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Ms. Liliana Romero , Sixth Grade

Ms. Liliana Romero

I am a Davis local who attended St James Elementary School. I attended UC Davis and received a Bachelors in English Lit., an Elementary Credential, and a Masters of Education. In my spare time, I love to go social dancing (Lindy Hop, Balboa, West Coast Swing, Brazillian Zouk,etc.). I also sings for the Latin mass at St Mary's every third Sunday.

Mrs. Justine McKenna Seventh Grade

Mrs. Justine McKenna Seventh Grade

Hello, my name is Justine McKenna, I'm very excited to be joining the Notre Dame Family! I was born in Vallejo and went all through school here in Vacaville. I attended California State University, Sacramento where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. My family's history is rich in the Catholic faith and it is my honor to be teaching here at NDS.

My husband and I live in rural Vacaville where we are kept busy with our small farm. On the weekends we enjoy camping, boating and making memories with our friends and family. I love reading, gardening, cooking and learning something new!

I am looking forward to this school year.

Go Irish!

Mrs. Jean Conrad Seventh Grade

Mrs. Jean Conrad Seventh Grade

As a child, I grew up in New York City and was very lucky to have family on both coasts. I earned my BA in Math at Queens College-CUNY and began teaching in 1979. In 1981 I moved to Vacaville to be closer with family here. I spent my first few years commuting from Vacaville while teaching part time at University of California Davis. I then journeyed onward in my career as a teacher at Davis High School, Woodland High School as well as in Land Park at Holy Spirit School. In 2002, I became a teacher at Will C Wood High School teaching in the Math department and working as Math Coach and Department Chair until my retirement in 2018.

I have been enjoying my retirement, and have caught up on my reading. I love gardening and my spending time in my backyard. I am an avid music fan listening mostly to 60s (Motown) to the 90's (Alternative). My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and are lucky to have our 2 children living close by. I love my dogs almost as much as I love my family-especially my 4 grandchildren.

When I found myself missing students and the energy that you can only find in a classroom, I made my way back to Notre Dame School, where both of my children attended. The sense of community and emphasis on traditional Catholic values has never changed over the years. I am very happy to be spending time here at NDS.

Ms. Megan Mraz , Eighth Grade

Ms. Megan Mraz

Hello! My name is Megan Mraz. As a graduate of Notre Dame myself, it has been wonderful returning home to share in the academic journeys of my students. While attending and graduating from Arizona State University, I majored in Anthropology. I enjoying sharing my love of science with my students and look forward to where this year will take us. As our 8th graders take their final steps here at Notre Dame, I am honored to be walking alongside them.

Mr. Ed Pawley , Accelerated Math Grades 6-8

Mr. Ed Pawley

I grew up in New Jersey. After high school, I went to culinary school and earned my degree in culinary arts. I moved to California in 1977 to go to college. I earned my BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of San Francisco. I began teaching at Holy Spirit Fairfield in 1984 and have been at Notre Dame Vacaville since 1992. I also own and operate Math Masters Learning Centers. Welcome to 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Mathematics! I enjoy teaching Math very much. My first priority is for you to enjoy my class. It goes by so fast, just ask anyone at school. I start class every day with a riddle or thinking skill designed to be fun! Your job is to be an aggressive learner. Make me work too!! Yes, I get to work with you for three years in a row. I find it very rewarding to take you from Basic Math through Algebra (Math 1). We will both work together, just like a coach, to prepare you for High School!