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Special Education

Megan MaydoleMegan Maydole (Department Head) moved to Sonoma County when she was 5 years old. She attended Tomales High School, then went to college at Sonoma State University where she majored in Political Science. Megan then returned to Sonoma State to complete her teaching credential. She has worked at LCMS, now CCLA, for 7 years in the department of Special Education. She has taught primarily math classes, but is now teaching Directed Studies classes. Outside of school Megan lives with her fiance, two dogs, and two cats on a ranch out in Bloomfield. She enjoys reading, watching TV/Movies, and hanging out with family and friends.

Email: | Extension: 23222

Barbara GayBarbara Gay earned an Associate of Arts degree at Santa Rosa Junior College after high school and then transferred to UC Davis and earned a Bachelor's of Arts in International Relations of the Third World. She went on to serve in the Peace Corps in a rural village in Guatemala and then moved to Guatemala City to lead a disaster response and rehabilitation program in response to a damaging hurricane. Barbara continued as a Disaster Response Specialist for 15 more years, working in several countries in East, West and Southern Africa, Central America, Cuba and the Caribbean region. Returning to the US seeking to settle down at "home", she earned a teaching credential in Spanish and another credential in Special Education, which she teaches currently. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing students "get it" after struggling to learn a particular skill. Barbara loves ballet, movies, reading, hiking and especially her three cats. Email: | Extension: 23214

Mark McLainMark McLain

Email: | Extension: 80863

Amy OuelletteAmy Ouellette was born and raised in Sonoma County, but has traveled to over 22 countries in four different continents. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and then received a full scholarship to University of California Davis. Her early teaching experiences included teaching English in Madagascar and running musical theater summer camps. This is her 4th year teaching in a formal academic setting. She enjoys music, theater, dance, hiking, kayaking, acro yoga, drinking lots of tea, and embracing the silly.  

Email: | Extension: 23270

Amy PattonAmy Patton is an East Coast native born in New York and raised in New Jersey. She received a B.A. in English Literature from Virginia Commonwealth University and soon after moved across the country to Northern California. For several years, Patton worked in the nonprofit and publishing fields. She received a masters degree in TESOL from California State University East Bay and taught as adjunct faculty at SRJC. While picking up extra work as a substitute teacher, Patton immediately found great meaning in working with students with disabilities. Following her heart, she returned to school to earn a teaching credential in Special Education. In addition to being a teacher at CCLA, Patton is also the parent of a seventh grader, who has attended CCLA since kindergarten. In her free time, Patton enjoys learning, gardening, rollerblading, walking, and most of all--spending time with her family, friends, and animals.

Email: | Extension: 23230

Kelly PrinceKelly Prince

Email: | Extension: 80884

Melissa ShainMelissa Shain was born in Santa Rosa, California, but grew up on an army base in Washington State. She moved back to Sonoma County at 10 years of age and has lived here since. She attended Rincon Valley Middle School and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. She attended college for several years at Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to California State University, Chico where she received her degree in Recreation Administration. Before becoming a teacher, Melissa worked for 20 years for Sonoma County Regional Parks as a Park Ranger Assistant, as well as Santa Rosa City Schools as a Yard Duty at Brook Hill Elementary. In 2019, she started her journey to become a teacher, first substitute teaching and then enrolling into the “Become a Teacher” Intern program at North Coast School of Education. Melissa has been working at LCMS, now CCLA for 2 years now working with both 7th and 8th graders, and is almost finished with her Intern Program to receive her teaching credential in the field of Special Education. In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family. 

Email: | Extension: 23220