Teacher Bios

Sandy Adams

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Band Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Cadet Band, Crusader Band, Jazz Band, HS Concert Band, Marching Band, Music Theory Life Verse: Philippians 4:13: “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” Why do you work for Christian Unified? The Lord has given me a passion for teaching music at Christian JH/HS.

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Kathy Alesi

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Administrative Assistant Phone: 619-201-8827 Roles/Subjects Taught: Assistant to the Principal, Testing Coordinator, AP Coordinator, Dual Credit Coordinator, Online administration Life Verse: “But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward

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Brian Blake

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Bible Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Honors Bible 11 – Bible 11 – Advanced Media Life Verse: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to

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Janei Blake

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Science Instructor Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: AP Biology, Honors Biology, Biology Life Verse: 1 Peter 3:15a, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” Why do

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Linda Breeden

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: English Department Chair Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: AP English Literature and Composition, Senior British Literature, Juniors-Honors American Literature Life Verse: Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Why do you work for Christian Unified? Because I have a counseling background as well, I find teaching incorporates many

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Tim Brown

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Teacher & Coach Phone: (619)590-2175 Roles/Subjects Taught: Sophomore Bible & Varsity Basketball Coach Life Verse: John 3:30 “He must become greater; I must become less.” Why do you work for Christian Unified? For the opportunity to impact a student’s life through studying the Bible together. Interesting facts: Played College Basketball; CHS Varsity

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Vickie Carrington

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Athletics and Administration Phone: 619-590-1730 Roles/Subjects Taught: Associate Athletic Director/Athletic Counselor/Discipline/ Head Girls Basketball Coach Life Verse: Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:5,6 and Colossians 3:22-24 Why do you work for Christian Unified? I am serving the Lord in a ministry calling to impact and pour into youth! I love to help student-athletes achieve

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Courtney Cardiff

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Studio Art Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: JH Art, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art III Honors, AP Art Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which

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James Darnell

CAMPUS CJHS/CHS TITLE Bible Teacher ROLES/SUBJECTS TAUGHT Bible 9 LIFE VERSE 2 Corinthians 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR CHRISTIAN UNIFIED? In order to help students think with a

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Susan Diem

CAMPUS CJHS/CHS TITLE Home Economics Teacher CAMPUS PHONE (619) 322-0878 ROLES/SUBJECTS TAUGHT Nutrition and Foods/Meal Preparation & Cooking/Sewing/Child Dev./Interior Design/Laundry/Gardening & Florals LIFE VERSE Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO

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John Circo

Campus: CHS Title: Senior History Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Contemporary US History / AP Government / US Government & Politics / Sheltered US History Life Verse: 2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach

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Heather Felice

CAMPUS CJHS/CHS TITLE Aspire Teacher CAMPUS PHONE (619) 201-8849 ROLES/SUBJECTS TAUGHT Aspire LIFE VERSE Matthew 6:34. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR CHRISTIAN UNIFIED? I work for Christian Unified because I believe in their

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Mike Folsom

Campus: CHS Title: History Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Modern World History, AP World History, and coach Boys and Girls Tennis Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Why do you work for Christian Unified? I love to share the wonders of history with my students…to show how the hand of God has influenced our world. I also want

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Jennifer Fournier

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: English Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: English III Life Verse: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 Why do you work for Christian Unified? First and foremost, this is the gifting and calling God has placed on

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Jim Fuller

Campus: CJHS Title: P.E., Junior High Athletic Director Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Jr/Sr High PE, Junior High Athletic Director Life Verse: 1 John 4 :8 He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is Love. Why do you work for Christian Unified? Gifted by God, Called by God, Led to this position by a

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Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.