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Carlo Ligotti

About Señor Ligotti

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Señor Ligotti joined St. Francis in 2001 after dedicating two years to the Peace Corps. He spent those two years teaching English as a foreign language to students in the country of Romania.  Besides Spanish, Romanian and Hungarian, he is also proficient in American Sign Language. Prior to the Peace Corps, he graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Spanish and a Minor in Biochemistry. Señor Ligotti holds two California Teaching Credentials, a Multiple Subject Credential and a Single Subject Credential in Spanish. He and his wife, Ibolya Ligotti, who is an our third-grade teacher, live in Sonoma with their amazing dog, Willa. Their teenage daughter graduated from Sonoma Valley High and is a sophomore at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


Señor wears several important hats at St. Francis.  He teaches K-8 Spanish and uses fun and inspiring projects to instill a love of foreign language in our students.


In our computer lab, Señor Ligotti teaches Computer Technology to grades 3-5.  In Tech class Señor helps students to become computer literate through basic keyboarding skills, practice with Microsoft word and online projects using google applications.  Señor also helps to administer the school’s 1 to 1 iPad program.


Señor Ligotti is also a golf instructor and coaches the Upper Division golf team. This co-ed team practices at the Sonoma Golf Club and plays matches each spring with other Catholic schools throughout the region.