Teacher Bios

Mr. Jose Ocariz
Grade 7/8 Teacher and Spanish and Phy. Ed.

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies and Associated Degree in Equine Management. Teaches Spanish to all grades, Physical Education to Grades 2 and up, Middle School Art as well as Grades 7 & 8 Science, History and Religion.

Jose has been with SFdS since 1998 and his skill set and interests are a huge asset to our school.

Jose is originally from Barcelona, Spain.  He and his wife have two sons and two daughters; their children graduated from St. Francis de Sales School.  He is also a proud grandfather of two grandchildren.  In his free time, he enjoys reading, painting, running, cross-country skiing and fly fishing.

What Jose loves most about St. Francis de Sales is  the integral education, both spiritual and academic, teaching the “total person”. “The fact that we have combined grade classrooms has some advantages—it helps to challenge the younger students to learn beyond their grade.  It gives the older ones a chance to review previously learned important material.”

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