Faculty and Staff

faculty and staff

STAFF 2016-2017
CCS treasures its staff – both new and old.

Neal Wrightson*, Head of School:  35 years at CCS/39 years as a teacher – B.A., Sonoma State College/M.A., Columbia University/Life Teaching Credential
 TEACHERS
Krystal Dillard:  5 years at CCS/13 years as a teacher – B.A., Howard University/M.A., Marymount University/Teaching Credential
Holly Lash*:  8 years at CCS/15 years as a teacher – B.F.A., Adelphi University/M.F.A., CalArts/M.A Candidate, Antioch University
Hillary Post:  1 year at CCS/5 years as a teacher – B.A., McGill University/M.A., Columbia University/Teaching Credential
Ruby Rodriguez: 4 years at CCS/5 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/Teaching Credential
Chrissy Schoellkopf: 1 year at CCS/3 years as a teacher – B.A., Pennsylvania State University/M.A., Antioch University/Teaching Credential
Lindsey Young:  8 years at CCS/8 years as a teacher – B.A., USC/M.S., Bank Street College/Teaching Credential
SPECIALISTS
Seth Drenner (Art/Print Shop):  11 years at CCS/15 years as a teacher – B.A., University of Northern Iowa/B.F.A., Art Center College of Design
Dalida Haytayan (Dance/Movement):  1 year at CCS/14 years as a teacher – B.A., Mimar Sinan University Conservatory (Istanbul)
Angela Lloyd (Storytelling):  7 years at CCS/32 years as a teacher – B.A., Rollins College/M.F.A., Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory
Juan Langarica (Physical Fitness): 3 years at CCS/1 year as a teacher – B.A. Candidate, Los Angeles Mission College
Aaron Williams (Music):  5 years at CCS/9 years as a teacher – B.A., Missouri Western State University/M.A. Candidate, CSULB/Orff III Certification, CSULA
ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Errick Clements*: 5 years at CCS/23 years as a teacher – B.A. Candidate, CSULA/B.A. Candidate, USC
Berlin Emerson: 1st year at CCS/2 years as a teacher – B.A. New England Culinary Institute/B.A. Candidate, Antioch University
Rafe Goodwell: 6 years at CCS/7 years as a teacher – B.A., UCSB/M.A. Candidate, Antioch University
Clay Hazelwood:  3 years at CCS/3 years as a teacher – B.F.A., CalArts/M.F.A., CalArts
Lynn Kuratomi*, Assistant Teacher for Educational Support: 13 years at CCS/12 years as a teacher/Para-educator Certification, LAVC
Cara Kinkel**: 7 years at CCS/16 years as a teacher – B.A., Columbia University/M.A. Candidate, Antioch University
Maronke Sims: 1st year at CCS/11 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/M.A. Candidate, CSULA
ADMINISTRATION
Andrea Blanco, Business Manager: 2 years at CCS – B.S., UC Riverside/M.B.A., Plymouth State University
Berta De Leon*, Administrative Assistant:  15 years at CCS
Carlos Garcia*, Maintenance/Security: 15 years at CCS – B.S., University of El Salvador
Brandi McPherson*, Curriculum Coordinator:  8 years at CCS/18 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/Teaching Credential
Heather McPherson*, Director of Advancement: 16 years at CCS – B.A., CSUN/Fundraising Certificate, UCLA
George Nersisyan, Director of the Children’s Arts Institute: 9 years at CCS – B.A., CSUN
 Helen Stevenson*, Assistant Head of School:  30 years at CCS
Olga Winbush*, Curriculum Consultant: 20 years at CCS/38 years as a teacher – B.A., UCLA/M.A., Pacific Oaks College/Ph.D., UCLA

* Alumni Parents
** CCS Alumnus

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