Faculty and Staff
|Mrs. Katie Wilson
Mrs. Katie Wilson
Mrs. Katie Wilson is the principal at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mrs. Wilson has been part of the school's staff since 2013, where she strives to educate the whole child body, mind and spirit. She wants all of her students to be socially aware Christ-centered people who never give up learning new things.
Mrs. Wilson is from Pittsburg, California. She is an alumnus of St. Peter Martyr and is grateful for the opportunity to be back here teaching. In her spare time Mrs. Wilson enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
|Mrs. Shanna Kratz
Mrs. Shanna Kratz
Mrs. Shanna is currently the Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool teacher at Saint Peter Martyr School. This is Mrs. Shanna’s first year being part of the school’s Staff, with a focus on: Play-based learning, interactive STEM projects, beginning exposure to God and learning Catholic Traditions.
Mrs. Shanna lives in Martinez, California with her Husband of 25 years, son and three dogs! In her free time, she is hiking the many trails in our beautiful community and loves doing creative things. Designing wreaths, painting, growing plants, writing, and reading books. She volunteers as Team Manager for Martinez Youth Baseball and Softball Association and the Falcons Youth Football League. She is an active member of the PTSA for her son’s school and enjoys campus beautification projects.
|Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool|
|Ms. Alexis Cazes
Ms. Alexis Cazes
Ms. Alexis Cazes is currently the Preschool/Prekindergarten/Kindergarten Teacher at the school of St. Peter Martyr. This is Ms. Cazes first year being part of the school’s staff, where she strives to educate students to become God-centered, love learning and to be creative learners.
Ms. Cazes is from Pittsburg, California born and raised. Now raising her two children here and going to the school of Saint Peter Martyr. In her free time she enjoys traveling and the outdoors with her family, making memories. Being creative, making things, movies and reading good books.
|Mrs. Lisa Bento
Mrs. Lisa Bento
Mrs. Lisa Mejia-Bento is currently the First and Second Grade teacher at St. Peter Martyr School. Mrs. Bento joined the staff in 2018, where she is preparing students in their journey toward Jesus, making two sacraments, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Mrs. Bento grew up in San Francisco and Daly City- a city girl. Married for 20 years with two wonderful children in their 20's, YLI member, who enjoys family time together, and has a dream to visit Portugal.
|Mr. Mert Ozel
Mr. Mert Ozel
Mr. Mert Ozel is currently the 3rd Grade Teacher at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mr. Ozel has been part of the school staff for 2 years, where he strives to educate students to become God-centered, socially aware, lifelong learners. Mr. Ozel was born and raised in the ancient church city of Smyrna, today's Izmir/Turkey which allowed him to familiarize himself with the early teachings of Christianity. He is also a professional singer/songwriter who composed our school song. He is married and has a son and a daughter.
|Ms. Tanzinea Collier
Ms. Tanzinea Collier
Ms. Tanzinea Collier is currently the 4th grade teacher at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Ms. Collier has been part of the school’s staff for 4 years, where she strives to continue to give students the academic, spiritual, and social/ emotional skills to become the newest, functioning, contributing members of our society. Ms. Collier was born in San Diego, California, but raised in the Bay Area- beginning in Hayward, and then rooted in Antioch. CA. Beyond her love for children, she enjoys organizing and decorating spaces. In her free time, she likes to travel, listen to music, and spend time with her friends and family, especially her newborn baby boy.
Ms. Joanne Davi
Ms. Joanne Davi
Ms. Joanne Davi is currently in her first year teaching at SPM, and her 11th year teaching overall. She previously worked at a charter and private school in Oakland, teaching 5th-8th grade Humanities and pushing students to be conscientious citizens who think critically and promote kindness.
Ms. Davi was raised in both Pittsburg and Concord, is an alumnae of Carondelet High School and San Francisco State University. Many of her cousins attended and worked at SPM over the years, and she is excited to join the SPM community. In her spare time, Ms. Davi enjoys baking, watching cooking shows, and playing sports.
|Mr. Will Grebe
Mr. Will Grebe
Mr. Will Grebe is currently the sixth grade teacher at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mr. Grebe has been part of the school’s staff for 2 years, where he strives to promote the robotics team as well as educate students to become lifelong learners.
Mr. Grebe is from Concord, California and attended college in Worcester, Massachusetts. With a passion for robotics and engineering, Mr. Grebe is the mentor/coach for the St. Peter Martyr Robotics team. In his free time, Mr. Grebe enjoys cooking and spending time poolside.
Ms. Jessie Pease
|Mr. Joe Lozano
Mr. Joe Lozano
Mr. Joe Lozano is currently the 8th Grade Teacher at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mr. Lozano has been part of the school’s staff for 5 years, where he strives to educate students to become God-centered, socially aware, lifelong learners.
Mr. Lozano is from Pittsburg, California, which allowed him to be a student at St. Peter Martyr School. With a passion for sports and the school, he is also a coach to the school’s basketball teams and the liaison for it’s Student Council. He also enjoys traveling and the outdoors.
|Mr. Adrian Castillo
Mr. Adrian Castillo
Mr. Adrian “Adi” S. Castillo is currently the PE Teacher and Athletic Director at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mr. Castillo has been part of the school’s staff for 19 years, where he strives to educate students to make good choices, follow the rules, help, respect, and listen to others.
Mr. Castillo is from Pittsburg, California, which allowed him to be a student at St. Peter Martyr School. With a passion for sports and the school, he is also an instructional assistant for the 3rd, 4th, and 8th grade class. He also enjoys going to the beach in the summer and watching either the Golden State Warriors or San Francisco 49ers games on TV.
|Instructional Assistant, Physical Education and Athletic Director|
|Ms. Louanne Grillo
Ms. Louanne Grillo
Ms. Louanne Grillo is currently the Secretary at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Ms. Grillo has been part of the school staff for 4 years, where she strives to organize our daily office procedures, while ensuring that the communication between our administration and our school families is consistent, respectful and effective.
Ms. Grillo is originally from Pittsburg. She has 3 children who all graduated from St. Peter Martyr School, and 2 grandchildn who currently attend our school. For fun Ms. Grillo likes to attend stage plays & music concerts.
|Ms. Jessie Pease
Ms. Jessie Pease
Ms. Jessie Pease teaches our seventh grade, and is our middle school Social Studies teacher. Jessie is a Saint Peter Martyr alumni, and is enjoying her first year as full time faculty after subbing for SPM. She fills other parts of her life with family, gardening, travel, creating, hiking, and friends. Ms. Pease preaches kindness and inclusion in the classroom, where she strives to educate and encourage students to live a life reminiscent of Jesus.
|Ms. Carille Bruno-Thayer
Ms. Carille Bruno-Thayer
Ms. Bruno is the Extended Care Director and also helps out as an instructional assistant.
|Extended Care Director/Instructional Assistant|
Ms. Kristen Chermock is currently the Teacher Assistant for Kindergarten and 1st Grade. This is her first year teaching at St. Peter Martyr School. She strives to encourage students to be enthusiastic learners, readers, and God-centered in a supportive environment.
Born in Pittsburg, she attended St. Peter Martyr, having graduated in 2009. She is currently working towards her Master’s in Library Science with a focus on youth services. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and organizing her bookshelves.
|Instructional Assistant K/1st|
|Ms. Becky Chermock
Ms. Becky Chermock
Ms. Becky Chermock is currently the Teacher Assistant in the Preschool/Prekindergarten classroom. This is Ms. Becky’s first year as part of our teaching staff and has taught preschool-age children for three years. She recently obtained her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Brandman University.
Ms. Becky attended St. Peter Martyr and graduated in 2013. Ms. Becky believes in the philosophy of Conscious Discipline, social/emotional awareness, and learning through play. During her free time, she works at the Pittsburg library and does arts and crafts
|Assistant Teacher Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten|