Mr. Guzman: Principal
I am honored to be at Santa Clara High School and thankful for the wonderful opportunity to serve your son/daughter’s educational needs. I want to welcome you to a great school with over 100 years of history, tradition and faith. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this history and an outstanding community.
I earned my Associate of Arts degree from Oxnard College and transferred to California State University Northridge. I majored in Kinesiology and earned my Bachelor of Science degree with Honors. I continued my education and earned my teaching credential at Michael D. Eisner, College of Education at California State University Northridge. I completed my teaching credential program , earned my Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and earned my Administrative Services Credential from Azusa Pacific University. I taught at Monroe High School, Winnetka Middle School, Isbell Middle School and at Santa Paula High School prior to Santa Clara High School.
I grew up locally in the beautiful city of Santa Paula, California. My family is my number one priority. We have been blessed with two beautiful children who keep me busy during my spare time. I enjoy coaching basketball, traveling and spending time outdoors.
My goals as a teacher/mentor/coach/administrator is to make a difference in my community and especially, with my student’s, to help them achieve their goals while promoting sportsmanship, discipline and self-respect.
In Hoc Signo Vinces!
Ms. Palmisano: Vice Principal
Ms. Teresa Palmisano is in her 9th year at Santa Clara High School. A Ventura native, Palmisano, a student-athlete (basketball, tennis and track) in high school and an All American in basketball, graduated from Buena High School with an athletic scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley. A four year starter and two time All American at Cal, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. After pursuing a professional basketball career (1992-2006) and winning championships along the way,Palmisano earned her master’s degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Prior to joining Santa Clara’s staff, Palmisano was the Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at Gonzaga University from 2009-2011. She was the 1st Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at California Lutheran University during the 2008-2009 season.
Employed by the Ventura County Community College District from 2006-2010, Palmisano taught in the Physical Education & Athletic Department at Moorpark College.
Teresa Palmisano was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and the University of California Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
Her hobbies are spending time with family, fitness and going to the beach.
Mr. Taylan - Campus Minister
Mr. Taylan is beginning his second year at Santa Clara High School. He teaches Religion 9 and 10. Prior to joining the Santa Clara Family, Mr. Taylan had spent time in discerning for the Roman Catholic Priesthood serving as a Religious Missionary and Seminarian for 9 years living overseas where he earned his BA in Philosophy from Mater Redemptoris College in the Philippines. Moreover, further discernment led him back home to California where he continued his Theological Studies for 3 1/2 years as a Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. After much prayer, Mr. Taylan realized that God was calling him elsewhere to serve Him in a special way...to teach. Mr. Taylan feels humbled and blessed to be part of a School that is rich in Faith and Tradition.
He is an Oxnard native and graduated from Channel Islands High School.
Mr. Taylan is passionate about his faith and strives to integrate every aspect of it in his daily life. He enjoys music, prayer, playing basketball, golf, volleyball, and spending time with friends and family.
Mrs. mack: Religion
Ms. Kathy Mack is in her 7th year at Santa Clara High School as a Religion Teacher. She graduated from Cal State University Northridge earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Cal State University, Los Angeles. She obtained a Catechesis Certification from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Ms. Mack has 32 years of experience in Catholic Education. She began her career at Pinecrest Elementary School (1985-1987), St. Bridget of Sweden (1987-1992), St. Bonaventure High School (1992-2011) and Crespi High School (2011-2013). Ms. Mack educational philosophy is to respect each individual and know that everyone has something to give. She is here at Santa Clara to do God’s work.
Ms. Mack has been happily married for the last 36 years and shares three grown children with her husband. She now has two grandchildren, Magdalene and Wyatt, that are the light of her life! Ms.Mack also enjoys watching movies and gardening.
Ms. alcala - science
Ms. Alcala is beginning her 12th year at Santa Clara High School teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. She is also the Junior Class Moderator and the moderator for NHS and CSF. An alumna of Santa Clara, Ms. Alcala enjoys teaching at her alma mater because she is committed to giving back to her community. She enjoys the small school atmosphere, and she truly believes that Santa Clara provides the best environment for students, while also providing them with a Catholic Education. Ms. Alcala believes that everyone can succeed, but it’s what you do with your success that matters.
Ms. Alcala graduated from Cal State University, Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Biology. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Teaching with an emphasis on Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Saint Mary.
Ms. Alcala enjoys spending all her time with her three beautiful boys, Mickey, Eli, and Apollo, who are the highlight of her life. She aspires for each of them to become Saints!
Mr. Reynoso: Math
Mr. Reynoso is currently the math teacher to the upperclassmen at Santa Clara High School. He earned his Bachelors of Science from California State University Channel Islands and Masters of Science from California State University Los Angeles, both in Mathematics.
MR. RAMIREZ: COUNSElor
Mr. Ramirez is an alumnus of Santa Clara High School and has been involved with the Santa Clara community as a baseball and football coach since 2012. After graduating from Santa Clara in 2010, Mr. Ramirez attended and graduated from Oxnard College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Following, he transferred and received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University Channel Islands. Mr. Ramirez is a recent graduate of California Lutheran University, where he received his Master of Science in Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Mr. Ramirez’s mission is to advocate for, motivate, and serve students by providing them with valuable information and persistent support in hopes to benefit their academic success and social-emotional well-being.
MS. Simpson:Athletic trainer/SCIENCE
Olivia Simpson discovered her passion for Athletic Training as a senior in high school where she observed over 1,000 hours at the high school and community college level before being accepted into California State Northridge’s Athletic Training Program. Her clinical sites during the Athletic Training Program included St. Francis High School, Pepperdine, Bodylogic, and Agoura High School. She worked as a first responder for CSUN’s youth baseball camps and at the MLBPA Christian Yelich "Players Going Home" Baseball ProCamp. Olivia also volunteered, and chaperoned over 50 high school students, at the annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition and Staples Center High School Sports Medicine Seminar for multiple years. She has previous experience working with collegiate level lacrosse, rugby, baseball, High school/club volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, track & field, cross country, wrestling, football, lacrosse. She also has experience working with the geriatric/ adult population in the Physical Therapy setting. Her hobbies include weightlifting/powerlifting, hiking, being in nature, driving her truck, painting, and playing with her dog at the beach. Her favorite sports teams include the Dodgers and Saints. She is new to the Catholic faith but is ready to make a change and openly accept her beliefs. KJV "2 Corinthians 5:7"
Mr. Hull - Mathematics
My name is Mr. Felipe Guillermo Hull and I am very excited to be teaching Algebra 1 and Geometry in Santa Clara High School. I graduated from Santa Clara High School in 2010 and I have a lot of great memories playing in SC sports and working on academic assignments with my classmates and teachers. I received my A.A. degree at Ventura College in 2012. I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and History. Since then, I worked in education for the Oxnard School District for 5 years and I am currently attending the University of La Verne to receive my Masters in Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics. I am excited to work with and learn from my colleagues, who were former classmates and teachers of mine. On my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.
Mr.Gomez - Social Sciences
Mr. Gomez is thrilled to begin his first year as a teacher at Santa Clara High School. He will teach US History and Government/Economics. He is a proud graduate of California Lutheran University, where he received his BA in Political Science. Prior to joining the Santa Clara family, he worked for the Santa Paula Unified School District, first as an after-school program leader and then as a substitute teacher. It was during his time as a substitute teacher that he realized his true calling was to be a high school educator. He then enrolled in the teaching credential program at the University of La Verne, where he completed his course work.
Mr. Gomez is very passionate about teaching and values the education of his students. His primary goal as a teacher is to create a learning environment that is both fun and challenging. He hopes that every student will experience significant personal growth by the end of the year.
In his spare time, Mr. Gomez enjoys working out, watching (and quoting) movies, listening to music, watching and coaching baseball, and spending time with loved ones. He is an avid fan of anything Disney-related, and if you ever go to Disneyland you will most likely see him there.
Mr.Towner - Mathematics
Mr.Towner grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from Analy High School (Sebastopol, CA) class of 2011. He then
graduated from Biola University in 2014 with a BA in History and a MA in history from Claremont Graduate University.
Mr.Towner is happily married and shares 1 child with his wife. He studied Spanish, German, (ancient) Hebrew, French, and Latin. This is his first year as a teacher at Santa Clara High School and will be coaching the Academic Decathlon team. A fun fact about Mr.Towner is that he plays the alto saxophone.
mr. piña - Spanish
My name is Mr. Jose Abraham Piña and I am very excited to start my 3rd year at Santa Clara High School. I will be teaching Spanish II, and III at SCHS. I'm also the head coach for the SCHS girls soccer team. I graduated from University California Santa Barbara in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I then, went on to the Teaching Credentials Program at Cal State Channel Islands. I currently attend Loyola Marymount University working on my Masters in Education and single subject Credential. I have been in the public school system for over 14 years working in the lower level grades.I am an Oxnard native who graduated from Channel
Islands High School where I played soccer, track, and cross country. In my spare time I enjoy to coach soccer, watch sports, and spend time with my family.
Ms. Marquez: ENGLISH & Science
Ms. Marquez is starting her 2nd year teaching and 7th year coaching at Santa Clara High School. She graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelors in English and Performing Arts Theatre. She will be receiving her Master's Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University December 2018. She is currently the Director of Activities, Head Girls' Basketball coach as well as teaching English and P.E.
Ms. Marquez is passionate about the art of reading and writing, and the importance of living an active lifestyle.
Mr. Allison: english
Santa Clara is a remarkably strong community dedicated to the development of students and families. I became a part of this family in 2016, and the strong traditions of the school quickly took root in my heart. I currently live in Moorpark with my wife (also a teacher in Oxnard) and son (soon to be sons!). I have received my Bachelors' degree in Philosophy from St. Mary's College of California and a Master of Education with an emphasis in teacher leadership from California Lutheran University. This year I continue my own educational journey by working toward a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University. I continue to serve as a member of the California Army National Guard, and in my free time I enjoy cooking for my family and spending as much time outdoors as possible. As I return to teaching English this year, my goal is to build a safe, intellectually challenging, and spiritually enriching environment for students. My hope is to inspire students to read deeply out of their own curiosity and write profoundly out their own passion.
I am honored and excited to be able to continue my journey as a teacher of SAINTS!
Mrs. ramsey: english
Mrs. Ramsey is thrilled to be back at Santa Clara teaching 10th and 11th grade English. Rejoining the Santa Clara family is always a pleasure. A lover of the all things adventure, Mrs. Ramsey spends her time hiking, finding (and photographing) off the beaten path oddities, and experiencing new things. Her greatest joy, however, is spending time with her husband and two kids.
Ms. Heaven Silveira - Art
As an alumna of Santa Clara High School, Ms. Silveira is excited to return as a teacher and give back to a community that is based in faith, family and tradition. As an Art, Physical Science, and Geography teacher, she is excited to instill a passion for education to all Saints.
Prior to working at Santa Clara Ms. Silveira worked in public safety, as well as home health. Ms. Silveira received her Bachelors in Communication with an emphasis in Non-profit and Business, as well as a minor in Art.
When not teaching, Ms. Silveira can be found somewhere outdoors like hiking in the Santa Monica mountains, or at the local softball fields coaching.
Ms. Schneiderbauer - dRAMA
Mrs. Gonzalez: Registrar & Attendance
Mrs. Gonzalez is in her second year here at Santa Clara High School as the school Registrar. She graduated from Ventura College with an Associates in Natural Sciences and later attended and graduated from Pharmacy Technician School. She received her Pharmacy Technician license and has worked in Pharmacy for the last 19 years in both retail and home infusion pharmacies.
Mrs. Gonzalez enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 boys, her newborn grandson and her 3 fur babies. She enjoys road trips, reading and competing in Spartan races. She is also an active volunteer for Santa Clara Elementary School since 2004 and is currently Parents Club Board President. She is also passionate about raising her boys with a Catholic Education. ore to come...
Ms. Ellis: School secretary & accounts receivable
An Alumna of Santa Clara High School, Ms. Ellis is excited to become part of the Administrative Team and working to support future Alumni of SCHS. An Oxnard native, Ms. Ellis received an Associate Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Moorpark College and then pursued at 30 year career in mortgage lending while raising her two children.
“I am truly blessed and I will be forever grateful to my parents, who instilled strong family values and who provided a Catholic education for their five children from K-12 grades.” All were graduates of Santa Clara High School.
Ms. Ellis has been active on the SCHS Alumni Executive Board beginning in 2013 and is currently serving as Board Secretary. She is also a member of the Santa Clara Parish Choir since 2014. She enjoys live theatre, spending time with family and close friends, cheering for the Saints at athletic events and a good mystery novel.
“In Hoc Signo Vinces"
Mrs. Luna: Accounts payable & Tuition
Mrs. Luna is celebrating her 8th year employed at Santa Clara High School. She studied abroad and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Commerce at Universidad Internacional, S.C. at Monterrey, Mexico. Before coming to Santa Clara High School, Mrs. Luna worked for the private sector in the divisions of business and administration.
Mrs. Luna was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley. Of humble background, Mrs. Luna grew up in the farm working community. She believes that no matter what hurdle life throws at you; if you are true to yourself and focused you will thrive.
Mrs. Luna and her husband, Rogelio, are the proud parents of Montserrat and Liam. Both of her children received a Catholic education that started in kindergarten up to secondary school while living abroad. Montserrat is an Alumni of Pepperdine University, and her son is a graduate of the Class of 2014 from Santa Clara High School and is presently enrolled at CSUCI. Mrs. Luna enjoys going to the movies, the theater and museums with her family.
Mr. hutchinson "hutch": Plant manager
Roderick Hutchinson first came to Santa Clara High School as a baseball coach in 2002. A year later, he accepted a position in the maintenance department. He is currently the Plant Manager, as well as running the baseball program. His love for the game has kept him coaching for the past 25 years throughout Ventura County. He is also an associate area scout for the Chicago Cubs, and runs their collegiate scout team during the summer months.
Coach Hutch was born and raised in Louisiana, where he attended Southern University on a baseball scholarship. In 1985, he came to Oxnard to visit his sister and her family, and decided to stay. He is married to Amber, and is the proud father of Trevor, Marcus, Roderick, Kyla, and Miles. He still enjoys playing baseball on Sundays with his friends.