Saint Rose Faculty and Staff
- Trevor Knable
- Jeannine Visbal
- Michelle Machado
- Maria Navarro
- Lori Chamberlain
- Rosa Barrera
- Zoila Cortez
- Audrey Rosa
- Alicia Clipperton
- Meagan Castro
- Elainea Moreno
- Julie Glunz
- Denise Choboter
- Monica Lepiane
- Silvia Swensson
- Sharon Davis
- Shad Greaves
- Shannon Uribe
- Dr. John Warren
- James Bachman
- Artie Cooper
- Diane Demeter
- Juan Garayar
Hello, and welcome to Saint Rose Catholic School where I have worked as a teacher and administrator for the past twenty-three years. I believe that all students have the right to be educated in a safe and secure environment where they are exposed to stimulating content that is optimal for growth in maturity, academics, and physical, social, and spiritual attributes which will allow them to be a well-rounded individual that is able to be a successful and contributing member of society. I feel that students should be provided access to reaching their fullest potential via individual and collaborative activities where an educator acts as a guide and facilitator while providing access to information while not being the sole source of content. Much of my philosophy of education has been guided by my former educators in school who really reached out to the students and shared their love of education with them. My educational passion is in History and Social Studies and getting to know each student on an individual basis.
Hello and welcome to Saint Rose! I am incredibly blessed to have spent the majority of my teaching career in Catholic education. As a product of Catholic education myself, I know that the community created within Catholic schools helps to foster students who have the confidence and compassion to make the world a better place. In my classroom, students actively participate in their education through hands-on activities and project-based learning. Students also prepare for the future with opportunities to develop their skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. My goal is that no matter what their futures may be, students leave Saint Rose knowing they are leaders in their community and they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
I have been teaching since 2006 after obtaining my Bachelor's degree from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. At Saint Mary’s, I majored in Liberal Studies, minored in Religious Studies, and earned a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential. Continuing as a Catholic student, I received my Master’s in Education with an emphasis on STEAM from the University of San Diego. STEAM is the integrated teaching of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For our Science classroom, STEAM education means more than the integration of these subjects alone. Science at Saint Rose also includes a faith connection to allow students to see how they can help make a difference in their communities with the knowledge they have gained.
My name is Michelle Machado-Rendon, and I am the Administrative Assistant here at Saint Rose. When I was younger, I always admired my elementary school secretary. She was so nice and made you feel welcomed as soon as you walked in. I hope to embody that here in the office. I have two beautiful children who attend Saint Rose, and I am a lector at the 8:00 a. m. mass on Sunday mornings for our Parish. I believe in a Catholic education and am extremely excited to be a part of what Saint Rose contributes to your family as well as the community.
Hello and Welcome to SRS! I am the bookkeeper and HR among other duties, and it is a great pleasure working at a school where I can share my faith as a Catholic parishioner for 35 years. I love children and learn from them when they express their Love for God, this to me is priceless! I admire the parents for their continued sacrifice and commitment to help our school. God Bless Saint Rose Catholic School!
Hello, Welcome to Preschool! I have had the distinct honor of working with preschool aged children for almost 30 years! I am a Preschool Teacher, what is your SuperPower? I love to learn, I learn every day from my little ones, and marvel in seeing the world through a child’s eyes. I will let them be little, fill their hearts with laughter, help them grow wings, nurture their sense of wonder, inspire them to believe, provide a consistent environment with flexibility, have FUN, and love them like there is NO tomorrow!
Partnering with parents, community, faith, love, understanding, and forgiveness are the words that I live by at home and at school. Saint Rose is an amazing place to build a second family!
Hello, my name is Rosa Barrera, and I am so excited to be joining the Saint Rose family! I left commercial banking to go back to school and pursue my Liberal Arts degree and teaching credential. This decision has brought me closer to my kids and God. My two daughters attend Saint Rose and are looking forward to a great year. I have always said that my favorite place is in the classroom and that I have the best job in the world. It is an honor to help guide these little ones as they discover the world around them. We will learn, love, laugh, and pray together every day. Being part of their growth is truly the biggest blessing.
My best memory of preschool was story time. I remember my teacher Mrs. Wilder reading us stories with so much animation and excitement. I believe that preschool is a place where children can come to learn, grow, explore and express themselves. We will learn zoo-phonics, numbers, colors, and shapes. In our class we enjoy being active. Music and movement is a great way for children to express themselves while being active and having fun. It is exciting to watch them grow and bloom throughout the school year. I enjoy getting to know my students and their families while creating a bond through faith and the school community.
Hi there! My name is Audrey Roza, and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at Saint Rose Catholic School. As far back as I can remember, teaching has been what I have always wanted to do. I get such joy from education and the sweet toothless smiles that greet me each day! I believe that children are our future, and as teachers it is our job to provide the necessary tools to strengthen their skills and create an educational path towards success, while having fun and making learning an adventure. Throughout my teaching career I have been lucky to teach in both the general and special education settings. As an educator, I know that each child has their own individual way of learning, and it is very important for me to find the most effective way to meet their needs.
In our classroom we love to learn in many ways. We use our SmartBoard or class iPads to engage in hands on learning with the use of technology, as well as, using the classic reading, writing, and arithmetic, to getting messy by using our creativity through arts/crafts and fun projects; all while growing in our faith! I believe that parents are also primary educators and I look forward to walking beside you in your child’s educational journey. Kindergarten in a very important year when your child will be introduced to concepts that they will continue to build upon for the rest of their academic years. Stop by and join in on all the Kindergarten fun!
Hello! My name is Alicia Clipperton, and I am excited to be teaching First Grade at Saint Rose Catholic School. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico. I taught First Grade for two years in Southern Kern School District before my family moved to SLO County. The last two years, I have been a Substitute for Saint Rose School and have been part of this community for the previous five years as a parent. I live in Atascadero with my husband and three children. We have a Shetland pony, bunny, and dog that roam our two acres. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family enjoying the outdoors. We like to camp in our trailer and be by any body of water. I love to be active by swimming and going to the gym. I truly feel blessed to be part of Saint Rose Catholic School and especially know that I get to be part of the wonderful staff. I am excited to be teaching first grade because the children are learning so many life skills at this age. They are not only learning how to read but also social skills that they will use throughout their successful lives. My classroom is a safe and loving environment that will be sure to encourage your student to love to learn, and I believe that each child is a gift from God. I'm honored to be teaching your child at Saint Rose Catholic School!
I am a Saint Rose Alumnus. My family has been involved in the Saint Rose community as a student, parent, and/or employee since 1971! I attended two local colleges, Cuesta and Cal Poly and graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Liberal Studies. I attended the Teacher Credential Program at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California and also completed a Reading Specialist Program through St. Mary's summer program. I am proud and blessed to be a part of this faith and school community.
Hello! My name is Elainea Moreno. I am the third grade teacher here at Saint Rose Catholic School. This will be my fourth year here at Saint Rose. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from Fresno State University, and a Masters of Science in Reading and Literacy. I have been a director of a child care facility, long term substitute, and an instructional assistant. Altogether I have nineteen years of experience working with students from K-6th Grade. I am blessed to be here at Saint Rose where God has chosen me to continue my journey in life. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was little. I love seeing smiling faces, hearing all the funny stories, and watching my students grow academically. I have always felt that I’ve never worked a day in my life since I love what I do. I am proud and honored to be a teacher at Saint Rose Catholic School.
Hello! My name is Julie Glunz. I am the 4th Grade teacher at Saint Rose School. I am proud and blessed to be a part of the same school that my four sons attend. I am a transplant from Illinois, which is where I first began teaching at the same Catholic school that I attended as a child. I have my Masters in Education and have taught for 14 years in both the parochial and public school setting. I am beyond excited to return to my roots of Catholic education. I love incorporating my faith into teaching and belonging to a community of students, parents, and staff that share similar values, morals and appreciation of the Catholic faith. As an educator, my goal is to design lessons that are relevant to my students and provide an opportunity for students of all learning styles to experience success, curiosity, and a life-long love of learning. I look forward to engaging and supporting your child on this journey.
Hello! My name is Denise Choboter, and I teach Fifth Grade at Saint Rose. I am thrilled to be a part of this supportive and faith-filled community! I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where I received my degree in English and French literature. I always wanted to teach, so I got my degree in Elementary Education and taught for a year before I moved to Oregon, and then to California. I taught as a substitute for five years in Paso Robles and Atascadero, including a year of Music at Templeton Elementary. I also taught Faith Formation and Vacation Bible School at St. Williams, and before that, at Mission San Luis Obispo.
Having myself been the product of a Catholic school education, I feel blessed to be a part of a learning environment where I can nurture my students’ cognitive and spiritual growth. I strive to have my students reach their full potential in the classroom and in the community by cultivating a positive and productive learning environment. I believe that a good partnership with the home is essential to having happy, engaged students. I love to see my students excited about learning and developing the tools they need to be successful in school and beyond.
I am proud to say that I am beginning my 26th year at Saint Rose School. I began as a parent in 1989 and never left. Watching the children grow and learn each day is a blessing. Each student is unique and amazing in their own special way. My days are filled with hugs, laughter, love, and the most amazing smiles!
I am Silvia Swensson, and I have worked as a Librarian and an Instructional Assistant at Saint Rose for 23 years, minus a few years in between to be at home with my youngest son. With so much time spent here, and having my three sons graduate from here, it feels more like a home rather than a job. I have enjoyed working with many students, and now some of THEIR children! It is a blessing to be able to work with each unique child, to help them understand certain concepts, to help form their religious and moral attitudes, to share faith openly, and also to learn from each student. I am grateful to the staff and parents that make this such a generous, loving, and caring community. I am very thankful to be a part of Saint Rose School.
Hello, and welcome to Saint Rose Middle School! I am Sharon Davis, and I have the privilege to teach language arts and literature in our middle school. This is my twentieth year of teaching full time, all at private schools in California. I also have served as a youth minister and Confirmation facilitator at St. William’s Catholic Church in Atascadero. I have a double Bachelor’s in Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University: Organizational Psychology and Business Management and Marketing. My multiple subject credential is from Chapman University. Prior to teaching I worked in the business world as a marketing executive and later as a small business owner. With teaching, I have found my previous professional work to be an advantage; especially when asked, “When will I ever use this?” In class, I encourage students to read, read, read, and write. In addition, we work on oral presentations of various types and explore the creative side of writing through poetry and stories. Teaching at Saint Rose allows me to bring the rich Catholic faith and values of Christianity into my lessons and writing assignments. While reading and writing are important, helping to form a kind, spiritual, and positive young adult is what I believe is my true job.
Hello and welcome to Saint Rose Middle School! I am Shad Greaves and have the privilege of teaching Social Studies and Mathematics in our middle school. This is my twenty-second year of teaching. I taught for nineteen years at Hillcrest Middle School in Glendale, Arizona. Here, I taught seventh and eighth grade Social Studies. I was also the boy's baseball coach, girl's volleyball and basketball coach, and served as the athletic director for eight years. Last year, I long term subbed at Daniel E. Lewis Middle School where I taught seventh grade Mathematics, Spanish, and eighth grade Language Arts. I also coached the seventh grade girl's volleyball team. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arizona State University, and I obtained my teaching credential from Chapman University.
My family and I moved to Paso Robles in 1979. I attended Marie Bauer Elementary, Glen Speck Elementary, Flamson Middle School, and graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1989. I am so excited to be back in Paso Robles and am even more excited to teach within the community that awarded me with a wonderful childhood with many fond memories and experiences. This town has a special place in my heart, and I hope to give some of that back to my students!
I believe strongly in helping my students achieve his or her maximum potential through hard work, high expectations, teamwork, and lots of laughter. I always try to integrate fun with effort, and I am looking forward to a great year with our Saints! In Social Studies, the students will be covering a wide range of topics this year. We will study Ancient Civilizations all the way through the American Reconstruction years following the American Civil War. In Mathematics, we will be studying basic mathematic expressions through Algebraic expressions. A variety of resources will be used to increase understanding. The most important resource and one that I value the most is communication. I welcome all communication and feel that this is the bridge that will help us cross all of those valleys that comes with a school year!
Hello, I am Shannon Uribe the campus minister and middle school religion teacher here at Saint Rose School. As an alumnus, parent, and educator of Catholic schools, I believe deeply in Catholic education and passing on the faith. I received my bachelors from Cal State Long Beach and went on to study at Loyola Marymount University, Cal State Teach, and San Diego State. I have been blessed to teach kindergarten, second grade, fourth grade, and high school theology courses. Additionally, I have a background in youth ministry. I enjoy educating children and sharing faith with them, but assisting parents as primary educators of the faith is my greatest joy. In my time away from school, I enjoy participating in the parish and exploring the beautiful Central Coast with my husband and our three boys. Saint Rose Parish and School are an important part of why I love this area of California.
Hello and welcome to Saint Rose Band and music program. I have been the band teacher at Saint Rose for the last 4 years, and I have enjoyed getting to know all the great young musicians. I’m also a private music teacher based in San Luis Obispo County. I hold Bachelors of Music degree in music education from California Polytechnic University. I have studied conducting and arranging under Thomas Davies, and Krista Riggs. I’m also a professional musician and have played in a variety of ensembles on the Central Coast, including the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Opera San Luis Obispo, Symphony of the Vines, and PCPA (Pacific Conservatory Theatre). I am the founding member of Bachman’s Music Studio, a north county based multi-instrumental teaching facility, and have taught at The Fine Arts in Atascadero, Santa Margarita Elementary, and I’m currently teaching music at Cal Poly.
I have the unique pleasure to teach every student here at Saint Rose School in physical education. Not only do I get to see the growth in our students’ skills and knowledge of physical fitness, but I also have an incredible opportunity to follow students’ spiritual and social growth for their entire education. Impacting students’ lives, creating relationships, and developing character through physical education is a major part of my philosophy in teaching. Although physical education is used to create healthy lifelong habits, I also integrate the use of technology, self reflection, and support other subject areas. Physical education is a place for students to get stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually!
I have taught art at Saint Rose since 2010. I was also a Saint Rose parent, my son graduated in 2017(I can’t believe he is in high school already, it seems like it was yesterday that he started 1st grade at St. Rose.). I am originally from Los Angeles where I had taught art for over 14 years at my own art school in Agoura Hills — teaching children and adults. I was also a freelance illustrator and have a BFA from Art Center College of Design. I teach all grades from pre-K to 8th grade. I cover drawing basics, color theory, sculpture and printmaking. In middle school I cover these topics in depth, and we also do a claymation project. I also love learning from my students. They come up with ideas that I never thought of before. Their enthusiasm for art and learning new things inspires me as a teacher.