Welcome our new staff!
BS Secondary Education and History, Marquette University
Mr. Bury will teach Global Literacy, English 1 and AP World History. Mr. Bury is from Ohio and is still getting used to the heat! He has a deep passion for learning, especially in social studies and loves to share his enthusiasm for history with others. He spent last year working at Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio helping to lead service programs and provide tutoring for students.
BA Education, Northern Arizona University
Mrs. Diaz will teach Spanish 1 and Spanish 1 and 2 Heritage classes. She previously worked for the Diocese of Tucson and Sunnyside School District and taught in the elementary school level. Mrs. Diaz will be teaching Spanish 1, Spanish Heritage 1 and 2. She is very excited to join our St. Augustine family.
BA Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame
Ms. Penola will teach World Literature, English 1, English 1 Honors and Creative Writing. Ms. Isabella Penola is coming to Tucson from Indiana, although she grew up in New York and New Jersey. She is excited to be joining St. A's this year, and she is currently working toward her master's degree in education through the ACE program at Notre Dame.
BA Spanish, University of Arizona, MA Spanish: Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Arizona
Mrs. Rodríguez will teach Spanish II, Spanish III and AP Spanish. Her experience comes from teaching spanish at the University of Arizona and working as an assistant director in the Study Abroad Program in Segovia, Spain. She is proud to say that she is a first generation immigrant and the first in her family to ever achieve a college education.
BA Secondary Education in Physics and Mathematics, University of San Carlos MEd Mathematics, University of the Philippines Cebu
Mr. Semblante will teach Geometry, Algebra 2, and Physics. For the past 7 years, Mr. Semblante has taught physics and mathematics in various grade levels from Grade 7 to Grade 12 in the Philippines. This is the first time he and his family have traveled internationally.
BA Economics, U.C. Berkeley, MS Economics, University of Texas at El Paso
Mr. Villaseñor will teach Economics and World History. He has taught high school social studies since 2002 and additionally taught economics as an adjunct college instructor. He enjoys spending time with his three young children and his five grandchildren.