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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.

Dr. Analiza Filion

Dr. Analiza Filion

Principal

Dr. Analiza Filion joined Canyon Heights Academy in Summer 2022 after working as a teacher and administrator for 15 years. Before joining Canyon Heights Academy, Dr. Filion spent most of her educational career within the Diocese of San Jose, where she served as a Vice-Principal of Academic Excellence and middle school English language arts teacher. Dr. Filion also served as the Director of Student Success for Futures Academy, San Mateo campus and as an elementary school teacher within the Hawaii Department of Education.

Dr. Filion is passionate about Catholic education and the opportunity as a school leader to support the integral formation of students. She approaches student learning through an asset-based approach and leverages positive student relationships and achievement data to identify and respond to students’ unique learning needs. Dr. Filion received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University. She also holds an M.A. in Elementary Teaching and B.S. in Marketing.

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

Vice Principal - Lower School

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

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!

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.

Mr. Kevin Holman, Executive Director
ext. 203

Ms. Adrienne Rube, Advancement Coordinator
ext.

Ms. Melissa Ma, Director of Finance and Operations
ext. 202

Mrs. Estela Zeik, Principal
ext. 207

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

ext. 259