Kim Megyesi

Director and Founder

Ms. Megyesi grew up in Ohio, graduated summa cum laude from Mount Union College, and…

Gaby Ader

Ms. Gaby grew up in the beautiful beach community of Malibu, California. After graduating from…

Michelle Almeida

Mrs. Almeida is a Southern California native. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from…

Anne Ambrose

Finance Manager

Anne was born and raised in Michigan, attended the University of Michigan, and then decided…

Patricia Anderson

Patricia Anderson is not afraid of challenges! After becoming parents to two bright and witty…

Kinsey Aragon

Ms. Kinsey grew up in Diamond Bar, California. She has her Bachelors in communication from…

Krista Brown

Krista graduated from CSULB with a degree in Liberal Studies. She has held a teaching…

Rhys Buchele

Mr. Buchele has been teaching music for over twenty years. He was trained as a…

Joshua Bullock

Josh graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2010. He…

Glenda Campos

Glenda Campos recently moved from the Seattle area to Orange County, as her husband’s job…

Chess Masters/Chris Tingley

Mr. Chris is a senior instructor with Chess Masters. He has over 5 years of…

Jocelyn Contestabile

After receiving her Bachelors’ degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Mrs. Contestabile worked as a…

Lorina Crockett

Mrs. Crockett was born and raised in North Orange County. She graduated from Cal State…

Demi Dusterhoft

Just Sew is a local business that is based on the foundation that everyone can…

Susan Eichinger

Ms. Susan is a native Californian born to Chilean parents who immigrated in 1964. During…

Kristen Fewel

Kristen has been a passionate writer since she was a child. She won journalism awards…

Fiorella Gardella

Ms. Fio’s goals are to strengthen students’ awareness and appreciation for our beautiful planet, through…

Jing Guo

Ms. Jing was born in northern China, and moved to the U.S. when she was…

Aleah Hernandez

Ms. Hernandez was born and raised in southern California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in…

Stephanie Hodgson

Ms. Stephanie grew up in Placentia, graduating from El Dorado High School. She received her…

Amelia Howell

A native of Illinois, Amelia Howell grew up in the Chicago suburbs and holds a…

Julie Johnson

Ms. Julie grew up in a small copper-mining town in Arizona and graduated with a…

Beth Kaura

Office Manager

Natalie Knox

Ms. Natalie has been teaching all over Orange County, in various settings ever since she…

Angela Macias

Angela Macias was born and raised in Southern California. As the first in her family…

Dave Maestrejuan

Dave was plugged into the role of artist by kindergarten. He went to Fullerton College,…

Amy Novak

After earning her PhD in English from the University of Oregon, Dr. Amy Novak taught…

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Much Ado About Shakespeare, LLC is a professional educational program that brings the joy of…

Robin Oliver

Ms. Robin is passionate about the study of all things living and our planet. She…

Linnea Perez

Ms. Perez is a native southern Californian and has a Bachelor of Science degree in…

Amy Roberts

Mrs. Roberts grew up in the East Coast in Frederick County, Maryland. She earned a…

Kara Sarkar

Mrs. Kara Sarkar is a Los Angeles area native and enjoys the teaching and learning…

Alisha Rembert

Although Mrs. Rembert considers herself a southern California girl, she actually spent the first five…

Raziya Shaikh

Ms. Shaikh was born in Southern California. During her childhood, she called a number of…

Dawn Spranger

Dawn Spranger grew up in Anaheim, California. In 1997, she earned her bachelor’s degree from…

Annette Stanley

Mrs. Stanley grew up in Southern California and South Africa with her sister, fellow Arbor…

Carolyn Stange-Maffia

Mrs. Maffia grew up in Southern California and South Africa. She graduated from University of…

Lauren Vargas

Ms. Lauren is an Orange County native who found her passion for teaching in Northern…

Nancy Watson

Nancy began her 33-year career with the Placentia-Yorba Linda School district as an instructional aide…

Shellie Wheatley

Ms. Shellie grew up in Cerritos, California. She spent her summers camping with her family,…

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