The Saint Francis Xavier Team


Fr. Eugenio Yarce









Fr. Eugenio Yarce
Pastor
Marianne Rozsahegyi

I am passionate about teaching and Catholic education. For 27 years, I’ve taught music, prayer, scripture, ethics, and social justice to young people and adults. I have been blessed with opportunities to speak to students and parents on confirmation retreat, witness students Skype about justice with peers in India, help them build a school in Uganda, serve at soup kitchens, and see them give generously to those in need.  Read More



Marianne Rozsahegyi
Principal
Veronica Brand

I have been teaching since 1973, various grades 1 through 8, and most subject areas. I have been at Saint Francis since 1991. I currently teach middle school classes of social studies, literature, health and various exploratory classes. I hold a BA in Education from Indiana University and an MA in Education from the University of Utah. I also have a secondary social studies endorsement from the state of Utah.  Read More



Veronica Brand
Vice Principal
Paula Moreno

My name is Paula Moreno, I am the Administrative Assistant at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and migrated to the United States when I was 16 years old. I attended High School and Community College in California. I relocated to Utah in 2001 with my husband.  Read More




Paula Moreno
Administration Assistance / Secretary
Lisa Rose

I began working at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in 1999. I have held many positions over the years: First Grade Aide, Kindergarten Aide, Auction Secretary, Auction Chair, Student Council Advisor, Event Coordinator and CORE Advisor. I am currently the Director of Advancement and Development. I oversee the "From the Heart" Auction, the "Make a Difference" Annual Drive and the "Fore the Children" Golf Tournament.  Read More



Lisa Rose
Director of Advancement and Development
Joanne Evans

I have been at St.Francis Xavier since 1994, and I am as happy as I was the first year! I am a grandma to four beautiful boys, one of whom attends St. Francis, and they bring me so much joy! I enjoy reading, puzzles, and family time most of all.  Read More





Joanne Evans
Finance
Courtney Brown









Courtney Brown
Finance
Claudia Long

I have be involved in Early Childhood Development Programs for nearly 30 years. I have been the Director of several Childcare Centers and Preschool Programs. I worked briefly with the Head Start Program as a lead Pre-Kindergarten teacher. Working along side my own mentor, I became a mentor and trainer for teachers working to obtain their Early Childhood Development Accreditation. I have also served as Sunday School Administrator and Teacher for over 25 years.  Read More


Claudia Long
Pre Kindergarten
Micheon Zbinden

My name is Micheon Zbinden. I teach Preschool, and I am the Coordinator and Resource Teacher for our Saint John Bosco Program. I have taught at Saint Francis Xavier since 1994.  Read More





Micheon Zbinden
Pre-School/Pre-Kindergarten/Reading Resource
Keriann Brinegar

Originally from Boise, Idaho I moved to the Salt Lake City area to begin my first year of teaching here at St. Francis Xavier in 2015. I graduated with a Bachelors of Education in Special Education with an Elementary Education certificate from Gonzaga University in May 2015.  Read More




Keriann Brinegar
Kindergarten
Mary Cremer

I began teaching at St. Francis Xavier School in 1987. I grew up in Troy Montana and graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. I have a double major in History/Political Science and Elementary Education with a minor in psychology. Teaching and learning styles, technique and technology have an impact on how students learn and experience the world around them.  Read More



Mary Cremer
First Grade
Barbara Keyser

I began teaching at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School in 1990. I received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah and a Master Degree of Education from Southern Utah University. While at Saint Francis I have taught fourth and second grades. I love preparing my students for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  Read More




Barbara Keyser
Second Grade
Emily Reis

Originally from Sequim, a small town located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, I moved to Salt Lake City in 2015 to become the third grade teacher at St. Francis Xavier. Before joining the SFX community, I attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington where I received my BA in English and minored in Spanish and Psychology.  Read More




Emily Reis
Third Grade
Akiva Toren

Originally from Seattle, Washington, I moved to Salt Lake City in August 2013 to teach at Saint Francis Xavier. It has been incredibly rewarding being a part of this warm school community. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts from McGill University in Philosophy and Music and studied in Jerusalem, University of Edinburgh, and University of Washington to pursue further studies in religion, philosophy, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, and Latin. More recently, I completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of Portland through the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE)  Read More

Akiva Toren
Fourth Grade
Elizabeth Beckwith

I am originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I graduated from Grand Valley State University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Integrated Science and minors in Elementary Education and Psychology. I've been teaching at St. Francis Xavier since 2013. I love teaching at St. Francis, and I am so happy to be working in such a caring community.  Read More



Elizabeth Beckwith
Fifth Grade
Vicky Simpson

I graduated from the University of Utah with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Physical Therapy. In 2010, I graduated from Utah State University with a Master of Secondary Education specializing in math and science. I have been a member of the Saint Francis Xavier community since 1993, first as a parent then in 1999 as a teacher.
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Vicky Simpson
Middle School - Sixth Grade
Mary Duncan

I am originally from Idaho Falls, ID, but moved to Salt Lake City when I started college at Westminster College. I have worked at St. Francis Xavier since August 2010 and consider myself very lucky to work somewhere with such a loving, community-oriented atmosphere. My main goals as a teacher are to foster the success of lifelong learners through reading, writing, and critical thinking.  Read More



Mary Duncan
Middle School - Seventh Grade
Veronica Brand

I have been teaching since 1973, various grades 1 through 8, and most subject areas. I have been at Saint Francis since 1991. I currently teach middle school classes of social studies, literature, health and various exploratory classes. I hold a BA in Education from Indiana University and an MA in Education from the University of Utah. I also have a secondary social studies endorsement from the state of Utah.  Read More



Veronica Brand
Middle School - Eighth Grade
Tatyana Davis

I have had the wonderful opportunity of being a part of St. Francis School for over 11 years now. I strongly believe that the education process for all of us starts the day we are born and continues throughout our eternity. Learning is an essential process in the life of every person because it empowers all of us to grow, succeed and to help others by being able to communicate properly our ideas with them.  Read More


Tatyana Davis
Spanish
Grades 1-8
Lisa Sims

I was born and raised in Utah which automatically made me love the outdoors. I am an avid skier, hiker, and enjoy mountain biking. With a passion for healthy living I was given the opportunity to teach children about physical education. I believe everyone is an athlete! I am excited to teach children of all skill levels, the tools they need to keep their bodies healthy and active for life.  Read More



Lisa Sims
Physical Education
Kevin Condas

I have worked at Saint Francis Xavier since 2007. I believe that it is vital for students to learn how to learn, in preparation for problem-solving in later stages of their lives. I like spending time with my wife, Becky, and children, Maggie and Manny. I also enjoy reading non-fiction books, listening to music (life is too short to miss a good concert), going to the gym and hanging out at my mom and dad’s watching college football.  Read More



Kevin Condas
Middle School Math
Kathleen Kilby

"If you can read, you can succeed at anything." I share with the children my love for the world of books and reading. As librarian, it is my job to provide students with opportunities that will allow them to become successful users of information. The information available to students today is vast and they need to know how to utilize both the written word and be literate in technology.  Read More


Kathleen Kilby
Library
Technology Coordinator
Chris Roy

Mr. Roy has been teaching music to our St. Francis community since the 2011-2012 school year. He has also been an Accompanist/Cantor/Choir Director for the St. Francis Parish since 1997. If you've attended the English Masses on the weekend, you've probably seen him at the piano, and joined him in singing the praises of the Lord.  Read More




Christopher Roy
Music Instructor
Teresa Leming

What I like about my job is the fact I wake up excited about coming to work. I get this great opportunity to come every morning and interact with all the great kids here at St. Francis Xavier school. I am most fortunate because I have the opportunity to work with children ages 3 to 14 daily. And no matter what is going on in my life when I come to work. One of the children will say something awesome that will ultimately put a smile on my face.  Read More


Teresa Leming
Extended Day Care
Debbie Rocha

I started at St. Francis in Nov 2015. I've been a school counselor since 1997. I've taught CCD to pre schoolers , kindergarten and sixth graders . I graduated from Westminster with a bachelors of Science and a Master of Social work from the University of Utah.
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Debbie Rocha
School Counselor