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Meet Our Faculty and Staff


Father Mark Gazzingan, Pastor


Mrs. Victoria Hinkle, Principal


Ms. Nichole Calabio, Vice Principal


Mrs. Mary Merten, Office Manager/Admissions


Ms. Celeste Viray, Preschool Director


Ms. Norkia Abe, Preschool Teacher


Ms. Gabrielle Fincutter, Kindergarten Teacher


Mrs. Diane Andrion, Kindergarten Instructional Aid


Ms. Carolyn D'Cruz, 1st Grade Teacher


Sr. Marie Hopp, 1st Grade Instructional Aid


Mrs. Jill Van Huystee, 2nd Grade Teacher


Mrs. Teresita Dumanig, 3rd Grade Teacher


Mrs. Regina Worley, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher


Ms. Dominique Salapare, 6th Grade Teacher

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Mr. Nuno Encarnacao, 7th Grade Teacher


Mr. Jacob Contreras, 8th Grade Homeroom Teacher


Ms. Jissela Carlos, Art Teacher


Ms. Leslie Legacion, Music Teacher


Mr. Jim Merten, Athletic Director

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Mr. Guadalupe Vargas, Facilities Maintenance

East Foothills Berryessa in San Jose

216 Students Preschool to 8th Grade

158 Families

13 Credentialed Teachers, 5 With M.A.s

96% of Students are Catholic

Ethnicity Breakdown:  

Asian 69%   //   Multiracial 10%   //   Caucasian 9%   //   Hispanic 9%   //   African-American 1%  //  Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1% 

High School Readiness:

St. Victor School prepares students to be successful at the high school of their choice. The strength of our program is demonstrated in the advanced courses into which our graduates are accepted at:

  • Archbishop Mitty High School 

  • Bellarmine College Preparatory 

  • Independence High School

  • James Lick High School

  • Notre Dame High School

  • Piedmont Hills High School

  • Presentation High School

  • Saint Francis High School

  • Valley Christian High School


Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs)
As a Child of Faith, a St. Victor graduate will:

  • Know the beliefs of the Catholic Church and participate in Catholic practices and traditions

  • Practice and model Christian values in daily living

  • Develop an awareness of social justice in the school community and the world


As a Lifelong Learner, a St. Victor graduate will:

  • Use his/her knowledge and skills and transfer his/her learning to other subjects

  • Ask questions when he/she does not understand

  • Think independently when he/she does not understand

  • Think independently and apply problem-solving skills

  • Speak and write clearly and correctly

  • Study independently and collaborate with others

  • Develop a desire to grow and learn beyond St. Victor School


As a Caring and Responsible Citizen, a St. Victor graduate will:

  • Commit to service and social justice

  • Show respect towards self and others

  • Appreciate cultural diversity and the arts

  • Exhibit an awareness, concern, and involvement in his/her community

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