Fern Elementary School People

Susanne Ahola

5th Grade Teacher

Diane Bauer

Para Educator

Mrs. Sonia Boba

Intervention Teacher

Hi Fern Falcons! I’m Mrs Boba and this is my second year with our Fern family....

Mrs. Michelle Bravo

1st Grade Teacher

  I'm Mrs. Bravo and let me share with you a little bit about myself.&...

Mr. Eric Daugherty


Hello Falcons, My name is Eric Daugherty and I have been lucky enough to have been y...

Mrs. Mary Dunifer

School Staff Assistant

I am Mrs Mary and I am blessed to be the Staff Assistant/Office Manager at fantastic Fe...

Mrs. Angela Escobar

School Office Assistant

Mrs. Molly Foassis

1st Grade Teacher

I was born and raised in Torrance. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studi...

Tricia Fujino

Para Educator

Mrs. Marissa Funo

Intervention Teacher

Hi Falcons! I am Mrs. Funo and I have been a part of the Fern Family for many years!&nb...

Nicole Garcia

Para Educator

Ms. Carole Garrison

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi Fellow Falcons, My name is Carole Garrison and I am proud to say I'm a Fern Falc...

Mrs. Kristine Gausman

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello.  My name is Kristine Gausman and I have been teaching at Fern Avenue Elemen...

Mrs. Valerie Grogan

Para Educator

My name is Valerie (aka: Miss Val) and I've been a para-educator for a little ...

Mrs. Lauren Haro

Resource Teacher for Intervention and Instruction

Hi Fern Falcons - My name is Mrs. Haro and I am Fern's Resource Teacher for Interve...

Mr. Anthony Hartley


Mrs. Laurene Hegge

4th Grade Teacher

 I’m Mrs. Hegge.  Believe it or not, this is my thirty-third year teach...

Mrs. Kellie Kamphuis

4th Grade Teacher

I am Mrs. Kamphuis and I have been teaching here at Fern for seven years. I have spent ...

Mrs. Jennifer Kawaguchi

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Jennifer Kawaguchi and I began teaching at Fern School in 1992. ...

Susanna Kela

Para Educator

I have enjoyed working at Fern since I started at TUSD, and have worked with all grades...

Ms. Angela Kim

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Bridget Kranke

3rd Grade Teacher

Hello Fern Falcons! I grew up here in the South Bay. I graduated from the University of...

Ms. Amanda Lara

5th Grade Teacher

Hey Fern Falcons! I am Ms. Lara. I have been teaching now for 5 years. My first y...

Ms. Iris Leon

Para Educator

Hi my name is Iris.  I've been working for TUSD for about 25 years and my curr...

Mrs. Jovita Leon

Health Office

My name is Jovita Leon. I am the LVN here at Fern Elementary School.  I am fo...

Mrs. Gina Lister

5th Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Gina Lister.  I have been teaching in Torrance for 16 years...

Mrs. Gloria Marsella

Learning Center Teacher Grades K-2

This is my 13th year teaching special education from grades TK through 8th grade. I gra...

Angelica Miranda

Physical Education

Good day, Fern Falcons, Ms. Miranda here welcoming you to a new and adventurous school ...

Mrs. Shalini O'Neil

1st Grade Teacher

Hi!  My name is Mrs. O’Neil.   I have been teaching at Fern Elementary ...

Mrs. Linda Olmos

Transitional Kindergarten Blended Learning Teacher

Mrs Olmos I love teaching TK Married for 44 years Proud mother of 3 sons, 1 da...

Mr. Sam Perez

Daytime Custodian

Mr. Sam is the oldest of 6 boys. He has been at Fern elementary for 8 years now. 2...

Mrs. Meghan Randazzo

3rd Grade Teacher

Dr. Michael Remland


Dr. Remland has been in education since 1995.  Prior to coming to Torrance Unified...

Mr. Nicolas Saignac

5th Grade Teacher

Born and raised in France, my love for traveling brought me to California where I met m...

Cathy Santome

4th Grade Teacher

 Greetings! I am a 4th grade teacher at Fern Elementary. My name is Cathy Santome ...

Mrs. Marchetta Silvernail

Learning Center Teacher Grades 3-5

Hello! I’m Mrs. Silvernail and I am the upper grade learning center teacher! I wa...

Mrs. Sara Smith

2nd Grade Teacher

  I have been in the classroom for 25 years teaching kindergarten, first, ...

Valerie Steele

Para Educator

Hello, my name is  Valerie! I am 36 years old and I have been with TUSD for 14 yea...

Amy Takaki

Café Manager

Mrs. Peace Takata

Intervention Specialist

I’m Mrs. Takata and I am the Reading Recovery Teacher / Primary Literary Speciali...

Mr. Steven Tran

Physical Education

Hello! My name is Steven Tran and I'm one of your Elementary PE teachers at Fern. I...

Mrs. Brandi Ullrich

2nd Grade Teacher

Fern has been my home away from home for nearly 18 years. I have taught Kindergart...

Judit Valadez

Evening Custodian

Mrs. Monika Vega

2nd Grade Teacher

I started at Fern fresh out of student teaching in the 1989/1990 school year. I have be...

Mrs. Phulcan Yukota

Para Educator

I reside in Torrance (20 years now) with my husband and two boys (20 & 14 years old...