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

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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

 

 
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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

 

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

 

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

 

 
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Jordan Swaim
1st year at CCS/6 years as a teacher – B.A., Bates College/M.A., Columbia University/Teaching Credential

 

 
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Lindsey Young
8 years at CCS/8 years as a teacher – B.A., USC/M.S., Bank Street College/Teaching Credential

 

 

SPECIALISTS

 
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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

 

 
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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

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

 

 
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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

 

 
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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

 

 
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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

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

 

 
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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

 

 
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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

 

 
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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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