Maintenance & Food Services
Lourdes Aguilera is De Marillac’s Maintenance and Food Service Assistant. Ms. Aguilera is in her eighth year of service to De Marillac, and takes great pride in caring for the students and campus of De Marillac. She also frequently comments that she sees her role as taking care of the teachers as well. Ms. Aguillera is a neighborhood resident who enjoys spending time with her children.
Lead 7th Grade Teacher - Ext. 707
Erin Bell is very excited to join the DMA community this year. She is teaching 7th Grade Language Arts, Religion, and Social Studies. Erin recently moved home to Northern California from New Orleans, LA where she was a middle school English teacher. Erin completed her Masters of Education through the ACE Program at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to her time at Notre Dame, she earned her BA in Sociology at Whitman College in Walla Walla Washington. In her free time, Erin loves to be outside, playing tennis, or spending time with family. Erin is looking forward to being a part of the tight knit community at DMA, and is eager to engage her students in adventure, critical thinking, and a passion for service.
Main Office Coordinator - Ext. 102
Yekaroma Card is De Marillac Academy’s Main Office Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with Emphasis in Tourism from CESUES University, and most recently is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from City College of San Francisco. At De Marillac, she manages daily operations and administrative duties for the main office, coordinates admissions processes, and translates English and Spanish communications. Before joining De Marillac Academy, she worked for an e-commerce fashion company, Laly Designs, as executive assistant and later as event production coordinator. During her free time she freelances as a wardrobe stylist, fashion event producer, and blogger. Her work has been published in various local and international magazines: La Palme, Stilo Magazine, Holistic Fashionista, Snap Matter, GEV Magazine, and San Francisco Chronicle.
Maintenance & Food Services - Ext. 103
Maria Coronado is entering her third year at De Marillac as the Maintenance and Food Service Assistant. Mrs. Coronado brings six year of previous experience in a similar line of work to the students of De Marillac. Working with the kids, each day, serving them breakfast, lunch and snacks is a joy for her, as is being a part of the community at large. In the afternoons, once she leaves her work here, Mrs. Coronado continues her day as a part-time in-home care giver to an elderly patient. She has been a part of the neighborhood for almost 20 years, and attends St Boniface regularly with her family. Originally from Mexico, and having three kids of her own, she feels a special connection with the kids she serves at De Marillac.
Katherine Dzida Corio
Lead 4th Grade Teacher - Ext. 704
Katherine Dzida is excited to join the family at De Marillac Academy for the first time this year as the Lead 4th Grade teacher and 5th Grade Math teacher. Ms. Dzida holds a BA in Education/Theology and an MA in Literacy from Loyola Marymount University. As a Catholic school educator for a decade, Ms. Dzida has instructed both elementary and graduate students in southern and northern California. She loves watching students grow as capable leaders and agents of change in our world. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Dzida enjoys cooking, traveling, camping, boxing, and spending time with her loving family.
Vincentian Volunteer & Student Support - Ext. 601
Theresa Flynn Houghton
President & CEO - Ext. 300
Theresa Flynn Houghton joined De Marillac Academy as President and CEO in July 2016, after working 11 years at her high school alma mater Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. Theresa is grateful to continue her educational vocation in service of the Lasallian Vincentian mission of De Marillac. After high school, Theresa attended New York University, where she pursued her passion for literature and technology, and earned a B.A. in English Language Literature with a minor in Computer Application. “Leaving to Serve”, Theresa has focused her professional and volunteer career on raising support for education at every level. Theresa is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Scandinavian School in San Francisco, and serves as an Admissions Ambassador for New York University. Theresa lives in San Francisco with her husband Chris and children. As a family they enjoy all the City has to offer, from beautiful parks and libraries to the zoo and museums.
Lead 6th Grade Teacher - Ext. 706
Mary teaches Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion as the lead 6th grade teacher. A recent graduate from St. Mary’s College of California, Mary earned a BA in Liberal and Civic Studies in the “Teachers for Tomorrow” Program. Mary is a Lasallian Educator Fellow and is completing her Masters Degree in Education at St. Mary’s College. Mary also serves as the co-moderator for Student Council. Born and raised in Northern California, she attended Justin-Siena High, a Christian Brothers High School in the Napa Valley. Mary is honored and proud of the opportunity to teach in the Lasallian tradition that has shaped her life and education for so many years.
Director of Development - Ext. 400
Alex Goldberg is excited to join De Marillac Academy as the Director of Development. Born and raised in Colorado, Ms. Goldberg moved to California to attend Santa Clara University where she earned her BS in Psychology. After time working in corporate HR and recruiting, Ms. Goldberg began her development career at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory here in San Francisco. With a passion for educational equity, Ms. Goldberg enjoys building relationships with students, graduates, families and external partners to support the mission of the Brothers and Daughters. In her spare time, Ms. Goldberg enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time with friends and family, singing along to Broadway tunes and cheering on her Denver Broncos.
Lead 8th Grade Teacher - Ext. 708
Rich Hill teaches eighth grade Language Arts, History, and Religion at De Marillac Academy. He has fourteen years of teaching experience in San Francisco Catholic schools. Rich has returned to De Marillac for his fourth year with the community after a year-long around the world journey. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Rich graduated in 1999 with a BA in Philosophy and English from Miami University. Rich attended New College of California from 2004-2007, earning both an MA and an MFA in Writing and Consciousness. Rich has written Op-Eds for The San Francisco Chronicle as well as pieces of fiction and poetry for various literary journals. Rich has traveled and volunteered extensively, particularly in India, where his very first teaching experience was at Mother Teresa’s Mission in Calcutta. Rich lives in San Francisco with his wife, Bianca, who is also a teacher in Catholic education. They both are avid travelers, hikers, photographers, and sailors. Rich greatly enjoys imparting upon his students a verve for adventure, a love of literature and writing, and a deep commitment to peace.
Operations Manager - Ext. 402
Maribeth Hutson is De Marillac’s Operations Manager which involves being a member of the Development team, running the maintenance of the school building and directly supporting the President’s office. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Social Welfare emphasizing Sociology, Mrs. Hutson has been a part of the De Marillac extended community since the founding days. Watching the school grow over the years has made being a part of the staff even more rewarding, enriching and inspiring. With over 15 years of experience in active travel and tourism, she has split her time between California and France over the past decade and a half. Choosing to remain stateside, in large part, was due to the opportunity to work at De Marillac and to be a part of contributing to the growth and service of a mission that has such purpose and life. When not in the Tenderloin, you’ll find Mrs. Hutson on her bike in the Berkeley Hills, out walking her dog or eating as much Mexican or Asian cuisine as possible.
Academic Resource Teacher - Ext. 801
Samantha Hyland is serving the students of De Marillac Academy in her third year as the Academic Resource Teacher for grades 4-8. Samantha holds a B.A. from La Salle University University in Elementary/Special Education and American Studies. She is originally from New Jersey and is excited to continue her journey in the spirit of the Lasallian and Vincentian values!
Vincentian Volunteer & Student Support - Ext. 605
Middle School Science Teacher - Ext. 701
Charles Lee has been with De Marillac for four years. He is passionate about making science relevant and connected to the real world. Through ongoing partnerships with San Francisco State University and Lawrence Hall of Science, his science classes evolve to meet the changing demands called for by the Next Generation Science Standards. Students engage in hands-on labs and create models that bring forth creativity and exploration of nuanced science concepts. Prior to joining De Marillac, Mr. Lee taught middle school math and science for two years with San Francisco public schools. He earned a B.A from UC Berkeley in economics and statistics and obtained his math and science credentials from USF. A San Francisco native, his teaching philosophies are rooted in our city context and culturally relevant to students’ backgrounds. In addition to teaching science, Mr. Lee enjoys teaching PE twice a week and looks forward to coaching this year’s girls’ volleyball. He currently resides in San Francisco near the Tenderloin. Outside of work, Mr. Lee rides his motorcycle on tours and backpacks Big Sur often. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and can often be found at REI or the hardware store looking at new gear.
Bookkeeper - Ext. 501
Mardiana Malik is in her third year as De Marillac Academy’s Bookkeeper. She has previously worked at various law firms for over 10 years. Ms. Malik received her BA in Economics in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her hobbies include listening to the music and travel. Mardiana is thrilled to be a part of the De Marillac Academy team.
Middle School Math Teacher - Ext. 700
Danny grew up in LA, a child of immigrants, an avid Dodgers fan, he was the first in his family to go to college and he graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Education & Social Change. He received his teaching credential from SFSU in Foundational Mathematics.
He taught high school in the city, and came to De Marillac through a temp agency, and ended up working for the development office and soon served as a teacher, and most recently he was the Middle School Math Teacher at Beacon Day School in Oakland.
He is married to his incredible wife Vanessa, and they have two adorable girls, Gabriela and Andrea. Danny is really excited to be part of the DMA community and team once again in order to serve the students and families of De Marillac and excited to be part of a passionate team who strive to raise up the next generation of leaders who Enter to Learn and will Leave to Serve.
Lead 5th Grade Teacher - Ext. 705
Meaghan Osborne is thrilled to enter her second year at De Marillac Academy as the Fifth Grade Lead Teacher and Co-Moderator of Student Council. Meaghan is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California and its Teachers for Tomorrow Program. She holds a B.A. in Liberal and Civic Studies, as well as a minor in Theology and Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in Education at Saint Mary’s College. Meaghan is passionate about her Catholic faith, education, baking, and all things chocolate. She looks forward to an exciting year with the future saints of our generation (her very own students) at De Marillac Academy!
Sister Kathleen Powers, D.C.
Student Support - Ext. 603
Sister Kathleen Powers, D.C. is a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in her sixth year at De Marillac Academy. Currently, she serves as a student support teacher in 4th grade and assists with Student Council. Over the years, Sister Kathleen has taught in both middle school and high school and has served in other Daughter of Charity ministries in California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska. Sister Kathleen is very happy to be a part of the De Marillac Academy family.
Principal - Ext. 100
Beginning her 11th year in education, Chellsea Rivera was a lead teacher at DMA from 2012-15 and most recently served as Principal of St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland last school year. Chellsea is extremely passionate about working with undeserved students, families, and communities; she is honored to return to DMA. Chellsea grew up in San Francisco and is a graduate of University of San Francisco. She coached at SHC for 9 years and is die-hard 49ers fan. She loves music and art and is proud of De Marillac’s commitment to visual art and music education.
Lasallian Volunteer & Student Support - Ext. 703
Krystiana is a member of the 2017-2018 Lasallian Volunteer cohort and is thrilled to be doing her service year at De Marillac Academy. Krystiana is teaching 7th Grade science and physical education, as well as 7th and 8th grade Digital literacy as one of DMA’s support teachers. A recent graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, Krystiana earned a BS in Biology and was the president of the University’s theater organization, The Masque. Krystiana is also a former girls volleyball coach and player and is excited for the opportunity to coach the 7th grade girls volleyball team. In her free time Krystiana enjoys viewing and participating in theater, cooking, and painting.
Art Teacher - Ext. 711
Rebecca Shannon has a varied arts education including dance with School of American Ballet, theater at HB Studios and art at The New School in New York City, as well as vocal studies with Birdey Rutkin and Billy Philadelphia in San Francisco. She has taught K-8 art classes for the last 20 years in both public and private schools and for the past 9 years was the teacher and director of the art program for the LeRoy Neiman Art Center at Pier 9. She is very excited to be joining DeMarillac as the art teacher in the new LeRoy Neiman studio. When she isn’t thinking up fun projects for her students she is teaching and performing Swing dance at City College or having fun with her family and her dog Holly.
Lasallian Volunteer & Student Support - Ext. 604
Quaneesha Shields is a part of the Lasallian Volunteers Ministry Mission. She feels blessed and grateful to be placed at De Marillac Academy. Quaneesha is teaching fourth grade science, social studies, physical education, Digital literacy, and health. Born and raised in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Quaneesha graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia. While studying at La Salle, Quaneesha earned a bachelor’s degree in PreK-4 early elementary education, PreK-8 special education, and American Studies. Hoping to one day get her master’s degree, Quaneesha plans to continue learning how to best meet the needs of her students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, listening to many different genres of music, and writing. One day, Quaneesha hopes to publish her own book.
Technology Support Specialist - Ext. 104
Marni Sweetland provides technical support on site at De Marillac, for everything from laptops to copy machines. She is also pursuing her MFT license and is an avid soccer player. She loves the amazing environment at De Marillac and is grateful to be a part of the dedicated staff working to serve the community.
Program Coordinator, Graduate Support - Ext. 201
Evan Vaughan is in his second year at De Marillac as the Program Coordinator for Graduate Support. A native Central Californian, Mr. Vaughan moved to San Francisco in 2009 and earned his BA in International Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of San Francisco, minoring in Peace & Justice Studies and European Studies. After graduation, Mr. Vaughan joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where he served the Catholic parishes in downtown Portland, Maine as a youth minister. He then moved to New York City where he worked at Uncommon Collegiate Charter High School in Brooklyn as a Spanish teacher. Now back in the city that he calls home Mr. Vaughan is excited to be working at De Marillac in a role where he can connect with students about the amazing opportunities that come with education. In addition to his job at De Marillac, Mr. Vaughan works part-time as a Resident Minister at his alma mater, USF, guiding college students in developing their spirituality through retreats, immersions, and liturgy. When he’s not working with Catholic school students, Mr. Vaughan can be found singing, running, traveling, hanging out in Golden Gate Park, or checking out anything new to do in San Francisco.
Database & Social Media Coordinator - Ext. 403
Darine Villanueva is in her first year at De Marillac Academy. Born and raised in Southern California, Darine moved to Salina, Kansas to play soccer, but couldn’t handle the snow so she moved back to Pasadena, CA and continued her education at Pasadena City College where she changed her major five times. She took a year off of school and found her way to the Bay Area where she finished her B.A in psychology at the University of San Francisco with a minor in music. While in school and after graduation, she worked as a Residential Counselor for Edgewood Center for Children and Families then transitioned to a more administrative role as the Program Assistant for the SF State Guardian Scholars Program working with current and former foster youth. At SFSU she learned the ins and outs of a nonprofit, acting as the right hand to the director of the program covering everything from finances, to stewardship, to event planning. While at SFSU she decided to complete her Social Media Marketing Certificate and from there started exploring the marketing world. Darine is excited to be a part of such a great community, and is passionate about the De Marillac Mission. In her free time, Darine enjoys playing the cello and bass in community ensembles, scrapbooking and blogging.
Assistant Principal - Ext. 101
Adam Vincent began his teaching career in the Nativity Miguel Network of Schools as a Jesuit Volunteer in 2002. He has since taught middle school at both Sacred Heart Nativity School in San Jose and St. Cecilia School in San Francisco, where he also served as Vice Principal. Mr. Vincent holds a B.A. in Justice and Peace Studies from the University of St. Thomas and earned a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Administrative Credential, and M.A. in Catholic Educational Leadership from Santa Clara University. In his free time Adam enjoys nature, music, traveling abroad, and spending time with his wife and daughter. He is grateful for the privilege to be part of the De Marillac Academy community.