Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Home of the Saints


OLPH Staff Bios

Mrs. Sandee Chan Mrs. Sandee Chan
Mrs. Chan, a Bay Area native, is currently the K-4 computer instructor, a classroom aide in 5th and 6th grades, and substitute teacher for OLPH. She received her B.S. and Certificate in Child Development from University of California at Davis. Over the years, Mrs. Chan has worked in different capacities, including extended care assistant director and administrative assistant, in addition to teaching in the Catholic schools. She has been working in the San Francisco Archdiocese since 1986.

Mrs. Gemma Glean Mrs. Gemma Glean
Mrs. Glean obtained a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from UCSD Extension in 2010. She also graduated with a degree in Secondary Education from the University of the Assumption, majoring in English. She took master's courses in Guidance Counseling and hopes to be a guidance counselor some day. Mrs. Glean has experience working with different age groups, from young pre-schoolers at Genentech's 2nd Generation to bilingual middle school students at Fernando Rivera School in Daly City. She also taught Kindergarten for 14 years, the last 9 years at OLPH, before becoming OLPH's third grade teacher.

Ms. Caroline Hickey Ms. Caroline Hickey
Ms. Hickey was raised in South San Francisco and blessed to receive a Catholic education through high school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University and multiple subject teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University. She is currently the Kindergarten teacher and loves working with our "littlest saints"!

Mrs. Terry Keller Mrs. Terry Keller
Mrs. Keller grew up in San Francisco and attended St. Paul's High School and City College of S.F. She worked at Mater Dolorosa School in South San Francisco for six years as a 3rd grade teacher's aide and worked also in the extended care program. She is in her 11th year at OLPH, and has aided in K, 1st, 3rd,and 6th grade, and was in charge of the lunch program for several years.

Mr. William Kovacich Mr. William Kovacich
Born and raised in San Francisco, Mr. Kovacich earned his B.A., Teaching Credential, and Administrative Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco. He served in Catholic education for forty-five years, thirty seven as a principal in various Archdiocesan schools. In retirement, he serves as producer and director of the OLPH Jr. High school plays.

Mrs. Casey Lazalde Mrs. Casey Lazalde
A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Lazalde received her Associate of Science, Associate of the Arts and Early Childhood Education Certification from Skyline College. She completed her Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies from Notre Dame de Namur University and received her Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at the same school. She then continued her education at UCSD to in order to obtain her Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has worked as a teacher's aide, a substitute, and a teacher in the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1996.

Mr. Angelo Marquez Mr. Angelo Marquez
Mr. Marquez received his B.A. degree from the University of San Francisco in Theology and Religious Studies. He has worked for many years at the OLPH Parish, including running the CCD program and Youth Group. He began teaching at OLPH in 2014 as the junior high computer teacher, and in 2015 he began teaching 8th grade homeroom and junior high Social Studies. Mr. Marquez also moderates Student Council, prepares the 8th graders for Confirmation, while continuing to work at OLPH Parish.

Mrs. Corrine Muscat Mrs. Corrine Muscat
Mrs. Corrine Muscat grew up on the S.F. Peninsula and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy and a Specialization in Education and Diversified Liberal Arts. She then attended CSULB where she earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and got her Master's in Educational Administration at NDNU in Belmont. Mrs. Muscat has been teaching since 1997, and has been at OLPH since 2010.

Mrs. Sheila Ortega Mrs. Sheila Ortega
Mrs. Ortega earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and Multiple Subject Credential from San Francisco State University. She began her teaching career in 1989 and has worked at OLPH since 1992. She is currently 7th grade homeroom as well as junior high Science teacher. She is the school's vice-principal, facilitates the school science fair, choreographs the school plays, serves on the grant writing committee, and helps moderate the school fundraisers.

Ms. Kerstin Sjostrom Ms. Kerstin Sjostrom
Ms. Sjostrom has been the 2nd grade teacher at OLPH since 2000. As part of the second grade curriculum, she is responsible for preparing the students for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. She is a San Francisco native where she attended Catholic schools from first grade through high school, and she received her B.A. and teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Ms. Sjostrom is also the proud mother of four grown children, whose lives were also enriched by parochial education. She is grateful that with her children finally raised, she can fervently pursue her passion for teaching full-time.

Ms. Jaime Stella Ms. Jaime Stella
Ms. Stella grew up in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State University with her undergraduate degree in sociology. She later attended UCSB where she received her Masters of Education as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Before becoming the 5th Grade teacher at OLPH she worked as a computer teacher and classroom aide for the upper grades. She is on the technology committee as well as coordinating the yearbook.

Ms. Dalina Trejo Ms. Dalina Trejo
Ms. Trejo was born and raised in Daly City and is an alumna of OLPH. She received her Associate of Science in Allied Health Science from Skyline College and completed her Associate of the Arts in Sociology from Cañada College in 2012. She went on to earn her B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration in School Age Children and Families from San Francisco State University, while working as a teacher's aide and substitute teacher at OLPH. She is currently completing a graduate program at Saint Mary's College of California.

Ms. Mary Tunnell Ms. Mary Tunnell
Ms. Tunnell grew up on the S.F. Peninsula, graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies, and from Boston University with a Masters in Mass Communication. She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University at Monterey. She has taught at OLPH since 2003, is the school website coordinator, and also helps with the junior high drama production. She is currently the 6th grade homeroom teacher, as well as the junior high Math teacher.

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