Mrs. Paty Gonda-Sayre teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade Spanish. She was born in Mexico City, and was educated in a bilingual school until the age of 16. She is fluent in both Spanish language and culture. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, with over 15 years of experience. Her teaching experience of 16 years encompasses a large age range (K-12), mainly in the forms of individual tutoring and small group courses in a variety of subjects and settings. Mrs. Sayre has two adult children, one a published author, the other a Mechanical Engineer. She has been a long time member of the Campbell Church of Christ.
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.
Mrs. Maddie Rice graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2020 with a degree in Music Education. While in college, she taught private piano and voice lessons. After teaching general music 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, reading, and providing music for her church.
Miss. 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++. Miss. 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.
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.
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.