About Us
Mrs. Lupita Alvarez
Mrs. Lupita Alvarez – Early Montessori Teacher

Mrs. Alvarez teaches our youngest students in the Early Montessori program. Mrs. Alvarez also teaches a “Manners Class” to 8th Grade. She graduated from the Instituto Claret in Guadalajara, Mexico and also holds a Certificate in Child Development from De Anza Community College. She joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2009.

Mrs. Marija Fisher
Mrs. Marija Fisher – Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Fisher joined Canyon Heights Academy as a co-teacher in Preschool and then became the Kindergarten teacher as well as the Extended Day Care teacher. This is her eleventh year as Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Fisher received a BS from the University of California Santa Cruz and holds a Montessori teaching credential.

Miss Maryjacqueline Fox
Miss Maryjacqueline Fox – Early Montessori Teacher

Miss Fox recently joined the Canyon Heights community as the Early Montessori Teacher. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio with a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and completed her AMI Toddler Montessori education degree in 2017. Prior to teaching at Canyon Heights, she worked for almost two years as a preschool assistant teacher at a Catholic Montessori school in Washington, D.C.. She has lived all of her life on the East Coast, and is happy to be in beautiful San Jose while working at such a great Catholic school!

Ms. Paulina Grzegorek
Ms. Paulina Grzegorek – Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Grzegorek joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2014 teaching in the fifth grade. She has taught in private schools for 9 years, including 8 years in the fifth grade. Ms Grzegorek studied Political Science at U.C. Davis before earning a Masters in Education at the University of San Francisco.

Ms. DeLeys Hamm
Ms. DeLeys Hamm – Middle School Teacher

Ms. Hamm has taught high school Chemistry and Honors Chemistry at a private high school before joining CHA in 2016. She has also served as a Campus Ministry Associate and an Extended Care teacher. Currently, Ms. Hamm teaches science to students in grades 6-8 and she provides enrichment in science to students in grades 1-5. She has studied Health Science at Saint Mary’s College of California and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She has also studied Education at the University of San Francisco and has earned a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Mrs. Lisa Kelsey
Mrs. Lisa Kelsey – Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Kelsey joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2008, beginning in 4th and 5th grade and then moving to the Middle School. She currently teaches Language Arts in Middle School and American History I and II. Mrs. Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Science and Math at San Diego State University.

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