Saint Victor School, San Jose
Nichole Calabio has been a part of the St. Victor School community since 2014. She began her career at SV as a teacher and has served as the school’s Vice Principal for the last three years. She holds master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education and a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She feels humbled and excited to serve as the principal at St. Victor School in the upcoming school year.
St. John Vianney School, San Jose
Victoria Hinkle was educated in a Catholic School in the Philippines where she graduated with a master’s degree in Child and Family Psychology. After teaching in the same Catholic School for ten years, Victoria immigrated to California and served the Diocese of San Jose for 22 years as teacher, Vice-Principal, and Principal at St. Victor School. She is very excited to serve her new school community, St. John Vianney School, and continue her commitment to forming young minds and hearts in Catholic education.
Saint Joseph Mountain View, Mountain View
Robert holds a Masters in Education and Social Studies Teaching Credential. Robert did this in an online program at the University of Phoenix while raising his two daughters. He attended Catholic high school, at Cardinal Newman, located in Santa Rosa where he was born and raised. He relocated to the San Jose area about ten years ago. Robert has spent five years teaching social studies and religion to middle schoolers at St. Joseph Mountain View. He is excited to transition into leadership this year as the principal at St. Joseph Mountain View.
Saint Clare School, Santa Clara
and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. She earned a Certificate in Catholic School Leadership and Master’s in Educational Leadership, both from Santa Clara University, while teaching and serving as an administrator at Saint John Vianney Catholic School. Immediately prior to joining St. Clare School, Mrs. Kogura served in the Department of Catholic Schools as one of three Directors of Instruction. She is married with two adult children. Mrs. Kogura feels blessed to have the opportunity to lead the Saint Clare School Community.
Dr. Cheryl Palladino
Saint Joseph of Cupertino, Cupertino
My name is Dr. Cheryl (Cheri) Palladino, and I am excited to join the Diocese of San Jose! Previously, I served as a Coordinator of English Language Arts and an Inclusion Training Specialist where I worked with diverse PreK-12 schools, districts, and other partnerships in equity, inclusion, and continuous improvement. I have over 20+ years of experience in education as an ELD professor, elementary and middle school teacher, and ELA/ELD/Literacy coach. I have extensive experience and knowledge of Dyslexia, Special Education, Social-Emotional Learning, and UDL research and implementation.
Saint Justin School, Santa Clara
Nicole Sabbatini is a devoted educator with over 21 years of Catholic school experience. During her 19-year tenure at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School, she taught various grades and held numerous leadership roles within the Diocese of San Jose. Nicole’s commitment to professional growth is evident in her pursuit of a master’s in educational leadership through the University of Notre Dame. With a multiple subject CLAD Credential and a master’s degree in education with a focus in Science and Technology, along with a Business Degree in Marketing and Finance, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Recently served as vice principal at St. Justin School, she is eagerly looking forward to taking on the role of principal for the 2023-2024 school year, driven by her passion for education and extensive expertise to lead with excellence.
Most Holy Trinity School, San Jose
Darlene Sanchez has served in Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose for the past ten years. Most recently, in the role as vice principal at Most Holy Trinity School, and previously as a teacher at St. Patrick School. Prior to teaching in DSJ, her career in education began at a public school district in San Jose. She is committed to student learning and values the development of the whole child and believes this is best achieved in collaboration and partnership with others. Darlene received her Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University and Master of Arts in Teaching from Santa Clara University. She is currently enrolled in the Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame.
St. Catherine School, Morgan Hill,
Melissa brings over 25 years of experience in education, a Masters in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University, as well a Bachelors in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University to her role as principal. She taught at St. Catherine as the middle school Science and Language Arts teacher for a number of years before moving into administration with Spring Education. Her return to the cherished institution of St. Catherine is one she eagerly embraces. Melissa is dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and fostering a warm and inclusive environment, which aligns with the values upheld by our parish community.