Chris Eaton joined the St. Mary School faculty team in 2013 and has served in the Diocese of San Jose since 2005 teaching students in 4th through 8th grades. At St. Mary School, he is the 6th grade homeroom teacher and also teaches religion and social studies in the junior high program. Mr. Eaton has a Bachelor of Arts degree in global and international studies with an emphasis in socio-economics and politics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He also has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University (SCU) and has completed several graduate courses in the Pastoral Ministries Program at SCU. Mr. Eaton attributes his love of theology to his student leadership role in Campus Ministry at Archbishop Mitty High School, and he considers his interest in politics to be a result of his coursework at UCSB.
As part of his professional training, Mr. Eaton participated in a San Jose State University teaching program in Antigua, Guatemala. There he gained experience teaching various subjects in both English and Spanish to middle-class students during the day and lower socio-economic students during the evening, which gave him a unique insight into student diversity and learning. “I learned a lot from my time in Guatemala, and in particular, I better understand what Jesus meant when he said that we must become like children to enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Mr. Eaton is honored to be part of the St. Mary School community and says, “I recognize the incredible impact St. Mary School has had on generations of young men and women in South County, and it is important to me that I do my best to contribute to and be a part of this long-standing tradition.” Outside the classroom, Mr. Eaton treasures time with his family and enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing basketball.