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.
Mrs. Linda WilsonTK/K Teacher
Mrs. Wilson completed a degree in Anthropology from UCLA and worked as an archeologist at a Native American site in the Los Angeles hills. She has traveled to Europe and has worked in England and Israel. Her interest in teaching began while she was a child. She educated her dolls, stuffed animals, and her sister. After she married and had children, she volunteered in her children’s classrooms and developed a further love for teaching. She returned to college at Cal State San Marcos and obtained her teaching credential. She has worked as a substitute teacher, as well as a regular teacher before coming to Holy Rosary. She has been here four years. Her favorite activity is flying with her husband. She likes to swim, travel, and wants to spend time in Paris exploring her Basque heritage.
Mrs. Catherine Reyes1st/2nd Grade Teacher
1st/2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Reyes is returning to Holy Rosary again for her second time. She originally taught grades 4-8 at the school from 1974-1979. She now teaches grades 1 / 2 . Mrs. Reyes attended Sonoma State where she earned a degree in Psychology. In her fifth year, she attained a teaching credential with an emphasis in early childhood education and math.
Mrs. Reyes lives on an organic apple farm. She also keeps books for her husband’s business. She is happy to be part of the school community.
Ms. Tatianna Ortega3rd/4th Grade Teacher
3rd/4th 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.
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. Anastasia Wright7th/8th Grade Homeroom Teacher
7th/8th Grade Homeroom Teacher
Ms. Wright is originally from Seattle, Washington. She completed her undergraduate work in history at the University of Norte Dame and recently graduated with a Masters in Education from the University of Portland. This is her fourth year at Holy Rosary.
Ms. Wright serves as the 7th/8th grade homeroom teacher and teaches several 5th/6th grade classes. In her spare time, she sponsors an after-school choir. She enjoys reading, gardening, attending the Farmer’s market, baking, playing board games, and watching “Survivor”.
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. Janet MartinezInstructional Aide
Mrs. Martinez was born and raised in Sacramento. She moved to Woodland after marrying her husband. She is a graduate of Bishop Manogue High School in Sacramento. She has four boys, who all attended Holy Rosary. She has been an aide at the school for 28 years. She currently works as an aide in grades 2-4. She loves helping students and teachers. She loves to travel, hike, and read a good book.
Mrs. Esther TorresInstructional 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.
Mr. Charles RowbottomPhysical Education
Mrs. Natalie McCulloughAccountant
past principal, Holy Rosary accountant
Ms. McCullough is married with five children. This year, after adding a little girl to her family, she is now the schools’ accountant. She has been involved as a teacher in the Diocese for nearly 22 years. She started teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes in Colusa. She graduated from California State University Sacramento with a B.S. in Strategic Management and completed her J.D. in law at McGeorge School of Law in 2016. She is deeply committed to the sustainability and success of Catholic schools in the diocese and specifically Holy Rosary. Under her guidance, the last three years, the school has increased its student population and academic excellence.
Mrs. Nancy SandersResource Teacher
Supplemental Reading Program Grades 3-8 (Volunteer)
Mrs. Sanders graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a degree in Social Science. She began her teaching career in Woodland where she spent most of her class time teaching 5th grade students. She spent the last five years of her 26-year career as a Title I teacher remediating reading skills. She currently works with grades three through eight remediating high level reading skills. She enjoys every minute spent with the students she helps.
Mrs. Mary SteindorfResource Teacher
Supplemental Reading Program Grades 1/2 (Volunteer)
Mrs. Steindorf was born and raised in Oregon. She was one of five children who attended Catholic schools from first grade through twelfth grade. She graduated from Oregon State University where she majored in Elementary Education. She is married with three grown children. Because her husband was in the military, she moved around. She retired from teaching first grade for 18 years at Travis Air Force Base. She works closely with Mrs. Sanders helping to assist first and second grade students in reading skills.
Mrs. Alma MendezInstructional Aide
Alma is new to our school. She graduated from Winters High School and has a CET Accounting Certificate. She has taken Early Child Education courses from Woodland Community College and Santa Barbara City College. She has been a teacher’s assistant in Woodland schools, HIM specialist at Woodland Memorial Health, and has been an Associate teacher at the Abbey School and Montessori Country Day. She has 5 children and is a parishioner of Holy Rosary.