Teachers

Susanne Ahola

5th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Sarah Backe

Intervention Teacher

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Heather Bae

TK Special Day Class Teacher

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Mrs. Sonia Boba

3rd Grade Teacher

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

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Dr. Kayti Corcoran

Occupational Therapist

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Mr. Eric Daugherty

Counselor

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

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Christel Desjardins

Behavior Support

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Mrs. Angela Escobar

School Staff Assistant l

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

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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...

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Tricia Fujino

Para Educator

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Nicole Garcia

Para Educator

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Ms. Carole Garrison

Kindergarten Teacher

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

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Mr. Armond Goodin

PE Teacher

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Mrs. Lauren Haro

Resource Teacher for Intervention and Instruction

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

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Mrs. Laurene Hegge

4th Grade Teacher

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

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Ms. Sandy Jewett

PARA Educator

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Mrs. Kellie Kamphuis

4th Grade Teacher

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

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Mrs. Jennifer Kawaguchi

Kindergarten Teacher

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

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Susanna Kela

Para Educator

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

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Ms. Angela Kim

3rd Grade Teacher

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

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Ms. Amanda Lara

5th Grade Teacher

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

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Mrs. Gina Lister

5th Grade Teacher

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

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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...

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Mr. Chad McKernan

4th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Angelica Miranda

Physical Education

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

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Ms. Theresa Montoya

PARA Educator

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Mrs. Shalini O'Neil

1st Grade Teacher

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

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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...

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Mr. Sam Perez

Daytime Custodian

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

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Dr. Jennifer Radie

Psychologist

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Mrs. Meghan Randazzo

Kindergarten/First Grade Combination Class Teacher

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Dr. Michael Remland

Principal

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

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Mr. Nicolas Saignac

3rd Grade Teacher

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

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Mrs. Analisa Saludo

Office Assistant

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Cathy Santome

4th Grade Teacher

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

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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...

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Mrs. Sara Smith

2nd Grade Teacher

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

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Nutrition Supervisor

Café Manager

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Mrs. Peace Takata

Intervention Specialist

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

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Ms. Lorena Tirado

Central Area District Nurse

Mrs. Janette Trance

Health Assistant

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Mrs. Brandi Ullrich

2nd Grade Teacher

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

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Judit Valadez

Evening Custodian

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Mrs. Monika Vega

2nd Grade Teacher

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