Brenda Ascencio – I am absolutely blessed to be teaching at Holy Family. I have been here at Holy Family for a little over 5 years. I have had such a wonderful learning experience working with students from grades K – 12th grade. Through my time at California State University- Los Angeles I have earned my Multiple Subject Credential, B.A. degree in Liberal Studies and M.A in Education (Technology and Leadership). I have completed over 60 hours of observation at day cares, high school, middle school and charter schools. My goal is to have a well-rounded experience in all forms of education so I can apply my experience in my own classroom. I have ample experience in many areas of the education field. I am very passionate about ensuring that my students will receive quality education that will allow them to reach their fullest potential. l absolutely love this quote because I really believe that it is true.  “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” by John Cotton Dana. I look forward in learning new things that will benefit my classroom. As time changes I like to be updated with new technologies and strategies.  I like to reflect on my teaching practices so that I can improve my craft in teaching.


Kindergarten Aide: Maria Adriano (C’83, P’15, P’17) – Hello! I’m Maria Adriano and I have been working with Brenda Ascencio as her teacher’s aide since 2015. I grew up in South Pasadena and I’m an alum of Holy Family School, South Pasadena High School, and UC Santa Barbara. My husband and I have two daughters who are both recent graduates of HFS. I’m looking forward to the upcoming year and getting to know our new kindergartners and their unique personalities!