We are proud of the group of talented instructors teaching with us this summer in Session 1.
Lauren Abel just completed her first year of teaching Language Arts here in Shafter. She is excited to work with students on research techniques and web-based applications that will empower students to be successful in their future.
Carlos Barraza teaches math at Richland Junior High. He is excited to be teaching Problem Solving and Advanced Math to 5th and 6th grade students at the Learning Center.
Christopher Chamberlain is a native of Bakersfield. After spending 12 years working in the political field, he has turned his life to teaching. He will be teaching at the Opportunity School for Panama Buena Vista School District in the Fall. He is passionate about our local rivers and streams and is excited to teach this class.
Corrine Coats is an English Teacher and Coach of the Speech and Debate Team at Bakersfield High School. Coats, a Bakersfield native, studied Communication and Education locally at California State University, Bakersfield. Prior to becoming a teacher, Coats enjoyed a successful career in the public relations and communications field working mostly with local non-profit organizations. Coats loves her community and has been involved with many local charities and organizations including the Junior League of Bakersfield and the Downtown Business Association where she served on the board of directors.
James Eggleston has been teaching Calculus for over a decade at Shafter High School. He studied Nuclear Engineering and Physics at UCSB. He earned a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. He is excited to help students get ready to take AP Calculus.
Natalie Feinberg is an English teacher entering her 14th year at Shafter High School, Kern High School District. She is a graduate from California State University, Bakersfield and she will soon complete her Masters in Educational Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. She is an advocate of students’ academic growth and college readiness. Natalie is the proud mother of three young adults and resides in Bakersfield, California.
Vincente Lara is a native of Shafter, California. He is currently a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara(UCSB) where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He has taken multiple programming classes in such languages as Java and C++. He also volunteers at an elementary school in Santa Barbara teaching sixth graders programming.
Ivonne Rosetti is a teacher at Golden Oak Elementary. She has been teaching elementary school for the past nine years. She enjoys working with children and helping them create projects and experiments that will challenge them to be creative and think critically. She enjoys science and computers and is excited to be teacher science and computer classes at the Learning Center this summer.
John Ruby is a retired Business Education teacher who moved to Shafter permanently from Washington state in 2010. He enjoys working as a substitute teacher and volunteering in the Richland School District. He is enthusiastic to have the opportunity to teach life skill of keyboarding to the children of Shafter.
Martha Sosa is an Instructional Coach in the Richland School District. Prior to this role, she taught English Language Arts, Pre-Algebra, and Science, among other subjects. She served as grade level chair for five years and on school leadership for more than ten years.
Jeff Unfried, born and raised in Bakersfield, CA, was a son to two teachers (something he always vowed he would not do himself). He attended Point Loma Nazarene University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After graduating, his determination to help young students grow into young adults eventually led him down the path of getting his teaching credential in math. Jeff has been teaching 7th and 8th grade math for six years (5 at Richland Junior High) and has discovered it is always where he was meant to be.
John Wiebe is a Shafter native and a Shafter High School resource teacher. He holds a K-12 teaching credential and an Education Specialist master’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University. He has been teaching and coaching basketball and tennis at Shafter since 2006.