Rev. Jose Thomas Mudakodiyil is Pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish. Father Jose maintains oversight of the school. He works closely with the School Advisory Council (SAC) and Mrs. Mooney. Father Jose is the primary celebrant for our whole school Masses and leads our staff religious formation through the Padre Pio Prayer Group.
Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Baker
Mr. Jim Golden has been a professional educator for the past 35 years. During this time he has served as a vocational education teacher, science teacher and special education teacher.
Jim spent most of his career in Central Oregon, where he worked as a special education director and as a high school assistant principal in Sisters. He then moved to Prineville where he served as a high school principal for Crook County. Jim also served as the Director of programs for children at the High Desert Education Service District. Finally, he worked as a school superintendent for 8 years (5 of those years in Sisters and 3 years in Albany). During his work as a school superintendent, Jim was elected by his peers to be the President of the Oregon Association of School Executives.
Jim is interested in instructional methodology and insuring that every student learns to be a critical reader and thinker. He is excited to serve the students, staff and Catholic Communities in our 4 schools in the Baker Diocese.
Jim lives in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles with his wife, Rebecca. Jim and Rebecca, married 35 years, have two adult children. Jim loves whitewater rafting, fishing and traveling both domestically and to other countries. He also loves good food and Oregon State Baseball !
Mrs. Crystal Mooney graduated from Concordia University with her Masters in Administration, and from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelors Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Education. She received a minor in English for Speakers of Other Languages. She completed her administrative practicum at Redmond High School and at St. Thomas Academy. Some of her undergraduate work was completed at Chaminade, University in Honolulu. While at Chaminade and Eastern Oregon she was president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, an active member of the Education Club, and competed in NCAA cross-country and softball. Mrs. Mooney is dedicated to making a positive impact and connection with all of the students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.
Mrs. Crystal Giudice joins our staff this year. She is your go to person for questions on attendance, registration, billing, appointments, and more.