The faculty of the school works with parents and students to form a community whose purpose is to develop an atmosphere in which the religious faith of each student as well as his/her intellectual, moral, and physical capacities may be developed and strengthened.

Abp. Alexander K. Sample,
Archbishop of Portland

Studying Canon Law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome from 1994 until 1996. From 1996 – 2006, Father Sample serves the Diocese of Marquette as Chancellor, Director of Ministry and Priest Personnel, as member of the College of Consultors, and as Executive Director of the Bishop Baraga Association. From 1996 – 2006, Father Sample serves the Canonical Pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Marquette.

Fr. Luan Tran,

Fr. Luan was born in 1963 in the middle of the Vietnam War, in Saigon. After a tumultuous time there, he came to Portland thanks to Catholic Charities in 1980. He converted to Catholicism and was baptized and confirmed at the Vietnamese parish on NE Sandy while in high school. Fr. Luan attended Portland State University majoring in Electrical Engineering. Graduating in 1987, he began to work as an intern for the Corps of Engineers. Having discerned a possible vocation to the priesthood, he applied and was accepted by the Archdiocese of Portland in 1988. Father Abbot Nathan (former pastor here at St. Agatha) was the formation director during his time in seminary. His first assignment was associate pastor at St. Mary's in Corvallis.He was reassigned to Cathedral in 1995 as an associate pastor. After 4 years, he was appointed Pastor of Nativity of the BVM in Rainier in 1999. Three years later, Archbishop Vlazny sent him to St Frederic in St. Helens in 2002. In 2010 he came to St. Birgitta. He has been at St. Agatha’s since 2018.

email: Fr Luan

Leslie Jones,


The position of administrative responsibility carries with it a unique opportunity for shaping a climate of Catholic/Christian values and an atmosphere for learning that will nurture the growth and development of each person. The principal fosters community among faculty and students. S/he understands the Catholic school as part of larger communities, both religious and secular. The principal collaborates with parish, area, and/or Archdiocesan personnel in planning and implementing policies, programs and/or the use of facilities and grounds. The principal is also the Director of our Extended Care program.The principal is responsible for implementing school policies. He/she may amend the handbook as needed.


e-mail Leslie Jones

Jody Gray
Preschool Assistant
Mary Mahoney
Jennifer Elle
Preschool Assistant
Susie Reinhard
Jessie Archambeault
Kindergarten Assistant
Debbie Noonan
1st Grade
Brandi Harris
2nd Grade
Amber Redoble
3rd Grade
Bobbi Omo
4th Grade
Laurie Johnsen
5th Grade
Faye Bergeron
6th Grade/Learning Specialist
Lauren Nelson
7th grade/ Middle School Math
Abby Richardson
MS Language Arts/ Art/ 8th grade
Christine Taylor
5-8 Science
Carol Weber
MS Social Studies/ Library
Stacie Dunn
PreK-8 PE/ MS Health
Dennis Kelly
K-8 Spanish/Technology/8th Religion
Arnaud Prevot
K-8 Music
Tracie Swanson
Office Manager
Christine Pashley
Instructional Aide
Karina Martin
Extended Care
Terry Craytor
Instructional Aide
Mike Stephens
Business Manager
Kathy Hart
Office Support
Laura DiStasio
Learning Specialist
Maddie McGraw
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St. Agatha Catholic Church

7983 SE 15th Ave.

Portland, OR 97202

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St. Agatha Catholic School
7960 SE 15th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202     

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