Administration

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

Stephen Murphy

President + CEO

Stephen’s primary reason for joining Cristo Rey De La Salle is his desire to deepen his faith and serve his community. He is excited to commit fully and to serve with deep humility in a life of service within a Catholic community. He expresses great joy in the opportunity to blend his professional skills with … Continued

Stephen Murphy

President + CEO

Stephen’s primary reason for joining Cristo Rey De La Salle is his desire to deepen his faith and serve his community. He is excited to commit fully and to serve with deep humility in a life of service within a Catholic community. He expresses great joy in the opportunity to blend his professional skills with … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Associate Director, Mission Advancement

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to be a part of 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 … Continued

Chris Trinidad

Associate Director, Mission Advancement

Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to be a part of 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 … Continued

Faculty

Coron Brinson

Dean of Students

Mr. Coron Brinson who was born and raised in Georgia. He was brought up by a family that always promoted the importance of education and faith, particularly by his grandfather, who was stripped of his ability to continue his education at the 7th grade. Mr. Brinson has worked in education for over 10 years, starting … Continued

Coron Brinson

Dean of Students

Mr. Coron Brinson who was born and raised in Georgia. He was brought up by a family that always promoted the importance of education and faith, particularly by his grandfather, who was stripped of his ability to continue his education at the 7th grade. Mr. Brinson has worked in education for over 10 years, starting … Continued

Kate Brown

Catholic Studies Teacher

Kate Brown is joyful to be serving at CRDLS as a Catholic Studies teacher.  Her vocation is to love and serve the youth and journey with them as they discover their purpose in life.  She earned a BA in Theology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.  She has lived out her vocation as a youth … Continued

Kate Brown

Catholic Studies Teacher

Kate Brown is joyful to be serving at CRDLS as a Catholic Studies teacher.  Her vocation is to love and serve the youth and journey with them as they discover their purpose in life.  She earned a BA in Theology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.  She has lived out her vocation as a youth … Continued

Michael Cody

AP US History + World History 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

AP US History + World History 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

Jim Fisher

Physics + Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Jim Fisher who has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Northwestern University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For almost 30 years, he worked at Applied Biosystems (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) in research and development, working on instrument systems for DNA analysis. He was part of the team that developed the first genome-scale sequencer, which … Continued

Jim Fisher

Physics + Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Jim Fisher who has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Northwestern University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For almost 30 years, he worked at Applied Biosystems (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) in research and development, working on instrument systems for DNA analysis. He was part of the team that developed the first genome-scale sequencer, which … Continued

Sheila Garcia

Catholic Studies 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

Catholic Studies 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

Visual + Performing Arts 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

Visual + Performing Arts 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

Aline Lazaro-Arreola

Biology + Chemistry Teacher

My name is Aline Lazaro-Arreola, but everyone knows me as Mrs. Arreola or Ms. A. I teach biology and chemistry here at Cristo Rey de la Salle. I have my BA in educational biology from CSU East Bay (Go Pioneers!) I’ve been at Cristo Rey for three years now. I worked across the street in … Continued

Aline Lazaro-Arreola

Biology + Chemistry Teacher

My name is Aline Lazaro-Arreola, but everyone knows me as Mrs. Arreola or Ms. A. I teach biology and chemistry here at Cristo Rey de la Salle. I have my BA in educational biology from CSU East Bay (Go Pioneers!) I’ve been at Cristo Rey for three years now. I worked across the street in … Continued

Shaun Leong

English I + English II Teacher

Ms. Shaun Leong is excited and honored to join CRDLS. She is looking forward to getting to know students and families and building community with them in the classroom and beyond. Ms.Leong has been involved with faith based education as a graduate of schools within the Diocese of Oakland. She started at Corpus Christi School, … Continued

Shaun Leong

English I + English II Teacher

Ms. Shaun Leong is excited and honored to join CRDLS. She is looking forward to getting to know students and families and building community with them in the classroom and beyond. Ms.Leong has been involved with faith based education as a graduate of schools within the Diocese of Oakland. She started at Corpus Christi School, … Continued

Gabriel Luna

Health + Wellness Teacher

Gabriel Luna is a Santa Cruz native that has lived in Oakland for the past 4 years. Before his time in the Bay Area he lived in New York where he was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but eventually moved back to California to pursue his Masters in Education, once finished. Mr. Luna … Continued

Gabriel Luna

Health + Wellness Teacher

Gabriel Luna is a Santa Cruz native that has lived in Oakland for the past 4 years. Before his time in the Bay Area he lived in New York where he was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but eventually moved back to California to pursue his Masters in Education, once finished. Mr. Luna … Continued

Max Napier

AP English Language Teacher

Max Napier earned his Masters in Secondary Education from Notre Dame University and the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Program. Through ACE he taught at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Atlanta, Georgia for two years. Returning to the Bay Area, Mr. Napier began working at KIPP: San Francisco College Prep in Hunters … Continued

Max Napier

AP English Language Teacher

Max Napier earned his Masters in Secondary Education from Notre Dame University and the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Program. Through ACE he taught at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Atlanta, Georgia for two years. Returning to the Bay Area, Mr. Napier began working at KIPP: San Francisco College Prep in Hunters … Continued

José Orozco

AP Spanish Language Teacher

José Orozco was born and raised in the Central Coast where he attended St. Joseph High School. It was at St. Joseph during his Senior year that he felt a calling to join the Congregation of Josephites and serve the youth and Hispanic communities. For the past seven years, he has been a seminarian with … Continued

José Orozco

AP Spanish Language Teacher

José Orozco was born and raised in the Central Coast where he attended St. Joseph High School. It was at St. Joseph during his Senior year that he felt a calling to join the Congregation of Josephites and serve the youth and Hispanic communities. For the past seven years, he has been a seminarian with … Continued

Arasely Padilla

Spanish I + Spanish II Teacher

Arasely Padilla is an Oakland native and is excited to be a part of the CRDLS family. As a fellow Mustang, Ms. Padilla is excited to return to work with the community she once attended. She found her passion for working with youth  from diverse groups after graduating highschool. She  began working with youth in … Continued

Arasely Padilla

Spanish I + Spanish II Teacher

Arasely Padilla is an Oakland native and is excited to be a part of the CRDLS family. As a fellow Mustang, Ms. Padilla is excited to return to work with the community she once attended. She found her passion for working with youth  from diverse groups after graduating highschool. She  began working with youth in … Continued

Corinna Sanding

Algebra II + Geometry Teacher

Corinna Sanding is a math teacher with a passion for both social justice and Catholic education. She grew up in Union City, where she attended elementary and middle school before attending Moreau Catholic High School. She went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for undergrad, where she pursued a Business major with minors in Statistics, … Continued

Corinna Sanding

Algebra II + Geometry Teacher

Corinna Sanding is a math teacher with a passion for both social justice and Catholic education. She grew up in Union City, where she attended elementary and middle school before attending Moreau Catholic High School. She went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for undergrad, where she pursued a Business major with minors in Statistics, … Continued

Julia Sitko

Director of Wholeness + Counseling Services

Julia Sitko is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker who has worked in education her entire career as both a middle and high school teacher and as a social worker. Ms. Sitko comes toCRDLS from Oakland Unified School District where she managed a district wide program for recently arrived immigrant youth. Ms. Sitko is passionate … Continued

Julia Sitko

Director of Wholeness + Counseling Services

Julia Sitko is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker who has worked in education her entire career as both a middle and high school teacher and as a social worker. Ms. Sitko comes toCRDLS from Oakland Unified School District where she managed a district wide program for recently arrived immigrant youth. Ms. Sitko is passionate … Continued

Timothy Tran

Algebra I + Geometry 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

Algebra I + Geometry 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

Eduardo Valencia

Ethnic Studies + World History Teacher

Eduardo Valencia graduated from 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

Ethnic Studies + World History Teacher

Eduardo Valencia graduated from 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

Dennise Villalpando

College Counselor

Dennise Villalpando is a bilingual First-Generation Latina and Bay Area native who is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. Ms. Villalpando received her Bachelor’s degree from Holy Names University and her Masters in Counselor Education and PPS Credential from San Jose State University. Ms. Villalpando comes from La Familia Counseling Services where she held … Continued

Dennise Villalpando

College Counselor

Dennise Villalpando is a bilingual First-Generation Latina and Bay Area native who is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. Ms. Villalpando received her Bachelor’s degree from Holy Names University and her Masters in Counselor Education and PPS Credential from San Jose State University. Ms. Villalpando comes from La Familia Counseling Services where she held … Continued