Fern Elementary School People

Susanne Ahola

5th Grade Teacher

Ms. Sarah Backe

Intervention Teacher

Heather Bae

TK Special Day Class Teacher

Mrs. Sonia Boba

3rd Grade Teacher

I’m Mrs Boba and I am a third grade teacher and GATE site coordinator here a...

Dr. Kayti Corcoran

Occupational Therapist

Mr. Eric Daugherty


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

Christel Desjardins

Behavior Support

Mrs. Angela Escobar

School Staff Assistant l

Hello and welcome to Fern! I am Angela Escobar, a seasoned professional with a passi...

Fernie Falcon

School Mascot

Fernie is Fern Elementary's beloved Mascot. Fernie Falcon loves students who S...

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

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...

Mr. Armond Goodin

PE Teacher

Mrs. Lauren Haro

Resource Teacher for Intervention and Instruction

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

Mrs. Laurene Hegge

4th Grade Teacher

Hello, I’m Mrs. Hegge.  I am one of the Fourth Grade teachers.  This ye...

Ms. Sandy Jewett

PARA Educator

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

My name is Angela Kim.  I was born and grew up in South Korea. I came to Torrance ...

Ms. Amanda Lara

5th Grade Teacher

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

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...

Mr. Chad McKernan

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Angelica Miranda

Physical Education

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

Ms. Theresa Montoya

PARA Educator

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...

Dr. Jennifer Radie


Mrs. Meghan Randazzo

Kindergarten/First Grade Combination Class Teacher

Dr. Michael Remland


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

Mr. Nicolas Saignac

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Mrs. Analisa Saludo

Office Assistant

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, ...

Nutrition Supervisor

Café Manager

Mrs. Peace Takata

Intervention Specialist

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

Ms. Lorena Tirado

Central Area District Nurse

Mrs. Janette Trance

Health Assistant

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...