Faculty & Staff
Mr. Malixi was born and raised in the Bay Area. After graduating from James Logan High School, he attended the University of California, Berkeley. There he double-majored in Sociology and Asian American Studies, while also minoring in Education. Since college, he has taught various social science courses in public and charter high schools in the Bay. In 2016 Mr. Malixi joined the Salesian faculty in the Social Science Department. Currently, Mr. Malixi also advises the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Club, coordinates Faith Families, and is the grade-level lead for the 12th Grade teachers. He also enjoys participating in the school’s intramural sports, playing alongside fellow faculty members against student teams in basketball and volleyball.
Ms. Martin found her way back home to Salesian in 2015 after graduating from St. Mary’s College of CA. She earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching and her California Teaching Credential in 2018. Ms. Martin is the Senior Class Moderator and co-moderator of the Salsa Club (a club that she founded as a Salesian student), Adulting 101 and Math Club. In her free time, you can find Ms. Martin having fun with her family and friends at coffee shops and concerts.
Mr. Martinez is originally from Southern California and joined the Salesian faculty and staff in 2016 as the Religious Studies Instructor. Mr. Martinez is also the Sophomore class moderator, Retreat Coordinator, JV Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, and Ping-Pong and SYLC club moderator. Mr. Martinez enjoys all sports and is involved in all school intramurals.
Ms. McAfee graduated in the Class of 2000 and returned to Salesian as a Mathematics Teacher in 2004. She currently teaches Accelerated Algebra, Geometry with Trigonometry, and Algebra 2. She co-moderates the Habitat for Humanity Club, Math Club, and the Hiking Club. Ms. McAfee enjoys running, hiking, reading and a great cup of coffee.
In Bill Mellis’ 21 years as Boys Basketball Head Coach, he has compiled a record of 533-152, including 12 League Titles, 9 Section Championships, 3 Nor Cal Titles and 2 State Championships (2009 & 2012). He has been named Coach of the Year 11 times by various media outlets, most notbaly the 2012 ESPN Rise Cal-Hi Sports California State Coach of the Year, the 2017 California Coaches Association State Coach of the Year, and the 2019 North Coast Section Boys Basketball Honor Coach.
Mr. Neal joined the faculty and staff in 2011 as a Math teacher and after school graduate tutor. Mr. Neal is the Moderator for the Association of African American Knowledge Club (AAAK). He also was a moderator for the Sneaker Club, an Assistant Tennis Coach and Faith Family Coordinator. Mr. Neal enjoys playing piano, drums and listening to live music. He also loves basketball and adventures to Theme Parks.
Mr. Nightingale began teaching at Salesian in 1993. He became the science chair in 1995, the head football coach in 1996, and the athletic director in 1997. Mr. Nightingale has taught a variety of courses at Salesian including Advanced Placement Biology, Anatomy, Environmental Science, General Science, Physical Science, Algebra I, and Biology. Mr. Nightingale enjoys traveling with his wife, hiking, and reading. Mr. Nightingale’s fondest sports moment at Salesian was watching the girls’ softball team win the 2001 NCS Team Championship.
Mrs. Nightingale graduated from high school in Lima, Peru. She moved to California soon after she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education, and she joined the Salesian faculty in the summer of 1994. Mrs. Nightingale is our World Languages Department Chair, and she also teaches Spanish II Honors, Spanish III, and AP Spanish. Outside of school Mrs. Nightingale enjoys traveling, reading books, cooking, exercising, and spending time with her family, and her dog.
Mrs. O'Brien has been in the Salesian family since 2002. She is from Peru, South America and has lived in California for many years. Her son Alvaro graduated from Salesian in 2009, and for her, being in the Salesian community is like being in a family.
Mrs. O'Brien graduated as a teacher in Peru at one of the most prestigious universities in Lima, the Pontifical Catholic University of Lima and obtained a bachelor's degree in education. She speaks Spanish fluently for being her mother tongue. She currently teaches Spanish I and Spanish II levels and has 17 years of experience teaching at school.
Mrs. O'Brien lives in Hayward with her husband Aaron her daughter Julia. Mrs. O’Brien enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her Salesian Family.