Mrs. Laranang, affectionately known as Mrs. Cathy, joined Canyon Heights in 2003 and teaches Preschool. She received a business degree from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China. Seeking a career change, she received her MA in Early Childhood Education from St. Mary’s College and Early Childhood Montessori certification from American Montessori Association.
Miss McKnight is the art teacher for all grades. She received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both studio art and English from Santa Clara University. She has been featured in galleries and juried shows throughout Northern California, most notably winning an Award of Merit in the 2015 California State Fair fine arts competition, long considered one of the most prestigious art competitions in the state.
Br. Joseph joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2016 at the mid-point of his studies to become a priest. He received a BA in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome and is currently working on an MA in Humanities. Br. Joseph helps in the Middle School Latin and Math programs and runs the Middle School Math Club.
Mrs. Mezzetta had 10 years experience teaching before joining Canyon Heights in 2013 as teacher for Second Grade girls. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential from San Jose State University and a BA in Sociology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Development. Mrs. Mezzetta enjoys preparing her class for their First Holy Communion.
Br Tamson joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2015 at the mid-point of his studies to become a priest. He received a BA in Philosophy from Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.