In progressive education, an informed and engaged community is key. CCS is lucky to have dedicated staff and faculty to guide children on their educational paths.

 
 
 

Neal Wrightson* (Head of School)
36 years at CCS/40 years as a teacher – B.A., Sonoma State College/M.A., Columbia University/California Teaching Credential (Lifetime)

 

TEACHERS

Cara Cornejo
2 years at CCS/9 years as a teacher – B.A., University of Michigan/M.A., NY University (Madrid)/M.A., Antioch University/Teaching Credential

Holly Lash* (Senior Lead Teacher)
10 years at CCS/16 years as a teacher – B.F.A., Adelphi University/M.F.A., CalArts/M.A. Candidate, Antioch University

Hillary Post
3 years at CCS/6 years as a teacher – B.A., McGill University/M.A., Columbia University/Teaching Credential

Ruby Rodriguez
5 years at CCS/6 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/Teaching Credential/M.A. Candidate, Antioch University

Jordan Swaim
1st year at CCS/6 years as a teacher – B.A., Bates College/M.A., Columbia 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 (Visual Art/Print Shop)
12 years at CCS/16 years as a teacher – B.A., University of Northern Iowa/B.F.A., Art Center College of Design

Dalida Haytayan (Dance/Movement)
2 years at CCS/15 years as a teacher – B.A., Mimar Sinan University Conservatory (Istanbul)

Angela Lloyd (Storytelling)
9 years at CCS/33 years as a teacher – B.A., Rollins College/M.F.A., Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory

Juan Langarica (Physical Fitness)
4 years at CCS/2 years as a teacher – B.A. Candidate, Los Angeles Mission College

Aaron Williams (Music)
6 years at CCS/10 years as a teacher – B.A., Missouri Western State University/M.A. Candidate, CSULB/Orff III Certification, CSULA

 

ASSISTANT TEACHERS

Errick Clements*
6 years at CCS/24 years as a teacher – B.A. Candidate, CSULA/B.A. Candidate, USC

Berlin Emerson
2 years at CCS/3 years as a teacher – B.A., New England Culinary Institute/B.A., Antioch University/Teaching Credential

Gabrielle Flam
1st year at CCS/4 years as a teacher – B.A., American University of Paris/ M.F.A., Emerson College/M.A., Antioch University/Teaching Credential

Clay Hazelwood
4 years at CCS/4 years as a teacher – B.F.A., CalArts/M.F.A., CalArts

Lynn Kuratomi* (Assistant Teacher for Educational Support)
14 years at CCS/15 years as a teacher – Child Development Associate Teacher Permit

Maronke Sims
2 years at CCS/12 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/M.A. Candidate, CSULA 

Brian Wright
1st year at CCS/5 years as a teacher – B.A., Columbia College-Hollywood/M.S., Roosevelt University

 

ADMINISTRATION

Andrea Blanco* (Business Manager)
3 years at CCS – B.S., UC Riverside/M.B.A., Plymouth State University

Berta De Leon* (Development and Operations Assistant)
16 years at CCS

Stephanie Del Barco (Curriculum Consultant)
9 years at CCS/11 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/M.A., CSUN/Teaching Credential

Carlos Garcia* (Maintenance/Security) 
16 years at CCS – B.S., University of El Salvador

Brandi McPherson* (Curriculum Coordinator)
10 years at CCS/19 years as a teacher – B.A., CSUN/Teaching Credential

Heather McPherson* (Director of Advancement)
17 years at CCS – B.A., CSUN/Fundraising Certificate, UCLA

George Nersisyan (Director of the Children’s Arts Institute)
10 years at CCS – B.A., CSUN

Stephanie Radicia* (Business and Development Assistant)
2 years at CCS – B.A., University of Nebraska Omaha

Helen Stevenson* (Assistant Head of School)
31 years at CCS

Olga Winbush* (Curriculum Consultant)
21 years at CCS/39 years as a teacher – B.A., UCLA/M.A., Pacific Oaks College/Ph.D., UCLA

* Alumni Parents

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination: Children’s Community School is an equal opportunity employer without unlawful discrimination in the selection of employees or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Head of School.

 
 
 

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