146876-Front-of-school-sliderIn 1975, the faculty consisted of two sisters and seven lay faculty. One of the sisters served as principal of the school; enrollment was 326. The school went through its first accreditation/self-evaluation during he 1975 school year.

In 1977, the first lay principal was appointed. There were no sisters on staff. In 1978, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace returned, the staff consisted of three sisters, one serving as principal, and seven lay teachers.

Sr.. Joan Mahony served as principal from 1978 until her retirement in 1983, at which time a lay principal was appointed. Mr. Frank Cantu served as principal until 2004 at which time he became the Parish Business Manager.

In 1987, the first kindergarten class was established, with the parish hall serving as a classroom.

1993 saw the completion of the Shea Building, which serves as the permanent classroom for our kindergarten, as well as providing an additional resource classroom.
In January 2003 our Preschool was established in the Parish Center.
From 2004 to 2009 Ms. Kathryn L. Sweeney served as principal and currently serves as out 4th grade teacher.

St Didacus School went through accreditation in 2008, received a term of three years by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (W.A.S.C.) and (W.C.E.A.) Western Catholic Education Association.

In August 2009 Dr. Joan Shoff was appointed principal and after three years of service to our school, she retired in June of 2012.

Mr. Frank Cantu returns as Interim Principal for two years, from 2012 to 2014.

Ms. Krishana Gonzales starting teaching at St. Didacus in 2001 and transitioned into Vice Principal before taking over as Principal beginning the 2014-2015 school year.  In the same year, under her guidance, the school went through and successfully completed another accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. (W.A.S.C.) and (W.C.E.A.) Western Catholic Association.

May 15, 2016 St. Didacus School dedicated the “Jo Ann Malone Technology/Media Center” for the students of St. Didacus School.  The school was listed as a beneficiary of the Jo Anne Malone Trust, who was long time parishioner and former educator.   The Technology Center provides our students with state of the art equipment.

After the 2017 – 2018 school year Ms. Krishana Gonzales moved on from St Didacus and Mr. Felix Guillermo became principal.  Mr. Guillermo is our current principal and his leadership has been instrumental in the acquisition of technology and the ability to have “one to one” technology at our school, which has been key to our successful virtual classes in 2020 due to the Cover-19 pandemic.