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Our Leadership

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John Fowler

Head of School

Education:
B.S., California State University, Hayward, M.A. Education Administration, Columbia University

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Janice Benesch

Business Manager

Education:
University of Denver

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Jesse Brand The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Jesse Brand

Director of Middle School

Education:
B.S., University of California, San Diego

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Rachel Ridgeway

Director of Admissions

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University

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Emily Williamson

Director of Communications

Education:
B.A., University of California, San Diego, M.Ed., University of California, San Diego, M.B.A., University of Arizona, California Teaching Credential

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Jacquee Novak

Director of Summer Programs & Enrichment

Education:
B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz, M.S.Ed., Fordham University

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Rebecca Lindsay

Director of Elementary Programs

Education:
B.A., York University

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Marilyn

Office Manager

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Makena Archer The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Makena Archer

Director of Development

Education:
B.A., University of San Diego

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Denise Nasrawi

Director of Early Childhood Programs and Preschool Teacher

Education:
B.A., Pacific Oaks College, California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher, California Master Teacher/Site Supervisory Credential

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Staff

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Chelsea LeClair

Kids' Club Coordinator

Education:
B.A., Southern New Hampshire University

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Lorna Diamond The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Lorna Diamond

Director of The Dance Academy

Education:
Royal Academy of Dancing, Cape Performing Arts Board, Danza Lorca Spanish Dance Company

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Jorge Verdugo The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Jorge Verdugo

Facilities Coordinator

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Classroom Teachers

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Keri Brigham Corn

Prekindergarten Teacher

Education:
B.A., Boston University, M.S.W., New York University

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Sarah Richen The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Sarah Richen

Toddler Teacher

Education:
B.S., Christian Heritage College, M.Ed., National University

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Eugenie Ceconi The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Eugenie Ceconi

NMY Humanities Teacher

Education:
B.A., Lesley College, M.Ed., Harvard, California Teaching Credential

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Diana Quincannon The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Diana Quincannon

NMY Math & Science Teacher

Education:
B.S., Ohio University, M.A., San Diego State University, California Teaching Credential

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Charlotte Fisken The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Charlotte Fisken

NMY Humanities & Electives Teacher

Education:
B.A., Pomona College, M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University

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Sarah Heras The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Sarah Heras

5th - 8th Grade Spanish Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, M.A., San Diego State University

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Catherine Kolodin The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Catherine Kolodin

First Grade Teacher

Education:
ckolodin@tcslj.org, California Teaching Credential

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Sarah Specker The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Sarah Specker

First Grade Teacher

Education:
B.A., Flagler College, M.Ed., University of Missouri, Kansas City, California Teaching Credential

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Samantha Izaguirre-Gomez The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Samantha Izaguirre-Gomez

Toddler Assistant

Education:
B.S., National University

Jenny Dunne The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Jenny Dunne

Prekindergarten Assistant

Education:
B.S., Springfield College

Viri Priest The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Viri Priest

Preschool Assistant

Education:
B.S., San Diego State University

Valerie Simpson The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Valerie Simpson

Preschool Assistant

Education:
B.A., California State University, San Bernardino

Amber Stacks The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Amber Stacks

Prekindergarten Assistant

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, M.A., Alliant International University

Shelly Vitalis The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Shelly Vitalis

Preschool Teacher

Education:
A.A., Ashford University, CA Master Teacher/Site Supervisory Credential

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Itzel Durazo The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Itzel Durazo

Preschool Teacher

Education:
B.A., Colegio Ensenada Tijuana, Mexico

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Denise Nasrawi The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Denise Nasrawi

Director of Early Childhood Programs and Preschool Teacher

Education:
B.A., Pacific Oaks College, California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher, CA Master Teacher/Site Supervisory Credential

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Theresa Gemelli The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Theresa Gemelli

Kindergarten Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, California Teaching Credential

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Jennifer Shaffer The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Jennifer Shaffer

Prekindergarten Teacher

Education:
B.A., Bucknell University, New Jersey Teaching Credential

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Crista Vitalis-Charles The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Crista Vitalis-Charles

Kindergarten Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, California Teaching Credential

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Rebecca Lindsay The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Rebecca Lindsay

Third Grade Teacher/ Director of Elementary

Education:
B.A., York University

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Michelle Pekos The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Michelle Pekos

Second Grade Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, M.Ed., National University, California Teaching Credential

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Vanessa Smith The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Vanessa Smith

Fourth Grade Teacher

Education:
B.S., Florida International University, M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University, California Teaching Credential

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Rose Peters

Fifth Grade Teacher

Education:
B.A., University of California, Davis, M.A., Dominican University of California, California Teaching Credential

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Tina Brown The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Tina Brown

NMY Math & Science Teacher

Education:
B.S., James Madison University, M.A.T., James Madison University, Virginia Teaching Credential

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David Lyons The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

David Lyons

Sixth and Seventh Grade Humanities Teacher

Education:
B.S., Plymouth State University

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Specialty Teachers

Carrie Difini The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Carrie Difini

Art Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, California Teaching Credential

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Lauren Karkenny The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Lauren Karkenny

Early Childhood/Elementary Music Teacher

Education:
B.A. Music, Pennsylvania State University

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Jon Russo The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Jon Russo

NMY Music, Elementary Technology Teacher

Education:
B.A., University of California, San Diego

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Vy Crowe The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Vy Crowe

Early Childhood/Elementary Physical Education Teacher

Education:
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, M.Ed., National University, California Teaching Credential

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Todd Billings The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Todd Billings

Elementary/NMY Physical Education & Athletics Teacher

Education:
B.A., San Diego State University, M.A., San Diego State University

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Kym Lohnas The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Kym Lohnas

Math & Science Teacher

Education:
B.S., Towson University, M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Teaching Credential

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Isabel Olondriz The Children's School Faculty & Staff Photo

Isabel Olondriz

Early Childhood/Elementary Spanish Teacher

Education:
B.A., Ateneo University Philippines, M.A., Michigan State University, M.Ed., University of Sydney

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