Mercy High School

Faculty

Mrs. Anne Coelho

Executive Secretary and Alumni and Event Coordinator

acoelho@mercy-high.org
Mrs. Anne Coelho is the Secretary/Attendance Clerk. She is an alumnus from the class of 1988 and is happy to be back on campus. Anne joined the Mercy family the winter of 2010 after having spent many on campus hours volunteering. She is a graduate of Fresno State University and enjoys softball, outdoor activities, and volunteering. Anne and her husband HD have three daughters, two of whom currently attend Mercy.

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Mrs. Eileen Bauer

School Counselor

ebauer@mercy-high.org
Mrs. Bauer was born and raised in the North state, a graduate of Anderson High School. After two years at the University of California Davis, she transferred to the University of Minnesota, where she received a B.S. in Food Science. Mrs. Bauer worked many years as a lab technician, in an animal hospital (while raising three children). Eventually, she went back to California State University Chico for her Multi-Subject & Life-Science credential. Mrs. Bauer has been here at Mercy since 1994, serving as the Dean of Students. This year Ms. Bauer is devoting all of her time to college counseling.

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Brian Medeiros

Athletic Director, Football/ Baseball Coach

bmedeiros@mercy-high.org
Mr. Medeiros graduated from Enterprise high school in 1984. Brian has coached and played baseball for 45 years,and coached football for 10 years. He enjoys teaching young people how to play the game and enjoys all outdoor sports. Brian and his wife, Terri have 3 childrenl .The youngest son is a 2016 Mercy graduate and is going to college and playing baseball in Virginia,the oldest son is a senior baseball player at Simpson College, and their daughter works in the medical field and is currently Mercy's cheer coach.

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Mrs. Donna Lindeman

Language Arts Teacher and Instructional Coach

dlindeman@mercy-high.org
Mrs. Donna Lindeman has been working with our English and Literature program since 1989. She teaches Literature and Composition 9 and 9 Honors, Literature and Composition 11, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, and Yearbook. Mrs. Lindeman is also faculty advisor for the freshman class. Her BA in English and her credential are from California State University, Chico. She and her husband have three sons, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and two dogs.She enjoys reading, going to the movies, crocheting, and watching the San Francisco Giants play baseball.

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Mrs. Helen Arbini

Language Arts Teacher

harbini@mercy-high.org
Since 1989, Mrs. Helen Arbini has been one of Mercy's primary English and Literature teachers. She has her MA from the University of California at Davis, her BA from University of the Pacific, and her Single Subject Teaching Credential in English from Simpson University. Mrs. Arbini teaches English 10, English 10 Honors, Literature 12, AP Literature, and World History. Mrs. Arbini is also a Student Council advisor and the teacher representative to the Parent Guild.

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Mr. Jason Johnson

Plant Manager

jjohnson@mercy-high.org
Mr. Jason Johnson has lived in Red Bluff since 1987 and is a graduate of Red Bluff High School. He and wife Mindi have been married for 18 years and have two daughters. Prior to coming to Mercy in the winter of 2010, he spent 11 years in the hearth and patio industry. Jason is responsible for maintenance and the day-to-day plant operations, and is always available to lend a helping hand. Any family can contact Jason to arrange volunteer service hours at the school such as landscaping, painting, power washing and window cleaning at 527-8313 from 12:30pm-8:30 pm Monday through Friday during the school year.

Phone: 527-8313

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Mr. John Davis

Vice Principal

jdavis@mercy-high.org
Mr. John Davis was born in Barnstable (Cape Cod) Massachusetts and moved to (San Diego) CA when he was 13 years old. He attended undergrad at Sonoma State University where he met his wife Allegra Peters (a Red Bluff native) and majored in History. During his final semester of school, he attended semester taking courses while traveling to ports around the Pacific Rim. After undergrad he managed restaurants and lived in San Diego and then San Francisco, before relocating to Chico and attending Chico State for his single subject credential in Social Sciences. He completed his student teaching at Red Bluff High School in 2009 where he taught World and US History. After receiving his credential from Chico State, he and his wife moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he taught in a Special Education setting before eventually transferring to Kaiser High School. At Kaiser he taught Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Government, World History, International Baccalaureate History of The Americas, and founded the Kaiser High School Skateboard Club.

They moved back to Red Bluff in 2012 and he took a position teaching 6th-8th grade Religion and History classes, electives, PE, as well as Athletics Director at Sacred Heart School. In January 2015, they welcomed their first child Palmer Vivian. This school year he will continue to teach 6-8th grade religion and history at SHS and will be taking over US history and AP US history at Mercy. His hobbies/interests include spending quality time with his family and friends, traveling, surfing, skateboarding, running, reading, art, and working on his house.

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Mrs. Liz Boone

Chorus Instructor

lboone@mercy-high.org
Liz joined Mercy as Choir Director, and teaches Study Hall and ESL class. She has directed church and private choirs in the area for years and also is a private voice instructor. The Mercy High Choir performs at school and community functions and provides liturgical music for Mercy Masses.

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Mr. Merced Najera

Spanish and Physical Education Teacher

mnajera@mercy-high.org
Mr. Merced Najera graduated from California State University Chico. He came to Mercy High School in 1993, to teach Spanish. He took a break from teaching at Mercy in 2006 after he and his wife of 25 years had their second child. His Wife Yolanda is also a teacher and teaches Spanish at Paradise High School. They have two wonderful children Olivia and David. Mr. Najera currently teaches Spanish 1, 2, 3 and 4AP as well as Physical Education. He is happy to be back at this family oriented high school and loves to teach here. Mr. Najera advises the sophomore class and is also the track coach.

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Dr. Michael Figueroa

Science, Math, and Engineering Teacher

Mrs. Morgan Brock

Science and Math Teacher and FFA Advisor

mbrock@mercy-high.org
Morgan and her husband, Derek, both were born and raised in Gridley where they attended high school. Morgan and Derek were high school sweethearts and were married in October of 2013. Morgan attended Chico State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching credential in Science and Agricultural Science. Morgan did her student teaching at Durham High School and Marysville High School, and for this past year has been teaching Chemistry, College Preparatory Agricultural Biology, and Life Science at Marysville High School, plus was one of the school's FFA Advisors. " At Mercy, Morgan will be teaching Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Earth Science, Algebra 1, Study Hall, and will be developing our FFA program.

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Mr. Paul Weber

Principal and Associate Superintendent

pweber@mercy-high.org
Mr. Paul Weber is in his 5th year as principal of Mercy High School. Paul has two grown children, Jonathan and Samantha. Paul has lived in the Chico area for approximately 40 years. He earned his BA, MA and Administrative Services Credential from CSU-Chico. After having been raised on a farm and farming himself for several years, he began his teaching career at St. Thomas More School in Paradise. Paul then became a Principal at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Oroville, then at Mountain Ridge Middle School in the Paradise Unified School District. For 7 years he was been Principal/Superintendent of Chico Country Day Charter School. This is his 27th year in education.

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Mrs. Diane Penner

Art Instructor

dpenner@mercy-high.org
Mrs. Diane Penner was born in Pensacola, Florida and spent her childhood living throughout the United States. During her young adulthood, she traveled the world with her grandmother before finally settling on California as her state of residence. She earned a B.A. in Communication/Art from Biola University while working at Disneyland (as several beloved Disney characters) and assisting her husband in leading high school youth groups in the Los Angeles area. A few years into marriage, the couple moved to Mr. Penner’s hometown, Red Bluff. It was there that they started a family, while Mr. Penner began his career as a math teacher for Red Bluff High School. Since moving to Red Bluff, Mrs. Penner has spent 15 years teaching art to students, both at public and private schools, and in the setting of her home. She has experience in giving instruction in many mediums, including graphite, colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic-based. She has had the pleasure of seeing some of her students achieve awards, sell their work, and even teach art classes of their own. This year, she is joining the Mercy family, and will be teaching 2-D Art Class as well as AP Art Class.

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Robert Richardson

Social Studies and Physical Education Teacher

Robert Taylor

Math and Government Teacher

Tommy Wilson

Theology Teacher and Campus Minister

Hung Vu

Yearbook and Photography Teacher

Karen Realander

Receptionist/Secretary

Domingo Aguilar

Transportation Director