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Kim Megyesi

Director and Founder

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

Raina Royale

Raina Royale

Assistant Director

Ms. Raina Hodge Royale is a California native with a New York state of mind….

Alida Chacon

Program Coordinator

Ms. Chacon was born in Cuba and raised in Southern California. She earned an Associate…

Deanna Sabri

Deanna Sabri

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Deanna Sabri is a California native and much of her childhood was spent growing…

Carol Palmer

Billing Assistant

Mrs. Palmer is a proud mother to five boys, and has been a home school…

Trianna Eichinger

Registration Assistant

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

Julie Johnson

Marketing Assistant

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

Melinda Cheng

Office Assistant

Melinda Cheng is a Southern California native and graduated from Biola University with a degree…

Gaby Ader

Teacher

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

Hadia Aldahabi

Teacher

Hadia Aldahabi was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. She received a Bachelor’s degree in…

Michelle Almeida

Teacher

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

Patricia Anderson

Teacher

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

Janet Berry

Teacher

Janet Berry is a southern California native. She holds both a Master of Arts in…

Krista Brown

Teacher

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

Glenda Campos

Teacher

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

Debra Comire

Teacher

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…

Donna Edman

Teacher

Donna grew up as a roving military kid. She loves traveling and experiencing a variety…

Susan Eichinger

Teacher

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

Heather Estes

Heather Estes

Teacher

Ms. Heather Estes is a Southern California native, with over 8 years of elementary teaching…

Fiorella Gardella

Teacher

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

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…

Natalie Knox

Teacher

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

Brian Leslie

Teacher

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

Liz Lucus

Teacher

“Mentoring curiosity with artistic expression for a life-long exploration of music” continues to be Mrs….

Dave Maestrejuan

Teacher

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

Jenny Mitchell

Teacher

Ms. Mitchell was born in Peru and was raised in Southern California. She discovered her…

Ashley Nick

Teacher

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

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…

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…

Cindy Suh

Teacher

Cindy Suh took her first art lesson at age 6 and has made art part…

Lauren Vargas

Teacher

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

Laurelin Varieur

Teacher

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

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