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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
 Mr. Robert Love

Mr. Robert Love Principal

Mr. Steven Vidal

Mr. Steven Vidal Vice Principal 2020 - 2021

Mr. Steven Vidal

Vice Principal 2020 - 2021

Steven joins the OLA Admin after being the second grade teacher last year. Before that, Mr. Vidal was a third grade teacher at Saint John Vianney in Rancho Cordova. Prior to his time at SJV, Steven taught in the Santa Clara Diocese and before that, a case manager for Catholic Charities.

Outside of the classroom, Steven enjoys coaching baseball and basketball at both the competitive and high school levels and spending time with his family. Before teaching, Mr. Vidal spent four years with Catholic Charities as a Case Manager and Intervention Specialist serving troubled youth in East San Jose.

Steven is married to his wife MJ, a math teacher, and has three amazing children who are three, two and one years old. Steven is a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and Golden State Warriors. Steven played baseball at San Jose State University, a pitcher, and credits his love for the game of baseball to his late father Bruce.

Mrs. Terri Sykes

Ms. Stefanie Fox Kindergarten

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. Nancy O’Rourke

Mrs. Nancy O’Rourke Grade 2

Mrs. Nancy O’Rourke

Grade 2

Dear OLA Community,

I am so excited to be joining the Our Lady of the Assumption community! I am originally from Kansas City, MO, where I grew up attending Catholic Schools. I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Saint Louis University and I have a Masters Degree in EducationReading Specialist from Fort Hays State University. I have been teaching for 14 years in various elementary grades and I can’t wait to get back to second grade!

When I’m not teaching, I love cooking, crafting, reading, and playing games with my family. My husband and I have one son, Aidan, who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. We have just moved to Sacramento and we are eager to explore the area and get to know our new home. We are looking forward to being a part of this special community

Sincerely,
Nancy O’Rourke

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. Joseph Lagomasino

Mr. Joseph Lagomasino Grade 7

Mr. Joseph Lagomasino

Grade 7
Lagomarsino@olaparish.net

OLA 2007 Alum
Jesuit High School 2011 Alum
Idaho State University Alum 2016

I am Mr. Lagomarsino, and I am the Athletic Director and PE Teacher here at OLA. I attended OLA from Kindergarten to 8th grade. At OLA I played all the sports available to me, and OLA is where I learned to love sports. After OLA, I attended Jesuit High School where I played multiple sports, but I excelled at rugby. Rugby allowed me to get a scholarship to attend Idaho State University. I was able to play rugby at an advanced level as well as improve my knowledge of Physical Education. I am very passionate about physical education and sports. I use that passion to help motivate and improve OLA students' knowledge and physical abilities. I began working at OLA in 2018 as the First Grade Teachers Assistant. The next year I was hired to be the Athletic Director and PE Teacher. OLA has a long and successful history in the area of sports. I plan on improving OLA’s athletic program even more so, during my time here at OLA.

OLA is a wonderful community to grow up in. If you have any questions or just would like more information on OLA’s Athletic Program please feel free to email me at Lagomarsino@olaparish.net.

Mr. Robert Luippold

Mr. Robert Luippold Grade 8

Mr. Robert Luippold

Grade 8

Dear OLA community,

I am humbled and honored to introduce myself to you as the 8th grade home room and language arts teacher. I arrive at OLA entering my 13th year as a diocesan teacher and 20th year as an educator. I am so excited to become a part of this community, both as a teacher and member of the parish. Joining me on my new journey are my bride, AnaLisa, our two boys Andrew (a junior at UNR), Cameron (a senior at Rio) and our daughter, who is currently a student at OLA. I look forward to sharing my love for all things English with the students and becoming a member of the team at OLA who educates our students to give their “Hands to Serve, Hearts to Love.”

Sincerely,
Robert Luippold

Ms. Margaret Blanchfield

Ms. Margaret Blanchfield Art and Resource Teacher

Ms. Margaret Blanchfield

Art and Resource Teacher

Margaret Blanchfield earned her BA in Art Education from CSU, Sacramento and her MA in Education from Alliant International University. A native of Napa, she has lived in Sacramento since 1990 and raised her two sons in the Arden/Carmichael area. Since 2001, Ms. Blanchfield has owned a teaching art studio where she offers classes in watercolor and acrylic painting and art journaling. She came to OLA in 2019 and loves every moment that she is teaching art and working with students.

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

Ms. Stefanie Fox

Jenna Kokoemore Physical Education/Athletic Director

TBA

Physical Education/Athletic Director

Mrs. Erin Van Parys

Mrs. Erin Van Parys Resource Teacher

Mrs. Erin Van Parys

Resource Teacher
resource@olaparish.net

Dear OLA Families,

I feel blessed to have this opportunity to serve the students of OLA as the new Educational Achievement Specialist. I wanted to share a little bit of my background and goals for this position.

Many of you already know me, as I have now been a parent at OLA for 9 years. I have been a part of the Parish community for over 20 years. My husband and I were married at OLA and all of our 3 sons were baptized and attend(ed) here. John just graduated, Bruce is a rising 6th grader and Henry is a rising 2nd grader. Professionally, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University, Sacramento. I worked in the schools as an itinerant SLP. Most recently, I began my own private practice to serve the needs of students in private and charter schools. I have also continued to educate myself on the most current research and science based educational methods. I am kind of an educational support nerd.

Helping students realize their full potential has always been a passion of mine. Whether working with my own sons or helping other children, “hands to serve, hearts to love” has been at the center of it all. All students have strengths and talents. I will work with the teachers to identify students that need assistance, assess their strengths and learning differences, and help your children be the best learners possible.

I am excited to dive in and learn about each of the students who currently receive support. Please feel free to email me and introduce your son or daughter. It is so important to get to know each student in and out of the classroom

Until school begins, I can be reached at vpspeechpathology@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Erin Van Parys, M.S., CCC-SLP

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

Ms. Maria Hernadez

Ms. Maria Hernandez Aides 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. 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 Bookkeeper

Mr. Earl Knight

Mr. Earl Knight School and Parish Maintenance

Mr. Paul Narloch

Mr. Paul Narloch Parish and School Grounds Keeper

Preschool Faculty

Mrs. Ann Marie Duesbury

Mrs. Ann Marie Duesbury Director/Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Ann Marie Duesbury

Director/Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Dear Our Lady of the Assumption Families and Faculty,

Please let me take the opportunity to introduce myself as your newly appointed Preschool Director/Teacher. I was born and raised in Sacramento and have been working with early learners and school age children in the community for over 25 years. Teaching young children continues to be my passion. I earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education administration as well as a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on early learning. My philosophy is that children should have the opportunity to explore their natural curiosity and joy of learning, which will help them become prepared to successfully excel in their lives and educational journey.

I am looking forward to being a part of the faith-filled and loving community at OLA.

Sincerely,
Ann Marie Duesbury

TBA

Ms. Anjuli Jimenez Preschool Teacher

Ms. Irma Bustillos-Ruiz

TBA Preschool Aide

TBA

Preschool Aide

Extension Staff

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney Extension Director
Marketing and Enrollment Specialist

Mrs. Lynn Sweeney

Extension Director
Marketing and Enrollment Specialist

Sweeney@olaparish.net

Mother of two OLA alumni
BS - Marketing Western Michigan University
Master Certificate in Early Childhood Education – American River College

My name is Lynn Sweeney and I am the Extension Director and the Marketing and Enrollment Specialist. I have worked at OLA over 13 years. I am married and have two wonderful boys who both attended OLA, kindergarten thru 8th grade.

Before working at OLA I was a sales rep for International Paper Company for 16 years and before that Colgate Palmolive for 5 years.

Teaching and working with children is a true joy for me. I am so blessed to work with such remarkable children, their families, OLA teachers, and staff. I am here to assist you anyway I can.

Mrs. Suzy Doud

Mrs. Suzy Doud Extension Aide

Mr. Alex Underwood

Mr. Alex Underwood Extension Aide

Mr. Alex Underwood

Extension Aide

Jesuit High School Alumni and currently attending Sacramento State University.

Ms. Amie Ruments

Ms. Amie Ruments Extension Aide

Ms. Amie Ruments

Extension Aide

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.

Deacon Paul Friedrich

Deacon Paul Friedrich Deacon

Mr. Ivan Florez

Mr. Ivan Florez Parish Office Manager

Casey Oliver

Joan Cotton Faith Formation Coordinator

Casey Oliver

Casey Oliver Music Director

Johann Rubia-Miller

Johann Rubia-Miller Youth Minister

Mr. Earl Knight

Mr. Earl Knight School and Parish Maintenance

Mr. Paul Narloch

Mr. Paul Narloch Parish and School Grounds Keeper