Saint Francis High School has announced that Katie Teekell, an alumna from the Class of 2000, has been named the next principal of the school.
Mrs. Teekell comes to Saint Francis from Moreau Catholic High School, a sister Holy Cross school in Hayward, where she has served as an administrator since 2010, most recently as vice principal since 2014.
“Katie is a proud Saint Francis graduate who embraces and embodies the Holy Cross charism and will inspire our students, faculty and staff. She is a distinguished educational leader who is steeped in our shared mission and values,” said Father Tony Mancuso, chaplain and interim president of Saint Francis.
During her tenure at Moreau Catholic, Mrs. Teekell has led and developed innovative and mission-centered programs, including the Holy Cross Social Justice Program, zSpace Innovation Lab, Parent Partnership and Speaker Series, and 21st century classroom renovations.
Mrs. Teekell graduated from UC Berkeley and began her educational career at Bishop O’Dowd High School in 2005 as a teacher and varsity women’s soccer coach, and later as director of student activities. Then her administrative experience and devotion to developing leadership in young people led her to Moreau Catholic, where prior to serving as vice principal, she was also the assistant principal of campus life.
Mrs. Teekell succeeds Patricia Tennant who announced her retirement, effective at the end of the school year. Mrs. Tennant has served 22 years as principal of Saint Francis.