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Faculty

Administration and Support Staff

Mrs. Kimberly Orendorff

Mrs. Kimberly Orendorff

Principal

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Mrs. Kimberly Orendorff

Mrs. Kimberly Orendorff

Principal

Kimberly Orendorff

Principal of St. Anselm School since 2013

Master of Science in Education: Emphasis Special Education, Dominican University of California

Bachelor of Arts English, Loyola Marymount University

Bachelor of Arts Political Science, Loyola Marymount University

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Administrative Services Credential

St. Anselm School is an extraordinary place to work and send my children. A week doesn’t go by where I don’t hear from a current family or alum about how much they love our school. Our students don’t just learn academics but morals, values, and kindness. You notice this the moment you step foot on our campus.

Father William Brown

Father William Brown

Pastor

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Father William Brown

Father William Brown

Pastor

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 ______)
Mr. Anthony Balistreri

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

​Dean of Students

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Mr. Anthony Balistreri

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

​Dean of Students

Anthony Balistreri

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology- Sonoma State University

Masters of Education Best Practices & California Single Subject Teaching Credential- National University

Dean of Students and Physical Education Teacher

One reason I enjoy teaching at St. Anselm School is because it gives me the opportunity to contribute to the development of our students academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Mrs. Amy Tarantino

Mrs. Amy Tarantino

​Office Assistant

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Mrs. Amy Tarantino

Mrs. Amy Tarantino

​Office Assistant

Amy Tarantino

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- University of San Diego

Administrative Assistant

I love working in the office at St. Anselm 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. My job is the best of both worlds!

Mrs. Nicole Waterman

Mrs. Nicole Waterman

Office Assistant – Admissions Director

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Mrs. Nicole Waterman

Mrs. Nicole Waterman

Office Assistant – Admissions Director

Mrs. NiCole Waterman

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, New Mexico Highlands University

Master of Science in Kinesiology/Sports Psychology, California State University, Long Beach

Administrative Assistant/Director of Admissions

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

Mr. Felipe Dunn

Mr. Felipe Dunn

​IT Manager

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Mr. Felipe Dunn

Mr. Felipe Dunn

​IT Manager

Felipe Dunn

Bachelor of Arts - Visual Arts - Studio - University of California at San Diego

IT Manager and Middle School Technology Teacher

I enjoy St. Anselm School for the generous support of the parent and teacher community as well as the amazing students we get to work with every day!

Ms. Karel Daniels

Ms. Karel Daniels

​Extended Care

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Ms. Karel Daniels

Ms. Karel Daniels

​Extended Care

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.

Ms. Melissa Tervet Da Cunha, LMFT, M.Ed.

Ms. Melissa Tervet Da Cunha, LMFT, M.Ed.

​Counselor

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Ms. Melissa Tervet Da Cunha, LMFT, M.Ed.

Ms. Melissa Tervet Da Cunha, LMFT, M.Ed.

​Counselor

Coming soon!

Primary Grades

Mrs. Catherine Nguyen

Mrs. Catherine Nguyen

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Catherine Nguyen

Mrs. Catherine Nguyen

Kindergarten

Catherine Nguyen

Masters of Arts in Education School & Teaching Credential

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development School

Kindergarten Teacher

One reason why I enjoy working at St. Anselm is the collaborative environment, a place where everyone is supportive and kind! It is a wonderful place to share your faith with your coworkers and students.

Mr. Jim Reid

Mr. Jim Reid

Kindergarten

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Mr. Jim Reid

Mr. Jim Reid

Kindergarten

James (Jimi) Reid

Master of Science in Education & Teaching Credential- Dominican University

Bachelor of Arts English - University of Tennessee Knoxville

Kindergarten Teacher

I have really enjoyed the community feeling here. There are Students and parents I have never worked with before who make a point to say, “hello”, and it makes my day! And you can’t beat the view of Baldy Hill and our beautiful nature.

Mrs. Emily Greil

Mrs. Emily Greil

​First Grade

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Mrs. Emily Greil

Mrs. Emily Greil

​First Grade

Emily Greil

Bachelor of Science- Human Development- University of California, Davis

Teaching Credential- Sonoma State

1st Grade Teacher

St. Anselm School is such a wonderful community. The families, teachers, administration and Parish provide a supportive environment that I am blessed to be a part of.

Mrs. Cally Cooper

Mrs. Cally Cooper

​First Grade Aide

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Mrs. Cally Cooper

Mrs. Cally Cooper

​First Grade Aide

Cally Cooper

Central Piedmont College, Degree in Applied Science in Social Services

Attended Dominican University

First Grade Aide/Assistant

I enjoy being part of an environment where the teachers enthusiasm for their students learning translates into enthusiastically engaged children. As my children graduated from St Anselm I know they greatly benefited from this, as well as knowing they were in a safe and nurturing environment.

Mrs. Christine Heilmann

Mrs. Christine Heilmann

2nd Grade

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Mrs. Christine Heilmann

Mrs. Christine Heilmann

2nd Grade

Christine Heilmann

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology & Teaching Credential- Sonoma State

2nd Grade Teacher

I enjoy working with such a close knit community centered on faith, knowledge and service. There is a friendly vibe here - staff, students and parents are passionate about learning and taking care of each other.

Mrs. Jill Lester

Mrs. Jill Lester

2nd Grade Aide

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Mrs. Jill Lester

Mrs. Jill Lester

2nd Grade Aide

Coming Soon!!

Mrs. MM Tornga

Mrs. MM Tornga

​Third Grade

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Mrs. MM Tornga

Mrs. MM Tornga

​Third Grade

MM Tornga

Bachelor of Arts- Fine Arts- St. Lawrence University

Teaching Credential - University of San Francisco

3rd Grade Teacher

I love the community of families and teachers at St. Anselm.

Ms. Karel Daniels

Ms. Karel Daniels

Third Grade Aide

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Ms. Karel Daniels

Ms. Karel Daniels

Third Grade Aide

I am the 4th grade instructional aide and 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 and develop 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.

Mrs. Kathleen Kraft

Mrs. Kathleen Kraft

4th Grade

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Mrs. Kathleen Kraft

Mrs. Kathleen Kraft

4th Grade

Kathleen Kraft

Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies - California State University, Chico

Multiple Subject Credential - Chapman University

4th Grade Teacher

It is a blessing to be an integral part of our students' educational and spiritual journey here at St. Anselm. The faculty and staff are a compassionate and collaborative group of educators in which I am very proud to be included.

Mrs. Stephanie Mohun

Mrs. Stephanie Mohun

​4th grade aide

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Mrs. Stephanie Mohun

Mrs. Stephanie Mohun

​4th grade aide

Stephanie Mohun

College Educated

Teachers Aide

I love the small student body at St. Anselm. It allows you to get to know the kids as individuals.

Intermediate Grades and Middle School

Mrs. Nicole McConneloug

Mrs. Nicole McConneloug

​Fifth Grade

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Mrs. Nicole McConneloug

Mrs. Nicole McConneloug

​Fifth Grade

Nicole McConneloug

Bachelor of Science in Human Development - UC Davis

K-8 multiple subject teaching credential - Dominican University

5th Grade Teacher

I enjoy the strong sense of community among parents, faculty, staff, and students while learning, having fun, growing in Faith, and following in the footsteps of Jesus.

Mrs. Sharon Fahy

Mrs. Sharon Fahy

5th Grade

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Mrs. Sharon Fahy

Mrs. Sharon Fahy

5th Grade

Sharon Fahy

Bachelor of Science in Human Development- UC San Diego

Teaching Credential

5th Grade Teacher

I’ve loved the education, religion and community for my children as students at St. Anselm. I am thrilled to now be a part of this great teaching staff, and I hope to bring a positive fifth grade experience to our students.

Ms. Dina Fowler

Ms. Dina Fowler

​Fifth Grade Aide

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Ms. Dina Fowler

Ms. Dina Fowler

​Fifth Grade Aide

I love working as a 5th grade teacher’s aide at St. Anselm School. I love seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces and watching the kids grown spiritually and academically during the school year. I appreciate their eagerness to learn and look forward to coming to school every morning.

Ms. Jill Murray

Ms. Jill Murray

6-8th grade Religion & 8th to Homeroom

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Ms. Jill Murray

Ms. Jill Murray

6-8th grade Religion & 8th to Homeroom

Jill Murray

Bachelor of Arts- Psychology - Santa Clara University

Masters of Arts in Teaching & Teaching Credential- Santa Clara University

8th Grade Homeroom, 6th-8th Grade Religion Teacher, Religion Coordinator, 3rd & 4th Math

I love the strong community and how we all support one another at St. Anselm.

Mrs. Jennifer Bautista

Mrs. Jennifer Bautista

​6th Homeroom 6th-8th Social Studies 6th Language Arts & Literature

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Mrs. Jennifer Bautista

Mrs. Jennifer Bautista

​6th Homeroom, 6th-8th Social Studies, 6th Language Arts & Literature

Jennifer Bautista

Bachelor's of Arts in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, & CLAD Authorization School

6th Grade Language Arts & 6th-8th Grade History Teacher

I love working in a small community.

Mrs. Anita Pisciotta

Mrs. Anita Pisciotta

​7th Homeroom 6th-8th Science

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Mrs. Anita Pisciotta

Mrs. Anita Pisciotta

​7th Homeroom, 6th-8th Science

Anita Pisciotta

Master of Arts in Education & Teaching Credential- SF State

6th-8th Grade Science Teacher

I enjoy our amazing faculty and parent community. I have been at St. Anselm School for close to 30 years and I truly love every day I spend with my students.

Mrs. Catherine Pereira​

Mrs. Catherine Pereira​

7th & 8th Literature and Language Arts

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Mrs. Catherine Pereira​

Mrs. Catherine Pereira​

7th & 8th Literature and Language Arts

Catherine Pereira

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Elementary Education K-8, & Teaching Credential- Gettysburg College

7th & 8th Grade ELA Teacher

I enjoy teaching faith-based education at Saint Anselm School. Working with such dedicated staff and faculty inspires me everyday! I am thrilled to be in the classroom bringing the joy of learning to our young adults in Middle School.

Mrs. Judy Storms

Mrs. Judy Storms

​Middle School Aide

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Mrs. Judy Storms

Mrs. Judy Storms

​Middle School Aide


Been involved with St. Anselm for over 40 years
Started as a parent volunteer
School librarian for 25+ years
Extended Day Teachers for 30+ years
Aided in second grade, 4th, 5th and now Middle school

St. Anselm is special because for me it is an extended family. It is heart warming to see our little people grow up to be outstanding adults. Some have come back and say thank you for not just the education that they received here, but for the community. For me, having had two of my grandson with me has been very special. Our community spirit is a special part of what makes St. Anselm School what it is.

Specialists

Mrs. Jennifer Lipson

Mrs. Jennifer Lipson

​Art (K-5th)

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Mrs. Jennifer Lipson

Mrs. Jennifer Lipson

​Art (K-5th)

Jennifer Lipson

Bachelor of Fine Arts - School of Visual Arts, NYC

Teaching Credential

K-5th Grade Art Specialist

I am grateful to teach at St. Anselm School because the teachers, staff and administration are supportive of each other, passionate about the subjects they teach, and dedicated to inspiring every student.

Mrs. Lisa Nostadt-Bixby

Mrs. Lisa Nostadt-Bixby

​Science (K-5th)

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Mrs. Lisa Nostadt-Bixby

Mrs. Lisa Nostadt-Bixby

​Science (K-5th)

Education: Cross-Cultural Language and Academic

Development Certification, 2006
Elementary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, 1996
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multiple Subject Teaching, 1991

My favorite thing about the grade/subject I teach: Every day I have the chance to teach science to a wide range of ages in K-5 while collaborating with many different teachers. I teach children to love a subject I am passionate about as we do hands-on, creative and cooperative projects and experiments. This truly is my dream job. I have the chance to teach each child for six years! Over the years I watch each child grow, evolve and change. It is such a privilege to be a part of a healthy, loving community of people at St. Anselm and to know in my heart I am a part of the community growing and changing and getting stronger every year.

Mr. Dante Nichellini

Mr. Dante Nichellini

​Art (6th-8th)

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Mr. Dante Nichellini

Mr. Dante Nichellini

​Art (6th-8th)

Dante Nichelini

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Multiple Subjects Credential, & Single Subject Art Credential- Humboldt State University

6th-8th Grade Art Specialist

My favorite thing about St. Anselm School and Parish is the sense of community that I feel both on and off campus!

Mrs. Julie Symons

Mrs. Julie Symons

​Math (6th)

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Mrs. Julie Symons

Mrs. Julie Symons

​Math (6th)

Julie Symons

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics- UC Berkeley

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics - Notre Dame de Namur

5th & 6th Grade Math Teacher

I really enjoy the kind, loving and supportive community at St. Anselm School. It’s a great place to work.

Mrs. Agnieszka Jankowski

Mrs. Agnieszka Jankowski

​Math (7th-8th)

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Mrs. Agnieszka Jankowski

Mrs. Agnieszka Jankowski

​Math (7th-8th)

Agnieszka P. Jankowski (Mrs. J)

Master’s in Environmental Science, University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

7th & 8th grade Math Teacher

As a parent of a St. Anselm alum, and now as a teacher, I appreciate that excellence is found in all aspects of our school, including our passionate students, faculty and administration, top notch curricula, professionally equipped classrooms for both teachers and students, fabulous grounds and surroundings -- all under the umbrella of Catholic teaching.

Mr. William Ware

Mr. William Ware

​Spanish (6th-8th)

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Mr. William Ware

Mr. William Ware

​Spanish (6th-8th)

William D. Ware

Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Language and Literature- University of California, Berkeley

University of California Education Abroad Program: Universidad de Madrid, España

Juris Doctorate - University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Middle School Spanish Teacher

I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the Spanish language and the hispanic/latinx culture with the St. Anselm middle school students. It is so rewarding for me to witness their growth and their enthusiasm for learning the language.

Jon Chi

Jon Chi

Music (K-8th)

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Jon Chi

Jon Chi

Music (K-8th)

Coming soon!

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

​Motor Skills/P.E. Teacher

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Mr. Anthony Balistreri

Mr. Anthony Balistreri

​Motor Skills/P.E. Teacher

I’m a San Francisco native where I have been a part of the San Francisco Archdiocese as a youth. I attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and Sacred Heart Cathedral High School. I am also a member of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club. I received my undergraduate degree in sociology from Sonoma State University. I earned my credential and masters degree in education National University. I am entering my twenty-first year in teaching physical education all as a member of Rhythm & Moves Inc.

Maria Kimball

Maria Kimball

Librarian

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Maria Kimball

Maria Kimball

Librarian

Maria Kimball

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: University of San Francisco

K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching: Dominican University

Teacher-Librarian & the Information Sciences Credential: San Jose State

School Librarian and 1st & 2nd Grade Math

It is my honor to serve the community of St Anselm. Here in the Library we strive to build an environment of compassionate thinkers, problem solvers, makers, and lifelong readers.

Allison Holtshouser

Allison Holtshouser

K-8 Resource Specialist

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Allison Holtshouser

Allison Holtshouser

K-8 Resource Specialist

Allie Holtshouser

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Education, & Teaching Credential- University of San Francisco

Resource Specialist

I enjoy the strong community of students, educators, and families at St. Anselm. It is a joy to work with students with various learning needs and witness them grow in faith, knowledge, and compassion everyday.