• Administration

  • Msgr. Raul Trevizo, Pastor - Email
  • Mrs. Minh Solorzano, Principal - Email

    Mrs. Solorzano has a Bachelor of Music from CSU Long Beach, a Post Bachelauriate in Elementary Education K-8 from CSU Long Beach, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Arizona. Born in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Mrs. Solorzano worked for the City of Carson, CA prior to teaching and subsequently, she relocated to Tucson. When not at the helm of St. John the Evangelist, Mrs. Solorzano is a professional musician and loves spending time with her family, reading, going on excursions, running/lifting weights.

  • Ms. Holly Limon, Assistant Principal - Email
    Mrs. Limon has her M.Ed from The University of Northern Arizona as well as a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Arizona and Associate's from Pima Community College. She has 12 years of administrative experience and taught for 6 years in the Sunnyside School District at Summit View Elementary and Sunnyside High School. Originally from Yuma, AZ, when not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, visiting museums and is a foodie!
  • Office Staff

  • Mr. Christopher Smith, Business Manager - Email

    Mr. Smith is originally from Cincinnati, OH and is a 20-year Army retiree and spent 15 years in the government sector prior to joining St. John’s in 2014. He has a BBA from Regis University and a MBA from University of Phoenix; and is currently a Candidate for Holy Orders as a Permanent Deacon. In his free time he like to fish, camp, and hike.

  • Mrs. Veronica Monreal, Office Manager - Email

    Mrs. Monreal attended Pima Community College and has been the long -time Office Manager at St. John the Evangelist. She hails from San Manuel, AZ and in her free time likes to spend time with her family.

  • Ms. Nancy Fralick, Bookkeeper - Email

    Ms. Fralick attended State University of New York and Pima Community College and has worked as a horse trainer, vocalist, reporter, and bookkeeper. When not at school, she enjoys swimming, sewing, crafts and hiking.

  • Mrs. Claudia Rodriguez, Tuition/Scholarship Manager - Email

    Mrs. Rodriguez has over 20 years in the Education field. She is originally from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. When she is not at school, she like to go to the gym.

  • Mrs. LaVerne Bailey, Enrollment/Attendance Clerk - Email

    Mrs. Bailey grew up in Tucson and attended Elvira Elementary and Sunnyside High School. She worked for Pima County prior to joining the staff at St. John the Evangelist. She loves the NFL and her “soaps”.

  • Mrs. Dene Hummon, Scholarships - Email

    Mrs. Hummon has a BA from the University of Arizona and attended both Catholic and public schools in Tucson as a child. She has been at St. John’s since 2013 and enjoys spending time with her growing family.

  • Cafeteria Staff

  • Ms. Ashley Chiusano, Cafeteria Manager - Email
  • Mrs. Judith Diaz, Cafeteria Cook
  • Mrs. Maria Arvizu, Cafeteria Cook
  • Maintenance

  • Mr. Victor Rios, Custodian
  • Support Staff

  • Mr. Keiran Roche, Regional Director of School Culture - Email
  • Mrs. Emilie Doleshel
    Mrs. Emilie Doleshel, Development Officer - Email

    Mrs. Doleshel has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and over 12 years of fundraising experience. Originally from Gilroy, CA, in her free time she enjoys reading, baking/cooking, yoga and exploring Tucson with her husband.

  • Mrs. Lydia Lopez, Director of Religious Education for SJE Parish - Email
  • Ms. Renise Rodriguez, Campus Ministry for SJE School - Email

    Ms. Rodriguez is a Tucson native and attended Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School, Sahuaro High School and is a proud UA Wildcat. Since 2013, she has been the Director of Religious Education/Campus Minister. In her free time, she enjoys attending daily mass, brunch with friends and playing volleyball.

  • Mrs. Sandra Marshall, School Nurse - Email

    Nurse Sandra has her PhD from the University of Arizona. Originally from Laredo, TX, in her free time she enjoys crochet/sewing and gardening.

  • Mr. Ryan Anderson, Athletic Director - Email
  • Ms. Kaynin Richardson, Learning Support Coordinator - Email

    Ms. Richardson has a BS from Hofstra University in Juvenile Psychology/Communication Arts and an MSEd. from the City University of New York in School Counseling and has been an educator for over 20 years. Originally from Long Island, New York, she was the only daughter and has six brothers! In her free time, Ms. R. enjoys swimming, cooking, walking her 2 Cocker Spaniels, movies, reading, writing, Forensic Files and Netflix.

  • Ms. Robin Sparks, Intervention Teacher - Email

    Ms. Sparks has a BA in Psychology and a JD from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining St. John the Evangelist in 2015, Ms. Sparks worked in Public Policy as an Economic Development Grant Writer. Originally from Tucson, AZ, you can find her cooking, reading, writing, traveling and enjoying spectator sports when not at school.

  • Ms. Gertrude Cloud, Intervention Teacher - Email

    Ms. Cloud received a BA from University of Dayton (OH) and a Masters from University of New Mexico. She comes to St. John the Evangelist with experience as a teacher, principal and district superintdent. Born in Richmond, IN, in her free time you will find Ms. Cloud teaching online and reading.

  • Faculty

  • Mrs. Maria Otamendi, PreK Director - Email

    Ms. Otamendi attended the Universidad Femenina de Mexico, Pima Community College and University of Phoenix. She has over 20 years of Early Childhood experience, including 13 years at Head Start. Originally from Mexico City, Ms. Otamendi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

  • Mrs. Jaqueline Villascusa, PreKinder - Email

    Mrs. Villaescusa attended Pima Community College and brings over 10 years of Early Childhood experience. Originally from Mexico, when not at school, you might find Mrs. Villaescusa spending time with her family or shopping.

  • Ms. Yadira Marquez, PreK Aide
  • Ms. Mayra Ramirez, PreK Aide

    Ms. Ramirez attended Pima Community College and has over 10 years of Early Childhood experience. Originally from Mexico City, Ms. Mayra likes to walk her dogs when not at school.

  • Ms. Antonia Arrellin, Kindergarten - Email

    Miss Arrellin, a Tucson native, has a B.S. from Arizona State University and a Post-Bachelor Teaching Certification from Pima Community College. Teaching since 2012, outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and baking.

  • Ms. Yvonne Chavez, Kindergarten - Email

    Ms. Chavez has a BA from University of Arizona and a M.ED from the University of Notre Dame and has been teaching since 2009. Born and raised in Tucson, in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies.

  • Mrs. Dina Valadez, 1st Grade - Email

    Mrs. Valadez is a Tucson native and attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School as a student. She has a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and taught in TUSD prior to joining St. John the Evangelist. Outside of school, you might find her reading, walking or enjoying local Tucson events.

  • Mrs. Idalia Bourquez, 1st Grade - Email

    Mrs. Bourquez has a Masters Degree in Education and many years experience as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Bourquez can be found reading her Bible when not at school.

  • Miss Stephanie House, 2nd Grade - Email

    Miss House was born in Cape Elizabeth, ME and attended the Univerity of Notre Dame for a BA and a M.Ed. She has 5 years of teaching experience and when not at school you can find her singing, running, reading and relaxing in the sun.

  • Mrs. Erin Plummer, 2nd Grade - Email

    Mrs. Plummer has a BA from Franciscan University of Steubenville and started teaching in 2011. Mrs. Plummer hails from Irmo, SC and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking, and scrapbooking.

  • Mr. Eddie Jurkovic, 3rd Grade - Email

    Mr. Jurkovic has a BA in Information Technology Management from the University of Notre Dame and is a Masters of Education candidate in the University of Notre Dame ACE program. He is a second year teacher and is originally from Bourbonnais, IL. In his free time, you can find Mr. Jurkovic rock climbing, hiking, reading or fishing.

  • Mrs. Yvette Cuen, 3rd Grade - Email
  • Miss Angelica Cordero, 4th Grade - Email

    Miss Cordero, a Tucson native, attended Salpointe Catholic High School and the University of Arizona. She began teaching in 2015 at St. John the Evangelist. In her spare time, you might find Miss Cordero rock climbing, hiking, taking her puppy to the dog park, cooking or watching Netflix.

  • Miss Teresa Cruz, 4th Grade - Email

    Miss Cruz attended Pima Community College and University of Arizona. Originally from Guam, this is Miss Cruz’s first year as a teacher. When not at school, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, exploring new places, and practicing martial arts.

  • Mrs. Suzi Smith, 4th Grade Aid- Email

    Mrs. Smith, a Tucson native, attended Lane Community College, UofA, UCCS, and Pikes Peak Community College and has many years as an educational paraprofessional. Outside of school, Mrs. Smith enjoys arts and crafts.

  • Mrs. Lourdes Leon, 5th Grade - Email

    Mrs. Leon is a Tucson native. She attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School as a child and has a BA in Elementary Education. She has many years experience as a teacher and administrator. Outside of school, Mrs. Leon enjoys playing and listening to music, spending time with her family, and attending movies and shows.

  • Mr. Robert Assante, 5th Grade - Email

    Mr. Assante is originally from Staten Island, NY and has a Bachelors from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters degree from Univeristy of Arizona. Prior to joining St. John the Evangelist, he worked at Adelphu Academy of Brooklyn. In his freetime, Mr. Assante enjoys reading, writing stories, listening to music and going for drives.

  • Mrs. Carla Ochoa-Cocio, 6th Grade - Email
  • Mr. Alex Ochoa, 6th Grade - Email

    Mr. Ochoa grew up in Tucson and attended Elvira Elementary, Chaparral Junior High, Desert View High School, and received a BA and MA from University of Arizona and a MA from NAU. He has over 22 years of experience as both an administrator and teacher. In his free time, he like to work out, watch tv and spend time with his beautiful wife and their 3 children.

  • Miss Ellen Moriarty, 7th Grade - Email

    Miss Moriarty is originally from Indianapolis, IN and has a BA from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Masters of Education candidate in the University of Notre Dame ACE program and is a first year teacher. Prior to starting ACE, Miss Moriarty was an insurance broker and enjoys hiking, cooking and reading.

  • Mr. Miguel Acero, 8th Grade - Email

    Mr. Acero grew up in Avondale, AZ and attending the University of Arizona. Prior to joining St. John the Evangelist, Mr. Acero worked in the dental field for 6 years. When not at school, he enjoys spending time with his family, photography, making/editing videos on his GoPro and cruising in his Jeep.

  • Mr. Roger Valencia, Music - Email

    Mr. Valencia is a Tucson native and has a Masters from the NAU. He has over 20 years of middle/high school band experience in Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Tucson, and on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

  • Mrs. Chanel Tolentino, Folklórico - Email
  • Mr. Luis Contreras, Physical Education - Email