Faculty and Staff

Ann Marie Faires

Ann Marie Faires
Principal
Ann Marie Faires

Ann Marie Faires

Principal
afaires@hs-ps.com

Mrs. Faires was born and raised in Sacramento where she attended Our Lady of Assumption, Immaculate Conception and St. Francis High School. She earned an undergraduate and graduate degree from Seattle University. While raising her three children, she taught in public and Archdiocese of Seattle schools for 18 years. After her children had graduated from college and were gainfully employed, she returned to Sacramento and taught English at Loretto High School. Her 10 year administrative career includes Loretto High School, St. Francis High School, and St. Philomene. When not working, she enjoys reading, skiing and being with her grandchildren.

Erin Hanley

Erin Hanley
Assistant Principal
Erin Hanley

Erin Hanley

Assistant Principal

Al LoGiudice

Al LoGiudice
Middle School Vice-Principal
Al LoGiudice

Al LoGiudice

Middle School Vice-Principal
alogiudice@hs-ps.com

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.

Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong
Elementary Vice-Principal
Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong

Elementary Vice-Principal
swong@hs-ps.com

From a very young age, Mrs. Wong knew she wanted to someday be a teacher! She loved the thought of being able to make a difference in someone’s life. She has been teaching at Holy Spirit Parish School for the past 28 years – with 24 years teaching the 3rd grade. For the past 4 years she has been our Educational Achievement Specialist (EAS) who supports our student community. She is also a part of our administration team for the past 7 years, as Vice Principal. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Wong enjoys Hawaii, dancing hula, gardening in her tropical backyard, spending time with her family and two golden retrievers. Mrs. Wong feels truly blessed to be a part of the Holy Spirit Parish School community, a place that is so close and dear to her heart.

Pia Glenn

Pia Glenn
Transitional Kindergarten
Pia Glenn

Pia Glenn

Transitional Kindergarten
pglenn@hs-ps.com

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. 

Penelope Blocker

Penelope Blocker
Kindergarten
Penelope Blocker

Penelope Blocker

Kindergarten
pblocker@hs-ps.com

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.

Kami Kincheloe

Kami Kincheloe
1st Grade
Kami Kincheloe

Kami Kincheloe

1st Grade
kkincheloe@hs-ps.com

This is Ms. Kincheloe's 2nd year as a First Grade Teacher at Holy Spirit Parish School. Prior to her joining Holy Spirit Parish School, Ms. Kincheloe served in multiple roles at St. John Vianney Catholic School, including long-term substitute teacher and was the sole creator of the school's successful academic summer program. Ms. Kincheloe earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Cal Poly Pomona and continued on with her education earning a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Ms. Kincheloe's passion is to spark a child's desire to learn while ensuring their social and emotional growth is positively nurtured.

Kelsey Orebaugh

Kelsey Orebaugh
2nd Grade
Kelsey Orebaugh

Kelsey Orebaugh

2nd Grade

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.

Tara Straube

Tara Straube
3rd Grade
Tara Straube

Tara Straube

3rd Grade

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.

Betsy Reed

Betsy Reed
4th Grade
Betsy Reed

Betsy Reed

4th Grade
breed@hs-ps.com

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.

Amanda Pickren

Amanda Pickren
5th Grade
Amanda Pickren

Amanda Pickren

5th Grade

Amanda Pickren has a passion for working with children and has been in the field of education for 10 years.She earned her BA in Child Development as well as her Teaching Credential from California State University Chico.This will be her 7th year as a teacher and her first year at Holy Spirit Parish School. She has taught many subjects, but the majority of her experience has been STEM.

Eric Reyer

Eric Reyer
5th-8th Grade Science
Eric Reyer

Eric Reyer

5th-8th Grade Science
ereyer@hs-ps.com

Teaching Science has been his passion for 20 years – 15 years for the Diocese of Sacramento and this is his first year at Holy Spirit Parish School. Mr. Reyer received his B.S. in Physical Anthropology and in 1998 received his Chemistry credential. His two daughters are alumni of Holy Spirit and he values the Catholic education they received.

Al LoGiudice

Al LoGiudice
6th Grade Homeroom, History
Al LoGiudice

Al LoGiudice

6th Grade Homeroom, History
alogiudice@hs-ps.com

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.

Kelly Eamonn

Kelly Eamonn
7th Grade Homeroom, Eng. & Lang. Arts
Kelly Eamonn

Kelly Eamonn

7th Grade Homeroom, Eng. & Lang. Arts
ekelly@hs-ps.com

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. 

Renee Barnett

Renee Barnett
8th Grade Homeroom, Math, Literature
Renee Barnett

Renee Barnett

8th Grade Homeroom, Math, Literature
rbarnett@hs-ps.com

Mrs. Barnett graduated from Simpson University in Redding with her B.A. in Liberal Arts. After completing her B.A. she went on to obtain her multiple subject credential and single subject credential in mathematics also from Simpson University. Mrs. Barnett loves to inspire her students to see the beauty in math. When she is not teaching she enjoys gardening, sewing and playing with her daughter Tori (3).

Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong
Educational Achievement Specialist
Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong

Educational Achievement Specialist
swong@hs-ps.com

From a very young age, Mrs. Wong knew she wanted to someday be a teacher! She loved the thought of being able to make a difference in someone’s life. She has been teaching at Holy Spirit Parish School for the past 28 years – with 24 years teaching the 3rd grade. For the past 4 years she has been our Educational Achievement Specialist (EAS) who supports our student community. She is also a part of our administration team for the past 7 years, as Vice Principal. Aside from teaching, Mrs. Wong enjoys Hawaii, dancing hula, gardening in her tropical backyard, spending time with her family and two golden retrievers. Mrs. Wong feels truly blessed to be a part of the Holy Spirit Parish School community, a place that is so close and dear to her heart.

Rene Cardenas

Rene Cardenas
1st - 8th Spanish
Rene Cardenas

Rene Cardenas

1st - 8th Spanish

Tim Maestretti

Tim Maestretti
PE, K-4th Grade Science
Tim Maestretti

Tim Maestretti

PE, K-4th Grade Science
tmaestretti@hs-ps.com

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.

Arlene Gonsalves

Arlene Gonsalves
Counselor
Arlene Gonsalves

Arlene Gonsalves

Counselor
agonsalves@hs-ps.com

After teaching for fifteen years, Ms.Gonsalves went back to college and received her counseling credential from St. Mary's College in 2000. She has been counseling students, parents and teachers for the past eighteen years, ten years at Holy Spirit and St. Francis of Assisi in Sacramento. Ms. Gonsalves meets with students individually and in groups and treats each student with respect, empathy and compassion. Aside from counseling, Ms. Gonsalves loves meeting people from different cultures, and has traveled to Europe, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Costa Rica, Tahiti, Mexico and Hawaii.