The Garces Staff

Leadership Team

Principal

Myka Peck

E-mail: mpeck@garces.org

Ready to be a part of our Garces family? Ready to have God at the center of your child's education? Ready for your child to graduate high school college prepared? Ready for your child to be in a safe environment?

Then you should be a part of Garces Memorial High School.
We promise to be with your child every step of the way. We have a dedicated staff and your child's success is of the utmost importance to each and every one of us. We will work with you in every area of your students' life to make sure they are spiritually, academically, and socially prepared.
Being a part of the Garces Family is to be part of a rich tradition which is supported throughout the Garces community. It means a commitment to your child's academic success and overall high school experience. We are a Catholic college preparatory school with the highest standards and as a staff, rise to the challenge on a daily basis.

I encourage you to read about what we have to offer, but more importantly, visit our campus and see what we are all about. We are the little school on the hill, rich in tradition with a big heart. We want you to be a part of our Garces Memorial Family.

A.J. Gass

Interim Dean of Students

Debra Sakowski

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs

Tonya Abbott

Director of Advancement

Lou Ann Durrett

Director of Development


Department: English


A.J. Gass

Interim Dean of Students

Blaine Geissel

Director of Student Services


Department: Elective Teacher, Student Store


Kim Harper

Director of Admissions

Gino Lacava

Director of Athletics Director of Technology

Denise Limi

Director of Counseling


Department: Counseling 10th-12th A-L


Eileen Perez

Director of Campus Ministry

Ashleigh Rossi

Director of Public Relations


Department: Agribusiness


Caitlin Witwer

Director of Student Activities


Department: ASB, Elective Teacher, Physical Education


Faculty & Staff

Tonya Abbott

Director of Advancement

Elvira Acosta


Department: Foreign Language


Carolyn Antongiovanni


Department: Social Studies


Silver Arias


Department: Foreign Language


Anthony Bedoy


Department: Theology


Nicole Bianco

Nicole Bianco


Department: English, Project Lead the Way


Vicki Boehning


Department: Science


Mark Brown

Mark Brown


Department: Visual/Performing Arts


James Carrisalez


Department: Theology


Lucas Choate


Department: Mathematics, Science


Alyssa Church


Department: Mathematics


Jaima Cook


Department: Mathematics, Project Lead the Way


Mark Detloff


Department: English


Brian Dignan

Lou Ann Durrett

Director of Development


Department: English


Vince Fanucchi

Garces Historian & Archive Specialist

Steve Garcia


Department: Mathematics


A.J. Gass

Interim Dean of Students

Blaine Geissel

Director of Student Services


Department: Elective Teacher, Student Store


Tim Gordon

Director of Faith Formation


Department: Theology


Andrea Haines


Department: English


Kim Harper

Director of Admissions

Nathan Holmes


Department: Social Studies


Sherry Hylton

Front Desk and Attendance

Cody Kekipi

Cody Kekipi

Director of Facilities

Jennifer Kloock


Department: Science


Gino Lacava

Director of Athletics Director of Technology

Denise Limi

Director of Counseling


Department: Counseling 10th-12th A-L


Marcela Limpias


Department: Foreign Language


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

Jessica Pavletich


Department: Mathematics


Georgia Peck

Georgia Peck


Department: Physical Education, Visual/Performing Arts


Eileen Perez

Director of Campus Ministry

Amy Poochigian


Department: Counseling 9th Grade, Social Studies


Marty Raymond

Martin Raymond


Department: Foreign Language


Jillian Bischoff

Jillian Restivo


Department: Counseling 10th-12th M-Z


Sarah Reyna


Department: Physical Education, Science


Cheryl Rhodes


Department: Social Studies


Joan Richardson

Registrar

Leticia Rodriguez

Business Office

Ashleigh Rossi

Director of Public Relations


Department: Agribusiness


Debra Sakowski

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs

Nubia Sierra


Department: Theology


Scott Smith


Department: Visual/Performing Arts


Caitlin Witwer

Director of Student Activities


Department: ASB, Elective Teacher, Physical Education


Kristen Zasoski


Department: English


Bob Zeimet


Department: Science


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Garces Memorial High School assists the Rector and the Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno in governing the business, educational and spiritual affairs of Garces Memorial High School.

The Board of Directors brings together the educational and administrative talents of the Garces President and Principal, the spiritual leadership of the Rector, the combined experience of the faculty and administration, and the knowledge and insights of its lay members in a collegial effort to create for the student a Christian-based educational program that operates in conformity with Catholic teaching and the policies of the Diocese of Fresno.

It is not the role of the Board of Directors to involve itself in the day-to-day administration of the school including hiring, termination, supervision, discipline, or evaluation of either staff or students.

In order to fulfill its governing role in the life of Garces Memorial High School, the Board of Directors has established “Standing Committees” to assist and collaborate with the business, academic and spiritual aspects of the school.  The Standing Committees are:

Executive Committee: consists of the Rector, President, Principal, Board Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and one elected member of the general Board. This Executive Committee sets the agenda for the general board meetings and occasional meets in Executive Session for the purpose of evaluating the role of the President and other Administrative officers of Garces when necessary.

Curriculum: Assists the Principal and Vice-Principal in addressing issues pertaining to the academic curriculum offered at Garces High School.

Campus Life: Assists the students and the Campus Ministry department in evaluating and giving voice to the issues affecting the life of the student community.

Facilities: Assists in addressing the physical needs of the school campus including maintenance and building projects.

Athletics: Assists the Athletic Director and coaches in addressing issues pertaining to the various athletic programs.

Finance: Assist the Controller in producing financial reports for the Board and in addressing any questions of finances coming to the Board.

Marketing/Admissions: Assist the Director of Marketing and Director of Admissions in making certain that Garces is promoted in the larger community so as to encourage greater enrollment and support.

Development: Assists the Director of Development in overseeing the fundraising functions in the school.

Board Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Garces Library. Unless otherwise noted, Board Meetings are open to the Garces community. Those wishing to address the Board on matters pertaining to the school should contact the President of Garces or the Chairperson of the Board in advance of the meeting date. To secure copies of Board Meeting Minutes, please contact the office of the President.

Rector
Reverend Monsignor Perry J. Kavookjian

Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Email: padre@setoncatholicchurch.org

Board Members
Mrs. Dianne Riley '73 - Chairwoman
Mr. Dan Klingenberger - Vice-Chairman
Mrs. Ann Braun
Mr. Greg Lince
Mrs. Sarah Price
Mr. Greg Petrini '85
Mrs. Jenny Waguespack '89
Mrs. Sylvia Sala
Mrs. Melissa Alsop

Garces Staff Representation
Ms. Myka Peck - Principal
Mr. Blaine Geissel - Staff Representative

2018-2019 Board Meeting Minutes
August 22, 2018
September 24, 2018