About Patricia Tennant

As of June 2019, Patricia Tennant served for 22 years as principal for Saint Francis High School in San José, California. For nearly four decades, she worked as the director of academics, guidance and counseling department chair, English teacher, and moderator for the junior class, the senior class, and the Challenge Success campus club. Mrs. Tennant has championed Saint Francis’ commitment to innovation and change in the classroom, the block schedule, and the use of iPads are notable demonstrations of this commitment. Faculty members have also embraced reinventing how they teach, using instructional strategies such as varied assessments to evaluate students and flipped classrooms to better respond to student learning needs.

Aside from her many roles at Saint Francis High School, she has sat on many boards. She has been apart of the CCS board of managers, the Drexel Schools board of trustees, and she chaired the superintendent search for the Diocese of San José.