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Our Staff

MECHS is staffed and supported by a number of key individuals throughout Santa Clara Unified and Mission College.  


Mission Early College Staff:

Viola Smith, Principal

Carmen Padilla Moran, Clerical Assistant/Registrar

Dr. Judy Wilson, Guidance Counselor


Sara Smith, History Teacher & Senior Advisor

Napoleon Sharble, History Teacher & Senior Advisor

Delia McVay, English Teacher & Junior Advisor

Sandy Ogden, Math Teacher & Junior Advisor

Kaitlin Black, English Teacher & Sophomore Advisor


Sheila Penuen, Special Education Case Manager

Teresa Orth, Wellness Coordinator


Supporting Us From Santa Clara Unified School District:

Robert Griffin, SCUSD Coordinator of Student Services

Laura Fitsemons, Administrative Assistant to Mr. Griffin

Bonnie Billings, Director of Media & Instructional Resources

Kathie Kanavel, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services


Supporting Us From Mission College:

John Mosby, Vice President of Student Support Services

Zita Melton, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Mosby

Susan Monahan, Transfer Center Coordinator

Sara Smith


Delia McVay

Delia McVay