Administration

ST. ANSELM SCHOOL | ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, AND STAFF | 2020-2021

Principal | Mrs. Kimberly Orendorff
B.A. Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
B.A. English, Loyola Marymount University
M.S. Education: Interdisciplinary, Dominican University of California
State of California Administrative Services Credential
State of California Dual Teaching Credential: Multiple Subject and Education Specialist

I love my job as principal of St. Anselm School! I get to spend my day with wonderful students and be a part of an outstanding community. My favorite part of St. Anselm School is the love that everybody has for one another. When someone is sick or going through a hardship, the community bands together to help one another.

Pastor | Father William Brown

William Eugene Brown was born in Los Angeles, California, son of Eugene and Mary Jane Brown (both deceased). He was baptized, confirmed and received First Communion at age nineteen in Pella, Iowa, during his freshman year at Central College.

After spending three years of study at Central College (Iowa), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the University of Paris Sorbonne (France), he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and French. Bill then began graduate studies at Stanford University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in German Literature before leaving the doctoral program to enter St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. He received a Master of Divinity degree in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood on April 9, 1988, for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Father Brown has served at the following parishes in our archdiocese:

  • St. Elizabeth, San Francisco (deacon year)
  • St. Gabriel, San Francisco (six years)
  • St. Pius, Redwood City (four years)
  • Our Lady of Mercy, Daly City (twelve years)
  • St. Hilary, Tiburon (July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2020)
  • St. Anselm, Ross (July 1, 2020 to ______)

Dean of Students | Mr. Anthony Balistreri

B.A. Sociology, Sonoma State University

M.S. Education, National University 

State of California Credential, National University

I was born and raised in San Francisco.  I attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and Sacred Heart Cathedral High School.  The Salesian Boys and Girls Club was a transformative place where I spent my childhood and learned the values of community, friendship, and sportsmanship.  I received my undergraduate degree from Sonoma State University and my credential and Masters degree in Education from National University.  I have worked for Rhythm & Moves Inc. where I taught physical education at a number of schools throughout the bay area.  In addition to teaching I also mentored and supervised teachers. The majority of my twenty two year career has been spent at St. Veronica, St. Isabella and our very own St. Anselm.  I have been an active member of CAHPERD (California Association for Physical Education Recreation and Dance) where I have been a  presenter at their yearly conference. I have been the recipient of Rhythm & Moves Inc. Teacher of the Year award in 2013 and their UBUNTU award for working with school communities in 2017.    

For me teaching is not just a profession, it is a vocation.  My goals are aimed at committing an emphasis on educating the whole person: intellectually, physically, socially, morally, emotionally and spiritually.  In a partnership with the family and the education community, I will strive to provide a quality education for all our students.

SUPPORT STAFF

Counselor | Ms. Melissa Tervet Da Cunha, LMFT, M.Ed.
Resource Specialist/3rd-5th Math – Mrs. Allison Holtshouser
B.A. Psychology-University of San Francisco
M.A. Teaching-University of San Francisco
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential-University of San Francisco

The best thing about teaching at St. Anselm School is witnessing students’ curiosity for learning and having the opportunity to watch them wonder, question, experiment, and succeed.

Office Manager | Mrs. Lindsy Ward
University of Colorado, Boulder – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Minor in Business Administration

My favorite thing about working at St. Anselm is being the first person to greet the students every morning when they pass by the front office! Seeing their bright and eager faces is the best way to start the day!
St. Anselm is a strong, supportive, and loving community. When I announced that I was expecting my first child, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from all of the parents and students. I am grateful to call this my “workplace.” It feels much more like an extended family.

Office Assistant | Mrs. Amy Tarantino
Business Administration – University of San Diego

I love working in the office because I enjoy interacting with our wonderful parents and staff as well as seeing our kiddos when they visit us in the office for bandaids and ice packs. It’s the best of both worlds!
My favorite St. Anselm memory is watching my 8th grade daughters perform in their 8th grade plays alongside their friends. It is such a nice culmination of nine years together as a class.

IT Manager | Mr. Felipe Dunn
Graduated from University of California at San Diego with a degree in Visual Arts. Over fifteen years experience working in the fields of education and technology. Taught as Technology Integration Specialist with grades K-8, worked as network administrator, two years as a Fourth Grade classroom teacher, as well as Director of Technology and IT Manager.

My Professional Objective: To guarantee a high quality, innovative and dynamic environment, central to meeting the needs of technology development in education and small business. Continued leadership with technology in an educational setting, and to be on the cutting edge of where technology is today. The St. Anselm School Community has always been welcoming, and genuinely supportive of all us educators with positive feedback, and compliments.

Office Assistant – Admissions Director | Mrs. Nicole Waterman

B.A. Psychology, New Mexico Highlands University

M.S. Kinesiology/Sports Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

“It is such a joy to work alongside such a gifted and caring staff here at St. Anselm School. I
have also enjoyed getting to know the wonderful children and their families. What a blessing
to be a part of such a great community!”

Extended Care | Ms. Karel Daniels
I am the Director of the Extended Day program at St. Anselm School. I have aided in 2nd and 5th grades. As Director of the Extended Day program, I am fortunate to be able to interact with students from all grades. Attending Extended Day allows students to play with children from other grades, developing a sense of community. With committed and caring teachers and staff, and a positive and nurturing climate, St. Anselm is truly an exceptional educational environment.