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Read through our teaching staff profiles here. Click on a name to expand the profile and learn more about our teachers. 

Information available on this page: Early Education, Elementary, Secondary, Specialists, and Coaches.


Early Education Department

Fremont Christian Early Education Department offers a comprehensive early childhood program from Toddler through Kindergarten-entry with high quality early educators with a curriculum and philosophic framework that is play- and research-based, integrating Developmentally Appropriate Practice within a Christian Worldview.

The following requirements are fulfilled by each Early Education teacher: 
  • All FCS Early Educators  are finger printed, have background clearance, CPR/ First Aid certification, and are fully qualified teachers with educational backgrounds that exceed the minimum state requirements.
  • All FCS Early Educators have degrees that include AA, BA, BS, and MS in fields that include Early Childhood Development, Child Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Teacher Education.
  • All FCS Early Educators  have received training from The Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CA-CSEFEL) from a certified Mental Health Consultant from WestEd and implement Teaching Pyramid Practices. You can learn more at Teaching Pyramid.
  • All FCS Early Educators have taken courses in Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, Child, Family, and Community, and three additional units in any Early Childhood Education (ECE).
  • All FCS Early Educators  are Christian Educators according to John 3:16.

Classrooms offered: Toddler, Thankful Tigers (P1), Zealous Zebras (P2), Prayerful Pandas (P3), Obedient Owls (P4), Loving Lambs (P5), Loving Ladybugs (P6), Beautiful Butterflies (P7), Faithful Frongs (P8), and Transitional Kindergarten.

Early Education Teaching Staff

  • Ayme Aguirre

    Master Teacher - Preschool
  • Carli Rotolo

    Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Cindy Lewis

    Master Teacher - Junior Kindergarten
  • Deanna Davi

    Teacher - Preschool
  • Janelle Zaragoza

    Teacher - Young Preschool
  • JoAnn Highsmith

    Master Teacher - Toddler
  • Kaley Hill

    Master Teacher - Preschool
  • Karen Eaton

    Master Teacher - Preschool
  • Kathy Huang

    Master Teacher - Preschool
  • Kiana Resendez

    Teacher - Toddler
  • Kori Schroeder

    Master Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Lanetta Odum

    Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Leilani Ferreira

    Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Mahiba Manesh

    Teacher - Junior Kindergarten
  • Marcela Villacorta

    Associate Teacher - Transitional Kindergarten & Preschool
  • May Raboca

    Master Teacher - Transitional Kindergarten
  • Megan Smith

    Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Nathaniel Jimenez

    Teacher - Preschool
  • Tina Nguyen

    Master Teacher - Junior Kindergarten
  • Yehee Shin

    Master Teacher - Young Preschool
  • Yvette Thompson

    Master Teacher - Young Preschool

Elementary

Teachers (with the exception of performance teachers: music, art, PE, world languages) receive on-going professional development with Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design). This research-based model supports instruction across areas that are rich in content and high level vocabulary, promotes higher level learning and metacognition, encourages gradual release of responsibility, and embodies 21st century learning. GLAD is a powerful instructional model that sets high standards and high expectations for all students and fosters student engagement and learning with understanding across content areas. It is based on brain research, best instructional practices, and “Backwards Design” (Wiggins & McTighe). All elementary teachers provide regular classroom newsletters which include both pictures and text to introduce parents to GLAD strategies at work in the classroom.

Read the Curriculum Overview for a full picture of what our teachers do. 

Elementary Teaching Staff

  • Abigail Cunningham

    Grade 04
  • Ann-Marie Root

    Grade 02
  • Babylyn Cristobal

    Kindergarten
  • Carolyn Young

    Grade 01
  • Douglas Lee

    Grade 03
  • Esther So

    Grade 05
  • Hye In Kang

    Kindergarten
  • Jane Hodges

    Grade 01
  • Julie Catancio

    Grade 05
  • Karen Gurske

    Grade 03
  • Kirsten Wong

    Grade 04
  • Rebecca Fraass

    Grade 02 Class of 2008

Secondary 

Teachers (with the exception of performance teachers: music, art, PE, world languages) receive on-going professional development with Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design). This research-based model supports instruction across areas that are rich in content and high level vocabulary, promotes higher level learning and metacognition, encourages gradual release of responsibility, and embodies 21st century learning. GLAD is a powerful instructional model that sets high standards and high expectations for all students and fosters student engagement and learning with understanding across content areas. It is based on brain research, best instructional practices, and “Backwards Design” (Wiggins & McTighe).

The GLAD model emphasizes solving one’s problems, respecting others, and making good choices. Students are expected to explain their thinking (prove it!) and be metacognitive learners. “Metacognition refers to people’s abilities to predict their performances on various tasks and to monitor their current levels of mastery and understanding” (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 2000). Metacognitive learners are able to think about their own learning: Does this make sense? How am I doing? What am I doing well? What can I do better?

Read the Curriculum Overview for a full picture of what our teachers do. 

Secondary Teaching Staff

  • Amy Werkheiser

    Bible
  • Andrew Kollen

    History & Economics
  • Carissa Johnson

    English
  • Caroline Jeyadoss

    Chemistry
  • Cassia Sollitt

    English & Health
  • Darryl Guzman

    Fine Arts
  • David Stockman

    Spanish
  • Denise Lum

    Math
  • Frances Lin

    Bible
  • Jaime Garcia

    Math
  • Jason Perenon

    History
  • Jennifer Petty

    English
  • Julie Garcia

    Art & English
  • Katelyn Banuelos

    English
  • Letitia Martinez-Chinn

    Biology
  • Lynne Sparling

    Art
  • Marsha Hoyt

    Bible, Science, & Math
  • Maya Mathews

    Computer
  • Melanie Williams

    Math
  • Nick Liston

    Economics & Social Studies
  • Raymond Meyer

    Bible
  • Sarah Drake

    Bible, English, & Social Studies
  • Shawn Handran

    Statistics
  • Silvia Suchec

    Science
  • Terry Gregory

    Garden Science & Physical Education

Specialists

Here at FCS, our specialists support programs and teachers to create an environment where students can explore a variety of opportunities. 

Specialists

  • Beth Douglas

    Educational Technology Specialist
  • Chris Gomez

    Physical Education
  • Christy Hitson

    Music
  • Thomas Banuelos

    Band Director

Coaches 

The head coach is responsible for overseeing all aspects of developing a successful program. This includes developing team and individual player skills, promoting sportsmanship, building individual player and team morale, creating unity, and fostering an education-based culture where the safety, development, and growth of our student-athletes is of utmost priority.

The assistant coach is responsible for assisting the head coach in all aspects of developing a successful program.  This includes developing team and individual player skills, promoting sportsmanship, building individual player and team morale, creating unity, and fostering an education-based culture where the safety, development, and growth of our student-athletes is of utmost priority.

2018-2019 Coaches

  • Abraham Tarectecan

    Basketball & Volleyball
  • Alma Rankin

    Volleyball
  • Bernice Du

    Basketball
  • Brandon Chamberlain

    Baseball
  • Brent Way

    Tennis
  • Bryan Silva

    Soccer
  • Carissa Johnson

    Softball
  • Chris Gomez

    Baseball & Basketball
  • David Dang

    Soccer
  • Drew Edgerly

    Basketball
  • Emily Bean

    Volleyball
  • Fernando Villegas

    Soccer
  • Hank Pedersen

    Cross Country
  • Jimmy Fu

    Volleyball
  • Nick Liston

    Soccer
  • Oscar Valle

    Basketball
  • Phil Woodman

    Baseball
  • Silvia Suchec

    Softball
  • Terry Gregory

    Cross Country & Track and Field

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