About Us
Faculty 4
Mrs. Rachele Schoellhammer
Mrs. Rachele Schoellhammer – Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Schoellhammer joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2015. She previously served as Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator while also teaching Middle School religion for the Diocese. Mrs. Schoellhammer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education at Sonoma State University. She also received a MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Ms. Judaline Swinkels
Ms. Judaline Swinkels – Music Teacher

Ms. Swinkles teaches Music to all grades at Canyon Heights. Ms. Swinkels brings 20 years experience in music, theatrical and choral groups and belongs to the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the American Choral Directors Association. She also holds an Early Childhood Learning Montessori credential and co-teaches Kindergarten. Ms. Swinkels also performs with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, has appeared on Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated recordings with the San Francisco Symphony and has toured the United Kingdom as a soloist with the Stanford University choir.

Mrs. Tiffannie Thom
Mrs. Tiffannie Thom – Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Thom joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2014 after completing her Masters Degree in Education and her credential work at the University of San Francisco. She received her BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Child Development. She also facilitates our Summer Program for grades 1 – 5.

Mrs. Laura Vlad
Mrs. Laura Vlad – Pre-School Teacher

Mrs. Vlad joined Canyon Heights in 2007 as a Preschool teacher. She received her AA Degree in Child development and Psychology, from Ovidius University, Romania and then her BA from Spiru Haret University in Bucharest. She obtained Montessori certification for ages 3-6 from the American Montessori Society in 2008. She has been teaching for 13 years, 10 of them in Preschool.

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Contact List

To contact one of our school administrators, please call us at: (408) 370-6727 and request their extension below.

Dr. Margaret Richardson, Head of School
ext. 203

Ms. Karen Carminati, Admissions Director
ext. 207

Ms. Melissa Ma, Business Manager
ext. 202

Fr. Anthony Sortino, Chaplain
ext. 208

Mrs. Lada Stankovic, Director - Early Montessori, Preschool & Kindergarten
ext. 204

Ms. Carla Yanez, Vice Principal - Middle School; Director - After School Programs
ext. 254

Mrs. Estela Zeik, Vice Principal - Lower School

Mrs. Kathryn Sager, Marketing and Development Director
ext. 206

Mr. K.C. Jones, IT Support Specialist
ext. 201