Kim Megyesi

Director and Founder

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

Lydia Yang

Operations Manager

Mrs. Lydia Yang was born and raised in Southern California. She loves the sunny weather…

Mandi Ramirez

Assistant Director

Ms. Mandi Ramirez was born and raised in the Inland Empire of Southern California. A…

Laurel Jacoby

Office Assistant

Laurel is a So. Cal. girl through and through. She was raised right here in…

Julie Johnson

Newsletter Editor

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

Patricia Anderson

Lead Supervisor

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

Trianna Eichinger

Assistant

Trianna Eichinger has spent her entire life in Orange County. She recently graduated from UCI…

Gaby Ader

Teacher

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

Michelle Almeida

Teacher

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

Kinsey Aragon

Teacher

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

Krista Brown

Teacher

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

Rhys Buchele

Teacher

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

Glenda Campos

Teacher

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

Chessmaster Chris and Chessmaster Caleb

Teacher

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

Debra Comire

Mrs. Debra Comire is a born and bred Californian.  She has a degree in Child…

Jocelyn Contestabile

Teacher

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

Valerie Dacheux

Ms. Valerie is French, and moved from France to Southern California 11 years ago. Passionate…

Demi Dusterhoft

Teacher

Ms. Demi is a 25-year old homeschool graduate with a passion for passing on the…

Susan Eichinger

Teacher

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

Kristen Fewel

Teacher

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

Fiorella Gardella

Teacher

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

Jing Guo

Teacher

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

Stephanie Hodgson

Teacher

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

Amelia Howell

Teacher

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

Brian Leslie

Brian was born, and brought up, in the Highlands of Scotland.  He went to school…

Dave Maestrejuan

Teacher

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

Cyndi McGregor

Ms. Cyndi’s teaching career began at the Early Childhood Education Center at City College in…

Ashley Nick

Teacher

Ashley Nick loves to learn and wants to share that love of learning with all…

Natalie Knox

Teacher

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

Robin Oliver

Teacher

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

Linnea Perez

Teacher

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

Kara Sarkar

Teacher

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

Kimberly Schreiner

Teacher

Kimberly Schreiner is a teacher, a lover of Planet Earth, and has a heart for…

Raziya Shaikh

Teacher

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

Dawn Spranger

Teacher

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

Annette Stanley

Teacher

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

Angie Su

Angie has been teaching yoga to people of all ages and backgrounds since 2010 (her…

Lauren Vargas

Teacher

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

Laurelin Varieur

Mrs. Varieur is a former public high school English teacher who has been a full-time…

Judy Zhao

Mrs. Zhao grew up in Beijing with a standard mandarin accent and has been a…

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