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Fr. Peter G. Martinez President
BA - Philosophy, Pontifical College Josephinum
MDiv, MA, STB - Theology, University of St. Thomas
Certificate of Catholic School Leadership, Creighton University
Mr. Michael Edghill Principal
BA - History, University of North Texas
MA - Government, Texas Womans University
Certificate of Catholic School Leadership, Creighton University
Mrs. Priscilla Vela Dean of Academics/Dean of Women
BS - Education, Texas A&M University Kingsville
MS - Education, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Mr. Andrew Leon Athletic Director/Dean of Men
BS - Exercise & Sports Science, Texas State University
Minor - Special Education
MEd - Educational Administration, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Mrs. Lisa McCullion Counselor: Freshman & Sophomore
BA - Psychology, Moravian College
MEd - Counseling, Kutztown University
Mr. Teodoro Garcia Counselor: Junior & Senior
BA - University of Texas Austin
MS - Counseling, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
 
The English Department focuses on reading and writing skills, as well as strengthening vocabulary and grammar. Research skills, Shakespeare, Greek writings, British and American literature are focused on throughout the 4 years at SJPII HS. Dual Credit is offered through Del Mar College.
 
Ms. Yvette Garza, Department Chair BA - English, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Sr. Patricia Burns
BA - English, Salem State University
MS - Counseling, St. Joseph College (CT)
Mrs. Mary Helen Lopez-Mireles BA - English, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Using a hands-on multi-media approach, students will gain confidence in their artistic ability and understanding of art and art history.  Basic musical techniques and opportunities to perform are part of the band class activities. Foundational concepts to computer science and computer programming as well as robotic design is taught in our computer science programs. The Spanish language class engages students in a variety of activities to study the Spanish language and its culture, including the study of Spanish language films and Spanish Literature.  
Mrs. Lisa Brown, Art Instructor, Department Chair
BFA - Art, Texas A&M University Kingsville
MA - Art, Texas A&M University Kingsville
Ms. Molly Demel, Band Director
BS - Neuroscience & Behavior, University of Notre Dame
Minor - Theology
MEd - Education, University of Notre Dame
Ms. Celina Garcia,Technology Instructor & Google Classroom Coordinator
BS - Geology, Texas A&M Kingsville
Minor - Geography
Mrs. Guadalupe Meador, Spanish Instructor
BA - Psychology, Texas A&M Kingsville
Minor - Spanish
MA - Counseling, Texas A&M Kingsville
The librarian and teachers collaborate regularly on research and activities for how the library can assist the instruction happening in the classroom. It supports both Bishop Garriga Middle Preparatory School and SJPII High School.
Ms. Terri Lindstrom, Librarian
BA - Elementary Education, Juniata College
MLS - Library Science, Texas Woman's University
The math department offers on grade level and accelerated math courses that are designed to build on knowledge from the previous year and adequately prepare students for college-level math courses. Dual credit courses are offered through Del Mar College.
Ms. Laura Delgado, Department Chair BS - Kinesiology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Mr. Collins Estell BS - Mathematics, University of Texas Austin
Mr. Mathew Heeder
BS - Mathematics, University of Notre Dame
Alliance for Catholic Education
The science department provides a solid foundation for all high school academic and honor courses. Anatomy/physiology, marine biology and Dual Credit courses are offered through Del Mar College.
Mrs. Norma Trevino, Department Chair
BS - Science, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
MS - Secondary Education, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Ms. Molly Demel
BS - Neuroscience & Behavior, University of Notre Dame
Minor - Theology
MEd - Education, University of Notre Dame
Ms. Megan Janczak
BA - Biology, College of St. Scholastica
MS - Post-Secondary Biology Education, Northern Michigan University
Mrs. Cindy Lee Sang
BA - Mathematics, Our Lady of the Lake University
Minor - Chemistry
The Social Studies department offers integrated exploration of history from ancient times to current 21st Century. It focuses on cultures around the world and how humans impacted the world today, including world history and specifically US history. Dual Credit is offered through Del Mar College.
Mr. Jacob Windnagle, Department Chair BS - Education, Franciscan University
Mrs. Danelle Patterson BA - Sociology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
The Theology department focuses on the spiritual well-being of the student. Students learn about the Catholic teachings and belief. Scripture is the focus for all classes, as well as how Jesus was prefigured in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament. The Senior thesis is a major research paper focusing on a contemporary issue facing our world today that requires students to integrate and apply what they have learned through their Theology classes. Dual Credit class is offered through University of Mary.
Mr. Benjamin Nye, Department Chair
BA - Theology, Franciscan University
Minor - Philosophy
MA - Theology, Franciscan University
Mrs. Taylor Campos BA - Theology, Franciscan University
Mr. John McFarland
BS - Criminal Justice, California State University Long Beach
Minor - Psychology
MA - Theology, Franciscan University