Mr. Robert BachmeierPrincipal
Holy Rosary has an enthusiastic new addition to lead its faculty this year. He has experience teaching elementary through eighth grade. He graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology major. He received his teaching credentials from National University (K-12 Multi Subject and Industrial and Technology Education) He served as a Project Leader advising approximately 300 schools in Northern California and in a support capacity for STEM teachers and administrators. He has worked as a math program specialist with the Yolo County Office of Education and has been involved with Catholic education during much of his career and provided leadership in many areas.
He has firsthand experience with the Holy Rosary community, both as a parent of grown children who attended Holy Rosary School, and as a member of the church community. He has been a mechanical design engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. His goal is to include a project and problem-solving approach to learning with student critical thinking skills as a focus. He and his wife attend mass at Holy Rosary Church, and his son is a seminarian. His son and his fellow seminarians pray for Holy Rosary students and the school’s success.
Ms. VegaTK/K Teacher
Ms. Vega was born and raised in Kingsburg, CA and made her way to the greater Sacramento area for college. She graduated with a Liberal Studies degree and emphasis in Chicanx Studies and completed her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Sacramento State in 2020. As a teacher candidate, she was able to work in a kindergarten classroom for the 2019/2020 school year.
Ms. Vega is excited to embark on the journey of being an educator and feels blessed to work at Holy Rosary where she can teach and talk about God. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.
Ms. Estela Ramirez1st/2nd Grade Teacher
1st/2nd Grade Teacher
I was born and raised in Stockton, Ca. Both of my parents were Catholic and strongly believed that their children should attend Catholic school so I was blessed to attend St. George Catholic School from Kindergarten- 8th grade. After high school, I attended college and I earned an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services through University of Phoenix.
I worked as a Preschool teacher for many years for the Head Start program in Colusa. A few years later I decided to enroll in a teaching credential program at Brandman University. I worked for over ten years at Our Lady of Lourdes School (OLL) in Colusa. During the ten years working at OLL I had the opportunity to teach Kindergarten, 3rd grade Math and 1st/2nd grade combo. Catholic schools are a blessing to our Catholic faith and I am grateful to be part of it.
Ms. Montserrat Arias3rd/4th Grade Teacher
3rd/4th Grade Teacher
Ms. Montserrat Arias will begin her 15th year as a third and fourth grade teacher in Catholic education. She earned a Bachelor of Art degree from Notre Dame de Namur University, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master in Education, with a specialization in Cross - Cultural Teaching, through National University. As a first-generation American (Spaniard and Costa Rican) she values the importance of family and education.
Ms. Arias enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and pets. All four children in Ms. Arias’s family are Our Lady of Lourdes School (Colusa, CA) alumni and currently range from a 2019 Sonoma State graduate, a sophomore student athlete in the nursing program at Dominican University of California, and a senior and sophomore at Colusa High School. Ms. Arias is determined in providing students a classroom that fosters a sound foundation for a lifetime of learning where students can reach their highest potential spiritually, academically, and physically.
Mrs. Lori Tamayo5th/6th Grade Homeroom Teacher
5th/6th Grade Homeroom Teacher
Mrs. Tamayo was born and raised in Woodland. She attended Sacramento State University and earned a degree in Child Development. She later received her credential from Brandman University. This is her fifth-year teaching. She has taught grades 1,3,4 and 5. She likes working at Holy Rosary where she can teach and talk about God and religion and be in a school where there is a strong parent involvement.
Mrs. Tamayo is married to a teacher at Woodland High School. She has two children. She likes to read, build things, coach her daughter’s soccer team, and spend time with her family.
Ms. Tatianna Ortega7th/8th Grade Teacher
7th/8th Grade Teacher
Ms. Ortega was born and raised in the Bay Area. She came to Woodland in 2001. She graduated from Sacramento State University, earning a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She is currently working on her Masters in Education.
Ms. Ortega is a parent of a 5th grader and a new baby girl. She has been associated with Holy Rosary as a parent for ten years and as an aide for two and half years.
Mr. Mathew HuittPhysical Education
Ms. Katie CarlsonMusic Teacher
Mrs. Mary PapasExtended Care Director
Extended Care Director (After School Day Care)
Mrs. Papas is a familiar face around Holy Rosary School. She has been affiliated with the school for 40 years. She started in 1975 when her son attended school. Mrs. Papas has worked with 15 principals, always filling in where needed. The school is ‘her second home’. She enjoys knitting, walking, sewing and reading.
Mrs. Esther TorresInstructional Aide
Ms. Mary OrnellasInstructional Aide
Mrs. Brenda FechterOffice Manager
Office Manager/School Secretary
Mrs. Fetcher was born and raised in Woodland. She is the school secretary/office manager at the school. She has been working at Holy Rosary for 13 years. She enjoys assisting parents, students and teachers. She is quick to volunteer to help others. She is married and has two adult sons and three grandsons who are the light of her life. She and her family enjoy the summer and spend weekends on the water with their jet skis.