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.
Middle School Support Teacher - Ext. 601V
Rachel Aubart is super excited to be joining the DMA community as the middle school support teacher and a coach. Rachel holds a BA in Mathematics from Lewis University in Illinois and is working at DeMarillac as a Lasallian Volunteer. Originally from Minnesota, Ms. Aubart has grown up around the Catholica Lasallian tradition and is thrilled to be able to continue with it and share that with others. Ms. Aubart has worked at a summer camp in Northern Minnesota for 7 years and loves walking alongside kids as they learn and discover new things. During her free time, Ms. Aubart enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, doing puzzles, traveling and exploring, supporting her Minnesotan sports teams, staying active, and being around friends.
Lead 7th Grade Teacher - Ext. 707
Erin Bell is very excited to return for a second year to the DMA community. She is teaching 7th Grade Language Arts, Religion, and Social Studies. 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, engage in friendly competition, and spending time with family. Erin is so grateful to be 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.
Office Manager - Ext. 102
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.
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.
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.
Mary Diane Garcia David
Music Teacher & Choir Director - Ext. 607V
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.
Director of Student & Family Services - Ext. 800
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.
4th & 5th Grade Support Teacher - Ext. 604V
Zach Javorsky is excited to join the De Marillac community for the first time this year. He is a member of the La Sallian Volunteer program and will serve as the 4th and 5th grade support teacher. He also teaches digital literacy and PE Classes. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Javorsky holds a B.A in Economics and Environmental Studies from Allegheny College. In his free time, Zach enjoys hiking, debating and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
Director of Finance & Operations - Ext. 500
Jennifer Madar joined De Marillac Academy in 2018 after working in corporate finance in a variety of large and small organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Jose State University and an MBA from California State University, East Bay. Jennifer passionately believes in the power of education and is proud to support the brilliant educators and administrators fulfilling De Marillac’s vision to “liberate students and graduates to lead lives of choice, meaning and purpose.” When not crunching numbers, you can find Jennifer with her husband Larry and two teenagers travelling, enjoying San Francisco, knitting, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee.
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.
4th Grade Teacher - Ext. 605V
Genesis Manyari is an advocate for children and families. A first-generation college graduate, she recently graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a bachelor’s degree in justice, community and leadership with a minor in women and gender studies. She is a proud Peruvian and is excited about her first year of teaching. Genesis believes that every child deserves the right to a quality education regardless of race or socioeconomic status. She is a De Marillac Academy graduate, and she is happy and honored to come back and be a part of the Tenderloin community as a De Marillac teacher. Genesis lives in Oakland and looks forward to what may come of this journey.
6th Grade Lead Teacher - Ext.706
Tim Ogburn is very happy to join the DeMarillac team this year as 6th Grade Lead Teacher. Originally from Colorado, Tim earned his B.A. (English and History) and his M.A. (Education) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over his twenty-six years in education, Tim has worn many hats, including teaching English and history to all grades between 5 and 12 and serving as an athletic coach, mentor teacher, and dean. For the past twenty years he and his wife, Deborah, have lived in San Francisco’s Mission District, where they have raised their daughters, Madeleine and Lucy, who are both now in college. When he is not in the classroom, Tim enjoys taking long walks, reading, bird watching, and cooking.
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.
Middle School STEM Teacher - Ext. 701
Lead 5th Grade Teacher - Ext. 705
Meaghan Osborne is thrilled to enter her fourth year at De Marillac Academy as the Fifth Grade Lead Teacher and Co-Moderator of Student Council. In her time at De Marillac, Meaghan has had experience teaching various courses to fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth grades. Meaghan attended Saint Mary’s College of California for both undergraduate and graduate school. She holds a B.A. in Liberal and Civic Studies (Teachers for Tomorrow Program), a minor in Theology and Religious Studies, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master’s Degree in Education. Her Master’s thesis is titled: Reducing Stress in the Classroom with Mindfulness. Meaghan is passionate about her Catholic faith and is very much inspired by the lives of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and Pope Saint John Paul II. Meaghan enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking, cooking, and teaching. 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.
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.
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.
Annual Giving Manager - Ext. 401
Felicia Torrez brings her passion for educational equity and commitment to service to De Marillac Academy. Prior to De Marillac, Felicia worked at the University of California, Berkeley, where she partnered with program staff, students and donors to expand scholarship support for students. Felicia began her career at the community college level and instantly knew her she would dedicate her career to serving underserved students. Felicia earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from San Jose State University. She serves as a board member for the SJSU Latino Alumni Network to raise scholarship support for current students. Felicia lives in Oakland and enjoys traveling, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of the De Marillac community and connect benefactors to De Marillac in a meaningful way.
Academic Resource Specialist - Ext. 801
Rebecca, Becca, Unruh has been a teacher in San Francisco for 6 years. She worked at Mission Dolores Academy as a first and second grade teacher. She also taught 3rd grade at Bret Harte Elementary School. She has a Masters Degree in Teaching Reading with a Reading Specialist Certificate for working with struggling readers. Her passion is working with students with diverse learning needs, helping them be successful in and out of the classroom. Like a good San Francisco native, she is a huge Giants fan.
Assistant Director of Graduate Support - Ext. 201
Database and Social Media Coordinator - Ext. 403
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 two daughters. He is grateful for the privilege to be part of the De Marillac Academy community.