Class Notes

Congratulations to all of our alumni for these exciting news items! If you would like to share a class note, please email Kathleen Coughlan at

Shannon Bradley ’13 is a residence director at the University of Washington.

Jaclyn L. (Miller) Dreschler ’12 married USD alum Mark Dreschler at Founder’s Chapel. She works in student affairs at Villanova University.

Barbara Elliott-Sanders '85 '88 was elected to the South Bay Union School board of trustees. She is also a court-appointed special advocate for Voices for Children and a member of the organization's speakers' bureau.

Armando Farias ‘12 is now principal at Marshall Elementary School in San Diego.

Michelle Fischthal ’10, dean of Continuing Education for the San Diego Community College District, and her colleagues and students celebrated the opening of the North City Campus, a 42,000-square-foot facility serving as Continuing Education’s Campus of Excellence for Business and Information Technology. 

Stuart Grauer ’89, head of The Grauer School in Encinitas, president of the Grauer Foundation for Education, and creator of the Coalition of Small Prepatory Schools, published Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators.

Amy Griffiths ‘13 is now vice principal at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary in San Diego. 

Pamela Gutierrez ‘13 is the program coordinator for Price Charities in San Diego.

Karen (Clark) Hanson ’86 reports that her textbook, A Casebook for Catholic School Leaers and Aspiring Leaders: Linking the Archdiocese of New York Catholic School Leader Portrait to Reflective Practice, was just customized for the Archdiocese of New York.

Virginia Loh ’08 has co-authored a picture book called Paper Son: Lee’ Journey to America, which tells the story of Fu Lee, a young Chinese immigrant looking to find a better life for himself in 1920s America. 

Nicole Lucas '13 has been named marketing and publications manager for the San Diego Employers Association, an organization that has been serving the San Diego businesses for 99 years by providing HR consulting services and training and development classes.

Jennifer Chavez Martin '10 was promoted to director of corporate and foundation relations at the University of California, San Diego.

Lindsey McDougle ’11 will begin her position as assistant professor of Public Affairs at the University of Northern Illinois in January 2014.

Lori Olson ’12 is a counselor at Gale Middle School in San Ramon, Calif.

Matthew Parr11 is a policy advisor to San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.

Katelin Rae ’13 is the coordinator for fraternity and sorority life at Texas Christian University.

Pressley Rob Rankin IV ’13 has been named an associate professor and faculty/program coordinator, and doctoral student administrator at City University of Seattle.

Ciera Rudin ‘11 was promoted and is now community relations manager at Petaluma Health Center.

Rebecca Haddock Smith ’93 was appointed a member of the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

James Stant ’78 is the commissioner of the North County Conference, San Diego California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) section.

Lawrence Sykoff ’88 has been the headmaster of Ranney School in Trinton, New Jersey, for 20 years.  In 2012, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education honored him with its Quarter Century Award.

Adina Veen ’10 has been named the volunteer engagement manager at the United Way of San Diego County.