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
Sonia West

My name is Sonia West and I am happy to be on the team at Saint Francis Xavier School & Church as the staff accountant. I have worked in the Diocese of Salt Lake City for more than 15 years as an Accountant and Director of Advancement. I am a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in Accounting and hold my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license with the State of Utah.  Read More



Sonia West
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
Kerry Kennedy

Originally from Chicago, IL, I moved to the Salt Lake City area to begin teaching here at St. Francis Xavier in 2017. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Dallas.  Read More





Kerry Kennedy
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
Jeanell (Reilly) Martinez

I am so excited to be teaching at St. Francis. I am an alumni of St. Francis and Juan Diego Catholic High School. When I was little, I had amazing teachers that instilled a lifelong dream in me; and that dream has finally come true. I have always wanted to be a teacher, and a teacher at my favorite school (St. Francis).  Read More




Jeanell (Reilly) Martinez
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.
 Read More



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
Elizabeth Shied

I was born and raised in Souther California. Played basketball and lacrosse competitively in High School. I graduated from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. I moved to Utah in early 2016, this is my first time ever living outside of California. I have been teaching kids how to swim for over 8 years and have coached many youth basketball teams.  Read More



Elizabeth Shied
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
Rachel Cooke

My name is Rachel Cooke and I am a music educator, singer, and pianist from Memphis, Tennessee. I moved to Salt Lake City in 2017 from Dallas, Texas, where I earned my Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera from the University of North Texas. Although classical music is my specialty, I enjoy an eclectic mix of all musical genres.
 Read More



Rachel Cooke
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.
 Read More




Debbie Rocha
School Counselor