Scott cox


elementary/middle school PRINCIPAL

Mr. Cox grew up in the El Sobrante area, graduating from De Anza High School in 1970. He subsequently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering with a teaching emphasis. Mr. Cox worked as a laboratory technician for Chevron Chemical Company (1971-1982), a formulation chemist for the Clorox Company (1982-1994), and as a Managing Director of computer operations for Bank of America (1994-2010). He started substitute teaching at the ESCS high school campus in 2010, and then became a full-time math and science teacher in 2011.  Mr. Cox has been married for 40 years, is an elder in his church, and loves reading, photography, natural history, and traveling.

  • B.A., Chemical Engineering w/Teaching Option - Cal Berkeley
  • ACSI Secondary Teacher Certificate

"Being confident of this very thing, 

that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it."

Philippians 1:6


scox@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 x114



jan wood

business administrator

Jan has been working as the financial advisor at ESCS since 1981. Both of her children attended ESCS. She loves doing math, working with numbers, and administrative work. In her free time, Jan loves spending time with her grandsons, reading, and quilting. She loves ESCS and the people who work here. 


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." 

Philippians 4:6


jwood@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 151

Rinku bhatia

secretary

Rinku is a Pharmacy Technician by profession and became a full-time mother after her second child.  In her free time , she loves spending time with her family and friends.  She is very excited to be joining the ESCS family.  She hopes to give all the support and warmth she can to the ESCS family and their families.  


"Whoever lives in love lives in God, 

and God in them."

Ephesians 4:2


rbhatia@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242

julieta cubas

administrative assistant

Julieta is the administrative assistant for the Chairman of the Board, Russ Sturm. She works hard to maintain the culture and learning environment here at ESCS. Julieta has been a part of the ESCS family since 2010 when she started volunteering. Julieta came on staff in 2014. 


She loves the fact that she is able to witness as her own kids and our ESCS students develop and mature from kids into young adults and seeing where the Lord may lead them to. In her free time, Julieta enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying different restaurants, food & desserts, watching movies, and reading a good book.

  • B.S., Computer Science - Golden Gate University

"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13


jcubas@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242

kathy ruiz

secretary

Kathy started working at ESCS in 1990. She loves working here and brings a certain level of love and care to everything she does. Kathy enjoys spending time with her son and her daughter. She also loves to cook and garden.


"For then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh,

arm yourself likewise with the same mind:

for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.

That he no longer should live the rest of his time

in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of God."

1 Peter 4:1-2


kruiz@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242

Diana Vahlstrom

Secretary

Diana joined our office staff in 2013. Diana took after her parents in their hard working nature. She strives to help maintain the family atmosphere here at ESCS. She enjoys spending time with her family and creating new memories. You might find her sporting Niner gear around here. 


"Show me your ways, Lord teach me your paths.

Guide me in your truth and teach me,

    for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."

Psalms 25:4-5


dvahlstrom@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242

Christina Banuelos

Kindergarten

Christie started teaching at ESCS in 2000. Since then, she has been partnering with parents each and every year to make sure their children are growing academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. She loves spending time with her friends and family. 

  • B.A., Liberal Studies - Bethany University
  • ACSI Teacher Credential

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, 

as working for the Lord, not for human masters." 

Colossians 3:23


cbanuelos@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 103

Absera Lakew

first grade

Absera was born in Ethiopia and went to school in Berkeley and graduated from California Berkeley.  She has worked hard as Head Teacher at Vista Christian for 24 years.  She is married and has raised 6 nieces and nephews.  Absera loves to travel and gardening.  She speaks German, some French and Amharic (Ethiopian native language).  She enjoys working in a Christian environment, leading children to the Lord through action and God's word the bible.  


"My help cometh from the Lord

Psalm 121:2


alakew@escschool.com

510) 223-2242 ext. 108

angela bradley

second grade

Angela comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the classroom  With her vast experience in elementary education, she is dedicated to preparing students to become academic scholars and visionary leaders who make a profound impact in their communities and the world.  In her free time she enjoys journaling and traveling.  Her favorite destinations have been Amsterdam, Europe (France and Germany) and Jamaica.




  • M.A., Educational Administration - St. Mary's College of California
  • B.S., Journalism - Southern Illinois University
  • Teaching credentials obtained in 1993

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace

in believing, that you may abound in hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15:13


abradley@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 101

donna manguiat

third grade

Donna is our wonderful third grade teacher. She is the definition of love and care. This is Donna's 17th year working at ESCS. She loves watching the learning process develop in the children and their understanding of God's universe. Her family is a big part of her life. Donna's family is full of teachers and has had a big impact on her career choice. Donna enjoys playing with her grandson, telling stories and walking the family dog, Kody.

  • B.A., Liberal Arts - Westmont College
  • Teaching Credential- Westmont College
  • Day Care Administrator Certification - San Francisco State
  • ACSI Teacher Credential
  • California Lifetime Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

"See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, 

that we should be called children of God; and such we are."

1 John 3:1


dmanguiat@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 111

Nanaushika Mcgee

fourth grade

Nanaushika began working at El Sobrante Christian School in December, 2017.  She received her Bachelor's degree from California State East Bay in Education with a minor in human development.  She loves spending time with her family and friends. 


  • B.A., Education - California State East Bay


"Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy,

it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does

not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is

not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

1 Corinthians 13:4-5


nmcgee@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 112

alan wemple

fifth grade

Alan is our fifth grade teacher here at ESCS. He started teaching at ESCS in 2013. Alan loves the staff here, the parents and students, and the freedom to incorporate Jesus into education. Alan cheers for the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants. In his free time, he enjoys singing and playing the guitar in a worship band.  

  • B.S., Bible - William Jessup University
  • Masters, Teaching - Southern Oregon University
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • ACSI Teacher Credential

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing....

...and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

Psalms 23


awemple@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 109

Dennis snyder

sixth grade -  Math and science

Dennis has been in Christian school education for 30+ years.  He grew up in the Midwest and began his teacher career there as a vocal/instrumental instructor before moving to CA to continue his career as a classroom teacher and administrator.  Dennis came to ESCS at the beginning of 2019 as a substitute teacher on both the elementary and junior/senior high campuses.  He enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, gardening, volunteer work and serving as the Music Director at his church.

  • B.A., Music Education - Bluffton University
  • M.A., Educational Administration - Saint Mary's College of California

"And whatsoever ye shall do, do it heartily

as to the Lord, and not unto men."

Colossians 3:23


dsnyder@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 117

jean bradbury

Computers, Library

Jean wears many hats at ESCS. She teaches computer class for the second through sixth grade students. She also is the librarian for the elementary campus. Jean spent 8 years  as a parent volunteer before she began working at ESCS in 2002.  Jean loves all her students and her co-workers.  She cheers for the bay area teams and the UC Davis Softball team. In her free time, Jean loves taking tap/jazz dance classes, watching her daughter play softball, and playing with her granddaughter.    


  • A.A., - Contra Costa College
  • Certification -  Western College of Travel Careers

"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love. 

And the greatest of these is love."

1 Corinthians  13:13


jbradbury@escschool.com

(510) 223-2242 ext. 113

danny gomez

P.E. Teacher & facilities supervisor

Danny is our facilities supervisor and our go to guy here at ESCS. He does all the maintenance, making sure everything works and that our school looks wonderful everyday. Danny started working at ESCS in 2011. He loves cooking and hanging out at the beach. Rooting for the Warriors, Raiders, and Giants, he fits right in! 


"For no word from God will ever fail.”

Luke 1:37

DAVE CAMPBELL

Facilities supervisor

Dave is our facilities supervisor.  He makes sure we are all taken care of and that our campus runs smoothly. Dave has been on staff with us since 2007.  Dave loves working in a Christian environment. 


He loves playing baseball with his three sons and spending time with his family. Dave roots for the San Francisco Giants. 


"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13 

Lucille ojeda

childcare supervisor, food coordinator

Lucille has been a part of our ESCS family since 1979. She started at the elementary campus and eventually transitioned to the junior high and high school campus. All 3 of her children attended ESCS. Lucille loves to spend time with her 4 grandsons. She enjoys collecting new recipes and trying them out for her family.


Mrs. Ojeda's number one enjoyment is studying God's Word. She learns something new everyday and says the Word feeds her soul. She loves interacting with the students and says that is what keeps her coming to work everyday. The students love her Otis Spunkmeyer cookies at break!


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding.

In all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight."

Proverbs 3:5-6


lojeda@escshool.com

(510) 223-2242

Russell Sturm

Pastor, Chairman of the school board

superintendent

Russ has been the pastor at Central Assembly since 2014. 

He brings a certain upbeat and joyful attitude to our campus, 

as the Chairman of the School Board. Both of his daughters attended ESCS. He loves working in an environment where everyone is on the same page, serving God. In his free time he enjoys going on long rides on his motorcycle. 


"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13