Our Staff

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JENNY PHƯƠNG KHANH TRAN

BA, MA CBEST,CSET, Elementary Teacher

I graduated in 2016 from UCI with a BA in English, and then in 2017 with a MA in Education. My goal is to teach students the skills they need to be life-long learners because only through curiosity can there be advancements to improve our world

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PAUL GREEN

BS, MA, CBEST, CSET, Math/English Teacher

Paul is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara. He worked as an accountant and is very fulfilled to teach English and Math. His goal is for all to enjoy learning and to make amazing progress.

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DEBBIE ZARAGOZA

CBEST, CSET, MA, GATE certified, Thinking Maps coordinator

I am passionate about teaching. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from CSU Long Beach. I also carried a Master's of Education, concentrating in close reading.

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ALEXANDRA VAN DORP

CBEST, CSET, BA, MA, Elementary School Teacher

I have a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts, a Master's in Education, and a multiple subject teaching credential. I have worked for the Huntington Beach City School District for 16 years in general education and special education, grades K-5.

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RICHARD GENTILE

BA, MA, CBEST, CSET, Math, English, and Science Teacher

I have a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts, a Master's in Education, and teaching credentials in multiple subjects.. I have worked for the Westminster School District for more than 16 years. I love teaching and I believe that it is never too late to learn something new.

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SANDRA STEELE

CBEST, CSET, BA, MS, Elementary Teacher

I have been an elementary school teacher for 15 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from CSU Long Beach and a Master's from National University in Educational Technology. 

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MARGARET NEAD

BS, MA, CBEST, Elementary School Teacher

Mrs. Margaret has a Bachelor of  Science, a Master of Arts in Special Education as well as a California Certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher in Early Childhood and Special Education classes since the 80's!

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MR. CAO

BA, CBEST, CSET,  Elementary Teacher

Mr. Cao graduated from UCLA with a double major in History and Asian American studies. He was also a 2018 core member for Teach For America, teaching 1st grade in Oakland. Mr. Cao is dedicated to providing culturally relevant and personalized education to his students.

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ROSE CHAVEZ-ARELLANO

BS, MA Elementary and Middle School Teacher

I have a Bachelor's in Child Development from CSUF, Master's degree in art and education, and a multiple subject teaching credential. I am also fluent in two foreign languages and enjoy reading books.

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ĐẠT PHUNG

Teacher Aid/ Secretary

Đạt is currently pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He studies at OCC as he prepares to transfer to California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

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DR. BEEHLER

University of California English Professor

Earning a doctorate in Shakespearean and Early Modern Literature, I joined the faculty as an Associate Professor at U.C.R. I have worked closely with the Vietnamese population for over 20 years, often volunteering time and serving students to ensure their academic growth and success. I am gratified when I see so many students achieve their goals and strive fore success.

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MATTHEW CAIN

BS, MA, Chemistry High School Teacher

Mr. Cain has a Bachelor's of Science in Genetics from CSU Long Beach and a Master's in Chemistry from Concordia. He has been an AP Chemistry Teacher for over 20 years at Westminster High School. He is also a  coach for Water Polo, Swim, and Surfing.