Staff

Our staff are our most valuable asset, each one is passionate about their mission. There is not another place they'd rather be!

David Carreon

Principal

  • Master of Divinity, Andrews University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theology, minor in Physical Education, Pacific Union College, 1993

Teaching since 2016

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Tom Amato

Teacher (Biology, Chemistry, Health, Lifelong Fitness)

  • Master of Science, Geology, Loma Linda University, 2008
  • Bachelor or Science, Natural Science with an emphasis in Biology, Pacific Union College, 2000

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Education, English, Physics and Junior Academy Religion 

Teaching since 2004

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Cora Clark

Teacher (Grades 3&4)

  • Master of Arts, Education, Andrews University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Walla Walla University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance, Walla Walla University, 2006

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Junior Academy General Science, Music and Religion

Teaching since 2007

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Melinda Fletcher

Teacher (Grades 5&6)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies (with SDA and California state teaching credentials), Pacific Union College, 2006
  • Master of Education, Pacific Union College, 2012

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Kindergarten, and Junior Academy English, General Science, History and Religion

Teaching since 2006

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Raina Jackson

Teacher (Grades 7&8)

  • Bachelors of Science, Elementary Education and Language Arts, Andrews University, 2021

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Basic, with endorsements in Elementary Education, and Junior Academy English and Religion

Teaching since 2021

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Lorelie Krussow

Teacher (English, Life Skills, Personal Finance)

  • Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in Language and Literacy), University of Texas, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and History (minors in Psychology and Religion), Atlantic Union College, 1998

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Curriculum & Instruction, English, History, Religion

Teaching since 1998

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Carrie LeBarre

Teacher (Grades 1&2)

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Andrews University, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish (minor in Religion), Southern College, 1984

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Spanish

Teaching since 1985

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Brad Ludwig

Teacher (Computer Applications, Economics, Government, History, Maker Space, Spanish 2, McGraw Hill Site Administrator)

  • Master of Arts, Administration and Leadership, La Sierra University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, Religion, Pacific Union College, 2002

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Kindergarten, Religion; endorsements in History, Spanish

Teaching since 2002

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Cristy-Anna Martinez

Teacher (Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics)

  • Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, Pacific Union College, 2001
  • Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, La Sierra University, in process

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Mathematics, and Junior Academy English, General Science and History

Teaching since 2002

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Gabriel Martinez

Director of Spiritual Life, Teacher (Bible, Music Ministry, Spanish 1, Yearbook)

  • Bachelors of Arts, Religion, La Sierra University, 2006

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Standard, with endorsement in Religion

Teaching since 2006

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Esther Quintanilla

Teacher (Forest Kindergarten)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Christian Education (minor in Health Ministry), Weimar Institute, 2016

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Standard, with an endorsement in Elementary Education

Teaching since 2016

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Terri Taaffe

Teacher (Elementary Music and High School Band, Choir, Choralaires and Drama)

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Pacific Union College, 2004

Teaching since 2004

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