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Leadership Team

 

Oscar Leong, President

Oscar comes to DLSNC from Cathedral High School, a Lasallian Christian Brothers school in Los Angeles, which serves more than 700 young men, primarily from low-income, Latino families. In addition to being a graduate of Cathedral, he worked at the school for 26 years in various roles, including English teacher and director of development and admissions. Oscar attended the University of California, Berkeley where he majored in political science. He is bilingual, and has both Mexican and Chinese heritage. He and his wife of 25 years, Rosa, are the proud parents of four children, the youngest of whom is a recent high school graduate.


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Tim Joy, Principal
Tim Joy was born into a Catholic family in southeast Portland where he attended Holy Family Catholic Parish School and was in the sixth graduating class of La Salle High School. His college career includes stints at St. Mary’s College of California,  Portland State University, and University of Portland. A lifelong Lasallian Catholic educator, Tim Joy began his career in 1983 at La Salle High School where he was a teacher, coach, Campus Minister, and English Department Chair.  Additionally he served as Associate Director of the National Science Foundation curriculum program conducted in Portland. Joy was part of the planning committee to create De La Salle North Catholic High School and joined the staff in fall of 2002 as Vice Principal of Academics. He was appointed Principal in 2010. Tim and his wife Kim are members of Christ the King Catholic Parish in Milwaukie where their children attended grade school before entering and graduating from La Salle High School and then going off to college. Currently, their five grandchildren keep them smiling and agile.

 


Aiyana Ashley, CWSP Director of Operations
Bio to come.

 

 

James Broadous II, Vice Principal for Student Life and Head Men's Basketball Coach
James was born and raised in Portland, Oregon in the same neighborhoods as many of our students. Growing up the youngest of three children in an extremely close family, to parents James and Barbara Broadous, he saw from an early age what a kid could accomplish with support, discipline, and love. With that understanding, James dedicated his life to working with children in under-served communities. James joined our De La Salle community in 2012 as our Head Men's Basketball Coach. A year later he joined us full-time serving also as the Director of Admissions. In 2014, he added the role as Director of Athletics and in 2015 James moved from Admissions to our Dean of Students.
As basketball coach, James has led our program to four State Championship appearances in six seasons. In 2018 our boys took home the school's first State Championship Title.

 

Ashleigh de Villiers, Direct of Development - De La Salle North Catholic

Ashleigh de Villiers, Vice President for Advancement
Raised in Portland, Ashleigh is a Lincoln High School graduate. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern University. Ashleigh brings more than fifteen years of experience in management and resource development for educational and social change organizations, both locally and internationally. Ashleigh started her career in Cape Town, South Africa in 2000 as Project Manager of the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust. Overseeing a staff of 90 employees, Ashleigh led the Trust’s efforts to expand their programs to two additional cities in South Africa. Transitioning to the role of Managing Director and Trustee of the organization, Ashleigh was instrumental in stabilizing the Trust after the passing of one of its founders. Ashleigh then focused her efforts in the area of development as a consultant for the Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa’s largest HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, where she established their first Development Department. Ashleigh moved back to Portland in 2007. After serving as a grant writing consultant for multiple local organizations, Ashleigh found a home at De La Salle North Catholic High School. Starting in 2014, Ashleigh served as Manager of Foundation Relations at the school, where she was successful in growing the school’s grant portfolio by 49% and proved an integral member of the school community.  She was hired as Director of Development in July of 2016 and promoted to Vice President of Advancement in July of 2017.

 

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Sarah Maher, Director of Lasallian Youth Ministry
Sarah was raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and received her bachelor’s degree in Theology and Music from Saint Mary’s University, a Lasallian University, in Winona, Minnesota. From there, she joined the Lasallian Volunteer program and worked as a Campus Minister at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, New York. Desiring more theological understanding, she attended Villanova University where she studied Theology while working in the Office of Campus Ministry with the Augustinians. Sarah brought 5 years of ministerial experience with her to Portland, Oregon in 2012 where she joined our Lasallian community and has loved introducing our students to opportunities to expand their faith lives through means of service and prayer. Sarah has been the Director of Lasallian Youth Ministry at DLSNC since the fall of 2012. During her time here, she has run the office of LYM which handles Campus Ministry, Service Learning, and Student Activities. She has also taught in the Theology department.

 


 

Dr. Zulemea Naegele, Vice Principal for Academics
Dr. Zulema Naegele is the Vice Principal for Academics at DLSNC. She recently completed her Doctorate of Education in Learning and Leadership from the University of Portland. Her research interests include ethnic studies curriculum and instructional methods, culturally responsive teaching, and social justice and equity in education. Dr. Naegele has over 15 years experience in education in both K-12 and higher education settings. These experiences include teaching Bilingual Education in the Isaac School District in Phoenix, Arizona, working with Native students and families at Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School in Tucson, Arizona, teaching Peer Instructor Facilitation at Arizona State University, and teaching Spanish in Portland Public Schools. Dr. Naegele was a Doctoral Fellow in the School of Education at University of Portland completing research and analysis for both public and private institutions in the Portland metro area. She has extensive experience in diversity and equity training and in university program development. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and sharing meals with family and friends. Dr. Naegele is originally from Mesa, Arizona, and now lives in Portland with her husband and two daughters.
 

 


Ruth Richard, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Bio to come. 

 

 

Ni'Cole Sims, Director of Admissions - DLSNC 

Ni’Cole Sims, Director of Admissions
Born and raised in Portland, Ni’Cole attended Marshall High School. Her strong dedication and passion for the field of education was developed while an undergraduate student at Portland State University (PSU) where she earned not just one but four separate bachelor degrees.  After completing her advanced degree in Educational Leadership and Policy at PSU, Ni'Cole went on to work in the office of admissions at Washington State University Vancouver as an Admissions Counselor. She later transitioned to Pacific University as the Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions where she led the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training admissions process. To cultivate her dedication and passion for social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Ni’Cole joined Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) as the Regional Achievement Collaborative Coordinator. In this role, she worked across the P-20 education spectrum and built partnerships to improve the educational opportunities, for all learners, across 20 school districts. Most recently, she has been supporting a Department of Education grant— the Opening Doors Project through Portland Community College which increases college and career opportunities for young women at Oak Creek, providing support pre and post release that empowers them to reach their goals. Ni’Cole was hired as the Director of Admissions in May of 2017. She enjoys helping students and their families navigate the admissions process.