SAS staff members are highly qualified. All SAS faculty hold Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degrees, participate in continuing faith formation, and ongoing professional development. Our team members have an average of 10 years teaching experience. Several of our faculty are returning alumni who serve the next generation of learners.

Principal Beate Nguyen, M.A.Ed joined SAS in 2013, after serving at various Catholic schools in Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as IB World Schools in South East Asia. A global nomad, who has lived, studied and worked on four continents, Mrs. Nguyen leads SAS as faith-filled Catholic, transformational leader and global citizen. Her expertise in technology integration and international education ranging from Early Childhood Education to IBDP (High School) strengthens the school’s foundation with visionary excellence. Mrs. Nguyen collaborates with the Department of Catholic Schools on its I3 Institute, a brand-new innovation project for Catholic Schools.

Rev. Christopher B. Fagan began serving the St. Augustine Parish for several years, before becoming the pastor in July 2014. Father Chris frequently interacts with the students during the liturgical year and celebrates our Wednesday School Mass. His spiritual leadership supports the schools’ Catholic Identity, Sacramental Preparation and Faith Formation.