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Rainbow AshtonRainbow Ashton (Department Head / Art) has been teaching middle school art since 2005. She has taught at 5 middle schools and 2 High schools in Santa Rosa and Fairfield CA. Rainbow was raised in Santa Rosa and graduated from Brook Hill Elementary, Slater Junior High and Montgomery High school. After graduating high school she attended the University of Miami in Florida, then returned home to attend Sonoma state and SRJC. She studied Art with the sole intention of teaching middle school. Mrs. Ashton has also coached track for 7 years. If you were wondering, Rainbow is her birth name. Even she thinks it ironic she became an Art teacher.

Email: | Extension: 23232

Travis Asis (Long Term Sub for Spanish & Leadership)

Email: | Extension: 23260

David FioreDavid Fiore (Computers / AVID) was 24 when he started his teaching career in the Central Valley in 2008.  He thanks his mentor teachers for helping him along the way but quickly points to his students as playing a significant role in molding him into the educator and person he is today.  David was born in Berkeley, California, but grew up in Stockton. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from California State University of Fresno in 2007.  He went on to earn a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Technological Integration from Concordia University Irvine.  He has always taught middle-school, and appreciates this age group as students are not only impressionable, but can also appreciate his dry humor and outdated idioms.  His “dad jokes” are also on the rise.  Outside of the classroom, David enjoys spending time with his family, dabbles in home improvement (much to his wife’s dismay), plays golf and appreciates the beautiful outdoors Sonoma County has to offer.   

Email: | Extension: 23268

Tanisha GoudieTanisha Goudie (AVID) was born and raised in Sonoma County. She attended the Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Sonoma State, where she earned her Bachelor of Art in English. After college, She joined AmeriCorps working in local elementary schools. There, she realized her passion for Education and returned to Sonoma State for her teaching credential. While student teaching, she was placed at a middle school and fell in love with this wacky age group.  Tanisha loves reading, sleeping, and spending time with her four younger siblings in that order.

Email: | Extension: 23267

Erick GuzmanErick Guzman (Ethnic Studies) is a first-generation American born and raised in East LA. His parents are working-class immigrants from El Salvador who fled a civil war. They always emphasized the importance of an education and a strong work ethic. Guzman's mother worked as a domestic servant and his father as a truck driver. Although they never obtained a higher education, they always expected him to do so. Guzman remember how difficult middle school was growing up and sees how it continues to be difficult today. He was fortunate enough to graduate from UCLA with a degree in political science and history. Guzman also obtained a teaching credential in social science and masters in history from CSULA. He has nine years of work experience as a teacher and has served as an educator the majority of his life. Guzman will be a role model at CCLA and offer our youth guidance whenever necessary. 

Email: | Extension: 23213

Zachary HasbanyZachary Hasbany (Drama & Video Production)

Email: | Extension: 23256

IItzel Negretetzel Negrete (Spanish) was born in Lower Lake, California. She currently still lives in Lower Lake, but lived in Michoacan, Mexico for some years during her childhood. Negrete graduated from Sonoma State University in May of 2021, with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a minor in Business Administration. She is currently still a student there. During her free time she enjoys baking, traveling, drawing, and most of all, spending time with her family, and her two dogs.

Email: | Extension: 23260

Kyle ThompsonKyle Thompson (Band) has been a member of the Santa Rosa community of music for over 25 years. He sang in the choral ensembles at Santa Rosa High School under the direction of Dan Earl and Dr. Paul Head, played cello in the Santa Rosa Junior Symphony under the direction of Eugene Shepherd (who also taught at Lawrence Cook Middle School), and then went on to receive his A.A. degree in music at SRJC under the direction of Dr. Curtis Sprenger. He received his B.A. at CSU Chico and just finished completing his Masters Degree at Sonoma State University. Mr. Thompson is excited about building a strong music program at CCLA, believes in music as a powerful force that can connect all people together, and has loved working with students in southwest Santa Rosa all of his teaching life. 

In 2010, Mr. Thompson was given the honor of being the Elsie Allen High School Educator of the Year, was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award in 2009 and 2013, and received the Music Director of the Year for 2015 from the Northern California Band and Choir Director's Association.  He also received the March 2019 Teacher of the Month from the Sonoma County Office of Education. Outside of teaching, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, disc golf, woodcarving, and making music. 

Email: | Extension: 23240