St. Ambrose

Sea Breeze


Renee Sheldon - Preschool Director
Renee was previously the Assistant Director of Sea Breeze and has 15 years teaching experience. Her educational background is in Child Development/Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. In addition to her duties as Director, she teaches the Transitional Kindergarten class, a program she created and implemented several years ago at Sea Breeze School.

Aida Irizarry - After School Care Director
Mrs. Irizarry came to Sea Breeze School in 2006. She has had experience as a Lead teacher and has worked with children of various ages from infants to 5th graders.

Reverend David Ota - Rector, St. Ambrose Church
Rev. Ota joined St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in 1997. Prior to joining St. Ambrose Church, Rev. Ota was the Chaplain/Rector of Good Samaritan Church, Honolulu, Hawaii from 1983 to 1997.

Rev. Jay Watan - Chaplain
The Rev. Jay Sapaen Watan serves as our school chaplain and youth minister at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church. He is a 2nd generation Filipino American of Igorot heritage and passionate about participating in God’s work in the world. Jay is committed to building communities that honors our stories, stirs the heart, and celebrates our ethnic and cultural gifts, and lives love and faith into action. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University (BA in Social Science) and Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Mdiv). Jay and his wife, Lil, live in San Francisco with their son, Rowan Duke, and niece, Jenalyn. He enjoys family time, martial arts, photography, church architecture, action films, being in nature, classic cars, good food, bowling, and SF Giants baseball.

Our Staff
Our teaching staff consists of 16 full time teachers and 3 part-time teachers, plus 3 administrators and 1 groundskeeper.
All of our teachers are experienced and each personally surpasses the educational requirements mandated by the State of California, Community Care Licensing. We have a very low teacher turnover. The average tenure of our teachers this year exceeds 7 years. Each one of our eleven program has an experienced team teaching the class.