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Enrichment Teachers

Sunny Ahrens

Sunny Ahrens

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

Mrs. Sunny Ahrens began her teaching tenure at Campbell Christian School in 2004. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree specializing in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Mrs. Ahrens is a seasoned veteran with experience teaching vocal and instrumental ensembles for pre-K through eighth grade. We are very excited about the musical background and expertise she brings to CCS.

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.

Matthew Kost

Matthew Kost

Titles: K-2 Music teacher, Junior High teacher
Biography:
Mr. Matthew Kost graduated from California Baptist University in 2015 with a Bachelors in Music Education. Throughout his time at CBU, he was a part of seven different ensembles as a vocalist, saxophonist and sound technician. His emphasis of study includes: elementary music education, band and chorus. After graduating, he worked as a music educator for Rhythm and Moves Inc. As an educator, he hopes for his students to excel in all areas of life. Matthew wants each student to come into the classroom with a wonder and curiosity to learn, no matter the subject. Matthew has been married to his wife, Linda, a fellow teacher, since 2015. When he is not traveling with his wife, you can find him cooking in the kitchen or practicing on the golf course.

Vanessa Long

Vanessa Long

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

Miss Vanessa Long graduated on Honor Roll from Lipscomb University in 2011. She completed her Multiple Subjects in December 2015. She has worked with Embark Labs to teach students from Kindergarten through High School about computer programming and coding. Vanessa's interests include running, graphic design, and all things Star Wars. She is excited to be teaching computers at CCS and hopes the students will share her passion for technology.

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.