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LEADERSHIP

Welcome from our Head of School

Thank you for visiting St. John’s Episcopal School. This special community and campus serve students and families from many areas surrounding the greater Rancho Santa Margarita area.  When you step onto campus you immediately feel the special relationships and bonds that have been present for over 35 years. Much like you, I was searching for a school that was committed to academic excellence and driven to provide a well-rounded student experience grounded in faith and welcoming to everyone. There is an atmosphere and energy on our campus that is palpable and enhances our students’ learning environment and experience with their peers and teachers alike. As an Episcopal School, we are committed to our mission of providing a nurturing learning environment that balances innovation with tradition and develops well-rounded students who will pursue lives of service and purpose. We are building leaders at St. John’s!   

I invite you to visit campus and see the unique relationships that our students form with our faculty and staff. Our educators are mentors and experts in their areas of expertise, which helps our students stretch and grow in many ways. We provide a balanced educational approach that blends traditions with innovation and does so with a highly engaging and hands-on STEAM approach to learning. Students are active learners who collaborate, iterate, build, and problem-solve no matter the challenge or situation.   

While we work with students every day, we hope our parents will also share in the St. John’s experience and find a connection that enhances their time with us. We are dedicated to supporting your family and our community is thrilled to welcome you on this incredible journey.  

Come spend time with us and you will see and feel the same way I did when visiting campus, for the first time. It is our home and I hope it will be yours too!   

I look forward to seeing you on campus!   

Go Cardinals!  

Steve Lovejoy

Are you interested in learning more about SJES?

Finding a school that is the right match for your child and family is an important decision. We know that you value a school where your child will be safe and thrive. If you have any questions about our St. John's program, please reach out to our Admissions Office at admissions@stjohns-es.org 

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Meet Our Administrative Team

Melissa Blye

Melissa Blye

Titles: Registered Nurse
Scott Bricker

Scott Bricker

Titles: Director of Educational Technology and Innovation
Heather Doddridge

Heather Doddridge

Titles: Director of Admissions and Advancement
Francisco Felix

Francisco Felix

Titles: Director of Information Technology
Jesse Greenhalgh

Jesse Greenhalgh

Titles: Director of Operations
Sheryll Grogan

Sheryll Grogan

Titles: Middle Division Principal
Carole Magaldi

Carole Magaldi

Titles: Interim Early Childhood Division Principal
Fatima Ozcelik

Fatima Ozcelik

Titles: Director of Finance
Susan Plamondon

Susan Plamondon

Titles: Executive Administrative Assistant

The St. John’s School Committee

The St. John’s School Committee is a group of volunteers charged with the long-term strategic vision and financial health of the School. These volunteers are parents of current students, parents of alumni, members of the St. John’s Episcopal Church, and members of our community who believe in the vision for and value of a St. John’s education.

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