Sarah Delgado

Sarah comes to us from San Antonio, moving here with her husband and two young sons, who attend St. Alphonsus. She and her husband welcomed recently a daughter to complete their family. Sarah brings with her a wealth of experience in public school working with a wide variety of learning styles and environments. She has rich experience planning lessons, developing programs, and collaborating with other teachers/specialists to encourage growth in all students.


James Tiffany

Mr. Tiffany graduated from UC Davis with degrees in History and Political Science and has an MA in Political Science. Mr. Tiffany taught high school in San Diego for ten years before moving to Boston for his wife’s residency program, where he focused on raising his two kids. His family moved to Seattle in 2015, where he has taught middle and high school in Shoreline and Edmonds before landing at St. Alphonsus. He loves to travel and spend time with his kids in his spare time.


Edward Palermo

Coming to us from the Miami, FL area, Mr. Palermo joined the St. Alphonsus staff in 2021. He has a degree in Computer Science from Florida International University and has tutored students in courses from algebra to calculus. He has also taught coding and programming languages like C++, Python, and Java to elementary and middle schoolers. He is passionate about making connections between mathematics and video games and shares that passion with the students. Mr. Palermo teaches several middle school math classes including Geometry. He also teaches a Coding enrichment class each trimester.

Robert Marsh

Mr. Marsh has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington and Master’s in Teaching from Western Governor’s University with endorsements in Middle School Mathematics, Earth & Space Science, Biology. He is proficient in software programming, has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and played D-I soccer at UW. He currently teaches middle school mathematics, religion, and a STEM elective.

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Nick Padrnos

Mr. Padrnos began his career in Catholic education teaching 5th grade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After moving to Seattle, he taught high school world history, economics, and theology. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Gonzaga University, Master of Education from the University of Notre Dame, and Principal Certificate from Seattle University. As an educator, he views the world through the lens of faith and reason and is passionate about helping students find God in all things. Outside of school, Mr. Padrnos enjoys fly fishing, rollerblading, podcasting, reading Lord of the Rings, and hiking 14ers in his native Colorado.