Enrichment Teachers

Celeste Gaither

Celeste Gaither

Titles: Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director
Biography:

Mrs. Celeste Gaither teaches P.E. for grades 4-8 and is the Athletic Director. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose University. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and youth exercise specialist. She joined our staff after years of active parent involvement, including PTF president/treasurer, Scrip Coordinator, and Crab Feed co-chair. Her sons began attending CCS preschool in 2005. She is excited to share her love of health and fitness with the students.

Catherine Hickinbotham

Catherine Hickinbotham

Titles: Elementary Librarian, Junior High Librarian, Pre-K Librarian
Biography:

Mrs. Catherine Hickinbotham joined the CCS staff as our librarian in 2005. Previously, Mrs. Hickinbotham worked as a teacher's aide in our preschool and as a substitute teacher in the Elementary School. Mrs. Hickinbotham has a degree in Liberal Studies from San Jose State University. She has a love for children as well as the hope that the students of CCS will become independent, life-long readers. Both of her children attended CCS.

Rhonda Jose

Rhonda Jose

Titles: Elemntary Fine Arts Teacher, Junior High Fine Arts Teacher
Biography:

Mrs. Rhonda Jose began teaching at CCS in 1999 and brings an enthusiasm and sense of humor to our school and art education program. She graduated from California State University in Chico with a degree in Social Sciences. Both of her children are graduates of CCS. She continues to inspire and challenge her students, creating a dynamic and fun art education program for CCS.

Ivy Mbunda

Ivy Mbunda

Titles: Elementary Technology Teacher, Junior High Technology Teacher, Pre-K Computer Teacher
Biography:

Ms. Ivy Mbunda graduated from CSU East Bay with her bachelors in computer science. She previously worked as a coding instructor for students ages 6-17 teaching Minecraft, scratch, python, java and C++. Ms. Mbunda believes that technology is the future and early exposure and education in tech sets students up for success. In her free time she enjoys hiking and cycling. She is the oldest of three siblings. Her family is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

Maddie Rice

Maddie Rice

Titles: Band & Show Choir Director, Elementary and Pre-K Music Teacher
Biography:

Mrs. Maddie Rice graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2020. While in college, she taught private piano and voice lessons. After teaching general music education for a year in Sioux Falls, Maddie moved with her husband and two dogs to California to join Campbell Christian Schools. Mrs. Rice is passionate about music because it is a universal language that unites us all. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and reading.

Cheryl Ruby

Cheryl Ruby

Titles: Physical Education Teacher, Pre-K Physical Education
Biography:

Mrs. Cheryl Ruby teaches P.E. for grades K-3 and graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She has worked as a personal trainer, and has been teaching here at CCS since 1989. Her two children attended CCS. She is very excited about sports, kids and life.