OUR TEACHERS

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Mr. Wesley Leves

3rd - 4th Grade

I am so excited to begin my first year at BICS!  I earned my BA from Arizona State University, a MS in Education from Alliant University, and have taught in Lakeside since 2016.  I have lived in San Diego my entire life.  In my free time I enjoy going on adventures with my wife and Aussiedoodle.  I also love going to Disneyland with my little brothers and playing soccer competitively.  I love the sense of community that this school offers to its students and I hope to be a big part of that this year!

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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!

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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!

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 from Coronado USD in 2016 and am proud to serve the BICS community.

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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 love spending time with family, friends and my two dogs. I also love traveling, music, & spending time working in my yard.

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Kristi Johnson

Instructional Coach

I am an East Coast transplant, who received her BA in Anthropology/Archeology from the State University of NY at Stony Brook. I have been a CA 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  working with our students in the classroom & in a small group setting. I am a mom of two kids that attended BICS and I am fortunate to work at a place I love!

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Yvonne Romero LaChappa

School Secretary

I am called Ms. Yvonne to some, Auntie & Mamow (grandmother) to many of the students at BICS.  I have 4 children, 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  I am blessed! I have been part of BICS for 20 years as Secretary. I am a long-time resident of the Barona Community as a 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.

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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. 

Sahil Alami

Campus Supervisor

As a basketball coach at El Capitan High School, I took this position of Campus Supervisor because of my passion for working with kids. My goal is to one day become a physical education teacher or a physical therapist because of my love of sports and having an impact on the physical aspects of people's lives. I am a very positive, dependable, and caring person. I attribute these qualities to the way my parents raised me. I am very excited for this chapter of my life at BICS!

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Mrs. Michelle Lincoln

1st Grade

I am so excited to be a part of BICS this year! This will be my 6th year teaching. I have taught 1st grade and kindergarten in the past. I believe that all students are special and learn in unique ways. I will do what it takes for them to succeed. I have lived in San Diego my entire life and you can often find me doing something outside with my husband and 3-year-old son. I love playing soccer, spending time in the sunshine, and being around friends and family.

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Ms. Becca Gill

2nd 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! Visit My Instagram Page!

Mrs. Lynn McCallum

Kindergarten

I earned my BA from Dakota Wesleyan University and my MA from USD, both in South Dakota.  I 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!