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Ms. Cynthia Cox, Administrative Assistant, Elementary School

 
  • Associate of Arts (Business Administration), College of the Siskiyous, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & Legal Studies), California State University, Chico, 2000
  • Professional background in business management
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2007



Mr. Rick Nelson, Principal, Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Multiple Subjects), Pacific Union College, 1987
  • Master of Arts (Elementary Education), Pacific Union College, 1988
  • California Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Professional Certificate North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Experience as principal and teacher at the junior high and early high school levels since 1988
  • Has led here at Chico Oaks since July of 2000


Mrs. JoAnn Moon, Teacher (Kindergarten)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education), Weimar College, 1988
  • California Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Professional Certificate, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Experience teaching kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades since 1988
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 1988



Mrs. Cheryl Miceli, Teacher (Grades 1 & 2)

 
  • Bachelor of Science (Multiple Subjects), Pacific Union College, 1983
  • Master of Science (Curriculum and Instruction), California State University, Bakersfield, 1988
  • California Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Professional Certificate, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Experience teaching primary grades since 1983
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2003


Mrs. Leslie Bartsch, Teacher (Grades 3 & 4)
 
  • Bachelor of Science (History and Political Science), La Sierra University, 1995
  • California Elementary and Secondary (History and Government) Teacher Credentials
  • Professional Certificate North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Experience teaching middle grades since 1998
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2006

Mr. Caleb Rasmussen, Teacher (Grades 5 & 6, 7 & 8 English)
 
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), Pacific Union College, 2008
  • Master of Education, Pacific Union College, 2012
  • California Elementary and Secondary (English) Teacher Credentials
  • Professional certificate, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2009



Mr. Arthur Borges, Teacher (Music, Grades 7 & 8)
 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music Education), Pacific Union College, 2013
  • Basic Certificate, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist
  • Experience teaching band since 2011
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2013






Mrs. Lori Phillips, Teacher (Art)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communications), California State University, Chico, 1980
  • California Elementary and Secondary (Art) Teaching Credential
  • Experience teaching visual arts since 2008
  • Joined Chico Oaks as art teacher in 2010






Mrs. Maria Mora, Teacher Aide
  • Majored in Sociology, California State University, Chico, 1984-1987
  • Professional background in retail sales
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2008








Mr. Jesse Mora, Janitor and Light Maintenance
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mechanical Engineering) California State University, Chico, 1989
  • Professional background in retail sales and sewing machine repair
  • Volunteer Math tutor at Chico Oaks since 2009
  • Joined Chico Oaks in 2013