VPS Faculty & Staff

The VPS faculty and staff have only your child’s best interest at heart. These highly educated individuals love to teach and are prepared to be mentors you can trust. 

Administration

John Black
Head of School
Bethany College, BS
University of New Orleans, MA
California Coast University, Ed.D
Year Appointed: 2015
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Derrick Schutz
Assistant Head of School
Cal Poly Pomona, BA
Argosy University, MEd
Year Appointed: 2003
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Karen Johnson
Director of Admissions
Miami University, BS
University of Southern California, MBA
University of Redlands, Teaching Credential
Year Appointed: 2009
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Rueben Morales
Janitorial & Maintenance
Crafton Hills CC, AA
Year Appointed: 2014
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Lyndsay Hidy
Office Manager
Crafton Hills CC, AA
Year Appointed: 2017
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Carrie Willis
Director of Technology
Villanova University, BA
Azusa Pacific University, MA
Year Appointed: 2001
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Elementary Teachers

Tammy Schmidt
Preschool
Ashford University, BA
Year Appointed: 1997
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Michelle Comerford
Kindergarten
CalState San Bernardino, Masters in Education & Language, 2006
University of Redlands, Bachelor of Science in Business, 2000
Year Appointed: 2021
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Leah Loranty
1st Grade
Cal State San Bernardino, BA
University of Redlands, Credential
Year Appointed: 2013
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Suzie Heaton
2nd Grade
Chapman University, BA
Year Appointed: 2014
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Tiffany Scafide
3rd Grade
University of Redlands, BA
University of Redlands, MA
Year Appointed: 2005
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Linda Hidey
4th Grade
West Chester University, BS
West Chester University, MS
Year Appointed: 1993
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Melanie Whitenack
5th Grade
University of the Pacific, BA
Year Appointed: 2017
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Middle School Teachers

Heather Auger
Middle School English
Year Appointed: 2020
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Tamara Baze
Middle School Math
Azusa Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts in Math, 2009
Year Appointed: 2021
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Derrick Schutz
Social Studies
Cal Poly Pomona, BA
Argosy University, MEd
Year Appointed: 2003
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Emily Bertrand
Middle School Science
California State Polytechnic University, Bachelors in Zoology, 2015
Year Appointed: 2021
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Specialists

Danielle Beaver
French
Seattle Pacific University, BA
Seattle Pacific University, Teaching Credential
Year Appointed: 2020
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Mary Bolanos
Library
Valley Community College, AA
Year Appointed: 2008
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Lori Breckley
PE
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 1984 Kinesiology
Certified Personal Trainer, 1982
Certified Optimum Performance Trainer (OPT), 1993
Year Appointed: 2013
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JoAnne Curry
Art
Santa Monica College, AA
Year Appointed: 1997
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Ana Gonzalez
Spanish
Crafton Hills Community College, AA, Interpreter Certification
Year Appointed: 2014
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Sandy Romo
Reading Specialist
Ramapo College, BA
Centenary College, Teacher Certification
Year Appointed: 2016
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Kira Wegner
Music
California Baptist University, Masters in Educational Leadership, 2016
University of Redlands, Bachelor of Arts in Music
Year Appointed: 2021
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Carrie Willis
Director of Technology
Villanova University, BA
Azusa Pacific University, MA
Year Appointed: 2001
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Instructional Aides

Lauren Dye
PK Aide
Mt. San Jacinto College, AA
Year Appointed: 2017
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Doris Or
Prekindergarten Aide
Crafton Hills Community College, AA
Year Appointed: 2016
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Janette Rodriquez
Preschool Aide
San Jacinto College, AA
Year Appointed: 2015
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