Administration

ST. ANSELM SCHOOL | ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, AND STAFF | 2018-2019

PRIMARY GRADES

Kindergarten | Mrs. Alexandra Dobbs
BA in Child Development and a minor in counseling, California State University, Sacramento.
Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Fresno State University

Kindergarten is the best! I love being there for the students when they are first starting school. They are all so curious, nervous, and excited. It is incredible to see how much they grow from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. They come in a little unsure, but leave feeling confident and ready for first grade. I love working at St. Anselm school because everyone has been so welcoming and helpful since day one. On my first day of school here, many teachers came to my room to wish me luck and offer any help they could give me. The students also blew me away with their kindness. I will never forget just a couple weeks into my first year, an 8th grader called across the campus “Hi Mrs. Dobbs!” I was just thinking, how in the world do they know me? It felt great to feel a part of a community so quickly.

Kindergarten Aide | Mrs. Pat Mennucci
(40+ years at St Anselm School)
My favorite part about kindergarten is the growth we see each year. From the day they walk in still holding their parents hands until they walk out on graduation holding their diploma. The growth both physically, emotionally, and mentally is beyond belief. What better place to work than to see children thrive. I also love seeing the 8th graders who have matured and are ready to help the younger children in the school. School families help all of the children get to know each other and reach outside of our school.

Kindergarten Aide | Mrs. Kristen West
(long term substitute)
Early Childhood Education Certification, College of Marin
Masters in Education, University of Colorado Boulder, CO
M.A. in K-12 Education, Secondary teaching certification in social studies and Bachelor of Arts, History

My Favorite thing about Kindergarten is that they love to be silly. They don’t take themselves too seriously and are open to making new friends and doing new things. Kindergarten is a time for play, but it is also a time for the children to find themselves as students, who are ready to learn and explore the world around them. I like working at St. Anselm because of the welcoming and supportive community that exists there. Parents, teachers and students are there to help each other succeed. I am honored to be part of that community!

First Grade Aide | Mrs. Cally Cooper
What I find to be my favorite thing about being in first grade is the fresh, joyful outlook the students have on the world and how they embrace life and learning. Each day in that environment is unique and somewhat magical! Experiencing their progress, confidence and independence from the beginning of the year until they become rising second graders is mutually rewarding and tremendously inspiring!
Many years ago, I began my relationship with St. Anselm as a parent. I am so happy to have continued at school in the role I have now as an aide. The values the school embodied when my children were here have remained steadfast and relevant.

First Grade | Ms. Emily Neeb
B.S. from UC Davis
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sonoma State

My favorite part about first grade is getting to see all of the students learning how to read. We get to share so many wonderful adventures together through books and I can’t wait for the adventures that we read together this year!
I like to work at St. Anselm School because of the wonderful community that I see everyday here. The staff and families at this school provide such a loving and respectful community that I am so happy to be a part of this group!

Second Grade | Mrs. Laura Roach
Master’s Degree in Teaching Reading
Reading Specialist Certification
California Teaching Credential
University of San Francisco
Teaching since 2004

My favorite thing about teaching second grade would be the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I feel so blessed to be part of their faith-filled journey through the teaching of these Sacraments. My favorite memory so far would have to be preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas for families affected by the fires just north of us. The students really connected with their call to serve others in need close to their own community.

Second Grade Aide | Mrs. Connie Sume
I feel so blessed to be working with the children and giving support where needed. I love St. Anselm School because it is a strong, loving community built on a foundation of faith. I enjoy working with second graders because they are so enthusiastic about learning. I am also excited to help them on their journey through the sacraments of reconciliation and first communion.

Third Grade | Mrs. Kassie Livermore
Bachelor of Science, Cal State Chico, CLAD Credential

Third grade is such a special year. Students are really ready to explore concepts on a much deeper level. It is so rewarding to see them get excited about their reading! Third graders are no longer learning to read, they are reading to learn. Third graders have a strong sense of fairness. The love their school, classmates, and family. There is a real sweetness to this age!
As a parent of four children that have attended St Anselm, I hold the school in the highest regard. St. Anselm prepares the whole child. Student’s leave this school with a moral compass, superior education, and an appreciation for faith. I love that I get to be a part of a staff that provides such an incredible environment.

Third Grade Aide | Ms. Karel Daniels
I am the 3rd grade instructional aide and Director of the Extended Day program at St. Anselm School. I have aided in 2nd and 5th grades, but have found my home in 3rd. 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.