The St. Brendan School faculty is a team of dedicated, passionate educators whose collective experience, expertise, and talent form the core of our program and our community. Our faculty has an average tenure of nineteen years, which allows us to retain our cultural capital and to continually mine our institutional knowledge. The stability of our staff allows our programs, practices and curricula to evolve naturally and organically, and ensures cohesive, streamlined delivery of instruction and nurturance to our students.
Our teachers’ jobs extend beyond the classroom, and you will often find them at games and social events. In addition, many faculty members serve as curriculum coaches for various Archdiocesan committees. For St. Brendan teachers, teaching is not just a job; it is a life.
In 2005, St. Brendan had the privilege of welcoming Mrs. Carol Grewal as our principal. Mrs. Grewal has been a highly respected member of the San Francisco Catholic education community since 1994. Before transitioning to administration, she was a long-time teacher. This experience gifted her with a unique understanding of the needs of teachers and students. Her tenure at St. Brendan has demonstrated the value of this gift.
Mrs. Grewal’s accomplishments as an administrator have garnered widespread recognition. She has served as the chairperson of numerous accreditation committees for the Western Association of Catholic Schools and the Western Catholic Education Association. She serves as the Representative for Elementary Education for the National Catholic Education Association, the largest private professional organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators and over six million students in Catholic elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, seminaries, and universities. In addition to these many honors, she frequently speaks at Archdiocesan, state-wide and national conferences.
As our program has evolved and the needs of our student body have changed, our list of faculty and administrative staff has expanded. Today, in addition to our class teachers and principal, our staff includes: