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Welcome our new staff!

Nicholas Bury

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.


Lenika Diaz

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.


Isabella Penola

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. 



Neil Semblante:

 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. 



Adrian Villasenor

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.



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