Berean Faculty and Staff

Our caring staff members make themselves available to help support student learning both during the regular school day and during Friday School sessions. The years of experience our teachers bring to the classroom is a testament to the excellent instruction your child receives in every classroom at Berean. We are excited to introduce our faculty and staff to you and encourage you to contact them with questions or concerns.

Administration

Lisa Metz
Principal
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"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
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Jim Fogarty
Director
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"The greatest obstacle to true learning is the inability to say 'I don't know.'" -Marty Rubin
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Beverly Enriquez
Special Education & Federal Program Director
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"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Brian Shack
Dean of Scholars
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"Success is not only achieved through what you know but what you help others learn."
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Alexis Castillo
Registrar
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"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." -Lao Tzu
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Cynthia Foreman
Office Assistant
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"Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Theresa
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Libby Fournier
Office Manager/Finance
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"The lessons we learn are forthcoming every day. What we take from them is up to us." -Libby Fournier
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Elementary Staff

Teresa Amaro
Paraprofessional: Kindergarten
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Angel Haring
Paraprofessional: Kindergarten
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"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Maya Angelou
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Priscilla Vega
Kindergarten Mentor
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"The 3 C's of life: Choice, Chance, Change. You have to make the choice to take the chance to see the change!" -Unattributed
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Jasmine Do'Padre
1st Grade Mentor
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"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." -Philippians 4:13, Holy Bible
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Rebecca Freitag
1st Grade Mentor
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"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
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Carmen Sanchez
Paraprofessional: 1st Grade
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Lisa Souza
Paraprofessional: 1st Grade
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“Patience is a Virtue.”
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Susan Lowe
2nd Grade Mentor
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"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." - Dr. Seuss
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Malinia Karreim
2nd Grade Mentor
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"The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them." -Michelle Obama
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Patricia Ortega
Paraprofessional: 2nd Grade
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Ramona Sanchez
Paraprofessional: 2nd Grade
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Luz Moreno
3rd Grade Mentor
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"Always try...never give up." -Unattributed
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Angie Ramirez
3rd Grade Aide
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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love." -Ephesians 4:2, Holy Bible
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Maria Freaner
4th Grade Mentor
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"Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." -Deep Roy
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Sabrina Villiarreal
5th Grade Mentor
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Ginger Duffy
6th Grade Mentor
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Valerie Stuppi
Art Mentor
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Ivonne Amaya
Elementary SPED Mentor
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"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle
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Norma Criado
Physical Education Mentor
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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? PSALM 27:1
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Middle School

Abdullah Qadir
Science Mentor
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"Mise en Place (Put everything in its place)."
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Rob Biron
History Mentor
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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson
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Tristan Lohr
Math Mentor
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Eleanor Proano
English Mentor
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"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" -Dr. Suess
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High School Staff

John Condra
Math Mentor
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Gus Jr. Enriquez
English Mentor
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"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Ernest Hemmingway
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Alfredo Franca
Physical Education Mentor
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"It ain't easy being cheesy." -Chester Cheetah
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Ray Jones
AV Technology
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Jeannine Parle
Art Mentor
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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." -Pablo Picasso
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Cecilia Rubsamen
History Mentor
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"A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory." -Pete Zamperini
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Guy Rubsamen
Science Mentor
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Socorro Rubsamen
Spanish Mentor
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Megan Sneary
Theatre Mentor
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"I know it seems hard sometimes...but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up... and handle it." -Tupac Shakur
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Vicky Taylor
Technology Mentor
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt
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Support Staff

Delia Bermudez
Paraprofessional: SPED
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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
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Alicia Dolifka
SPED Mentor
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"You will face many defeats in Life, But never let yourself" -Maya Angelou
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Maria Estrada
Paraprofessional: SPED
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A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind & touches a heart.
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Livana Gross
Character Counts/Behavior Specialist
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I will be teaching Character Counts this year and will be the behavioral health specialist. I have been called to teach in many different ways and I am excited to shape children's minds and hearts with all the staff at Berean Academy. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all". -Aristotle
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Vicky Haro
SPED Mentor
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"Put your head down and work hard. Never wait for things to happen, make them happen for yourself through hard graft and not giving up" -Gordon Ramsay
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Heather Hernandez
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"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away" -Steve Agyei
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Mayeisha Howard
Paraprofessional: SPED
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"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." -Pablo Picasso
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Maribel Kile
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Karen Klein
Occupational Therapy
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Mary Leslie
SPED Mentor
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"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin (A. A. Milne)
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Trevor Lohr
Online Mentor
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Shalisa Wilridge
ALEKS Mentor
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"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas Edison
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Kitchen and Maintenance Staff

Heather Hunt
Kitchen Staff
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Gus Morales
Maintenance Staff
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Sabrina Power
Kitchen Staff
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Gloria Rinkines
Kitchen Staff
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