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Administration

Mr. Kevin Holman

Mr. Kevin Holman

Executive Director

Mr. Holman joined Canyon Heights Academy after fifteen years of working in the Bay Area’s finest higher educational institutions. While at University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University Mr. Holman oversaw revenue generation aspects of the Athletic Departments as well as client retention. Mr. Holman is passionate about students and their educational pursuits as well as their interests outside of the classroom. In working at Canyon Heights Academy, Mr. Holman is able to combine his love of students and their formation along with his Catholic faith and his desire to see authentic Catholic education in the lives of the children at Canyon Heights Academy.

Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Holman attended the University of the South in Tennessee where he was able to pursue both his academic and athletic pursuits as a baseball pitcher. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Mr. Holman is delighted to call the Bay Area home with his wife and children.

Mrs. Estela Zeik

Mrs. Estela Zeik

Principal

Mrs. Zeik joined CHA in 2016 and served as a preschool teacher and a Vice Principal of the Elementary School before becoming our current Principal. Before coming to California she served as a Preschool and Theology teacher as well as Academic Dean in two RC Education sister schools for 14 years. She received her B.A. in Science of the Family at the John Paul II Institute in Monterrey, Mexico where she was born and raised. She has earned two Master’s Degrees, one in Education and the second in Education Administration in the University of Monterrey and the University of Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain. Mrs. Zeik is proud of the teaching vocation the Lord has gifted her and the opportunity to help students be Semper Altius in the methodology of Integral Formation.

Mrs. Marija Fisher

Mrs. Marija Fisher

Vice Principal - Early Montessori, Preschool and Kindergarten

Mrs. Fisher joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2006 as a teacher in Preschool. The following year she became the Kindergarten teacher as well as the Director of the Extended Day Care program. Mrs. Fisher received a BA in Biology from UCSC and holds an American Montessori Society teaching credential. After 12 years of teaching Kindergarten, Mrs. Fisher is excited to be overseeing Early Montessori, Preschool and Kindergarten. She is currently working towards her Montessori Administration credential.

Mrs. Meghann Slayton

Mrs. Meghann Slayton

Dean of Students

Mrs. Slayton joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2012 after teaching 10 years of elementary school. Since joining Canyon Heights, she has taught second, third and fifth grade. Mrs. Slayton received her BA and teaching credential from Chico State University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Walden University. She has almost completed her Administrative Credential.

Ms. Melissa Ma

Ms. Melissa Ma

Director of Finance and Operations

Ms. Ma came to Canyon Heights Academy in 2017 after many years of business and finance management experience working with and advising public and private companies of all sizes. Prior to joining Canyon Heights Academy, she ran her own financial consulting business and advised clients from startup to growth through exit. Ms. Ma has worked in mergers and acquisitions finance, accounting advisory, audit, as well as program and project management in Canada, the UK, and the US. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting. In addition, Ms. Ma is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada), Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Public Accountant.

Ms. Adrienne Rube

Advancement Coordinator

Ms. Rube joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2021 as the new Advancement Coordinator. Before coming to Canyon Heights, she spent two years serving college students with the apostolate of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at the University of California Berkeley, first as a missionary and then as Team Director. She originally (and proudly) hails from the suburbs of northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Boston University with her B.A in English. After working for a year in the publishing industry, she moved to the West Coast to pursue graduate studies in literature at the University of California Irvine, where she specialized in Shakespeare and earned her M.A. Ms. Rube is grateful and excited to continue to work in an environment where she can share her faith and engage individuals for greater good while developing her passion and aptitude for building strong communities centered on Christ. Be sure to stop by the front office and say hello!

Miss Maria Bateman

Miss Maria Bateman

Administrative Assistant

Miss Bateman joined the staff in 2017. She graduated from Canyon Heights Academy in 2009 and is thrilled to be back at CHA as Administrative Assistant. Miss Bateman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University where she also worked as a Campus Ministry Office Receptionist.

Mr. John Catalano

Mr. John Catalano

Facilities Supervisor, Maintenance

Mr Catalono joined Canyon Heights Academy in 2018. He is responsible for facilities maintenance
across our beautiful campus and classrooms.

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

Ms. Catherine Neumayr, Head of School
ext. 203

Mrs. Tiffannie Thom, Admissions Director
ext. 207

Ms. Melissa Ma, Business Manager
ext. 202

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

Mrs. Estela Zeik, Vice Principal - Lower School
ext. 209

Mrs. Marija Fisher, Vice Principal -
Early Montessori, Preschool and Kindergarten Director

ext. 259

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