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Leslie Bartsch

Leslie Bartsch

Position: Principal
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: lbartsch@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Credential (elementary and secondary: history, government, English, religion, French), California state, current
Teaching Certificate, Professional (elementary education) North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Field: History and political science
College Where Earned: La Sierra University
Year Earned: 1995

Biography

Leslie has been teaching since 1998 and joined Chico Oaks in 2006. In her rare moments of spare time she enjoys travelling, reading and family.



Jason Eyer

Jason Eyer

Position: Vice Principal, Athletic Director (grades 6-12)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: jeyer@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Standard (physical education, mathematics, religion), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Physical Education
College Where Earned: Pacific Union College
Year Earned: 1997

Biography

Jason has been teaching since 1997. He enjoys being on the golf course, snow skiing and spending time with his family.



JoAnn Moon

JoAnn Moon

Position: Teacher (kindergarten)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: jmoon@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Credential (elementary), California State, current
Teaching Certificate, Professional (kindergarten, elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Field: Education
College Where Earned: Weimar College
Year Earned: 1988

Biography

JoAnn joined Chico Oaks in 1988 and has been teaching here ever since, except for the years her children were born and were preschool age. She fills her free time with hiking, camping, reading and being with family.



Cheryl Miceli

Cheryl Miceli

Position: Teacher (grade 1)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: cmiceli@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Credential (elementary), California State, current
Teaching Certificate, Professional (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Master of Science
Major Field: Curriculum and Instruction
College Where Earned: California State University, Bakersfield
Year Earned: 1988

Biography

Cheryl has years of experience teaching primary grades and has been with us at Chico Oaks since 2003. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and their three sons.



Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Position: Teacher (grade 2)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: jjensen@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Professional (kindergarten, elementary education, secondary: history, religion), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Master of Education
Major Field: Curriculum and Instruction
College Where Earned: Walla Walla College
Year Earned: 1992

Biography

Julie has taught kindergarten, second, fourth and fifth grades, as well as junior high English and language arts. She enjoys eating healthy food, good chocolate, almost all outdoor activities, sleeping, traveling and reading.



Karen Yin

Karen Yin

Position: Teacher (grades 3 & 4)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: kyin@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Credential, Preliminary (multiple subject), California State, current
Teaching Certificate, Basic (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Liberal Studies (elementary education)
College Where Earned: Pacific Union College
Year Earned: 2018

Biography

Karen started her teaching career right here at Chico Oaks in 2018. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends.



Kent Wuestefeld

Kent Wuestefeld

Position: Teacher (grade 5)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: kwuestefeld@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Credential (multiple subject), California State, current
Teaching Certificate, Professional (elementary education, secondary: agriculture, computer science, industrial technology), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Education
College Where Earned: Pacific Union College
Year Earned: 1996

Biography

Kent has experience teaching grades five through seven. His main interests are nature, animals and music. He loves to sing and play guitar.



Kari Logan

Kari Logan

Position: Teacher (grade 6)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: klogan@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Basic (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Education and Spanish
College Where Earned: Andrews University
Year Earned: 2018

Biography

Kari joined Chico Oaks as her first teaching job in 2018. She likes walking her dog, antiquing and reading in her spare time.



Kimberly Baumbach

Kimberly Baumbach

Position: Teacher (grade 7)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: kbaumbach@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Standard (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Elementary Education and Psychology
College Where Earned: Atlantic Union College
Year Earned: 2000

Biography

Kimberly has taught in a variety of classroom combinations and for all grades one through eight. She enjoys hiking and backpacking with her family and friends.



Jasmine Lauderdale

Jasmine Lauderdale

Position: Teacher (grade 7)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: jlauderdale@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Conditional (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Education Studies
College Where Earned: Grand Canyon University
Year Earned: 2019

Biography

Jasmine's own middle school experiences have influenced her desire to teach junior high students. Having grown up in Santa Barbara, she was excited to move back to California with her family in 2012 after 20 years in the Pacific Northwest.



David Vixie

David Vixie

Position: Teacher (grade 8)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: dvixie@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Professional (elementary education), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Master of Science
Major Field: Curriculum Development and Instruction
College Where Earned: Walla Walla College
Year Earned: 1983

Biography

Dave has been teaching at Paradise Adventist Academy since 1986. He enjoys his wife, hiking, backpacking, mule riding and packing, traveling, farming, teaching, photography, videography, gardening, playing the guitar, and singing.



Arthur Borges

Arthur Borges

Position: Teacher (music)
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: aborges@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Teaching Certificate, Professional (music, computer science), NAD, current

Education

Highest Degree: Masters of Music
Major Field: Music Education
College Where Earned: University of West Georgia
Year Earned: 2018

Biography

Arthur joined Chico Oaks in 2013. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and move to the United States as a young child. He is passionate about education and music and teaching in a Christian school.



Lori Phillips

Lori Phillips

Position: Teacher (art)
Phone: 530-342-5043

Certifications

Teaching Credential (multiple subjects), California State, current

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Field: Visual Communications
College Where Earned: California State University, Chico
Year Earned: 1980

Biography

Lori began teaching art at Chico Oaks in 2010, with prior experience as a fine arts specialist for Chico Unified School District.



Cynthia Cox

Cynthia Cox

Position: Office Manager
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: ccox@chicooaks.org

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major Field: Political Science and Legal Studies
College Where Earned: California State University, Chico
Year Earned: 2000

Biography

Cynthia joined Chico Oaks in 2007. She fills her free time with birding, gardening, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.



Joelle Chinnock

Joelle Chinnock

Position: Office Assistant
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: jchinnock@chicooaks.org

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Nutrition and Food Science
College Where Earned: California State University, Chico
Year Earned: 2003

Biography

Joelle has been a homeschooling mom to her four children for several years. She enjoys nutrition, exercise, hiking, backpacking, cooking and spending time with friends and family.



Amy Griffin

Amy Griffin

Position: Treasurer
Phone: 530-342-5043
Email: agriffin@chicooaks.org

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), current

Education

Highest Degree: Masters in Taxation
College Where Earned: Bentley College
Year Earned: 1995

Biography

Amy has been our school treasurer since 2008 while also teaching full time as an accounting instructor at CSU, Chico.



Catalina Cameron

Catalina Cameron

Position: After School Care Coordinator, Teacher Aide
Phone: 530-342-5043

Biography

Catalina joined Chico Oaks in 2017.



Jesse Mora

Jesse Mora

Position: Teacher Aide, Custodian
Phone: 530-342-5043

Education

Highest Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major Field: Mechanical Engineering
College Where Earned: California State University, Chico
Year Earned: 1989

Biography

Jesse joined Chico Oaks in 2013. In addition to keeping our school clean and in good repair, he is available to tutor students in math.



Maria Mora

Maria Mora

Position: Teacher Aide
Phone: 530-342-5043

Biography

Maria started volunteering at Chico Oaks in 2006 and joined as a Teacher Aide in 2010. Her spare time is spent continuing to love and take care of children.



Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw

Position: Teacher Aide
Phone: 530-342-5043

Biography

Jennifer has worked as a Teacher Aide at Paradise Adventist Academy since 2010, and was the After School Care Coordinator there since 2017. She loves to ride horses, give horseback riding and swimming lessons.



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