Adriana Guandique, a San Francisco native raised in Daly City, is a graduate of SF State with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, specializing in Technical Lighting. Her dynamic career has encompassed teaching coding and stop-motion animation workshops at various museums and camps. She briefly ventured into the Oakland Unified School District, assuming roles as a substitute teacher and classroom instructor. Guandique is now eager to tackle new challenges in her role at CCLA.
Wendy Barron was born and raised in Santa Rosa. She started working at CCLA in 2016 and before taking on her current position she was the Student Engagement Coordinator. With over 15 years of experience in accounting, working in the Business Office is a perfect fit. Ms. Barron has 3 daughters, her oldest daughter attended CCLA K-8 and was a part of CCLA's first graduating class and her other two are currently attending CCLA. Ms. Barron loves being part of the CCLA community and enjoys working with all the students and their families.
Fun Fact: Ms. Barron enjoys baking and spending time with her family.
Family Engagement Facilitator
Silvia Morales was born and raised in Santa Rosa. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Sociology and has two children at CCLA who also love the school culture. Morales enjoys helping families and working love alongside children of all ages. Her free time is spent with my family, road trips and learning new hobbies. She is honored to be part of this amazing community.
Terri Smith has been working for SRCS with students of many ages for 32 years. She is an Alumni of Lawrence Cook Middle School and has lived in Santa Rosa all of her life. Smith has 2 grown children and a grandson. Her passion and hobby is hiking. She has hiked many wonderful mountain trails in Sonoma County and has seen a lot of wild animals and beautiful wildflowers.
Technology Site Technician
Michael Banuelos was born and raised in Windsor, Ca. He graduated from Windsor High School in 2012 where he then entered the technology field to gain 9 years experience and has been working for SRCS since January of 2022. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, two dogs and likes traveling and hiking
Iris Calderon was born and raised in Sonoma County. She has worked for SRCS since 2015 in roles including instructional assistant, childcare, and currently a library technician. She has also worked as a crisis counselor for at-risk youth at Social Advocates for Youth (SAY). Calderon attended Santa Rosa Junior College, where she received her AA in Early Childhood Education, and is currently attending Sonoma State University to obtain her BA in Early Childhood Studies. Our families and students are part of what she enjoys about working at our school.
Dennis Clark was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City/Antioch ca. He graduated from Antioch High then attended Los Medanos JC before Joining the U.S. Navy in 1993 serving eight years including three West Pacs on the USS ACADIA and USS OGDEN. Clark then went to North Island for shore duty as a purchasing agent for the air base. Prior to coming to SRCS Clark was a Sheet Metal Worker for local 104. He obtained AC specialist and refrigeration certifications and went on to work 10 years as a job foreman managing various sites. Clark met his wife in Santa Rosa and transitioned to become Head Custodian for 9 years at SRFACS. Working in a school environment and wanting to work with children in a different capacity led Clark to CCLA as a Restorative Response Specialist. In his personal time he love to spend it with my family and teach/practice karate at the Finley Center.
Marlene Jimenez was born and raised in Sonoma County. She attended Sonoma State University before becoming a mother to two wonderful boys. Jimenez was a parent volunteer at CCLA for 5 years, where she fell in love with the dual immersion school. In 2019, Jimenez became a Bilingual Instructional Assistant for the TK classroom. As the COVID pandemic hit, she transitioned to distance learning serving students from all grade levels. She most recently worked to support English learners, before becoming the Student Engagement Activity Worker. Jimenez loves being able to connect with students by creating fun activities that they can participate in.
Zeru Tesfay is originally from Eritrea. He moved to Santa Rosa in 2005 and started working for SRCS in 2008. Tesfay has three boys and loves spending time with his family and friends on the weekend.
Mercedes Vasquez was born and raised in Santa Rosa and currently resides in Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School and went on to Santa Rosa Junior College to receive an AA in Sociology. In 2015, she transferred to California State University, Northridge located in Southern California to earn a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Before becoming a Restorative Specialist at CCLA, she worked at Santa Rosa Middle School. Connecting and supporting as well as developing relationships with the students is important to her because it strengthens the school community. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, running out on trails, boating, traveling, going to football games, and being spontaneous.
Nancy Castillo was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Humboldt State University, now known as Cal Poly Humboldt, with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in School Psychology. Castillo began her career in education during her undergrad years where she worked for the CAL-SOAP organization through the Humboldt County Office of Education providing support and promoting higher education for middle and high school students. Through her work she hopes to create a safe space and provide support for students of all backgrounds in any way that she can. Castillo enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and loved ones.
Alison O'Herlihy was born in San Francisco, California. She attended Sonoma State University where she received her BSN and the University of San Francisco for my MSN CNL. She has been a nurse for the last 17 years practicing in the hospital with a focus on the heart, cardiac, stroke and education. O'Herlihy is a fourth generation San Franciscan and has lived in Sonoma County since 1989. She is enjoying becoming part of the educational community with a focus on health in school.
Eduardo Oseguera was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. He started his work as an educator after graduating from Fresno State in 2010. He went on to pursue his masters in School Counseling and graduated in 2017 from Sacramento State University. Oseguera has been an elementary school counselor since he graduated from Sac State, and previously worked at Steele Lane Elementary. He's a very passionate counselor that loves to teach social-emotional lessons in the classroom and enjoys focusing on prevention. His creativeness and advocacy for mental health is something that he will bring into his counseling work. Outside of school, Oseguera enjoys his love for hiking, advocacy work, volunteering, reading, dancing, video editing, and listening to music.
8th Grade Counselor
Ofelia Reynoso was born and raised in Fairfield, Ca. She received her bachelor's in psychology from Sonoma State, and in May, received her master's and credentials from the University of San Francisco. Fun facts about Ofelia - she enjoys the beach and going out dancing, and is excited and looking forward to working for the CCLA community.
¡Que tengamos un excelente año escolar!
Climate & Culture TOSA
Amy Scribner was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a teaching credential from Sonoma State. Scribner started her teaching career as a Social Studies teacher but has also taught English and ELD at schools across the Bay Area. To continue her own education, Scribner has earned a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Santa Clara University and completed the Administrative Credential Program through Sonoma State. Scribner is a devoted imperfectionist who loves to have adventures, create and spend time with her family.
Fun Facts: Scribner's visited over 20 countries on 6 continents, is an avid skier, and firmly believe that a day isn’t complete without just a little chocolate.
Danielle Ullyott is an Irish immigrant that speaks Spanish and is very excited about being at CCLA, a Spanish-immersion school with students from so many different cultures! She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology at Bloomsburg University, before earning her Master’s in Communication Disorders at CSULB. She lived and worked as an SLP in Southern California in public schools and as a clinic supervisor at CSULB, before moving to SRCS. Ullyott loves to teach kids to talk, spending time with her family, traveling, and while cooking is fun, she loves eating out: no dishes! She was an Irish dancer for 30 years and now does CrossFit to stay healthy and happy. Ullyott likes to read, knit, draw, play games in speech therapy and at home, and dream big. She is always working on improving her listening skills and learning new languages.