Cavalier Feature: New Faces

Ever see a new face on campus and wonder who they are (or maybe what their favorite breakfast is)? Wonder no longer!
Welcome to the CVC community, Frank, Julie, Robin, Steve, Annette, and Christy!

Frank Orique, High School Ag Mechanics TeacherFrank Orique
High School Ag Mechanics Teacher
Hometown: Hanford, California
Degree: Designated Subject Degree, Fresno Pacific; Animal Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Before CVC: I was teaching Ag. Mechanics and CTE courses at Laton High school for two years prior to coming to CVC.  
About CVC:  I am most looking forward to working with students that are not afraid to try, and  have the drive to set goals and accomplish them.
Ideal breakfast: Chicken-fried steak, eggs over easy, hash browns with a biscuit and gravy on the side.

Steve Hamlin
Elementary Principal
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR (lived there for 30 years and raised our three children there)Steve Hamlin, Elementary Principal
Degree: B.A., Music Education from Warner Pacific College; Master’s, Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Oregon State University; School Administration Certified, Lewis and Clark College
Before CVC: For the past two years I served as Pastor of Creative Arts at the Living Room Community Church in Kennewick, Washington. Prior to that, I was a school administrator of a middle school and elementary for 23 years.
About CVC: I am looking forward to building relationships with students staff and parents in a christian environment.
Ideal breakfast: Country-fried potatoes with onion and bell peppers, a homemade biscuit  smothered in white sausage gravy, a four-egg ham and cheese omelette with a side of bacon and a bowl of fresh melon, and freshly-squeezed orange juice and a delicious cup of hot coffee.

Christy Boyd, Part-time Middle School Science TeacherChristy Boyd
Part-time Middle School Science Teacher
Hometown: Tehachapi, CA
Degree: B.A. in Biology, Vanguard University; Master’s in Public Health, Tulane University; Teaching credentials from Cal State Bakersfield and UC Santa Cruz
Before CVC: The last 10 years I was on staff at Mountain Bible Church in Tehachapi as the director of youth ministry.  I also substituted and sometimes coached for the Tehachapi District.
About CVC: I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the dream team, the chance to see learners excited about science, fostering their continuance in science literacy, watching learners design robots with strategic purpose, and the expectation to challenge our learning in a biblical light.
Ideal breakfast: Coffee and anything with peanut butter.  Peanut butter smoothies, peanut butter on toast, peanut butter on apples or bananas, peanut butter warrior bars. Just peanut butter, but always with coffee.

Julie BajariJulie Bajari, Part-time CVC Scrip
Part-time CVC Scrip

Hometown: Pacific Grove, California
Degree:  Liberal Studies, CSU Monterey; Teaching Credential from Chapman University
Before CVC: Prior to Moving to Visalia, I taught in several Monterey Peninsula schools.
At CVC: I look forward to meeting and connecting with more families at CVC.
Ideal Breakfast: A good ol’ traditional pancake breakfast with lots of strawberries, whipped cream and brown sugar!

Robin Denney
Part-time High School Counselor Assistant
Hometown: Tulare, California
Before CVC: I’m a retired Air Force veteran. The last couple years, I tutored CVC teens and pre-teens).  I have also worked in the Elementary School office for a few years and High School Learning Resource Center for a few years, so you can tell I enjoy CVC and like variety! I am also the Tulare Wayside Nazarene Church secretary, which I love.
About CVC:
Ideal breakfast: Coffee. Love coffee and toast for breakfast.

Annette Rip, Part-time Elementary Resource TeacherAnnette Rip
Part-time Elementary Resource Teacher
Hometown: Visalia, California
Degree: B.A. in Elementary Education, with special education focus, Dordt College; Master’s in Reading/Language Arts, Fresno Pacific University
Before CVC: My favorite job has been and continues to be a mom to my boys. I have also taught 1st grade, 4th grade, K-8 resource, and graduate teacher education courses at Fresno Pacific.
About CVC:  I am so excited that I get to combine my love for God and my love of helping children grow in their learning–all into one place. I also look forward to being a part of the amazing staff we have here.
Ideal breakfast: Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, and lots of coffee!


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