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The Garces Staff

Myka Peck, Principal


The mission of Garces is to educate our students spiritually, academically and socially. Our commitment to be with our students through every step of their high school experience is the driving force of our over 70 years of success. As a Catholic college preparatory institution, our faculty and staff commit themselves to the enrichment and advancement of our students education while centering all that we achieve around Christ. We pride ourselves in the ongoing advancements in our curriculum and technology as well as the student presence reflected in our community service projects.

Being part of the Garces Family is to be part of a rich tradition that is supported throughout the Garces and Bakersfield community. If you are seeking a Christ-like environment, advanced academics, flourishing athletics and a safe environment for your child, Garces Memorial is the high school for your family.

Leadership Team

Gino Lacava

Director of Athletics Director of Technology

Kelly Olson

Dean of Students

Debra Sakowski

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs

Tonya Abbott

Director of Advancement

Shannon Campbell

Director of Operations

Eric Coleman

Director of Admissions

Lou Ann Durrett

Director of Development

Blaine Geissel

Director of Student Services

Department: Elective Teacher, Student Store

Trevor Horn

Sports Information Director, Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Technology Director

Denise Limi

Director of Counseling

Department: Counseling, Counseling 10th-12th A-L

Mary Kate Paquette

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Eileen Perez

Director of Campus Ministry

Caitlin Witwer

Director of Student Activities

Department: ASB, Elective Teacher, Physical Education

Faculty & Staff

Elvira Acosta

Department: Foreign Language

Shelby Bayne

Department: Social Studies

Sherry Burns

Front Desk and Attendance

James Carrisalez

Department: Theology

Alyssa Church

Department: Mathematics

Sarah Clarke

Department: Science

Jaima Cook

Department: Mathematics, Project Lead the Way

Mark Detloff

Department: English

Brian Dignan

Silver Edwards

Department: Foreign Language

Vince Fanucchi

Garces Historian & Archive Specialist

Steve Garcia

Department: Mathematics

Shelly Golla

Department: English

Paul Golla

Department: Elective Teacher, Physical Education

Andrea Haines

Department: English

Brian Haney

Department: Mathematics, Physical Education

Kim Harper

Computers & Yearbook

Nathan Holmes

Department: Social Studies

Candis Howlett


Department: Counseling 9th Grade

Broadcast Journalism

Jennifer Kloock

Department: Science

Laura Lee


Department: Business Office

Marcela Limpias

Department: Foreign Language

Jason Lindsey

Athletic Trainer

Victoria McKniff

Department: English

Rebecca Meek

Department: Science

Robert Ortega

Department: Visual/Performing Arts

Sean Panick

Department: Elective Teacher, Project Lead the Way, Science

Jessica Pavletich

Department: Mathematics

Georgia Peck

Georgia Peck

Department: Physical Education, Visual/Performing Arts

Jillian Restivo

Counselor, Website Editor

Department: Counseling 10th-12th M-Z

Cheryl Rhodes

Department: Social Studies

Joan Richardson


Joseph Roach

Department: Theology

Leticia Rodriguez

Business Office

Department: Business Office

Ashleigh Rossi

Agricultural Education | FFA Advisor

Department: Agribusiness

Nubia Sierra

Department: Theology

Scott Smith

Department: Visual/Performing Arts

Cody Stone

Department: Mathematics, Science

Kelsey Turner

Department: Visual/Performing Arts

Kristen Zasoski

Department: English

Bob Zeimet

Department: Science

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