Our children benefit tremendously from the devoted, talented and experienced leadership of our school.

Meet Our Teachers


Marisa Cajbon, Director

Teacher Marisa has been an Early Childhood educator for over 16 years and absolutely enjoys working with children and families! She has always been involved with programs that support hands-on, play-based learning. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies with the Foundation for Teaching from Notre Dame de Namur University and Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from California State University East Bay.  Marisa takes pride in keeping current with research and teaching trends in the field and strives to incorporate new ideas into the curriculum whenever possible.

Cathy Alviso, Junior Lead Teacher

Teacher Cathy brings a calm and nurturing presence, which creates an atmosphere of trust and builds confidence in children.  She is magical in her ability to calm even the most upset child.  Cathy has a twinkle in her eye and always has a funny story to share with the children.  Cathy holds her Master Teacher credential and is credentialed as a Site Supervisor in the Director’s absence.

Recipient: Outstanding Teacher Award from the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS)

Natasha Herro, Junior Assitant Teacher (M/W/F)

Teacher Natasha assists Teacher Cathy with the M/W/F Juniors Class. She comes to St. Paul’s with two years teaching experience in the preschool setting and is also the mother of two. Natasha is a St. Paul’s alumna parent who strongly supports our philosophy and is so excited to be a new member of our school’s wonderful team!

Tanya Drake, Junior Assistant Teacher (T/Th/F)                                                          

Teacher Tanya assists Teacher Cathy with the T/Th/F Juniors Class. Tanya has three daughters and is a St. Paul’s alumna parent. Tanya is a positive and patient person who loves to read aloud, sing, dance, and just be plain silly with children.

Lisa Williamson, Senior Lead Teacher

Teacher Lisa has a wonderful sense of humor, lots of laughter, and yet a quiet command of the children with an appropriate expectation for behavior in the class and with each other.  She gains the respect of the children in an exciting and challenging learning environment.  Lisa continually brainstorms what new and innovative change we can make to encourage children to explore and create.  Lisa holds a BA in Psychology from CSUC, a Master Teacher credential, and is credentialed as a Site Supervisor in the Director’s absence.

Recipient: Outstanding Teacher Award from the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS)

Annie Moore, Senior Assistant Teacher

Teacher Annie delights the children with outdoor games, science, and creativity.  Annie shares her rich culture with us throughout the year and brings her Montessori Teacher skills to the Senior Class as they prepare for kindergarten.  Annie is joyful and loving and her dedication to St. Paul’s for the last 13 years has been invaluable. Teacher Lisa and Annie are a wonderful team and really know four year olds.


Board of Directors

Parents have an integral role in running the school through the Board of Directors and Key Jobs Chairpersons. The Board of Directors consists of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and four Members-At-Large. These volunteers are responsible for running the business of the school, setting policy, and maintaining a good working model. They receive membership benefits for their efforts. The School Director is a non-voting member of the Board. Key jobs chairpersons report to the Board as directed by their job description and also receive membership benefits. See a complete list of St. Paul’s School Jobs and the St. Paul’s Board & Key Jobs..