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- Spanish - Mrs. Ana Aguilera
- Art / Digital Media - Mrs. Sharon Bentley
- Music - Mr. John Gloudeman
- PE - Mr. Ryan Whaley
Mrs. Ana Aguilera , Spanish
Hi. My name is Ana Aquilera and I am excited to be your child's Spanish instructor. I am a blessed mother of two wonderful boys, both who are Notre Dame prodigies. I have been excited to be part of this community as a parent for the past 14 years and feel honored that I was chosen to be an instructor. I graduated from San Jose State in 1995 and have held many different positions after graduating. This is the most exciting one so far.
Mrs. Sharon Bentley , Art / Digital Media
Blessings NDS students and families. I began my teaching journey at NDS in 2006, sharing art instruction and creative thought processes. I have a background in Fine Arts and have been an artist all of my life. Creating art and teaching art is my life. My art lessons are linked with CA Standards for the Visual Arts and Notre Dame S.L.E.s (Student Learning Expectations). This year we will also have art projects based on the Catholic Virtues.
Projects are designed to be grade-appropriate in content and skill, as well as enriching for the student. I received my B.A in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Painting/Drawing/Graphic Design from CSU Chico. At my home, I maintain a studio where I specialize in ceramics and painting.
As a lifelong learner, I continue to participate in online classes and workshops to learn new skills that I am able to share with my students. Art classes meet once a week, grades K – 8, where we dive into our projects with joy and excitement!
Mr. John Gloudeman , Music
I have served in parishes throughout California as music director and music teacher, including Holy Trinity in El Dorado Hills and St. Patrick’s in Merced. My liturgical compositions range from pop to gospel, always with an ear towards accessibility and beauty. My stage credits include Godspell, John Angotti’s JOB: The Now Testament, Nunsense, and Jesus Christ Superstar as well as my album credits include: Ron Griffen’s Dare to Dream, OCP’s Easter Mysteries, and Spirit Alive’s In His Healing Presence. I have dabbled in jazz (with Buddy Collette) and film scoring (with Don Ray) and play the accordion only when necessary. I enjoy playing soccer and have raised three sons and a daughter. I have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Music from Loyola Marymount University.
Mr. Ryan Whaley , PE
Hello, my name is Ryan Whaley and I am the PE teacher for the grades K-8. I grew up in Sacramento and went to Holy Spirit. It is there that I met my wife who was classmates and best friends with my little sister since they were in first grade together. I have a long history of working with kids in school and group home settings. I have coached for the Special Olympics as well as basketball at various ages. I love working with kids and seeing them smile and hearing them laugh. I have two girls currently enrolled at Norte Dame and one waiting to be old enough to. In my spare time, I love camping, traveling, cooking, watching sports and hanging out at my parents organic farm.