OUR TEACHERS

Mrs. Lynn McCallum

Kindergarten

I earned my BA from Dakota Wesleyan University and my MA from USD, both in South Dakota.  I have taught TK-3rd grade in South Dakota, Nevada, and now here at BICS.  I have enjoyed many years teaching here at BICS. I have witnessed the tremendous growth of students and enjoyed the unity shown by students, parents, community, staff, and administration.  Visit my Instagram page!

Ms. Becca Gill

1st Grade

I moved to San Diego from Virginia Beach years ago and have loved every second of it.  I taught preschool for six years and then taught 2nd and 3rd grade for several years.  I am all about hands-on learning in the classroom and enjoy creating engaging and meaningful learning experiences for my students.  I am looking forward to having an incredible school year with my firsties! Visit My Instagram Page!

Mrs. Jamie Barber

2nd Grade

I earned my BS and teaching credentials from Cal State San Marcos. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and ELL in Ramona and middle school in Escondido.  I live in Ramona with my husband and two children.  We love going to the desert, riding our quads, and camping.  I love teaching at BICS!  Visit My Instagram Page!

Mr. Rob Roland

3rd - 4th Grade

I received my BA and teaching credential through SDSU. I’ve filled many roles as an educator, most recently as a support teacher for K-6 in both Cajon Valley and Lakeside School Districts. I’m excited to be a part of the BICS team, and admire the strong sense of community everyone shares. Born and raised in San Diego, I am married and have four daughters. I like spending time at the beach or bay, and enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. 

Mrs. Josy Mueller

5th - 6th Grade

Before coming to BICS, I taught preschool and assisted in 1st and 4th grade. I was born and raised in San Diego and now live with my husband and two dogs in East County. I went to school at SDSU where I received my BA and teaching credential. I love coffee, Country music, my two fur children, and ANYTHING Disney! I am fluent in Spanish. I love spending time with my family and finding new craft projects to do. Visit My Instagram Page!

Mrs. Krystal Hoffmann

7th - 8th Grade

I received my general and special education degrees from Northern Arizona University. I have been teaching for a decade in middle school and love every minute of it. I love Red Sox baseball, Disney, cooking, country music, and spending time with my friends and family! As a San Diego native who grew up in Lakeside, I love teaching in the same community where I went to school. Visit My Instagram Page!

Mr. Adam Muhtaseb

Physical Education

I am the BICS Physical Education Teacher. I earned my teaching credential at Northern Arizona University and have taught Physical Education for many years. My goal is to empower students to be as physically active as much as possible inside and outside of school. I hope to teach skills and abilities that translate into a lifelong healthy lifestyle.

Mrs. Mary Kirwan

Independent Study

I earned my Art Degree from the University of Arizona and an Elementary Teaching Credential from Chapman University.  I have taught every grade level from Kinder-8th grade for over 23 years here in San Diego. I am originally from the Chicago area and am still a Black Hawks fan.  I am a single mom and spend most evenings freezing at one ice rink or another while watching my son play.  I love to cook, paint, and take walks with my 2 dogs. I truly enjoy teaching and am very excited to be a member of BICS staff.. 

Ms. Christine Ludolph

Independent Study

I earned a BS from Northern Arizona University in History and Political Science and an MA in Teaching from the University of Southern California. I have taught 2nd and 6th grade as well as Preschool TK/K.  I love off-roading (the more dirt the better), spending family and friends, taking pictures of everything, scrapbooking, and all the artsy things.   Born and raised in San Diego, I currently live in North County with one fur baby.. 

OUR STAFF

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Dr. Jeffrey Felix

Interim Principal

I have been an educator for close to 40 years, serving 19 as a superintendent in SD county. I was named Superintendent of the Year twice by ACSA and named the Innovative Superintendent for 2016.  I retired in 2016 and am proud to serve the BICS community.

Mrs. Julie Cushman

Teacher on Special Assignment

This is my 14th year teaching at BICS. I taught 2nd grade, a 2/3 combo, and a 3/4 combo class. I received my BA and teaching credential from National University. I am a longtime Lakeside resident and when I am not teaching, I love spending time with family, friends and my two dogs. I also love traveling, music and spending time working in my yard. Visit my Instagram page!

Mrs. Kathryn Gerstenberg

Special Education Teacher/Director

I have been teaching for over 20 years. Before coming to BICS, I taught Special Education in the Grossmont Union High School District. I have a passion for teaching and know each student has their own style of learning.  I received my MS degree in 2015, from National University. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy being outdoors hiking, swimming, kayaking, river rafting, and camping. 

Yvonne Romero LaChappa

School Secretary

I am called Ms. Yvonne to some, Auntie and Mamow (grandmother) to many of the students at BICS.  I have four children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  I am blessed! I have been part of Barona Indian Charter for nineteen years as School Secretary. I am a long-time resident of the Barona Community an enrolled member of the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation. I am proud to be part of the many employees here at BICS; we are a family and a great team.

Lisa Hanouka

Registrar (Attendance/Health)

I moved to the United States in 2008, started high school as a 9th grader and eventually graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Liberal Studies Elementary Education. I would love to someday be an elementary school teacher. I come from a Middle Eastern background with my first language Chaldean and my second Arabic. I enjoy going out with my friends and family to try different kinds of restaurants. On my free time, I enjoy exploring the city and learning about its history and culture.

Kristi Johnson

Instructional Coach

I am an East Coast transplant, who received her BA in Anthropology/Archeology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I have been a California girl since 1993. I have had a variety of experience including working as an archeologist, owning businesses, and working with our students here at BICS. I am in my 14th year here and have led the Hands-on Science program for nearly 12 years. I spend my day working with our students in the classroom and in a small group setting. I am a mom of two kids that attended BICS many years ago!  I feel so fortunate to work at a place I love!