• 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.

  • Mr. Tommy Lopez, Assistant Principal - Email
    Mr. Lopez is a Tucson native. He has a BA in Special Education from Prescott College, Masters in Education emphasis Reading: Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University, Masters in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. In his free time Mr. Lopez loves spending time with his family, playing with his dogs and reading comics and Star Wars books.
  • Office Staff

  • Mr. Tom Baca, Business Manager - Email

    Mr. Baca received a bachelor’s of science in agricultural business from New Mexico State University. He has worked in business, marketing and communications for over 15 years. He enjoys sports, especially college basketball. He also enjoys woodworking, reading and family time.

  • 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 grew up in the small mining town of San Manuel/Mammoth 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 Chavez, Tuition/Scholarship Manager - Email

    Mrs. Chavez has over 20 years in the Education field. She is originally from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. When she is not at school, she likes 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 Enis, Cafeteria Manager - Email
  • Mrs. Judith Diaz, Cafeteria Assistant Manager
  • Mrs. Maria Arvizu, Lead Cook
  • Mrs. Maria Quezada, Cafeteria Aide
  • Maintenance

  • Mr. Antonio Morales, Custodian
  • Support Staff

  • Mr. Keiran Roche, Regional Director of School Culture - Email
  • Mr. Pete McGraw, After School Program Coordinator - Email

    Pete McGraw is a recent addition to the St. John family. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Pete graduated from Loyola University Chicago. While in college, he discovered his passion for working with young people and sharing his love of the Catholic faith. Pete spent four years working in non-profit afterschool programs with various ages. After spending the past year in Sydney, Australia, Pete is very excited to explore his new hometown of Tucson. In addition to traveling and spending time with his nieces and nephews, Pete enjoys anything sports related.

  • Mr. Jesus Otamendi, After School Facilitator
  • 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/Physical Education - Email
  • 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. Maxine Brown, Intervention Specialist - Email

    Ms. Brown has a BA in Speech Communications from Pace University, New York City. Upon relocating to Tucson, she became an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona as a Troop Leader at San Xavier Mission School. Ms. Brown has recently completed her term of service with AmeriCorps at Literacy Connects Tucson as a Reading Seed Coach at Summit View Elementary School.

  • Ms. Yvonne Chavez, Graduate Support - 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.

  • Ms. Claudia Hug, Support Staff
  • Faculty

  • Ms. Mayra Ramirez, Lead Preschool Teacher

    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. Blanca Ramirez, Preschool Aide
  • 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. 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.

  • Mrs. Jaqueline Villaescusa, Kindergarten - 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.

  • 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.

  • Mrs. Denisse Zuniga, 1st Grade - Email
  • Mrs. Dina Valadez, 2nd 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. Maria Otamendi, 2nd Grade - 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. Yvette Cuen, 3rd Grade - Email
  • Mrs. Erin Plummer, 3rd 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.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Daniel Hernandez, 4th Grade - Email
  • 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, Middle School Social Studies/Language - 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 Moriarity, Middle School Math - 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.

  • Dr. Sean HV Mendoza, Middle School Science/Social Studies - Email

    Dr. Mendoza grew up overseas (Middle East, Europe and Asia), and came to Arizona to finish school. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from Northern Arizona University and his Doctorate in Learning Technology from Pepperdine University. New to middle school, he brings to St John’s his experience as a technology veteran and educator at two and four-year universities. His interests include game/identity theory, martial arts, music and spending time with his family.

  • 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, Dance/Folklórico - Email
  • Mr. Luis Contreras, Physical Education - Email