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.

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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)





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





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)


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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





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


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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


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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





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


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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


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