Our Staff

Our school is much more than buildings and textbooks.  It is our talented teachers who make learning come alive.  All are credentialed and hold at least one bachelors' degree –– many hold a masters' degree or higher.

 

 

Joe Fralick, Principal

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  • Master of Arts, Reading Education, Concordia University Chicago, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Union College, 1992

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, Religion, Junior Academy Fine Arts, Health/PE, History

Teaching since 1992.   Learn more.

 

Teaching Staff

 

Tom Amato, Teacher (Grades 5&6)

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  • Master of Science, Geology, Loma Linda University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Science, Pacific Union College, 2000

North American Division Teaching Certification:

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

Teaching since 2005.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Dana Rae De Tar, Director of Spiritual Life, Teacher (Religion)

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  • Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies (minor in Counseling Psychology), Burman University, 2016

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Basic, with endorsement in Religion

Teaching since 2016.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Julie Fralick, Teacher (Grades 7&8)

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  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Union College, 1995

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Standard, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Junior Academy Fine Arts, General Science, History, Religion

Teaching since 1995.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Jill Genobaga, Teacher (Visual Arts, Performing Arts)

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  • Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Loma Linda University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, Loma Linda University, 1991

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Music

Teaching since 2014.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Annmaree Gipson, Teacher (Mathematics)

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  • Master of Arts, Mathematics Education, Fresno Pacific University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, California State University, Fresno, 1992

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with endorsements in Computer Literacy, Mathematics

California State Credential: 

  • Single Subject in Mathematics

Teaching since 1993.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Lorelie Krussow, Teacher (English)

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  • 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.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Carrie LeBarre, Teacher (Grades 1&2)

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  • 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.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Brad Ludwig, Teacher (History, Spanish, Technology)

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  • 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; Conditional with endorsements in History, Spanish

Teaching since 2002.    Learn more.

 

 

 

Kim Maciel, Teacher (Science)

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  • Bachelor of Arts, Education, California State University, Fresno, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences (minor in chemistry), University of Southern California (USC), 1990

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with an endorsement in Integrated Science (biology, chemistry, physics)

California State Credential: 

  • Single Subjects in Life Sciences, Chemistry

Teaching since 1991.   Learn more.

 

 

 

Esther Nanasi, Teacher (Forest Kindergarten)

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  • 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.  Learn more.

 

 

Amira Simpson, Teacher (Physical Education)

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  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Education (minor in Biblical Studies, specialization in Education), Pacific Union College, 2020

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Basic, with endorsements in Physical Education, Junior Academy Religion

Teaching since 2020. 

 

 

Barbara Thompson, Teacher (Grades 3&4)

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  • Master of Education, Instructional Leadership, Pacific Union College, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Education, Pacific Union College, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 1996

North American Division Teaching Certification:

  • Professional, with an endorsement in Elementary Education

California State Credential

Teaching since 1996.  Learn more.

 

Administrative Staff

 

Lori Baril, Office Administration

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Carolyn Crane, Office Administration

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Jenell Wareham, Registrar and Bookkeeper

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Support Staff

 

Jonalyn Cooke, Teaching Assistant

 

 

Patsy Cooke, Custodian

 

 

Marissa Dyke, Teaching Assistant

 

 

Alanna Jackson, Athletic Director

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Faith Johnson, After Care 

 

 

Bob Kennedy, Maintenance

 

 

Lindsay Quirarte, Teaching Assistant