4th Grade Teacher, Vice Principal
Mr. Avila was born in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in Mexico City until he was nine years old. His family immigrated to the United States in 1989. He is proud of his Mexican heritage and his Catholic faith. He graduated from Holy Names University with a degree in Biology. He also earned his California Teaching Credential from Holy Names and became a teacher in 2001. He recently graduated from Concordia University Irvine with a Master’s in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Credential.
He loves his job and embraces it as his ministry. He loves working with children of all ages and especially loves the diversity at St. Jarlath School. He loves teaching kids about the Gospel of Jesus. He feels a responsibility to teach children to learn about their cultural roots. He also loves to teach kids science. One of his goals is to inspire the children we serve to preserve the planet through the magic of science. One of his other passions is listening and collecting music.
His favorite passage from the bible reminds him to always trust in God:
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well
– Matthew 6:33