At the heart of any successful school is its teachers and administration. At CCS, we are blessed with a group of passionate and godly teachers who are well trained in their craft. The continuing development of our staff is a key component of the educational program at Calvary Christian School. Their love for the students and ability to lead young people to "Sharpen their Minds and Transform their Hearts," is what makes our school unique.


Leah Hess

Head of School

B.S.Ed., Elem. Education, SU, Pennsylvania

Currently working on Educational Therapy Certificate, UCR Extension Program

15 years in education

Nicole Maiocco

Director of Admissions

M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University

B.A., Social Work, Bethel University



Taryn Sains

2nd Grade Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, CSU, Fullerton

4 years in education

Jenny Spencer

Kindergarten Teacher

M.A., Elem. Ed., Grand Canyon University

B.A., Liberal Studies, Cal Poly Pomona

4 years in education

Ruth Marinca
1st Grade Teacher

B.A., Liberal Studies, CSU, Long Beach

4 years in education

Bree Rausch
1st Grade Teacher

B.A., Liberal Studies, The Master's University

3 years in education

Lukas Tandy-McGlasson

2nd Grade Teacher


Debbie Wolford

2nd Grade Teacher


Annie Lemings
3rd Grade Teacher
B.A., Liberal Studies, CSU, San Marcos
2 years in education

Saralyn Nava
4th Grade Teacher
B.A., English Literature, CSU, Fullerton
2 years in education

Amy Shin
4th Grade Teacher

M.A., Biblical Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary

B.A., Biological Science, UC Santa Barbara

19 years in education

Diane Kim

5th Grade Teacher


Sandy Gilson
5th Grade Teacher

M.S., Elem. Curriculum & Instruction,
CSU, Fullerton

B.A., Liberal Studies, Biola University

32 years in education

Middle School

Lynne Chambless


Steven Gertsen


Tina Hagerott

M.A., Teaching, Fairfield University
B.A., Economics/Math, Fairfield University

29 years in education

Gina Householder




Chris Plant


M.A., Christian Apologetics, Biola University

B.A., Biblical Theology, Biola University

4 years in education

David Trentine


M.A., Education, National University

B.A., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

5 years in education


Nancy Bennett


20 years in education

Phil Christopherson
Physical Education Teacher; ASP Director
B.A., Physical Education, Southern California College

38 years in education

Lindsey Porter

Athletic Director; Yearbook Advisor;
Physical Education Teacher
B.A., Physical Education, Bethel University
M.S., Kiniesiology, Cal Baptist University
3 years in education

1 year collegiate coaching

Linda Paszkiewicz
Drama Teacher
B.A., Theatre, CSU, Fullerton

18 years in education

Anabella Rangel-Sanchez

1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Spanish
2 years in education

Karla Rivera

Eagle Academy

M.A., Teaching (Special Education Emphasis), National University

B.A., Theatre Arts, CSU, Fullerton

8 years in education

Helen Weed

4th-8th Grade Instrumental Music Teacher; Worship Teams

B.M., Music Education, Chapman University

39 years in education

Support Staff

Lori Bauman

Instructional Aide
4 years at CCS

Bill Dietz

IT Manager
8 years at CCS

Diane Holmberg

Instructional Aide

31 years at CCS

Diane Mahoney

Instructional Aide; After School Program

14 years at CCS


Fran Grigsby

Administrative Assistant/Project Mgr

1 years at CCS

Eileen Muniz

Instructional Aide

19 years at CCS

Allison Villa

Instructional Aide; After School Program

11 years at CCS

After School Program

Sue Beesley

After School Program

25 years at CCS

Samantha Juarez

After School Program

4 years at CCS

Solmar Lee

After School Program

4 years at CCS


Josh Muller
After School Program
1 year at CCS

Vincent Muniz

After School Program

4 years at CCS


Miranda Navarro

After School Program

2 years at CCS


Brickelle Prochnow
After School Program
2 years at CCS