Faculty

Nola Abrams

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

B.A. Human Development with a focus in Early Childhood Education from California State University- Hayward campus Infant and Toddler Specialist University of New Mexico

Sue Bajaj

Lower School, Grade 4

Degrees Held

Bachelor of Arts, Honors Psychology – Jesus and Mary College
New Delhi, India

Barbara Bartosik

MUS Spanish Teacher

Degrees Held

MA in Linguistics, Roman and German Philology with a major in Spanish- J.W.Goethe University

Maxine Bernstein

MS Math Teacher, Yearbook Advisor

Degrees Held

B.A. English – University of San Diego
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction – University of San Diego

Lily Bianchi

Lower School, Grade 2

Degrees Held

A.A Psychology- UCLA, B.A. in psychology from Arizona State, and Multi Subject Teaching Credential from CSU East Bay

Julie Carter-Volsky

MUS French Teacher

Degrees Held

B.A., in Modern Languages from McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Tais Castellano

MUS Science Teacher

Degrees Held

BA in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, UCSD

Susan Deshpande

Lower School, Grade 1

Degrees Held

B.Sc. Psyc., University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
B. Ed. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Michelle Ferreria

Preschool Lead Teacher

Degrees Held

Fully Qualified Preschool Teacher in California

Angie Gasu

Lower School, 5th Grade

Degrees Held

Bachelor’s Elementary Education K-8, Science Minor 6-9 from Brigham Young University, Idaho

Frances Gonzalez

Preschool Teacher

Degrees Held

B.A in Early Childhood Education – Umass Global University

Chris Griffin

US English Teacher

Degrees Held

M.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley

Destiny Grim

Preschool Lead Teacher, Coyotes

Degrees Held

Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies from Marietta College in Marietta Ohio

Kirsten Guinea

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

CA Preschool Teacher Requirements from College of the Desert

Eric Hesson

Preschool Team Teacher?

Degrees Held

BA in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz

Mabel Huerta

Lower/Middle/Upper School Spanish Specialist

Degrees Held

BA in Education and Social Studies from Escuela Normal Estado from the State of Sonora, Mexico M.A. in Language Arts Literature from the State of Nayarit, Mexico, and Equivalent BA in Education from San Bernardino California State University, CA

Geoffrey Jowett

US Science Teacher

Degrees Held

BS Biology SUNY at Brockport
MS Cell and Molecular Biology University of Buffalo

Daniel Bertram

Lower School, Grade 3

Degrees Held

 

Drew Killeen

Assistant Head of Middle-Upper School, Science Teacher

Degrees Held

B.S. Education with a Major in Chemistry- University of Wisconsin at Madison

Alyson Kreizinger

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

Fully Qualified Preschool Teacher in California Infant and Toddler specialist from Miracosta College

Della Lang

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

A.A. in Early Childhood Education from College of the Desert

Ayana Lara

LS and MS PE, Athletic Coach

Wendy Lieb Schapiro

MUS Social Studies Teacher

Degrees Held

BA Education- Brown University
EdM Education- Harvard Graduate School of Education
EdM Middle School Humanities- Lesley University

Kerry Maguire

MS Science and English Teacher

Degrees Held

B.A. in English
State University of New York at Buffalo

Elizabeth Marron

Lower School, Kindergarten

Degrees Held

Bachelors in Elementary Education from Mexico. Degree in Education from Montessori School in San Francisco + 50 more units in elementary education. Title 22 is Early Childhood Education, and 60 + units in Early Childhood.

Diana Monroy

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Fullerton

Tamara Munoz

Missing

Degrees Held

Fully Qualified Preschool Teacher in California Certified in International music theory and vocal training instructor from University of Chille

Melissa Nelson

Lower School, Grade 2

Degrees Held

B.A. in Business Administration from Vanguard University of Southern California, Post Baccalaureate Degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, MA.A Teaching, Elementary Education from Western Governors University

RJ Paresons-McCrackin

Lower/Middle/Upper School Music Speicialist

Degrees Held

Bachelor of Fine Art- Florida International University
MA, University of Kentucky

Karla Prado

Preschool Lead Teacher, Caterpillars

Degrees Held

A.A. in Early Childhood Education from College of the Desert Certified Infant and Toddler specialist from University of Mexico

Shayami Ristaino

Preschool Assistant Director and Preschool Lead Teacher, Jackrabbits

Degrees Held

Certified Montessori Educator

Derek Satterfield

MUS Social Studies Teacher

Degrees Held

B.A. Geography Major, English Minor
Middlebury College (Vermont)

M.A. in Education
University of Denver (Colorado)

Dominique Seabrooks

Preschool Team Teacher

Degrees Held

A.A. in Early Childhood Education from College of the Desert
Lead Teacher Certification Associate Teacher Certification

Ashley Spurlock

Assistant Head of Lower School & Lower School, Grade 5

Degrees Held

Bachelors of Arts, Liberal Studies, Multiple Subject Teaching
Chapman University

Stephen Spurlock

Lower School, Grade 5

Degrees Held

Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies- Chapman University

Justine Torres

Preschool Lead Teacher, Hummingbirds

Degrees Held

AA in Early Childhood Education- College of the Desert
BA in Child Development- Cal State San Bernardino
Master of Arts in Education- Leadership in Early Childhood Education -University of Massachusetts Global (In progress)

Josue Valle

US Math Teacher

Degrees Held

BA in Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley

Annette Van Vliet

Lower School, Kindergarten

Degrees Held

BS University of Southern California
Cleared Credential: California State University Long Beach

Jeff Wallach

MUS Theatre Teacher

Degrees Held

BA Performing Arts, St. Mary’s College of California

Clint Wendt-West

Lower, Middle, and Upper School, Art Specialist

Degrees Held

Bachelor of Arts, Art: Graphic Design (Portland State University)
Master of Education (Portland State University)

Susanne Zachik

MUS Englsih Teacher

Degrees Held

M.A. English Composition, California State University at San Bernardino
M.Ed. UCLA
B.A. English, Creative Writing Emphasis, UCLA