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Lumen Christi Academies

Rodney Pierre-Antoine

Rodney Pierre

Executive Director
Rodney Pierre-Antoine is a passionate educator and transformational school leader who is committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of their background, have access to an excellent education that forms the mind, heart and spirit. Rodney firmly believes learning is maximized when students are empowered and actively engaged in the process. Rodney is committed to supporting leaders and teachers across the Lumen Christi Academies network as they strive to form faith-filled scholars who think critically, are socially aware, and leverage their gifts and talents to respond to the needs around them.

Rodney has been an educator in the Bay Area since 1998. That year Rodney was accepted into Teach For America, after graduating with a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland. Rodney was placed in Oakland where he taught 5th Grade at Hoover Elementary School for 6 years before transitioning to the Oakland Diocese. Rodney has served in a number of leadership roles in the Diocese, first as a vice-principal for 2 years, then a school principal for 8 years, first at St. Felicitas in San Leandro and later St. Jarlath in Oakland. He also served as the Director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies, a national network of Catholic schools. Rodney has Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.

Queen of All Saints School

Stephanie Pacheco


St. Paul School

Mrs. Erma Flores


As an active member in her parish, an Administrator in the Diocese of Sacramento for 6 years, and a classroom teacher for over 20 years, it is with much motivation and grace Mrs. Flores wishes to bring her vision of Catholic Identity to St. Paul School.

She believes that the philosophy of Catholic identity and its relationship to academic excellence, is “in every aspect of my life. My actions, my word, my relationships, how I view myself and how I am viewed by others speak of my Catholic faith. I try to live...every day to be a witness to Christ. I will lead by example and foster Catholic Identity in my students, the faculty and staff, parents, and the community as we walk side by side with Christ. Developing a strong Catholic identity must include a complete academic curriculum that embodies our faith. As students begin to understand their purpose in the world, become rooted in their faith and desire to become true Disciples of Christ, they must also become critical thinkers, reach their academic potential and be good citizens”

Mrs. Flores earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and teaching credential from California State University, East Bay, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.

Mrs. Flores shared, “I appreciate the rich traditions and esteemed reputation of St. Paul’s and I have great expectations for our future. My vision is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to strengthen our Catholic faith and the rigorous academics St. Paul School already possesses as well as developing new opportunities to enrich our school, parish and students.”

Saint Elizabeth School

Michelle Escobar


Michelle Escobar has close to 20 years of experience in the K-12 education system, both in teaching and in various leadership roles; including assistant principal at Saint Elizabeth School. She loves leading the beautiful school community with the amazing faculty, students, and families. Michelle’s philosophy of education is simple, “Every child’s potential is limitless” which is how she views each child. For as long as she can remember, teaching and education has been her calling. Michelle believes that Catholic education is the vehicle responsible for not only establishing a foundation of faith and love of God, but it allows us to serve the incredible students that God calls us to serve.

Michelle joined the Saint Elizabeth School community as the fifth grade teacher while her daughter joined as a kindergartner; her family was welcomed with open arms. She is honored to be principal and have two children attend Saint Elizabeth School. Ms. Escobar and her daughters love their school!

St. Anthony Catholic School

Zemaria Jeanty


Zemaria Jeanty was a former Catholic school teacher, Dean of Culture, and Assistant Principal. She believes education develops the heart, mind, and spirit, and it is a responsibility she takes seriously. She values equity, excellence, and the principle that we are better together. With God at the center, all students will grow into life-long learners and leaders for tomorrow.

She initially learned about Saint Anthony from Chicago! Then after an inspiring visit to the school, she knew what a blessing it would be to join and lead such a dedicated and creative team.

Her plans for the school include growing together and transforming our school into a beacon of light and innovation and an exemplar of faith for the community.

St. Peter Martyr School

Mrs. Katie Wilson


Mrs. Katie Wilson is currently the 7th Grade Teacher at the School of St. Peter Martyr. Mrs. Wilson has been part of the school's staff of seven, where she strives to educate the whole child body, mind and spirit. She wants all of her students to be socially aware Christ-centered people who never give up learning new things.

Mrs. Wilson is from Pittsburg, California. She is an alumnus of St. Peter Martyr and is grateful for the opportunity to be back here teaching. In her spare time Mrs. Wilson enjoys reading, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family.

Saint Catherine of Siena

Mrs. Jessica Griswold


Jessica Griswold has ministered to students in families in the Diocese of Oakland and Diocese of Sacramento for over 15 years. She has served as a teacher, vice principal and principal. She attended Holy Rosary School in Antioch for her elementary school years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Saint Mary's College, earned her BCLAD Teaching Credential from Cal State Teach, Monterey Bay, her Administrative Credential and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's College in Moraga. She is delighted to serve the families at St. Catherine of Siena School and all the schools in the Lumen Christi Academies.