. Ivon Mancillas
Miss Ivon Mancillas is currently the Kindergarten teacher at St. Paul School. Miss Ivon has been part of the school’s staff since 2015 and she strives to educate students to become lifelong learners and be kind to others. Miss Ivon is from Richmond, California which allowed her to be a student at St. Paul School. In her free time, Miss Ivon enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
|Ms. Yesenia Canada
Ms. Yesenia Canada
Miss Yesenia Cañada is currently the first grade teacher at St. Paul School. Miss Cañada joined our school's staff in 2018 and she strives to instill curiosity, excitement, and enthusiasm within her students when learning! Miss Canada was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She later moved to the East Bay where she soon called San Pablo home. After graduating from Berkeley High School, she moved to southern California where she studied at the University of California Los Angeles. There, she was involved with various organizations such as Adelante and UniCamp, programs geared to further enrich the social, emotional and academic development of our youth. This upcoming summer, she will be starting her masters program at St. Mary's College- Go Gaels! In her free time Miss Cañada loves to travel, make her way to a museum, spend quality time with her fur babies Kai and Oliver, read a good book, and write creatively!
|1st Grade Teacher|
|Ms. Eva Schoenrock
Ms. Eva Schoenrock
Hello! I am Mrs. Eva Schoenrock, 2nd Grade teacher and Learning Support Coordinator at St. Paul School. I have been a part of the SPS family since 2015 and enjoy being an educator in our great community. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I hold both a teaching credential and a Masters in Teaching from Saint Mary’s College of California. I aspire to motivate and teach students to be advocates for themselves. I strive to connect with each family in educating, supporting and guiding students academically and in their spiritual walk with Christ. What inspires me is my students and I work hard to be a culturally responsive teacher integrating social justice into the classroom.
|2nd Grade Teacher|
|Mrs. Theresa Cullen
Mrs. Theresa Cullen
Ms. Theresa (Teri) Walsh Cullen currently serves as the 3rd Grade teacher at St. Paul School in San Pablo, where, this year, she is celebrating teaching and administering in Catholic schools for 40+ years! Mrs. Cullen was born and raised in Vallejo, lived for 6 years in Kansas, and graduated from Baker University with a BA in Elementary Education. She returned to Vallejo, where she married a local boy, and completed an MA in Education (Reading), a Reading Specialist Credential, and a Clear California Teaching Credential at Sonoma State University. She and Gary welcomed their daughter, Patricia, in 1989. As a family, they returned to the Kansas City area, where they lived for 6 years, and where Mrs. Cullen earned her MA in School Leadership, before returning, once again, to Vallejo, where she and Mr. Cullen currently reside.
Mrs. Cullen believes very strongly that every child can learn, just not in the same way on the same day. She teaches her students about their amazing brains, and how to determine the ways that they best learn. Teaching a growth mindset is a part of her lesson plans which, when combined with a focus on her students’ social and emotional growth, allows these students to begin to focus on their own personal growth and set their individual goals. She aspires to send confident learners on to the 4th grade as a gift to her students and their families, as well as to their future teachers and communities.
Mrs. Cullen loves to read and go to the movies in her spare time, and she enjoys hearing about the activities in which her students partake outside of school. She feels blessed to be a part of SPS Panthers once again, and looks forward to working in partnership with the community.
|3rd Grade Teacher|
|Ms. Margo Sandoval
Ms. Margo Sandoval
Ms. Sandoval is the 4th grade teacher at St. Paul School in San Pablo, and has been part of the school's teaching staff since the 2001-2002 school year. Her BA degree in Liberal Arts was earned at California State University Hayward where she also earned minors in both Latin American Studies and Mathematics. Graduate studies were pursued and she received her Cleared California Teaching Credential and later secured her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. While in graduate school, she raised three children and they often worked on homework together!
As the 4th grade teacher at St. Paul School, Ms. Sandoval challenges and nurtures her 4th graders while instil ling in them the importance of setting timelines and allowing them the chance to experience accountability. Hers is a classroom rich with opportunities to grow in their faith while they advance academically. She believes wholeheartedly in the observation of Lilian Katz “The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people’s children” and that good life can begin with a good education.
Ms. Sandoval has enjoyed reading since she can remember. She likes to cook, spend time in her classroom, and loves to spend time with her family and friends. On November 22, 2006 at 3:42 pm she discovered an unparallelled love when she was blessed with her first granddaughter, and very soon thereafter, three grandsons. Ms. Sandoval has recently been blest with another granddaughter and remains astounded that this immeasurable, indescribable love continues to grow at an exponential rate with the birth of each child. God is good!
|4th Grade Teacher|
|Mrs. Maria Villadelgado
Mrs. Maria Villadelgado
5th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science Teacher
Mrs. Maria Luisa B. Villadelgado is currently the 5th-8th Grade Mathematics and Science and 8th Grade Homeroom teacher of Saint Paul School in San Pablo, CA where she hopes to leave a mark on students' learning and exploration . Mrs. Villadelgado lives in Richmond CA with her husband and son, but was originally from the Philippines where she attended catholic education from Kinder to College at Saint Mary's University (Nueva Vizcaya). In her free time, she loves to watch biopics of famous scientists and mathematicians and documentaries about nature and science.
|5th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science Teacher|
|Mr. Daniel Gracias
Mr. Daniel Gracias
6th and 7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Religion and Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Daniel Gracias is currently the 5th-8th Grade Religion and Social Studies teacher as well as the 6th/7th Grade Homeroom teacher. As a teacher of Saint Paul School in San Pablo, CA he hopes to help students understand the saying “treat others how you would like to be treated” and actually put it to practice regardless of ideas, thoughts, beliefs, appearances, or background. Mr. Gracias has lived in Richmond since 1996 and all of the schools he has attended are located in the East Bay. In his free time, he likes to keep up with the competitive video game scene, break dancing scene, and lift weights.
|6th & 7th Grade Homeroom, Middle School Social Studies & Religion Teacher|
|Mr. Jason Fritschi
Mr. Jason Fritschi
8th Grade Homeroom, Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
Jason Fritschi was born and raised in the Bay Area. He went to school at the University of Colorado and then returned home. He lives in Walnut Creek with his wife, daughter and son. (7 and 5) He has been teaching in the Richmond/San Pablo area for the last 17 years and has sent numerous students to local schools such as Salesian and St. Mary’s. He currently teaches middle school language arts. His passions are spending time with his family, traveling, sports, and live music. He loves teaching and wants his students to enjoy going to school. One of the more rewarding parts of his teaching career is when his students come back to share their successes in life.
|8th Grade Homeroom, Middle School English Language Arts Teacher|
|Ms. L'Arseiline (Celine) Thorman
Ms. L'Arseiline (Celine) Thorman
Middle School Math Teacher
L’Arseline (Celine) Thorman teaches 6th and 8th grade Mathematics at St. Paul School, and has experience teaching algebra, algebra 2, trigonometry, and statistics. She grew up in Hayward, California where she attended CSU East Bay and received her bachelor's degree in Statistics with minors in Mathematics and Economics and a Master's in Statistics. Her teaching philosophy is learning through doing, and she hopes to inspire curiosity and creative problem-solving skills. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Thorman enjoys family time with her husband and pomeranian-pekingese Russell, hiking, cooking, and playing tennis and badminton.
|Middle School Math Teacher|
|Ms. Kayla Sullivan
Ms. Kayla Sullivan
Physical Education and Art Teacher
|Physical Education and Art Teacher|