Faculty

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.

Administration

Leah Hess

Head of School

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

Certified Educational Therapist, UCR

16 years in education, 6 years at CCS

Nicole Maiocco

Director of Admissions

M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University

B.A., Social Work, Bethel University
4 years at CCS

Jenny Spencer

Elementary Director

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

B.A., Liberal Studies, Cal Poly Pomona

5 years in education, 4 years at CCS

David Trentine
Middle School Director
M.A., Education, National University
B.A., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College
5 years in education, 5 years at CCS


Teachers


Elementary
 

Taryn Sains

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, CSU, Fullerton

4 years in education, 4 years at CCS

Jessica Morcom
1st Grade Teacher
B.A. Liberal Studies, Elem. Ed., Biola University
2 years in education, 1 year at CCS

Samantha Wagoner
1st Grade Teacher

B.A., Elem. Ed., Missouri Southern State University

6 years in education, 1 year at CCS

Lukas Tandy-McGlasson

2nd Grade Teacher

B.S., Business Adminstration, Vanguard University
5 years in education, 2 years at CCS

Debbie Wolford

2nd Grade Teacher

B.S., Nursing, Olivet Nazarene College
18 years in education, 2 years at CCS

Kristan Laughinghouse
3rd Grade Teacher
M.A., Education, Vanguard University
B.S., Physical Education, CSU, Fullerton
10 years in education
, 1 year at CCS

 

Paula Taylor
3rd Grade Teacher
B.A., Finance, Loyola Marymount University
9 years in education
, 1 year at CCS

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

 

Gina Sterger

5th Grade Teacher

B.S., Business Mgmt, CSU, Dominguez Hills
23 years in education, 1 year at CCS

Sandy Gilson
5th Grade Teacher

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

B.A., Liberal Studies, Biola University

33 years in education, 4 years at CCS


Middle School
 

Lynne Chambless

English
B.A., Liberal Studies, CSU, Fullerton
16 years in education, 14 years at CCS


Steven Gertsen

History
JD, Regents University
B.A., History, Azusa Pacific University
22 years in education, 18 years at CCS

Tina Hagerott

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

30 years in education, 3 years at CCS

Gina Householder

Spanish

B.S., Pharmacy, Northeastern University
8 years in education, 2 years at CCS

 

Chris Plant

Bible

M.A., Christian Apologetics, Biola University

B.A., Biblical Theology, Biola University

5 years in education, 5 years at CCS

Amy Shin
Math / 6th Grade Science

M.A., Biblical Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary

B.A., Biological Science, UC Santa Barbara

20 years in education, 4 years at CCS

David Trentine

7th and 8th Grade Science

M.A., Education, National University

B.A., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College

5 years in education, 5 years at CCS


Enrichments
 

Nancy Bennett

Librarian

21 years in education, 5 years at CCS

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

39 years in education, 39 years at CCS

Lindsey Porter

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

1 year collegiate coaching

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

19 years in education, 10 years at CCS

Anabella Rangel-Sanchez

1st - 4th Grade Spanish
3 years in education, 3 years at CCS

Karla Rivera

Eagle Academy

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

B.A., Theatre Arts, CSU, Fullerton

9 years in education, 3 years at CCS

Helen Weed

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

B.M., Music Education, Chapman University

40 years in education, 40 years at CCS

Support Staff

Lori Bauman

Instructional Aide
5 years at CCS

Bill Dietz

IT Manager
9 years at CCS

Fran Grigsby

Administrative Assistant/Project Mgr

2 years at CCS

Diane Holmberg

Instructional Aide

32 years at CCS

Diane Mahoney

Instructional Aide; After School Program

15 years at CCS

Eileen Muniz

Instructional Aide

20years at CCS

Shauna Shill

Receptionist
2 years at CCS

Allison Villa

Instructional Aide; After School Program

12 years at CCS

After School Program

Sue Beesley

After School Program

26 years at CCS

Samantha Juarez

After School Program

5 years at CCS

Solmar Lee

After School Program

4 years at CCS

 

Josh Muller
After School Program
2 years at CCS

Vincent Muniz

After School Program

5 years at CCS

Brickelle Prochnow
After School Program
3 years at CCS