Faculty & Staff
Dr. Antonian began teaching science at Salesian College Preparatory in 2016 following a twenty-eight year career in pharmaceutical research and development. She is recipient of American Chemical Society HACH grant in chemistry and Toshiba America Foundation grant in physics. Grant funds have secured laboratory apparatus enabling Salesian students to undertake project-based learning in biotechnology and in renewable energy concepts. Dr. Antonian is a Fellow at the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program.
Mr. Bender has been teaching computer science for the last 28 years. He has planned and delivered many courses in computer programming and software applications, mostly at the college level. He has been an adjunct instructor at Holy Names University for the last eleven years. He started teaching AP and intro to computer science at Salesian this year. For fun, Mr. Bender likes to sail in the Bay and travel with his wife.
Ms. Bradbury is excited to come back to Salesian after graduating from the University of California, Davis in 2019 with a degree in Human Development and minors in Psychology and American Studies. While at Salesian (Class of 2015), she earned the Stan Peters Scholar Athlete Award for achievements both in the classroom and on the field, and also earned a Division I Softball Scholarship to play at the next level for UC Davis. She is grateful to be able to come back to Salesian to start her teaching career, and to be a mentor to the female athletes. In her free time, she enjoys working out, going to coffee shops, painting and drawing.
Ms. Corr is currently pursuing her Master of Education degree through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows Program, which brings her to join the Salesian family this year. Ms. Corr enjoys running, baking, and all-things-music. More importantly, though, she is eager to share her love for books and conversation with her students.
Dr. Coscia grew up in Missouri and graduated from Clayton High School. She earned her BA from Washington University, studied wolves at Dalhousie University for her MSc and PhD, and conducted endocrinological research with UC Berkeley's Hyena Project prior to joining Salesian in 2008. She teaches Biology and Environmental Science and shares her passion for nature and adventure by touring internationally with Science Club students, moderating the Hiking Club and Frisbee Club, and leading Outdoor Adventures Camp.
Ms. Darr graduated from Union Mine High School in Placerville. She earned a BS in Athletic Training at California State University, Sacramento. She worked two seasons with the women’s gymnastics team and one season with the women’s soccer team at CSUS, in addition to many summer camps hosted by CSUS. Ms. Darr is employed through UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland as an Athletic Trainer. She spent her first year with Salesian as the Athletic Trainer, and then joined the Salesian faculty in 2015 to teach Sports Medicine and Anatomy. Ms. Darr is currently the moderator for the Sports Medicine Club and the mentor to junior athletic training students after school assisting with various teams. Ms. Darr enjoys recreational sports activities and spending time with her dogs.
I originally became a member of the Salesian faculty serving in the Social Science Department, which resulted in me teaching every required course throughout my tenure. I became Department Chair after several years, in addition to coordinating the annual WASC accreditation process for the school. I was asked to assume various administrative duties in addition to teaching in 2009. Within two years, I became the Assistant Principal for Academics, and was appointed Principal in 2016, becoming the first female leader of Salesian College Preparatory. My personal interests include all things related to American History such as visiting museums, monuments, historic sites, or procuring artifacts or old books. I also love to be outdoors and work in the garden, walk my dog, or watch baseball and football games.