Mr. Morgan graduated from Southwestern Adventis University in Keene, Texas with a B.S. in Psychology. After completing his Bachelor's degree he went on to obtain his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, California. He began his counseling career as an intern with Mercy Education Resource Center (MERC) in 2012 and continued on with MERC until its closure in 2015. After MERC closed he stayed on as school counselor for St. Robert and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and is pleased to have the opportunity to include Holy Spirit Parish School to his school sites. In his free time Mr. Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and five adult children sharing his amateur astronomer talents, camping, and hiking.
After graduating from Holy Spirit Parish School in 2006, Miss Orebaugh went to St. Francis High School and then to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her B.A. in Sociology. She received her multiple subject teaching credential and M.A. in Education from National University. Miss Orebaugh is passionate about elementary education and particularly enjoys teaching phonics to her second grade students. Preparing her second graders to receive two sacraments continues to be a rewarding experience for Miss Orebaugh, as well.
Charles Smith has been a member of the Land Park Community his entire life. He has been a parent, a coach and has been active on the Holy Spirit Campus for twenty years. His three daughters are all alumni of HolySpirit. After college and playing football at Sacramento State University, a stint in the Army and retiring from a twenty-five year career in law enforcement with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Charles has begun a second career in education. He will be Holy Spirit's Athletic Director and will work with the Middle School teachers and students.
Mrs. Glenn is beginning her 24th year of teaching in the Diocese of Sacramento – 12 years at Holy Spirit Parish School. She received her California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco in 1993. Since then, she has taught all grades from preschool up to 3rd Grade. She is the proud mother of three children, two sons currently at Christian Brothers High School (alumni of Holy Spirit), and a daughter in the 1st grade here at Holy Spirit.
Having graduated from Holy Spirit Parish School, Mrs. Blocker has many wonderful memories as a student taught by the Sisters of Mercy. She feels blessed to teach at her alma mater and makes certain her teaching is rooted in her Catholic faith. All five of her children graduated from Holy Spirit and she feels a deep connection to the school and parish community. She enjoys working with kindergarteners and wants her students to achieve the richest educational experience and to help them develop a lifelong passion to learn.
Mrs. Musfelt graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.A. in Child Development. She is enrolled in the CAST program at Loyola Marymount University where she will earn her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters degree in Urban Education. Since 2017 she has found fulfillment in volunteering at Holy Spirit Parish School where both of her daughters are enrolled. In her classroom, each child will find there is a place for them to explore and grow their unique talents that God has given them.
Payten graduated from Cal-State Monterey Bay with a bachelors in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Human Development in 2020. While attending college, she played two years of basketball but due to a few injuries, it was time to retire. However, coaching and playing basketball are still one of her many passions.
After spending two years substitute teaching in her hometown of Red Bluff California, Payten moved to Sacramento in hopes of finishing her masters and multiple subject credential through National University. In total she has been in a classroom since she started college when she was eighteen years old.
Teaching, coaching, and helping her community is what she enjoys most in life. Payten is looking forward to joining the Holy Spirit Community and helping her students grow and succeed throughout the school year.
Julie has always had a passion for working with children. She attended CSU Sacramento and with the encouragement of her family initially studied nursing. Before long, she knew she needed to follow her heart and switched to child development, and completed all of the prerequisites needed to enter the teaching credential program.
Julie has worked at Holy Spirit School since 2013 as a classroom aide, in extension and as a librarian and art teacher. She is very excited to start in her new role as 3rd grade teacher.
What Julie appreciates most about working with children is their innocence and true hearts. She wants her students to grow to be good people and the best versions of themselves. Their intellectual growth is important, but being good and kind is essential.
Having sent four children to Holy Spirit Parish School, Mrs. Reed was a parent at Holy Spirit for 17 years. She has been teaching in the Diocese of Sacramento for 19 years - 11 years at Holy Spirit. She lives in the heart of Land Park and is an active parishioner of Holy Spirit Church.
For undergrad, Colleen attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she studied Sociology and Psychology. There, she was a member and team captain of the Division One field hockey team as well as a volunteer for a student-run peer counseling hotline. She received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Rider University. She has continued her volunteer work, through Josie’s Place, which provides facilitated peer-support groups to children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one. With 15 years of teaching experience in grades 1-6, most of which being in 6th grade at Saint Gabriel Catholic School in San Francisco, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach 5th grade at HSPS, to meet students where they are, and guide them to grow in heart, mind, and spirit.
Having taught 6th grade in the Diocese of Sacramento for 30 years – 12 years at Holy Spirit Parish School, Mr. LoGiudice enjoys sharing his passion of history as the middle school Social Science teacher. For the past 5 years he has also been a part of the administration team serving as the middle school Vice Principal. He has coached softball at St. Francis High School for 30 years and formerly served as Athletic Director for 25 years. His most favorite past time is traveling to Italy with his daughter every chance he gets, especially during the Christmas season.
Mr. Kelly immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1988 and began teaching in the Diocese of Sacramento in January 1989. He was the 8th grade teacher at All Hallows' School for 17 years, taught 7th grade at St. Robert's for 9 years, and is in his 4th year at Holy Spirit.
Mr. Fahy became an educator in order to make a positive impact on the world. He has a strong drive to maximize individual potential and wants his students to become compassionate, curious and confident learners.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in Health Science from California State University, Chico and his Masters degree in Education from Alliant International University. He also possesses a California Teaching credential for Science.
When he is not teaching, he is spending time with his wife and their four-year-old son, Nicholas. He also enjoys travel, spending time with friends, music, working out and playing sports.
Mrs. Straube grew up in Elk Grove, CA and attended St. Francis High School. She attended Norte Dame de Namur University and received her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She also earned her teaching credential and Master's in education from National University. After graduate school, Mrs. Straube taught PE for seven years at various Catholic elementary schools in the Bay Area and taught 5th grade for four years before relocating back to Sacramento. She is married to her high school sweetheart (who graduated from Jesuit), and they have a beautiful daughter.
Mr. Maestretti has been teaching for 21 years – 15 years in the Diocese of Sacramento. This is his second year teaching 5th grade at Holy Spirit Parish School. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from CSU, Sacramento and went on to receive a M.S. in Sport Science and Management from US Sports Academy. He received his teaching credential in Social Science form Western Governors’ University. Mr. Maestretti is a devoted father of 4 children, a dedicated competitive soccer coach and administrator. When he is not teaching he loves to spend time in prayer with Our Lord, family and friends, preferably on the soccer field or golf course.