Jennifer Lee, Oak Kindergarten Aide
Jennifer, herself a product of the Oakland public school system, came to us first as a parent. We are delighted that she is now also our aide in our Oak Kindergarten.
Bonita Parrish, Kindergarten Instructional Aide
Ms. Bonita Parrish is from San Francisco, California. She attended San Francisco State University earning her first Bachelor's Degree in Speech & Communication Studies, a second Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies, and a Master's Degree in Education. She moved to Oakland ten years ago and has worked at CSCE since 2012 in classes from kindergarten to sixth grade. She enjoys working with the staff and watching the children grow, learn and be successful.
David, Mabullu 1st Grade Instructional Aide
Nhan Le, 4th Grade Instructional Aide
Ms. Le is the 4th Grade Instructional Aide. She is a 1:1 aide that brings extensive experience in child development. She often can be seen leading the school motto at assemblies in Viatnamese. I immigrated to America more than 25 years ago, pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Child Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities from the Peralta Community College District. During this time, I also received my teachers permit for pre-school education. Upon completing my education, I joined the Community School for Creative Education (CSCE) five years ago. I started in the Special Education Aid and Vietnamese and Chinese translator position. After I became a more integrated part of the CSCE, I shared hobbies with the students, and now work with students to encourage creativity through handwork. We work on crafts such as crocheting, cross stitching, bracelets, lanyards and so much more. I enjoy working with the students and sharing my love for crafts with the CSCE community.
Cesar Alvarado 4th Grade, Tech and Art Instructor
Manuel Alvarado, PE and Recess Instructor
Michael Tang, Recess Support and Aftercare Aide
Hi, my name is Mr. Mike. I was born and raised in Oakland. I love teaching kids and giving the fundamentals for sports to them. I also like to create good team chemistry within the kids as a group. During my spare time I either play basketball or I take scenic photos of nature. Whenever I take time off to go on a vacation it will be either out of state or out of the country.
Mrs. Jones, Cafeteria Staff
Mrs. Jones has proudly administered the breakfast and lunch program at the Community School. She has been timely and responsive to making sure that every student gets their needs taken care of during the morning and afternoon. You will see her walking the halls with a friendly smile.