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.
Ms. Breckenridge has taught Kindergarten, third and fifth grade and is currently working with our fourth grade. She joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2014. She received a BA from Franciscan University and holds a Secondary Education credential and is working towards her credential in Elementary Education.
Miss McKnight is the art teacher for all grades as well as the 8th grade Language Arts teacher. 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.
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. Fluent in four languages, Br. Tamson is working as the Middle School Latin and 8th Grade Theology teacher.