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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Mrs. Katie Wilson

Mrs. Katie Wilson

kwilson@csdo.org
Principal

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.

Principal
Mrs. Shanna Kratz

Mrs. Shanna Kratz

skratz@csdo.org
Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool

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

acazes@csdo.org
Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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.

Kindergarten &
1st Grade
Mrs. Lisa Bento

Mrs. Lisa Bento

lbento@csdo.org
2nd Grade

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.

2nd Grade
Mr. Mert Ozel

Mr. Mert Ozel

mozel@csdo.org
3rd Grade

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.

3rd Grade
Ms. Tanzinea Collier

Ms. Tanzinea Collier

tcollier@csdo.org
4th Grade

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.

4th Grade
Ms. Joanne Davi

Ms. Joanne Davi

jdavi@csdo.org
5th Grade

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.

5th Grade
Mr. Will Grebe

Mr. Will Grebe

wgrebe@csdo.org
6th Grade

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.

6th Grade

Ms. Jessie Pease

7th Grade
Mr. Joe Lozano

Mr. Joe Lozano

jlozano@csdo.org
8th Grade

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.

8th Grade
Mr. Adrian Castillo

Mr. Adrian Castillo

acastillo@csdo.org
Instructional Assistant, Physical Education and Athletic Director

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

lgrillo@csdo.org
Secretary

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.

Secretary
Ms. Jessie Pease

Ms. Jessie Pease

jpease@csdo.org
7th Grade

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.

7th Grade
Ms. Carille Bruno-Thayer

Ms. Carille Bruno-Thayer

cbruno-thayer@csdo.org
Extended Care Director/Instructional Assistant

Ms. Bruno is the Extended Care Director and also helps out as an instructional assistant.

Extended Care Director/Instructional Assistant
Ms.Kristen Chermock

Ms.Kristen Chermock

kchermock@csdo.org
Instructional Assistant K/1st

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

rchermock@csdo.org
Assistant Teacher Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten

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