Administration and Staff

Jeremy Hoff, Head of School

Jeremy Hoff

Head of School

Jeremy Hoff is the baby of four children, raised in Lancaster, CA. He had the benefit of a high school science-teaching father and a high school English literature-teaching mother. Jeremy’s college career took him to Cal State Northridge, where he completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Along the way, he waited tables at a nearby restaurant and was invited to Hillcrest Christian Church by a pretty coworker. It was there that Pastor Bruce Cramer took Jeremy under his wing and poured into him… and after making a decision to follow Christ, Jeremy asked that pretty girl – Lesley – to be his wife.

Not long after their vows, Jeremy joined Lesley on staff at Shepherd of the Hills Church – now Shepherd Church. While on staff, Jeremy loved using technology to innovate and amplify the great ministry that was already happening at Shepherd. He attended Bible School, earning his M.A. of Organizational Leadership from Hope International University, and was tasked with Pastoral duties.

His role at Shepherd evolved to become Executive Director of Administration as part of the leadership team, and served the many support ministries: the online campus, audio, video, lighting, broadcast, finance, information systems, communications, facilities, stewardship, and was part of the hiring team.

Thinking they were unable to have biological children of their own, Jeremy and Lesley followed a path to understanding adoption. By the grace of God, three bio children were born in the years following, however the idea of adoption had already taken hold…. Shepherd hosted a series titled “Every Child Should Have a Home” and their eyes were opened to the world of foster care. About a year later their fourth child was brought home from the hospital at three days old, and within about 15 months was adopted and forever became part of the Hoff family.

After 20 amazing years at Shepherd, Jeremy accepted the call to Heritage on a full-time basis as Head of School.

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Marilyn Jones, Preschool and Elementary Principal

Marilyn Jones

Preschool and Elementary Principal

Having been raised in a Christian home by God-fearing parents and a grandmother, Ms. Jones had the Word of God planted deep into her heart as a child. Summers were for traveling to various church camp-meetings all over the United States meeting many people and enjoying those early relationships. She was raised and lived in the San Fernando Valley most of her life.

Ms. Jones attended Pierce College, Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA and graduated from California State University Northridge. While going to school, Ms. Jones worked as an officer of a bank, and traveled from branch to branch serving as an operations manager. When an opportunity arose, she attended nursing school to obtain a LVN license and worked as a nurse in a doctor’s office.

As a life-long learner and loving education, she worked as a substitute teacher for the Newhall School District and later joined the faculty at Heritage as a fifth grade teacher. During those 18 years, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. Ms. Jones has three sons, two of whom are married. All have followed Ms. Jones in her love for learning and have several Master’s Degrees among them, an MBA, and are in management.

It has been her privilege to spend the last three years working with the elementary principals as an assistant principal. It has been her honor to be appointed Principal of the Elementary/Preschool where her goal is to serve the Lord in education developing and preparing our young people for a life serving Him.

Margaret Miller, Preschool Director

Margaret Miller

Preschool Director

Margaret has been married for 20 years and has two children that attend Heritage Christian School.

Early Childhood Education has been her calling for over 23 years. She started out as a teacher’s aid the summer before her senior year of high school.

Once in college, she earned her AS Degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition, she has been a co-teacher, lead teacher, Assistant Director and Site Supervisor before Directing a preschool in Newbury Park. After eight years of commuting, God opened the door at Heritage Christian Preschool North Campus, where she has served for 7 years.

We are so excited to have Margaret work at HCS! Early Education is her passion and she looks forward to partnering with families in the Christian Education of their precious little ones.


Allen Marin Aquino
Student Supervision
aaquino@heritage-schools.org


Cassie Augur
Teacher's Assistant
caugur@heritage-schools.org


Joshua Augur
Elementary PE Teacher
jaugur@heritage-schools.org


David Augur
Transportation
daugur@heritage-schools.org


Alexis Avila
Preschool Teacher
aavila@heritage-schools.org


Freya Bailey
4th Grade Teacher
fbailey@heritage-schools.org


Julie Bock
Activities Assistant
jbock@heritage-schools.org


Lynn Bowker
Controller
lbowker@heritage-schools.org


Joanne Breen
SPED Department, Educational Therapist
jbreen@heritage-schools.org


Kimberly Brown
5th Grade
kbrown@heritage-schools.org


Miguel Camarena
Facilities Assistant Supervisor


Teri Cardenas
SPED Department, Educational Therapist
tcardenas@heritage-schools.org


Kirsten Caro
3rd Grade Teacher
kcaro@heritage-schools.org


Saray Caruso
4th Grade Teacher
scaruso@heritage-schools.org


Kathy Casillas
Assistant Principal
kcasillas@heritage-schools.org


Cassandra Cerda
2nd Grade Teacher
ccerda@heritage-schools.org


Jane Chang
Elementary Teacher
jchang@heritage-schools.org


Emma Clancy
Student Supervision
eclancy@heritage-schools.org


Jeanne Clancy
Kindergarten Teacher
jclancy@heritage-schools.org


Sherry Crowell
Director of the Academic Support Center, SPED Department, Educational Therapist
scrowell@heritage-schools.org


Ashley Cuellar
Student Supervision
acuellar@heritage-schools.org


Kathleen Dudley
Preschool Teacher's Aide
kdudley@heritage-schools.org


Pamela Fassnacht
Preschool Teacher
pfassnacht@heritage-schools.org


Elizabath Flores
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
eflores@heritage-schools.org


Jasmine Galvez
Preschool Teacher
jgalvez@heritage-schools.org


Lee Yeong Heng
2nd Grade Teacher
lheng@heritage-schools.org


Michele Hernandez
Preschool Administrative Assistant
mhernandez@heritage-schools.org


Ernesto Herrera
Facilities Staff
eherrera@heritage-schools.org


Wendy Hidalgo
Receptionist
whidalgo@heritage-schools.org


Jane Hightower
Elementary Accompanist
jhightower@heritage-schools.org


Kristen Hoback
3rd Grade Teacher
khoback@heritage-schools.org


Jeremy Hoff
Head of School


Ella Hoff
Student Supervision
ehoff@heritage-schools.org


Kasey Hurst
5th Grade Teacher
khurst@heritage-schools.org


Sandy Hurst
Preschool Teacher's Assistant
shurst@heritage-schools.org


Wyatt Hurst
Student Supervision
whurst@heritage-schools.org


Stacey Ippoliti
SPED Department, Search & Teach Therapist
sippoliti@heritage-schools.org


Marilyn Jones
Preschool and Elementary Principal
mjones@heritage-schools.org


Karen Lee
Elementary Choir, Elementary Music, Middle School Choir, High School Choir, Performing Arts Department Chair
klee@heritage-schools.org


Terrie Lee
Student Supervision
tlee@heritage-schools.org


Jason Leverton
Facilities Director
jleverton@heritage-schools.org


Carianne Long
1st Grade Teacher, Middle School Cheer Coach
clong@heritage-schools.org


Nadine Longacre
SPED Department, Search & Teach Therapist
nlongacre@heritage-schools.org


Denise M. Lydy-Johnson
3rd Grade Teacher
dlydyjohnson@heritage-schools.org


Kaelie Mercado
1st Grade Teacher
kmercado@heritage-schools.org


Mike Metzler
Bus Driver, Elementary Band Teacher
mmetzler@heritage-schools.org


Janet M. Metzler
Business Office Assistant
jmetzler@heritage-schools.org


Margaret Miller
Preschool Director
mmiller@heritage-schools.org


Wanty Moore
Student Supervision Staff/Student Store
wmoore@heritage-schools.org


Angel Nagatsuka
Kindergarten Teacher
anagatsuka@heritage-schools.org


Armando C. Nunez II
Business Office Assistant


Beth Orozco
Student Supervision
eorozco@heritage-schools.org


Johanna Pak
Kindergarten Teacher
jpak@heritage-schools.org


Tammy Payne
Administrative Assistant
tpayne@heritage-schools.org


Vanessa Pulido
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
vpulido@heritage-schools.org


Jennifer Rice
SPED Department, Search & Teach Therapist
jenniferrice@heritage-schools.org


Stephanie Robledo
Preschool Teacher
srobledo@heritage-schools.org


Daziah Rodriguez
Student Supervision
drodriguez@heritage-schools.org


Cindy Rosenfeld
Activities Director, Fundraising and Special Events
crosenfeld@heritage-schools.org


Marissa Salas
1st Grade Teacher
msalas@heritage-schools.org


Nick Saldivia
TK-2nd Grade PE
nsaldivia@heritage-schools.org


Jorge Samaniego
Band
jsamaniego@heritage-schools.org


Amber Samora
Student Supervision
asamora@heritage-schools.org


Sandra Samora
Student Supervision Director
ssamora@heritage-schools.org


Joccelyn Strauss
Student Supervision
jstrauss@heritage-schools.org


Emily Supronowski
Elementary Music
esupronowski@heritage-schools.org


Lois Sweis
Preschool Teacher's Aide
lsweis@heritage-schools.org


Paul Tait
Admissions Director, High School Boys' Basketball, Marketing
ptait@heritage-schools.org


Sarah Thomas
Kindergarten Teacher
sthomas@heritage-schools.org


Evelyn Tolle
Administrative Assistant
etolle@heritage-schools.org


Manuel Valadez
Facilities


Megan Walling
2nd Grade Teacher
mwalling@heritage-schools.org

Heritage Christian School

South Campus

Dr. Esther Choi

High School Principal

Dr. Esther Choi truly believes that education is a privilege and a life-long journey.  She hopes to help raise a generation of victorious leaders and faithful followers of Jesus Christ through discipleship, academic rigor, and innovative enrichments that will equip our students for the new era. As a passionate educator and through her influential leadership, Heritage Christian High School strives to impart academic knowledge, instill a healthy work ethic, and guide students to become critical thinkers and resilient problem-solvers as life-long followers of Jesus Christ. She desires to provide a safe environment for students to freely IMAGINE, INQUIRE, INVENT, and INSPIRE through the lenses of the Biblical Worldview.

Dr. Esther Choi was born and raised in a loving Christian family. She has actively served at her church ever since she was a child. A praise leader, keyboardist, Elementary & Youth Bible teacher, and later as a Children’s Ministry Director. She is now married to a United Methodist Pastor. Together they have two high school children who attend HCS South Campus.

Dr. Esther Choi majored in Psychology and minored in Teaching at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Southern California (USC), she also obtained her California Multiple Subject Credential with BCLAD certification that same year.  She has also completed all required units for Director of Early Childhood Education at World Mission University (WMU). Dr. Choi received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University (APU) with a published multiple case study on The Voices of the Stakeholders: The Culture of Growing Private TK-12 Christian Schools. Living up to her own philosophy as a life-long learner, she is currently working on educational journal article publications with other authors and serves on the accreditation visiting team for ASC/WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges), impacting other educators and educational organizations for excellence beyond the boundaries of the San Fernando Valley.

Cindy Marston, Middle School Principal

Cindy Marston

Middle School Principal

Cindy Marston was raised in a Christian home in the San Gabriel Valley, the middle of three children. She grew up attending church and was active in many kids and youth ministries. It was in her 6th grade Sunday School class that she met her now husband, Brian. They were best friends all through middle and high school and drew closer in their early college years at CSUN. Married in 1995, they have three children.

Cindy did not love science or math in high school but came to love it in community college and then at CSUN. Her academic life revolved around ecology field trips, lab animals and insects, and her favorite, the microbiology lab where she worked to pay her way through school. She graduated  Cum Laude with a degree in Environmental Biology. After that, she continued her CSUN journey where she received her biological sciences teaching credential. 

Cindy’s first teaching experience was at a local valley high school for LAUSD, teaching various levels of biology, integrated science, health, and algebra 1. This was a dream job full of learning, hard challenges, and amazing students. Choosing to leave there to spend more time with her growing family, she found a job at a K-12 grade charter independent study/homeschool program where she worked for 19 years as an Education Facilitator. God used this long-term job covering all areas within education to challenge and prepare her for the next step. 

Sensing God’s calling for a change, Cindy arrived at Heritage Christian School in 2021 to serve as the Middle School Principal. She loves her students, the staff, the administration, and everything about Heritage! This is an amazing place to work,  and she views this as the educational ministry God has prepared and called her to serve in. 


Kate Alfaro
High School Science
kalfaro@heritage-schools.org


Cori Alton
Academic Support Teacher
calton@heritage-schools.org


Jaime Banuelos
Facilities


Filiberto Banuelos
Assistant Facilities Director


Ani Barmaksezian
Spanish
abarmaksezian@heritage-schools.org


Melissa Berg
SPED Department, Educational Therapist
mberg@heritage-schools.org


Fred Blattner
AP Computer Science, Coding
fblattner@heritage-schools.org


Nikki Bousquette
SPED Department, Educational Therapist
nbousquette@heritage-schools.org


Shawn Denise Bristol
Business Office Assistant
sbristol@heritage-schools.org


Patrick Carmichael
High School Bible
pcarmichael@heritage-schools.org


Margaret Chen
Music Accompanist
mchen@heritage-schools.org


Kat Childs-Muller
Middle School Dance, High School Dance, Middle School Drama, High School Drama
kmuller@heritage-schools.org


Dr. Esther Choi
High School Principal


Daniel Cracium
ASB Advisor, Campus Pastor
dcracium@heritage-schools.org


Sherry Crowell
Director of the Academic Support Center, SPED Department, Educational Therapist
scrowell@heritage-schools.org


Catherine Delvaux
Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1AB, Mathematics Department Chair
cdelvaux@heritage-schools.org


Debbie Dilzer
Librarian
ddilzer@heritage-schools.org


Michelle Dueck
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, High School Math
mdueck@heritage-schools.org


Trey Fernald
Journalism
tfernald@heritage-schools.org


Ryan Fobel
Government, World History, AP World History
rfobel@heritage-schools.org


Taylor Gavin
Middle School Student Council Advisor, Middle School Science, Science Department Chair
tgavin@heritage-schools.org


David Gloria
Athletic Trainer, Biology, Sports Medicine
dgloria@heritage-schools.org


Lucianne Gutermuth
AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, High School English, English Department Chair
lgutermuth@heritage-schools.org


Devina Halpert
Girls' Athletics Assistant
dhalpert@heritage-schools.org


Charles Hampton
Government & Economics, World History, Social Science Department Chair
champton@heritage-schools.org


Greg Hart
High School Cross Country, High School Bible
ghart@heritage-schools.org


Nikki Henderson
Admissions/Registrar
nhenderson@heritage-schools.org


Alejandra Hermosillo
Middle School English and Social Studies
ahermosillo@heritage-schools.org


Eny Herrera
Spanish 2, Spanish 3
eherrera@heritage-schools.org


Karlee Hitchcock
Middle School Bible
khitchcock@heritage-schools.org


Jeremy Hoff
Head of School


Jason Horn
Ceramics, Robotics, Woodshop
jhorn@heritage-schools.org


Josiah Horner
High School English
jhorner@heritage-schools.org


Brent Huff
High School Football
bhuff@heritage-schools.org


Adam Jacobs
7th Grade Bible
ajacobs@heritage-schools.org


Denise Johnson
High School Science, Middle School Science
djohnson@heritage-schools.org


Terry Johnson
High School PE, High School Track & Field, Middle School PE, PE Department Chair
tjohnson@heritage-schools.org


Mike Johnson
Director of Boys' Athletics
mjohnson@heritage-schools.org


Grace Julian
6th Grade Bible
gjulian@heritage-schools.org


Irene Kendrick
College Counselor
ikendrick@heritage-schools.org


Rebecca Kendrick
Director of Girls' Athletics, Marketing
rkendrick@heritage-schools.org


Laura Kollmorgen
Chemistry, AP Bio, AP Physics
lkollmorgen@heritage-schools.org


JC Lara
Security
jlara@heritage-schools.org


Karen Lee
Elementary Choir, Elementary Music, Middle School Choir, High School Choir, Performing Arts Department Chair
klee@heritage-schools.org


Amalia Lejbowicz
Librarian, Substitute Teacher
alejbowicz@heritage-schools.org


Jason Leverton
Facilities Director
jleverton@heritage-schools.org


Julie Leverton
Middle School History, Middle School Science
julieleverton@heritage-schools.org


Shannon Linsey
Administrative Assistant
slinsey@heritage-schools.org


Pam Marquez
High School PE, Middle School PE
pmarquez@heritage-schools.org


Cindy Marston
Middle School Principal
cmarston@heritage-schools.org


Jose Martinez
Facilities


Lisa Martucci
High School English, Middle School English
lmartucci@heritage-schools.org


Robert Miner
AP US History, Personal Finance, High School Social Studies
rminer@heritage-schools.org


Kayla Monick
Boys' Athletics Assistant
kmonick@heritage-schools.org


Dane Myers
8th Grade Bible
dmyers@heritage-schools.org


Anthony Nagatsuka
Computer Science
anthonynagatsuka@heritage-schools.org


Carrie Neckien
Health Office, Safety
cneckien@heritage-schools.org


Eliza Nesheim
Middle School Science
enesheim@heritage-schools.org


Sharon Park
Pre-Algebra, 7th Grade Science
spark@heritage-schools.org


Cynthia Peterson
Assistant Principal of Academics, SPED Department, Educational Therapist
cpeterson@heritage-schools.org


Leslie Petit
Administrative Assistant
lpetit@heritage-schools.org


Peggy Pratts
Director of College Counseling
ppratts@heritage-schools.org


April Rice
SPED Department, Educational Therapist
arice@heritage-schools.org


Jose Roman
Facilities


Soraya Rondon
Administrative Assistant
srondon@heritage-schools.org


Jorge Samaniego
Band
jsamaniego@heritage-schools.org


Kristin Sass
SPED Department, Educational Therapist, ESL
ksass@heritage-schools.org


Natalia Simmons
French, Yearbook/Journalism, International Student Coordinator
nsimmons@heritage-schools.org


Ashley Stafford
Middle School English
astafford@heritage-schools.org


Philip Struyk
High School Bible, Bible Department Chair
pstruyk@heritage-schools.org


Paul Tait
Admissions Director, High School Boys' Basketball, Marketing
ptait@heritage-schools.org


Sandra Villanueva
SPED Department, Academic Coaching, Student Supervision
svillanueva@heritage-schools.org


David Williamson
Academy Coordinator, Curriculum Advisor
dwilliamson@heritage-schools.org

Heritage Christian School

West Campus

Dolores English, Preschool Director

Dolores English

Preschool Director

Dolores is blessed to say that she has been in Christian Education all her life. Growing up Ms. English attended Christian schools and worked in Christian Education for over 30 years. Prior to arriving at Heritage, she taught at a preschool in the San Fernando Valley for a number of years followed by 25 years of teaching in the lower elementary level on the North Campus.

Ms. English received her Child Development Certificate from Los Angeles Mission College, graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Human Development, and received a Masters’ Degree in Education through National University as well as completed the course work for a California Teaching Credential.

Dolores and her daughter attend and have been members of Shepherd Church for 25 years. She is thankful for the desire God has placed on her heart for young lives and their academic, developmental, and spiritual growth. She believes it is never too early to make an impact for God’s Kingdom.


Melissa Banks
Teacher
mbanks@heritage-schools.org


Alaina Blake
Preschool Administrative Assistant
ablake@heritage-schools.org


Kimberly Brooks
Teacher
kbrooks@heritage-schools.org


Kathy Casillas
Assistant Principal
kcasillas@heritage-schools.org


Dolores English
Director
denglish@heritage-schools.org


Jeremy Hoff
Head of School


Marilyn Jones
Preschool and Elementary Principal
mjones@heritage-schools.org


Nicole Khamsse
Teacher
nkhamsse@heritage-schools.org


Rebecca Kolberg
Teacher's Aide
rkolberg@heritage-schools.org


Jason Leverton
Facilities Director
jleverton@heritage-schools.org


Rosa Martinez
Teachers Aide
rmartinez@heritage-schools.org


Anjula Newton
Preschool Teacher
anewton@heritage-schools.org


Deborah Nicholas
Preschool Teacher
dnicholas@heritage-schools.org


Taylor Pena
Teacher's Aide
tpena@heritage-schools.org


Kathryn Torres
Teacher
ktorres@heritage-schools.org


Manuel Valadez
Facilities


Stephanie Villalpando
Teacher
svillalpando@heritage-schools.org