Crystal Rienick

Crystal Rienick grew up in San Diego, California. Inspired by the passion, energy and commitment to students by both her fourth and a fifth grade teachers, Crystal decided early in her life that she wanted  to become a teacher. She clearly remembers how each of these teachers had a considerable passion about teaching and convinced […]

Michele Lamons

Michele Lamons grew up in the East San Francisco Bay Area and attended CSU, Sacramento, where she earned her BA in English and her Masters Degree in English Literature and Composition.  She got her Single Subject Teaching Credential from CSU, East Bay in Hayward, California. Michele also had the opportunity to study English Literature abroad […]

Carmen Garvis

Carmen Garvis was born in Puerto Rico and attended college at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst where she majored in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Immediately following her college graduation, Carmen began her professional career at Westinghouse in Baltimore, Maryland as an associate engineer doing financial planning for offshore operations and conducting market analysis […]

Melissa Berry

Melissa grew up and attended High School at South Lake Tahoe High School. Following her high school graduation, she attended Sacramento State University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Communication and Broadcast News. Melissa pursued and earned her Masters Degree in Psychology at Chapman University and while working on her Masters Degree, Melissa began […]

Vivian Moutafian

Vivian grew up in California and went to school high school in San Jose. While in high school, Vivian tutored students living in east San Jose and learned she really enjoyed and was successful helping her peers learn. She discovered that she she had the ability to explain difficult material clearly and in a manner […]

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