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Jemmy Reuter

Mrs. Reuter holds a Master degree in Physician Assistant Studies, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.  She has coached our girls JV Basketball team.  She is now teaching 3rd grade.   By nature, she is a teacher and has enjoyed instructing at various capacities throughout her lifetime. jreuter@calvarydowney.org

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Ralph Valdez

Mr. Valdez has been with CCCS for nine years as part of our Daycare staff.   He is currently teaches, Elementary PE, , Music and Bible and assists with Administrative functions. He is blessed to have the opportunity to minister to the students. rvaldez@calvarydowney.org

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Sarah Naley

Mrs. Naley is an alumnus of our school and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis in Elementary School Settings.  She is teaching 6th grade. snaley@calvarydowney.org

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Andrew Hernandez

Andrew Hernandez is an alumnus of CCCS.  He holds a Music in Worship Bachelor of Science degree from Biola University, with an emphasis in Piano Performance.  At CCCS, he played in the Worship Band, the Marching/Pep Band and in the Jazz Band.  Andrew will be teaching Music classes. Andrew has been a worship leader for 8 years and has helped train young worship teams in the LA area.  He has taught private music lessons in piano, guitar, bass, drums and saxophone for over 10 years. In addition to overseeing the High school and Junior high worship teams,  he is the high school and junior high band director, and teaches the high school and junior high strings class. He also is teaching 6th grade Bible. ahernandez@calvarydowney.org

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Tiffany Mansour

Mrs. Mansour holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University in Fullerton.  She will be teaching students in the Elementary Learning Center. tmansour@calvarydowney.org

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Kate Gomez

Mrs. Gomez is in the process of completing her education in the teaching field.  In the past year, she has assisted our coaches and has also substituted in various grade levels at CCCS. She is one of our 6th grade teachers. kgomez@calvarydowney.org

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Marlene Paltza

Mrs. Marlene Paltza is the piano teacher for K-12 students. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Christian Education from Calvary Chapel University. She has had her own business teaching piano for over 25 years and has also taught Worship Keyboard at Calvary Chapel Bible College. Mrs. Paltza and her family have been attending Calvary Chapel Downey for about ten years and have traveled on missions trips with CCD to the Philippines, Spain, North and South Africa. Mrs. Paltza and her husband Randall have three grown children and five grandchildren. mpaltza@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Pam Ellis

Mrs. Ellis' passion is to help students achieve their full potential academically and spiritually. She has worked with children for over thirty years and it is her heart’s desire to teach children in the ways of the Lord through God’s word and prayer. Pam has experienced God’s healing hand in her own life and is part of the women’s prayer group. She is currently one of our 2nd grade teachers. pellis@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Kristie Elsasser

Kristie Elsasser  is a dedicated teacher that strives to help every student entrusted to her to achieve positive, spiritual, mental, and physical growth. Mrs. Elsasser desires to grow as a professional educator so that she will always be equipped to greatly impact her students in achieving Godly excellence. kelsasser@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Cindy Kemblowski

Mrs. Kemblowski attended Cerritos College where she earned an associate of arts degree. Mrs. Kemblowski enjoys teaching one of our 5th grade classes, and has had the pleasure of watching her students graduate since 2010. ckemblowski@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Christy Leonard

Mrs. Leonard has been coming to CCCS every school day for most of her lifetime. Not only is she part of the faculty now, but she also attended school here, just like her current students! Mrs. Leonard is credentialed through National University, and completed a decade of substitute teaching with the Downey Unified School District prior to answering the Lord’s call to Christian education and coming on board here at CCCS.  She currently teaches 5th grade. cleonard@calvarydowney.org

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Miss Elyssa Manacmul

Elyssa Manacmul is an alumnus of CCCS, attending from 7th grade through 12th grade. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her bachelor's of art degree in communication studies. She is currently attending Hope International University where she is working on earning her maters in education. She currently teaches 4th grade. emanacmul@calvarydowney.org

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Dr. Kate Rivas

Kate Rivas is excited to be working alongside our CCCS families. She has taught AP English, Honors English, and College Prep English. After earning her bachelor's of arts in child development, a master's of science in counseling, and a doctorate in education, Mrs. Rivas gained an impressive fourteen years of teaching experience with the Downey Unified School District. She currently teaches 4th grade. krivas@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Gabrielle Valdez

Mrs. Valdez has a bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology. She has taught History, Geography and Health at different schools s well as English as a Second language in a foreign country. She is currently teaching 1st grade. Her biggest joy is to see her students grow in Jesus as well as academically. gvaldez@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Andrea Vallejos

Andrea came to CCCS in 1987 where she began her career as a half-day kindergarten teacher and coached all the girls after school sports for 5th through 8th grades.  Before coming to CCCS, Andrea earned an associate of arts degree from East Los Angeles College as well as a second associates degree from Christ For The Nations Institute.  While working full time at CCCS, Andrea earned her bachelors degree in Theology from Living Word Bible College. Andrea served in the missions field as a Missionary teacher for two years, prior to coming to CCCS.  In 1999,  Andrea was asked to join the high school staff and she stepped in to fill the need for a Spanish teacher and was asked to coach Cross Country and Track & Field as well.  Currently, Andrea teaches Physical Education for all grade levels, K-12 and remains Head Coach of the high school Cross Country and Track & Field teams , Andrea has been certified as a coach by USATF.

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Mrs. Mary Valuet

Mrs. Valuet holds a bachelor of arts degree in education and has taught in Christian schools for more than thirty years.  She currently teaches one of our 2nd grade classes. In addition, she leads worship on Wednesdays for elementary chapel. mvaluet@calvarydowney.org

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Ms. Deborah Velasco

Mrs. Velasco earned her bachelor of arts degree from California State University Long Beach.  Mrs. Velasco is currently the master teacher for grades kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. She also works closely the preschool to ensure a seamless transition from preschool to kindergarten at CCCS. dvelasco@calvarydowney.org

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Mrs. Lisa Vukovich

Lisa Vukovich has received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In 2001, Lisa began ministering at CCCS as a substitute teacher. Since then, she has gone on to teach full time in pre-K, 2nd grade, and is currently teaching 3rd grade. In addition to teaching, she also serves in a leadership roll as the master teacher for 3rd and 4th grade. Mrs. Vukovich adores her students and enjoys training them academically and spiritually in the ways of the Lord. lvukovich@calvarydowney.org

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Ms. Marla Webb

Marla Webb earned an early childhood education certificate and an associate of arts in liberal arts/general studies at Cerritos College. She earned a bachelor's of science in human development, her teaching credential, and a master's in education from Hope International University. She also earned her Clear Credential in 2013. She has taught various grade levels at CCCS. She is currently one of our Kindergarten teachers. With two grown children, she enjoys spending time with them in various ministries, and helping out where needed at Calvary Chapel Downey. mwebb@calvarydowney.org

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