St. Mary's School faculty and staff

FATHER MARK EDNEY

PASTOR AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR


Education and Qualifications: 

BA (University of California, Berkeley); MA (Oxford University);

M.Phi (Cambridge University)

DOCTOR VICTOR JAIME, EdD

RECTOR

Education and Qualifications: 

Former President and Superintendant of Imperial Valley College

BA (UC Irvine), MA (San Diego State University)

PhD. (Northern Arizona University)

FATHER ALLAN J. WHITE, O.P.

PRINCIPAL

 

Education and Qualifications: 

S.T.L (Blackfriars, Oxford); Master of Arts (University of Oxford); 

Bachelor of Divinity (University of Edinburgh); Doctor of Philosophy (University of Edinburgh); Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

SYLVIA MARROQUIN

BUSINESS MANAGER


Education and Qualifications: 
Masters in Business Administration; University of Phoenix

BS in Business Administration; University of Phoenix

MAGDA AYUSO

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE RECTOR & PRINCIPAL


Education and Qualifications: ​
Bachelor of Arts, State University of Baja California

JENNIFER RAMIREZ

PRESCHOOL


Education and Qualifications: ​

Studied at Imperial Valley College where she is majoring in Early Childhood Development. She has acquired 60 units in early childhood education and currently holds a California teaching permit.

ADRIENNE NEWMAN

KINDERGARTEN

 

Education and Qualifications: 

Ms. Newman will be remaining with us and will be returning to teach Kindergarten. Ms. Newman came to us a few years ago from St. Gregory the Great School in San Diego.  She was a founding member of the school and taught the kindergarten class.  She is a graduate of CSU San Marcos and has her teaching credential.  We are grateful to have Ms. Newman here at our school and our community.

CAREESA LANDRUM

FIRST GRADE


Education and Qualifications: 

ALICIA CALLES

SECOND GRADE


Education and Qualifications: 

Ms. Calles is our 2nd Grade teacher. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She spent part of her studies abroad in England sharing in an excellent education program at Keele University.  She is also qualified in special education and in studies related to autism.

NYDIA GARCIA

THIRD GRADE


Education and Qualifications: ​

Education and Qualifications: ​

Ms. Garcia is well-qualified in child development and adolescent behavior and holds degrees in this area from Imperial Valley College and Union Institute and University.  

KEVIN RODRIGUEZ

FOURTH GRADE


Education and Qualifications: 

Mr. Rodriguez will join us and take responsibility for Fourth Grade. He holds a Master’s Degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, as well as furthering his education at the Pontifical College Josephinum, in Columbus, Ohio, and at California State University, Monterey Bay.  He holds many awards and prizes from the educational institutions with which he has been involved and has a particular interest in Catholic Education.  We are happy to welcome him to St. Mary’s.

GONZALO ESTRADA

FIFTH GRADE


Education and Qualifications: ​

Mr. Estrada will be joining our Faculty this year, and will take responsibility for our Fifth Grade class. Mr. Estrada studied for a BA in Liberal studies at Fresno State University. He holds a multiple subject credential and has a wide experience of education in the Imperial Valley.  He last taught at Imagine School and held many positions of responsibility there.  We wish him a warm welcome.

MARCIA VALENZUELA

SIXTH GRADE


Education and Qualifications: 

Mrs. Valenzuela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a minor in history from SDSU.  She has a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning.  She holds a single subject California credential and has a specialization in English Language Learners.  Mrs. Valenzuela also has extensive teaching experience gained in the Imperial Valley.

MARCOS PACHECO

SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS


Education and Qualifications: 

Comes to us from Sacred Heart School, Brawley.  Those who attend Our Lady of Guadalupe in Calexico will recognize him from helping out at services there.  He studied Liberal Studies at San Diego State University. Both of his parents are teachers and other members of his family are also involved in education.  Mr. Pacheco will be responsible for 7th Grade and will teach English and Language Arts.

CECILIA TERÁN

SIXTH - EIGHTH MATH AND SCIENCE AND

EIGHTH GRADE HOMEROOM

VICE PRINCIPAL FOR INSTRUCTION

 

Education and Qualifications: 

​Masters Degree in Education; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish with Distinction (Minor in English); Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics (with Honors); Procedure Professionals Association (PPA) Writer Certification, Global Procedures Association

EIRAM ISLAS

LEARNING CENTER COORDINATOR AND

COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR


Education and Qualifications: 

CONTACT US
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LOCATION

700 S. Waterman Avenue

El Centro, California 92243

 

Phone: (760) 352 - 7285

 

receptionist@elcentrostmarys.org

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Diocesan and parochial schools of the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools.  Diocesan and parochial schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.  Likewise, Diocesan and parochial schools do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.

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