Tara Sheehan

Director of Operations & Board Treasurer

Ms. Tara Sheehan comes to her role as Director of Operations with knowledge and experience from…

Esther Cha

Program Director

Ms. Esther comes to The Arbor with 10+ years of experience in the education field…

Deanna Sabri

Office Manager

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

Trianna Eichinger

Registration & Billing Coordinator

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

Devon Broussard

Teacher

Devon was born and raised in Southern California and has lived here most of her…

Krista Brown

Teacher

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

Melissa Buell

Teacher

Mrs. Melissa Buell was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated cum laude from Cal State…

Jocelyn Contestabile

Teacher

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

Kristen Daleiden

Campus Assistant

Kristen was born in Southern California and has lived here her entire life. She went…

Susan Eichinger

Teacher

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

Julio Escobar

Teacher

Mr. Escobar’s passion for the past 15 years has been teaching science in various school…

Erin Ferrier

Teacher

Ms. Erin Ferrier is a Southern California native. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis…

Alisha Freeman-Rembert

Teacher & Campus Assistant

Alisha (Ali) Rembert is a past Arbor parent and has been a part of The…

Natalie Graham

Teacher

Natalie J. Graham, a native of Gainesville, Florida, earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at…

Stacy Green

Teacher

Mrs. Stacy Green was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up, Stacy sang in…

Margaret Greer

Teacher

Mrs. Maggie Greer was born and homeschooled in the Chicagoland area. She moved to Southern…

Lucia Henry

Teacher

Lucia has been an artist and an art instructor for the past 25 years. She…

Karren Hiskey

Teacher

Mrs. Karren Hiskey has always resided in Southern California, where she graduated from California State…

Amy Honeycutt

Teacher

Ms. Honeycutt hails from the spectacular state of Utah, but has made Southern California home…

Christine Jelbert

Board Secretary

Christine found the Arbor through word-of-mouth 6 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. The…

Natalie Knox

Teacher

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

Michele Liem

Teacher

Yorba Linda has been Ms. Michele Liem’s home for the past 25 years and is…

Emily Lindbeck

Teacher

Emily Lindbeck was born and raised in Southern California.  Her performing career took her to…

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,…

Stephanie May

Teacher

Mrs Stephanie May was raised in the Central Valley by parents who immigrated from the…

Julia Miller

Teacher

Mrs. Julia Miller was born and raised in Southern California and was homeschooled through high…

Jenny Mitchell

Teacher

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

Doug Nason

Teacher

Doug has been teaching hands-on science to kids from pre-k through high school throughout Orange…

Ashley Nick

Teacher

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

Jill Patterson

Board Vice President

Jill has been homeschooling for the past 8 years, with the Arbor being a part of…

Linnea Perez

Teacher

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

Meridith Phanco

Board President

What Meridith Phanco values most about homeschooling is the opportunity to tailor the educational journey…

Joelle Prate

Teacher

Joelle Prate is an OC native, veteran K-12 and teacher educator, PhD student, and mom…

Melanie Salazar

Teacher

Melanie grew up between the snow-capped mountains and wind-swept valleys of the Southwest. There, she…

Shellie Troutman

Teacher

Shellie is returning to The Arbor after spending the last 5 years teaching 6th grade…

Kathi Wahl

Teacher

Kathi Wahl is a native Californian who spent her young childhood living between the east…

Janet Zahl

Teacher

Janet Zahl graduated from University of Colorado-Denver with a graduate degree in Curriculum & Instruction,…

Erik Romero

Board Member

Erik Romero has served as a member of the Arbor Board for the 2022-2023 school…

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