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Fr. Eduino T. Silveira

Fr. Eduino T. Silveira Pastor

Fr. Eduino T. Silveira

Pastor
pastor@olaparish.net

Father Eduino Silveira is happy that we have a very generous parish and community eager to serve the Lord and grow in faith and communion. He sees his ministry as listening, empowering, and encouraging the parishioners to be disciples of Jesus Christ. His goal is that we all may come to know how much God loves us and live in that love. He is excited that so many people are interested in expressing their faith in love for God and one another. He wants to help our parish family be a loving and welcoming community for all.

1971 With his family, he immigrated to the United States from the Azores Portugal. They settled in Providence, Rhode Island where he worked in jewelry factories and eventually at Dunkin Donuts.
1978 Entered the Seminary in the Azores
1981 Transferred St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park to study for the Diocese of Sacramento
1986 Ordained as a transitional Deacon
1986 Served at Presentation Parish
1987 Ordained a priest by Bishop Quinn
Appointed as Associate Pastor OLA assisting Msgr. O’Connor and then Fr. McAllister
He served for 14 years as Pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Parish
He served 3 ½ years as Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Redding
He served 15 ½ months as Pastor of St. Thomas Parish in Oroville
He served 5 years at St. Philomene’s Parish in Sacramento
2014 He returned to serve at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Ms. Nicole Grant

Ms. Nicole Grant Principal

Mrs. Terri Sykes

Mrs. Terri Sykes Kindergarten

Mrs. Terri Sykes

Kindergarten
sykes@olaparish.net

  • 14 Years as a Catholic Kindergarten teacher for the Diocese of Sacramento
  • Bachelors Degree and CA Teaching Credential – CSUS

My name is Terri Sykes and I have been working with children ever since I graduated from college. I have taught preschool, TK and was an Assistant Principal before coming to the Diocese 16 years ago. Since then, I worked in 2nd grade for two years and then found my place in Kindergarten 14 years ago.

I have been happily married for 22 years and we have one daughter who just recently graduated from St Francis High School. She will begin college this fall. I love teaching in the Catholic schools and sharing my Faith with the children every day. I believe that God has called me to be a Kindergarten teacher and I can’t imagine doing anything else! I also love theatre, gardening, travel and spending time with my family.

Mrs. Cori Llopis

Mrs. Cori Llopis KinderRich

Mrs. Cori Llopis

KinderRich
llopis@olaparish.net

My name is Cori Llopis and I've had a passion for teaching my whole life. I received my Early Childhood Education in the Sonoma County Area where I grew up. I was lucky enough to have met my husband, Jaime Llopis, of almost 30 years, in Sonoma county as well. I taught Pre-k for 11 years while he began his work in the athletic department at Jesuit High School in 1991. It was then that I retired and raised our boys. We watched proudly as they graduated in '13 & '14 from JHS.

I am grateful to be back and to be a part of the kinder rich program here at OLA.

We have always been surrounded by the Jesuit community and have felt blessed for it. We look forward to expanding that circle of friendship here at OLA.

Mrs. Alynn Wright

Mrs. Alynn Wright Grade 1

Mrs. Alynn Wright

Grade 1
wright@olaparish.net

  • 31st year being a Catholic School Educator
  • Psychology degree from Santa Clara University

While at Santa Clara I played volleyball and soccer. I was also a graduate assistant coach for the volleyball program. I began teaching part-time at Queen of the Apostles in 1983. In 1984, I accepted a full-time position at St. Frances Cabrini where I taught until 1986. My husband and I moved to Sacramento in 1986, and I began teaching in the Catholic Diocese. I began teaching at OLA in 2009. During my 31 years, I have taught PE, art appreciation, algebra, third grade, and this is my 21st year in first grade.

I have been happily married for 29 years to my husband Phil. We have 3 children: Chris, 27 who is doing pancreatic cancer research at the University of Texas Southwestern, Taryn, 25, who is the Athletic Director and PE teacher here at OLA, and Steven, 19, who is a freshmen and playing soccer at the University of Washington. I also coach volleyball at St. Francis High School. This year marks my 25th season. I love to travel, cook, exercise, and spend time with my family.

I love being able to bring my faith to the children and to see their excitement when they learn something new. Teaching is what I love to do.

Mrs. Kathy Nichols

Mrs. Kathy Nichols Grade 2 & Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kathy Nichols

Grade 2 & Assistant Principal
nichols@olaparish.net

  • Second Grade Teacher/Vice Principal
  • Graduated from CSU Sacramento
  • BA in English Literature
  • California Early Childhood Teaching Credential
  • California Elementary Teaching Credential

I came up to northern California (from the upper deserts) to attend Sacramento State, where I received my BA in English Literature and both an Early Childhood Teaching Credential and an Elementary Teaching Credential.

This is my 26th year teaching 2nd Grade here at OLA. Before I taught here at OLA, I taught 1st grade at Our Lady of Fatima (now St. Joseph's).

I love teaching second grade because the children come to me reading and excited about school. I also feel blessed to be able to help my second graders prepare to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, both important events on their faith journey.

I was blessed to be able to stay home for ten years with my children when they were young. My children are now grown and through school. My daughter Anne is also a teacher, but she is taking a break from the classroom to be home with her son Reid, age four years, and her daughter Karis, eighteen months. My son Alex is enjoying his two main interests: running (working at Fleet Feet) and the fine arts (painting in his studio at home).

My husband Gary and I enjoy running, camping, hiking, car shows, and being with family. I spend summers and vacations with my family, especially my daughter and grandchildren.

I am forever counting my blessings!

Ms. Hellen Rowell

Ms. Hellen Rowell Grade 3

Ms. Hellen Rowell

Grade 3

Ms. Rowell joins us after having taught and led at Holy Family, St. Joseph, and St. Philomene Schools. She is known to several folk here at OLA, including faculty, some parents, and our own Third Grade Aide, Mrs. Busch. In fact, Ms. Rowell taught both of Mrs. Busch's own children for their first grade years and by all accounts the experiences were fabulous.

She is an active Catholic and life-long learner. Ms. Rowell will begin as Teacher with the students on Monday, October 8th. However, she will be at OLA for several days over the next two weeks. This will provide ample time for collaboration time with Mrs. Tateishi and Mrs. Albers to ensure the smoothest transition possible. Parents will have a chance to meet Ms. Rowell to learn more during an evening on a date in the near future TBD.

Welcome Ms. Rowell

Mrs. Taryn Campbell

Mrs. Taryn Campbell Grade 4

Mrs. Taryn Campbell

Grade 4
twright@olaparish.net

  • P.E. Teacher/Athletic Director
  • Catholic School Alumni
  • The University of Montana-Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education

I choose to work at OLA because of the family feel, great community, and great education.

Mrs. Kathie Penney

Mrs. Kathie Penney Grade 5

Mrs. Kathie Penney

Grade 5
penney@olaparish.net

  • OLA Alumni
  • Mother two OLA alumni
  • BA and Teaching Credential from UC San Diego

I believe in Catholic education because I am a product of Catholic Education and appreciate my parents giving me that opportunity. I have taught for over thirty years and there is no place I would rather be than teaching fifth grade here at Our Lady of the Assumption School.

I have been married for twenty-five years, and we have two children. Our daughter is a Senior at Loyola Marymount and our son is a Senior at UCLA. I feel that OLA gave my children the spiritual and academic foundation they needed to be successful adults.

Ms. Linda McKay

Ms. Linda McKay Grade 6

Ms. Linda McKay

Grade 6
mckay@olaparish.net

I am thrilled to be joining the OLA School community this year as a sixth grade teacher. Born and raised in Sacramento, I am already personally acquainted with OLA. As a youth, I received my faith formation education here. Upon my return to Sacramento with children of my own, I exposed my girls to the same. Teaching here at OLA is a familiar experience and a way to stay involved in the Catholic community.

I am a credentialed teacher, receiving my credential from CSUS after a BA degree from UCSB. The bulk of my professional classroom experience was as a sixth grade teacher in a K-8 school in Ripon, CA.

After leaving that position for child rearing purposes, I continued to nurture my passion for working with children. I was a Girl Scout leader and an avid classroom volunteer during my daughters’ elementary school years. In

2009, I began tutoring elementary and middle schoolers.

I look forward to the joy of being back in the classroom full-time at Our Lady of the Assumption School. I know it will be another positive experience.

Mr. Jeremy Rodrick

Mr. Jeremy Rodrick Grade 7

Mr. Jeremy Rodrick

Grade 7
Roderick@olaparish.net

My name is Jeremy Roderick and I am excited to be part of the OLA community and teaching middle school. I feel blessed to be part of the OLA community and enjoy the vibrate atmosphere. I grew up in Southern California and attended college in the bay area. I graduated from Dominican University with a degree in Liberal Studies. After completing my degree I went back to school and received my teaching credential from William Jessup University. Then because of my love for our Catholic faith and scripture I went on to receive a master’s degree from the Augustine Institute in Biblical Theology.

I met my beautiful wife Jackie at Dominican University and we were married in 2006. We moved to the Sacramento area when our first child was born. We now have five amazing children. We are so blessed to have lots of family and friends that surround us. We hope to continue to make new friends while we grow in our faith as part of the OLA family.

“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth.” (Psalm 34)

Mrs. Joan Smith

Mrs. Joan Smith Grade 8

Mrs. Joan Smith

Grade 8
smith@olaparish.net

  • BA degree, CSUS
  • California Clear Multiple Subject Credential, National University

My husband and I strongly believe in the value of Catholic education. We have two daughters who are products of Catholic schools from first grade through college. Both of our daughters are Nurse Practitioners and live their faith in a field that benefits and serves others. They are married with daughters of their own, and two of our granddaughters attend OLA School.

I was blessed to be home with our daughters when they were younger and began teaching when they were in high school. After earning my credential, I only wanted to teach in a Catholic school. I taught fourth and sixth-eighth grades for 15 years at St. Mel School. After leaving St. Mel to help with granddaughters, I taught part-time at St. Francis High School for four years before coming to Our Lady of the Assumption. I wanted to be back in the classroom full-time, and coming to OLA felt as if I were coming home. It is a joy to be teaching seventh and eighth grades in such a loving parish and school community, and I look forward to many more years.

Mrs. Sheila Jacobs

Mrs. Sheila Jacobs Art – Grades 3-8

Mrs. Sheila Jacobs

Art – Grades 3-8
jacobs@olaparish.net

  • BA in Art from San Jose State University
  • CA Teaching Credential

While continuing my education in the field of art, I have been showing my own art works in galleries. I am involved in the local art community, contributing to the KVIE art auction, chairing and judge in art shows. One of my paintings was shown at the California History Museum in Sacramento. I have illustrated three children's books. My first illustration is called, The Little Candle That Was Frightened of the Dark. My husband, Herman, teaches at Del Campo High School and we have two grown children both living in Southern California. We feel very blessed for the love of family, work, and education

I am currently teaching art to 3rd through 8th grade on Thursdays and Fridays. My class expectations for my students are to follow directions, try their very best, work quietly, be polite, respectful, and to clean up on time. I hope to instill in the students to enjoy creating, to invent and to explore art, to use their imagination and to appreciate the arts.

Mrs. Cathy Rutledge

Mrs. Cathy Rutledge Computer Skills K-8

Mrs. Cathy Rutledge

Computer Skills K-8
rutledge@olaparish.net

My husband and I became involved with Our Lady of the Assumption School (OLA) in August 1989, when our older son began kindergarten. Two years later, his brother entered OLA’s kindergarten. Each of them continued attending the school through the eighth grade, which permitted us to enjoy eleven years of partnership with staff and parents within the OLA community, until our younger son graduated in May of 2000. As I was lamenting having to leave this remarkably loving and supportive environment, an opportunity was presented to me; I was invited to become a member of the faculty.

Since the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year, it has been my pleasure and privilege to manage the school’s network and maintain OLA’s Web site; however, my most rewarding responsibility is teaching computer skills and the Newspaper/Yearbook elective class. As an OLA teacher, I am deeply committed to offering valuable resources while providing a safe and mutually respectful environment for our school children. The opportunity to be involved in this ministry is an extraordinary blessing, for which I am profoundly grateful.

Ms. Casey McCormick

Ms. Casey McCormick Math – Grades 5-8

Ms. Casey McCormick

Math – Grades 5-8
mccormick@olaparish.net

My name is Casey McCormick and I am very happy to teach 5-8th Accelerated Math at OLA.

I am 100% a product of and committed to Catholic education. As a child, I attended St. Mel school for all 9 years of grammar school before choosing Loretto High School. Upon graduation I moved to Boston where I continued my Catholic education, receiving both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College. While a student at BC, I fought for the right to do my student teaching in a Catholic grammar school because I knew without a doubt that that was the direction I wanted for my career. I began my teaching career in the Boston suburbs teaching 5th grade before returning home to Sacramento. Since my return in 2004, I have taught in a variety of roles at Holy Family and then Holy Trinity before coming to OLA. It was when I became a full time math teacher that I truly found the passion that drives me.

Simply put, I believe I radiate a passion for mathematics as well as for middle school children. I am a lifelong learner who actively seeks out professional development and new ways to engage children in learning, and more importantly, loving mathematics. I am a member of the world’s greatest PLC - a collection of math teachers from around the country and world who collaborate daily via Twitter and blogs. Through these interactions with the most extraordinary teachers, I have learned and grown a great deal. I believe all children have what it takes to succeed in math and it is our job as educators to instill a love of learning in them.

Ms. Cristina Cibotar

Ms. Cristina Cibotar Music – Grades K-8

Ms. Cristina Cibotar

Music – Grades K-8
cibotar@olaparish.net

M.A. Degree of Symphonic Orchestra Artist
Chamber Ensemble Artist
Professor from State University of Art in Chisihau, the Republic of Moldova.

As the music teacher at OLA for the past eleven years, my primary goal is to connect every student to the world by developing a true appreciation of music. I strive to nurture the diverse talents of my students and encourage them to continue to grow and succeed. I hope, in turn, music will matter to my students as well!

Teaching Experience

2001- present: music teacher OLA School. The program consists of teaching music theory, music history, instruments and vocals to Kindergarten through Eighth grade. I also direct the choir at school liturgies, and I compose and direct the Christmas program involving the entire student body.

1997-present: Private instructions: piano, violin, and theory all ages. Some students are members of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. Presently, some former students are majoring in music at various universities. 2009-present: Instructor of violin at William Jessup University.

1999-2003: Chamber instructor at First Baptist Church.

1993-1997: Violin and piano teacher Music School Stauceni, Moldova.

Orchestra Experience

As a substitute I perform in the following orchestras when needed:

  • Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Modesto Symphony Orchestra
  • Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • California Chamber Orchestra
  • Russian Chamber Orchestra
  • Stockton Opera-Theater Orchestra
  • Stockton Symphony Orchestra

Member of the orchestra for one of Josh Groban’s concerts.
Member of the orchestra for one of Manhattan Steamroller’s concerts.
I also performed in the following orchestras on full time basis from 1993-1999:

  • Orchestra of the Opera-Theater Studio in Moldova
  • Member of the Violinists of Moldova.

Music Production

“Two of us”: A CD consisting of a compilation of compositions for violin.

Travel Experience

Various concert tours through Spain, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Romania from 1993-1999.

“When we sing, we pray twice”~ Saint Augustine

Mr. Mike McKenna

Mr. Mike McKenna Physical Education

Mr. Mike McKenna

Physical Education
mckenna@olaparish.net

I have been a member of the OLA community since 1990 first as a parishioner and then starting in 2001 as a parent of three children here at the school for 14 years. During that time, I helped coach multiple sports teams and attended many field trips and school functions gaining a greater appreciation for the OLA community.

I have a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State Sacramento. After 28 years of service I retired from the Sacramento Police Department in 2016. Later that fall, I became a substitute school teacher for the Catholic School Department working at a nearby grade school for eleven weeks while another staff member was on leave. Having enjoyed that teaching experience, I applied for the opening in the PE department here and was hired on in a substitute capacity. Midway through the spring I was offered and accepted this position as well as the Athletic Director position on a fulltime basis.

I believe that each child can grow as a whole person through physical education. My goal is that all feel respected and interact with each other in a safe and healthy environment while challenging their selves both physically and mentally. Each day is another opportunity to grow as a whole person.

Mrs. Teresa D’Artenay

Mrs. Teresa D’Artenay Resource Teacher

Mrs. Teresa D’Artenay

Resource Teacher
resource@olaparish.net

I was born in San Francisco, but grew up in San Rafael. My elementary school years were spent at St. Raphael's from 1st - 8 th grade. After graduating from SFSU, my husband, Jim and I moved to Sacramento where I became a special education teacher in SCUSD. I retired two years ago after 38 years.

I have two sons. Niclas, graduated from Jesuit in 2002, lives in Petaluma and works in financial investments. Harrison, graduated from Jesuit in 2009, married Mary Cecilia in April, lives in Concord, and works as an accountant. In their free time, my sons and my husband, love to play golf.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, hiking, gardening, reading, cooking, eating, and most recently am attempting to play golf! I love to spend time with my family, friends, and my grandpuppy, Gracie.

I enjoy being at OLA. I've had a wonderful experience with the staff and students and am so happy I came out of retirement! This is a great place to be.

Mrs. Rodora Antonio

Mrs. Rodora Antonio Science (Grades 5-8)

Mrs. Rodora Antonio

Science (Grades 5-8)
antonio@olaparish.net

I will be teaching science to grades 5 th through 8th this year. This is my fourth year at OLA School. I feel that I’m so blessed and fortunate to be part of this great faculty.

I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Math and Science. I have been teaching for seventeen years in the fields of Science and Math.

It is my hope that this school year will be a great one for all of us. Let us enjoy it and work together toward a very positive and productive year.

I am hoping this year will be A Year of Learning in a Spirit of Fun.

Faculty – Aides

Kindergarten

Ms. Nettie Zimny Kindergarten
Job Share

Kindergarten

Mrs. Yvette Gordon Kindergarten
Job Share

Miss Maria Hernadez

Ms. Maria Hernadez KinderRich

Mr. Joseph Lagomasino

Mr. Joseph Lagomasino Grade 1

Mrs. Yvonne Titherington

Mrs. Yvonne Titherington Grade 2

Mrs. Vina Busch

Mrs. Vina Busch Grade 3

Miss Lacey Ward

Ms. Lacey Ward Grade 4

Miss Lacey Ward

Grade 4

I am an alumni of OLA. I have my Bachelor's degree in Family Studies from Sacramento State University. I am also currently working towards obtaining an Occupational Therapy degree and a Gerontology degree. I enjoy working with children. I love OLA because of the strong sense of community and family values it teaches you. It was my home for 9 years and I am pleased to return.

School Staff

Mrs. Carolyn Albers

Mrs. Carolyn Albers Administrative Assistant, Wednesday – Friday

Mrs. Carolyn Albers

Administrative Assistant, Wednesday – Friday
albers@olaparish.net

  • Alumni
  • Alumni Parent
  • American River College

Mrs. Albers came to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in 1960 when she was 4 years old. She attended OLA, Rio Americano, American River College. She worked at the State of CA for 32 years as a legal secretary then Staff Services Analyst with the Dept. of Consumer Affairs. She retired in 2007 and came to work at OLA as Administrative Assistant. She is married to Terry and has two children, Kyle and Kelli, who also graduated from OLA, and one granddaughter, Siena. She loves to read, ski, bicycle and travel.

Mrs. Donna Eaddy

Mrs. Donna Eaddy Administrative Assistant, Monday & Tuesday

Mrs. Donna Eaddy

Administrative Assistant, Monday & Tuesday
albers@olaparish.net

  • Catholic School Alumni
  • Mother of five OLA Alumni

I’d rather be here than anywhere else. This is HOME! My five children all attended OLA School with the last graduating in 1993. They have given me nine grandchildren (best part)!

I was hired by Msgr. O’Conner in 1987 as cook/housekeeper for the Rectory. I became the Parish Secretary/Wedding Coordinator in 1990 and remained the cook for Fr. McAllister until his death in 2005. I worked as Secretary/Wedding coordinator for Fr. Brendan McKeefry until 2009. I “retired” for two years to move up the coast, but returned in 2011, and here I am back cooking for Fr. Eduino.

Mrs. Theresa Parulan

Mrs. Theresa Parulan School and Parish Bookkeeper

Mrs. Theresa Parulan

Bookkeeper
parulan@olaparish.net

My job responsibility is to manage the school’s financial records to ensure stability of expenditures and to accurately record financial transactions. This includes reconciliation of all the school’s bank accounts and management of all accounts payables and receivables, especially the tuition accounts. I also take care of the school’s payroll as well as the administration of benefits to all our teachers and staff.

I firmly believe in Catholic Education and was fortunate enough to have been educated through the Catholic School system from Kindergarten to College. My husband, Dexter, whom I’ve been married to for almost 20 years, also went to Catholic School all his life. We have been blessed with two children that have been here at OLA since Kindergarten. As a parent of two children going through OLA, I personally know the financial sacrifices that families have to do in order to make this a reality. This is my main motivation in fulfilling my role as the school bookkeeper. I am fully committed to do the best I can to help ensure our school’s finances are well balanced and thriving.

Mrs. Jane Ricci

Mrs. Jane Ricci School Development Director

Mrs. Jane Ricci

School Development Director
development@olaparish.net

  • School Development Director
  • Catholic Grammar and High School Alumni
  • Mother of two OLA School Alumni
  • Wife of OLA School Alumni

Jane had her own business as an Organizational and Auction Consultant while being a stay-at-home mother. Jane participated in fundraising for St. Philomene’s School, St. Rose School, Loretto High School, and Our Lady of the Assumption School. Jane was the 2005 OLA Auction Chair which had a substantial increase from the previous year. Jane facilitated the Catholics Come Ministry for 18 years and the Parents Growing in Faith Ministry for 3 years. Jane worked for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish as the Capital Campaign Phase I Coordinator part-time for three years prior to taking this full-time position in April of 2013. She loves getting to work with her faith family each day in a positive faith filled environment. She believes in Catholic education as she and her husband are both thankful products of that spiritual and academic educational opportunity they were given and have in turn given to their children.

Jane is married to Randy Ricci who graduated from OLA, Jesuit High School, and St. Mary’s College. Their daughter, Jennifer graduated from St. Philomene’s School, Loretto High School, and Chico State. She is married to Brian and is a loving, faith filled, stay-at-home Mother to their two adorable children. Their son, Dominic is a Sophomore at USC majoring in Interactive Computer Design. Their son, Anthony is a Junior at Jesuit High School who trains and competes in Crossfit competitions.

Mr. Earl Knight

Mr. Earl Knight School and Parish Maintenance

Mr. Paul Narloch

Mr. Paul Narloch Parish and School Grounds Keeper

Preschool Faculty

Ms. Yesenia Gutierrez

Ms. Yesenia Gutierrez Director/Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Yesenia Gutierrez

Director/Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Yesenia Gutierrez is our New Preschool Director, who taught at and helped lead a local preschool for quite a few years. Her educational qualifications include an MA in Education, a BA in Child Development, two different Child Development Permits, and has recently completed her work for her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.

She is an active Catholic with lots of energy and talent. She will officially begin her duties at OLA on October 8th. In the interim, our own amazing Mrs. Llopis from KinderRich will interim teach in the TK classroom beginning no later than next Wednesday through the 5th of October.

Welcome Ms. Gutierrez!

Mrs. Alyssa Wolverton

Mrs. Alyssa Wolverton Preschool Lead Teacher

Mrs. Alyssa Wolverton

Preschool Lead Teacher

Mrs. Alysa Wolverton is our new Preschool Teacher, who is currently working as the interim Preschool Assistant for OLA. She has delighted the OLA preschool children and faculty already, and has experience from other preschools.

She holds her Child Development Teacher Permit, will finish her requirements for the Site Supervisor Permit this semester, and in May will complete her AA degree in Child Development at ARC. She also loves God and is mother to her own four young children.

Welcome Mrs. Wolverton!

Ms. Andrea McDaniel

Ms. Andrea McDaniel Transitional Kindergarten Aide

Ms. Andrea McDaniel

Transitional Kindergarten Aide

My full name is Andrea Josephine McDaniel. I grew up in a traditional Italian American family. I am a mom and a Nana of three super grandchildren. I have lived the life of playing soccer for myself and with my own children. I am an accredited coach who went from competitive to High school coaching. I came into working with children just as my daughter was going to complete her last two years of seventh and eighth grade. I have been an Instructional Aide for the last sixteen years, working on seventeen at OLA. I guess you could say I am a sporty Nana who enjoys watching soccer and baseball games. I like to go to street fairs and I'm always decorating my home and helping others with their homes also.

Extension Staff

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney Director

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney

Director
extension@olaparish.net

My name is Mrs. Lynn Sweeney and I am the new Extension/KinderRich Director. I have worked at OLA for the past ten years, mostly as the aide in Kindergarten and recently as the aide in 3rd grade. I am married and have 2 wonderful boys, who both attended OLA from kindergarten thru 8th grade.

Before working at OLA I was a sales rep for International Paper Company. I have a BS in Marketing from Western Michigan University and I have a Master Certificate in Early Childhood Education from American River College.

Teaching and working with children is a joy to me. And I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with such remarkable OLA children and Families, KinderRich teachers and Extension staff.

I look forward to continuing Ms. Theroux's amazing work and to getting to know you all.

Sincerely,
Lynn Sweeney

Ms. Virginia DeSouza-Morrison

Ms. Virginia DeSouza-Morrison Extension Staff

Ms. Virginia DeSouza-Morrison

After School Staff

Virginia is so happy to be returning to OLA School and Extension after having 2 sons go through this school system. She and her family have many, very happy memories associated with OLA. Ms. Ginny recently retired from full-time teaching. When she came by to donate school supplies last Spring, she expressed what a very happy place Extension seemed to be. When she’s not here, she can be found happily working in her garden and yard. Ms. Ginny wakes up each morning praising our Dear Jesus, and thinking about home improvements, water exercise, and family outings. She has been blessed with grandchildren, and loves to add to their life experiences with Scouts, camping, amusement parks, zoos, and train and boat rides. Also, she recently started tap dancing classes.

Mr. Jordan Llopis

Mr. Jordan Llopis Extension Staff

Mr. Jordan Llopis

Extension Staff

Jesuit High School Alumni and currently attending Sacramento State University.

Mr. Alex Underwood

Mr. Alex Underwood Extension Staff

Mr. Alex Underwood

Extension Staff

Jesuit High School Alumni and currently attending Sacramento State University.

Mr. Bradley Winkleman

Mr. Bradley Winkleman Extension Staff

Mr. Bradley Winkleman

Extension Staff

Bradley recently graduated from Jesuit High School and will be attending Sacramento State with an interest in studying Accounting. He is an alumnus of OLA and participated in the Extension Program during his time here. While at Jesuit, Bradley kept busy with the Drama Program as the Production Stage Manager. During his free time he enjoys going to movies with friends and loves going to National Parks. For his graduation trip he went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Bradley is thrilled to come back to OLA and work with the Extension program.

Parish Staff

Fr. Eduino T. Silveira

Fr. Eduino T. Silveira Pastor

Fr. Eduino T. Silveira

Pastor
pastor@olaparish.net

Father Eduino Silveira is happy that we have a very generous parish and community eager to serve the Lord and grow in faith and communion. He sees his ministry as listening, empowering, and encouraging the parishioners to be disciples of Jesus Christ. His goal is that we all may come to know how much God loves us and live in that love. He is excited that so many people are interested in expressing their faith in love for God and one another. He wants to help our parish family be a loving and welcoming community for all.

1971 With his family, he immigrated to the United States from the Azores Portugal. They settled in Providence, Rhode Island where he worked in jewelry factories and eventually at Dunkin Donuts.
1978 Entered the Seminary in the Azores
1981 Transferred St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park to study for the Diocese of Sacramento
1986 Ordained as a transitional Deacon
1986 Served at Presentation Parish
1987 Ordained a priest by Bishop Quinn
Appointed as Associate Pastor OLA assisting Msgr. O’Connor and then Fr. McAllister
He served for 14 years as Pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Parish
He served 3 ½ years as Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Redding
He served 15 ½ months as Pastor of St. Thomas Parish in Oroville
He served 5 years at St. Philomene’s Parish in Sacramento
2014 He returned to serve at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
Deacon Michael Tateishi

Deacon Michael Tateishi Deacon

Deacon Michael Tateishi

Deacon
deacon@olaparish.net

Michael Tateishi was ordained in 1992 with the last formation group to be ordained by the Most Reverend Francis Quinn. His formation as deacon has been influenced by Bishop Quinn's gentle way and devotion to service. His formation continues towards those ends.

Mrs. Shannon Langer

Mrs. Shannon Langer Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Shannon Langer

Administrative Assistant
ministrycoordinator@olaparish.net

Shannon Blecha grew up in the Sacramento area attending both St. Mary's Elementary and St. Francis High School. She received an AA degree in Math from Sacramento City College and a BA in Liberal Studies from Sac State. She has taught everything from middle school math to high school math as well as 2nd grade before completing a Master’s degree in Theology. This led to parish life and ministry which Shannon loves to do! She is also very involved on a diocesan level with RCIA Committee and Lay Mission Project and a Master Catechist as well. Please stop by and say hi at the parish office any time!

Mr. Earl Knight

Mr. Earl Knight School and Parish Maintenance

Mr. Paul Narloch

Mr. Paul Narloch Parish and School Grounds Keeper

Mrs. Theresa Parulan

Mrs. Theresa Parulan School and Parish Bookkeeper

Mrs. Theresa Parulan

Bookkeeper
parulan@olaparish.net

My job responsibility is to manage the school’s financial records to ensure stability of expenditures and to accurately record financial transactions. This includes reconciliation of all the school’s bank accounts and management of all accounts payables and receivables, especially the tuition accounts. I also take care of the school’s payroll as well as the administration of benefits to all our teachers and staff.

I firmly believe in Catholic Education and was fortunate enough to have been educated through the Catholic School system from Kindergarten to College. My husband, Dexter, whom I’ve been married to for almost 20 years, also went to Catholic School all his life. We have been blessed with two children that have been here at OLA since Kindergarten. As a parent of two children going through OLA, I personally know the financial sacrifices that families have to do in order to make this a reality. This is my main motivation in fulfilling my role as the school bookkeeper. I am fully committed to do the best I can to help ensure our school’s finances are well balanced and thriving.