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Our Staff

The foundation of Cherry Avenue Middle School is our faculty and staff. We understand the importance of the school experience to every student and our role as educators and models. We aim to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of our ability:
  • Teach grade level skills and concepts
  • Strive to address the individual needs of your child
  • Communicate with you regarding your child’s progress
  • Provide a safe, positive, and healthy learning environment for your child
  • Communicate homework and classwork expectations
We are confident that we have the best educators in California working at Cherry Avenue Middle School, and they look forward to working with you and your child.

Debbie Portillo

Kinelle Rodriguez
Vice Principal

Office Staff
Johanna Hinojos
School Secretary

Deanne Cardoza
School Nurse

Shannon Harrow

Frances Greer
Health Aide
Jessica Beavers

Gina Esteves
Part-time Secretary

 6th Grade 
Nolan Caudle
6th Grade

6th Grade- Language Arts and
Social Studies
6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade

Physical Education
7th Grade Language Arts & 7th Grade AVID
Cory Hargis
7th/8th Grade Science
Angella Chamalbide
7th/8th Grade Social Studies
8th Grade Language Arts
Gabe Hinojos
Physical Education
7th/8th Grade Math
Jody Hodge
7th/8th Grade Language Arts

8th Grade Social Studies
Jeff Parish
8th Grade Science
Ashley Parks
7th/8th Grade Science
8th Grade Math and 8th Grade AVID
7th Grade Math and Social Studies
7th/8th Grade Industrial Tech
Stacy Trapletti
7th Grade Honors/Reg Math
7th/8th Grade Technology
Leadership & Language Arts
Ricardo Zavaleta
7th/8th Grade Art



 Support Staff

RTI Teacher

Denise Cors
Occupational Therapist


6-8th Grade RSP
7/8 Advanced Band/Int Band,
Jazz Band, Orchestra,
6th Band
Music Show Profile
6-8th Grade RSP
Vocal Music
Speech Therapist
School Psychologist

Classified Staff

Beverly DeCampos
Special Ed Aide
Guida Dennis
Bilingual Aide
Toshi Felix
Nutrition Services Worker
Betsy Franco
Nutrition Services Worker
Maria Gomes
Nutrition Services Worker
Joseph Jackson
Custodian - AM
Anthony Jackson, Jr
Custodian - PM
Tammy Jones
Nutrition Services Worker
Monica Luttrell
Nutrition Services Worker
Rosanna Munoz
Library Aide
Simone Richardson
Nutrition Services Worker