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Mrs. Mayie Advincula

Mrs. Advincula received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and her Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of the Philippines. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Hope International University. She is currently working on her Single Subject Credential and plans to pursue an Administrative Credential as well.  This school year, she is teaching 7th and 9th grade World History. madvincula@calvarydowney.org

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Aracely Mendoza

Mrs. Mendoza is the Culinary Arts teacher for our Junior High and High School students.  She has served our school as a substitute teacher for the last 7 years.  During the past 2 years, she has budgeted, planned, and prepared meals for 100 people when taking our students on mission trips to the orphanage 3-4 times a year.  She is excited to teach our students how to prepare meals and learn about the food industry.  Mrs. Mendoza is also a business owner and uses her experience to teach the students valuable lessons.  Most importantly, she loves the Lord and strives to encourage the students to seek Him in everything they do. amendoza@calvarydowney.org

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Antoinette Duran

Mrs. Duran earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Biblical & Theological Studies from Biola University as well as a Master of Arts degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University.  Mrs. Duran is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership from Grand Canyon University.  Mrs. Duran teaches 8th grade History, 11th grade U.S. History, and ECP History where students receive dual credit for high school and college.  In addition to teaching, Mrs. Duran is our High School Varsity Cheering Coach. aduran@calvarydowney.org

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Michelle Branch

Mrs. Branch holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies/Education Studies from California State University in Long Beach.  Mrs. Branch teaches Pre-Algebra, and Junior High Fundamentals.  Besides teaching, her other passion is sports.  Mrs. Branch also coaches High School cross country, girls soccer, and track and field. mbranch@calvarydowney.org

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Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez is an alumnus of CCCS, graduating in the class of 2006.  During his time at Calvary, he wrestled for the school and later volunteered as an assistant coach after High School graduation. Mr. Lopez earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.  He has taught History, Math, and Science for the Junior High School, as well as Algebra II for the High School.  Mr. Lopez currently teaches Algebra I and Physics, and is also the head wrestling coach for both the High School team and Junior High program. dlopez@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 has been a worship leader for many 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 director for the Elementary Band and JH/HS Band and teaches the contemporary piano/guitar class as well. ahernandez@calvarydowney.org

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Dr. Kristi Young-Goodner

Dr. Young-Goodner grew up here at CCCS, attending from kindergarten through her senior year. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Biola University. Dr. Young-Goodner came to our faculty as the Director of Choral Activities in the 04/05 school year, while completing her Master’s in Education at Biola. Dr. Young-Goodner holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. In addition, she has a California teaching credential and is a member of WASC. Dr. Young-Goodner oversees our vocal music program and is a Master Teacher for Biola University and CCCS. She is also an adjunct faculty for Hope University. kyoung@calvarydowney.org

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Adrian Reynaga

This will be Mr. Reynaga's 3rd year at CCCS.  He has worked in the Athletic Department as a head and assistant coach in multiple sports and grade levels.  This school year, Mr. Reynaga will be teaching Physical Education as well as Wood Shop.  He has a background in Vocational Education and is very excited and eager to continue using the gifts the Lord has given him. rreynaga@calvarydowney.org

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Susanna Jacobs

Miss Jacobs  holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education from California State University in Dominguez Hills. She is currently studying for her Master's Degree in Education and teaching credentials.  Ms. Jacobs teaches 7th and 12th grade English.  We are excited to partake from her love for English and Literature and to have her back as an Alumnus. sjacobs@calvarydowney.org

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Nellie Campos

Mrs. Campos is blessed to have the opportunity to serve at CCCS.  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from UC Irvine and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Los Angeles.  Mrs. Campos has had teaching experience in both public and Christian school settings throughout her career.  She has taught multiple subjects including Math, Science, and History.  Mrs. Campos is excited to to be teaching Junior High Earth Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. ncampos@calvarydowney.org

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Marlene Paltza

Mrs. Marlene Paltza is the piano teacher for elementary, junior high and high school 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 taught worship keyboard at Calvary Chapel Bible College and has had her own business teaching piano for over 25 years. Mrs. Paltza and her family have been attending Calvary Chapel Downey for over ten years and have traveled on missions trips to the Philippines, Spain, Eastern Europe, North and South Africa. mpaltza@calvarydowney.org

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Nicole Borg

Nicole Borg earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from California State University in Fullerton. Ms. Borg teaches  Algebra II and Pre-Calculus.  She’s excited to minister to our students. nborg@calvarydowney.org

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Sheila Rodriguez

Sheila Rodriguez earned a Bachelors Degree in Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting as well as a Masters of Fine Art from Long Beach State University.  She has shown her work at several galleries and museums across the U.S. including the Museum of Latin American Art and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.  Mrs. Rodriguez is excited to be teaching AP Art, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Jr. High Art and 8th Grade English this year. srodriguez@calvarydowney.org

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Mr. Patrick Chadwell

Mr. Chadwell earned an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from National Education Center in Commerce, CA.  He and his family have been attending CCD for almost two decades, where he has served in various ministries.  Mr. Chadwell is currently the overseer of the "Christian Essentials" ministry and has also taught new believers for 16 years.  He and his wife also serve in the "One Accord" marriage ministry.  Mr. Chadwell was a professional in the security industry for over 20 years before coming to CCCS in 2013, where he has served for 4 years as a JH/HS teacher, including boys Physical Education, JH World and U.S. History, Wood Shop, and Culinary Arts.  Mr. Chadwell currently teaches in the Bible Department for both JH and HS, and leads the "Chosen Generation" JH boys' discipleship group.  He has also served as the head coach of the HS boys' basketball program, and assistant coach for the HS boys' baseball program. pchadwell@calvarydowney.org

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Miss Patty Fidanza

Miss Fidanza has been teaching drama for Junior High and High School at CCCS for almost two decades. She joined the faculty after hearing an announcement in the bulletin and being prompted by friends that this was the job for her! Miss Fidanza enjoys being with the students, working on plays and watching the shy ones blossom, while watching the drama team work together to glorify God. Miss Fidanza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, with a Minor in Sociology. pfidanza@calvarydowney.org

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Tim Osterhoudt

Tim Osterhoudt earned a Master's of Engineering Degree in Process Engineering from California State University at Pomona. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University at Long Beach. He serves CCCS  as a High School teacher in various subjects. Mr. Osterhoudt currently teaches Chemistry, AP Chemistry, ECP Calculus and AP Physics at the High School level. tosterhoudt@calvarydowney.org

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Michelle Perkins

Michelle Perkins attended CCCS for Junior High and High School; she played volleyball and basketball, as well as competed in shot put and high jump in track & field.  Miss Perkins then went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Mathematics, along with her Multiple-Subject and Single-Subject Teaching Credentials. Currently, Miss Perkins is teaching Geometry and Physical Science.  She has also coached volleyball at CCCS since 2002 and continues to coach the Junior High girls’ volleyball team.

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