Staff

Jennifer Castello

Director of Wholeness

Jennifer Castello is a bay area native and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health and educational fields for over 15 years in various contexts with children, youth, and families, including schools, communities, treatment facilities, family homes, group homes, foster homes, homeless shelters, and within the special education, child … Continued

Jennifer Castello

Director of Wholeness

Jennifer Castello is a bay area native and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health and educational fields for over 15 years in various contexts with children, youth, and families, including schools, communities, treatment facilities, family homes, group homes, foster homes, homeless shelters, and within the special education, child … Continued

John Coughlan

Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

John Coughlan comes to Cristo Rey De La Salle after serving as Vice President at Shanghai-based Caohejing (CHJ) Development Corporation, where he focused on strategy, business development, and overseas investment. Prior to CHJ, Mr. Coughlan worked for CBRE Asia Pacific; Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock), San Francisco; UNICE (now Businesseurope); the European Commission; and the … Continued

John Coughlan

Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

John Coughlan comes to Cristo Rey De La Salle after serving as Vice President at Shanghai-based Caohejing (CHJ) Development Corporation, where he focused on strategy, business development, and overseas investment. Prior to CHJ, Mr. Coughlan worked for CBRE Asia Pacific; Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock), San Francisco; UNICE (now Businesseurope); the European Commission; and the … Continued

Neal Gutierrez

Corporate Work Study Program Account Manager

After graduating with a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, Neal entered the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as the program coordinator for the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, WI. Throughout his year of service, he immediately fell in love with the Cristo Rey model … Continued

Neal Gutierrez

Corporate Work Study Program Account Manager

After graduating with a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis, Neal entered the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and served as the program coordinator for the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee, WI. Throughout his year of service, he immediately fell in love with the Cristo Rey model … Continued

Ana Hernández

Principal

Ana Hernández is a career educator and administrator who most recently served as Director of the Magis Program at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, which supports first-generation college bound students from low socio-economic backgrounds and from underrepresented groups in higher education.  Ms. Hernández immigrated to Oakland from Mexico as a child with her family. … Continued

Ana Hernández

Principal

Ana Hernández is a career educator and administrator who most recently served as Director of the Magis Program at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, which supports first-generation college bound students from low socio-economic backgrounds and from underrepresented groups in higher education.  Ms. Hernández immigrated to Oakland from Mexico as a child with her family. … Continued

Ashley Jackson

Mission Advancement Associate

Ashley joins the Mission and Advancement team with a Master’s in Communications and Multimedia Studies from California State East Bay. Prior to Cristo Rey De La Salle, Ashley worked several years in the nonprofit sector as a Marketing & Communications professional. Now, as the Mission Advancement Associate, she is responsible for helping develop and advance Cristo Rey De … Continued

Ashley Jackson

Mission Advancement Associate

Ashley joins the Mission and Advancement team with a Master’s in Communications and Multimedia Studies from California State East Bay. Prior to Cristo Rey De La Salle, Ashley worked several years in the nonprofit sector as a Marketing & Communications professional. Now, as the Mission Advancement Associate, she is responsible for helping develop and advance Cristo Rey De … Continued

Annie Nguyen

Associate Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

Annie comes to Cristo Rey most recently from Quizlet, an education software company located in San Francisco where she managed People Operations and Office Operations. Prior to her start-up experience, she’s worked in public, charter, and private schools in a variety of roles ranging from providing administrative support to leadership, social services to families in need … Continued

Annie Nguyen

Associate Director of the Corporate Work Study Program

Annie comes to Cristo Rey most recently from Quizlet, an education software company located in San Francisco where she managed People Operations and Office Operations. Prior to her start-up experience, she’s worked in public, charter, and private schools in a variety of roles ranging from providing administrative support to leadership, social services to families in need … Continued

Julio Orozco

Office & Campus Manager

Julio Orozco is a bay area native who is excited about the many opportunities CRDLS has to offer. A Saint Elizabeth graduate, Julio’s many years in the Fruitvale community shows his passion for others and his willingness to help each kid that comes through the front doors. Julio brings many years of experience working in … Continued

Julio Orozco

Office & Campus Manager

Julio Orozco is a bay area native who is excited about the many opportunities CRDLS has to offer. A Saint Elizabeth graduate, Julio’s many years in the Fruitvale community shows his passion for others and his willingness to help each kid that comes through the front doors. Julio brings many years of experience working in … Continued

Matt Powell

Interim President & CEO

Matt is the Executive Director Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation; he joined LCBF following a 14-year term as founding Principal and subsequent President of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon (a Cristo Rey School). Previously, he was a teacher and administrator at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, Oregon. Between the … Continued

Matt Powell

Interim President & CEO

Matt is the Executive Director Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation; he joined LCBF following a 14-year term as founding Principal and subsequent President of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon (a Cristo Rey School). Previously, he was a teacher and administrator at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Milwaukie, Oregon. Between the … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Assistant Principal

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to join the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey De La Salle.  He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their vocation through a transformative education.  Chris began his teaching career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was born … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Assistant Principal

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to join the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey De La Salle.  He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their vocation through a transformative education.  Chris began his teaching career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was born … Continued

Eduardo Valencia

Enrollment Manager

Eduardo Valencia recently graduated Georgetown University in Washington D.C with a double major in Government and English and a minor in the Education, Inquiry and Justice program. The first in his family to go to college, Eduardo focused his studies on education policy and equity. A Bay Area native, he interned at Democratic Leader Nancy … Continued

Eduardo Valencia

Enrollment Manager

Eduardo Valencia recently graduated Georgetown University in Washington D.C with a double major in Government and English and a minor in the Education, Inquiry and Justice program. The first in his family to go to college, Eduardo focused his studies on education policy and equity. A Bay Area native, he interned at Democratic Leader Nancy … Continued

Irania Valencia

Executive Assistant/ School Registrar

Ms. Irania Valencia will be joining Cristo Rey De La Salle as the new Executive Assistant/ School Registrar. With experience coming from a Community Health Clinic in the Tri-Valley, she started as their front desk receptionist welcoming guests with a warm smile while addressing concerns and directing them to their appointments. She quickly excelled at … Continued

Irania Valencia

Executive Assistant/ School Registrar

Ms. Irania Valencia will be joining Cristo Rey De La Salle as the new Executive Assistant/ School Registrar. With experience coming from a Community Health Clinic in the Tri-Valley, she started as their front desk receptionist welcoming guests with a warm smile while addressing concerns and directing them to their appointments. She quickly excelled at … Continued

Faculty

Michael Cody

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Michael Cody joins Cristo Rey De La Salle as the Social Studies Teacher with 7 years of experience in Catholic education. After graduating from the University of California Davis with a B.A. in Psychology and History, Mr. Cody began his teaching career in his hometown of San Jose at Sacred Heart Nativity Schools. During … Continued

Michael Cody

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Michael Cody joins Cristo Rey De La Salle as the Social Studies Teacher with 7 years of experience in Catholic education. After graduating from the University of California Davis with a B.A. in Psychology and History, Mr. Cody began his teaching career in his hometown of San Jose at Sacred Heart Nativity Schools. During … Continued

Sheila Garcia

Director of Campus Ministry & Theology Teacher

Sheila Garcia is a born and raised Bay Area native and served at Lasallian ministries after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of California. She served as Campus Minister at Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas during her tenure as a Lasallian Volunteer. Most recently she has served as Director … Continued

Sheila Garcia

Director of Campus Ministry & Theology Teacher

Sheila Garcia is a born and raised Bay Area native and served at Lasallian ministries after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of California. She served as Campus Minister at Cathedral High School in El Paso, Texas during her tenure as a Lasallian Volunteer. Most recently she has served as Director … Continued

Christopher Hernandez

Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Christopher Hernandez found his passion for teaching and for the arts at a young age. He and his cousins would play “school” in which he would teach art lessons on how to draw their favorite characters. With a passion for cartoons, illustrations, comics, and animation, he formally studied all forms of art as an … Continued

Christopher Hernandez

Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Christopher Hernandez found his passion for teaching and for the arts at a young age. He and his cousins would play “school” in which he would teach art lessons on how to draw their favorite characters. With a passion for cartoons, illustrations, comics, and animation, he formally studied all forms of art as an … Continued

Timothy Tran

Math Teacher

Mr. Timothy Tran is a California native that was born and raised in Stockton. After finishing K-12 in his hometown, he decided to further his education here in the Bay Area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in single subject teaching at San Francisco State University. During his undergrad, Mr. Tran … Continued

Timothy Tran

Math Teacher

Mr. Timothy Tran is a California native that was born and raised in Stockton. After finishing K-12 in his hometown, he decided to further his education here in the Bay Area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in single subject teaching at San Francisco State University. During his undergrad, Mr. Tran … Continued