Teacher Aides & Support Staff

Jennifer Lee, Oak Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
Jennifer was born and raised in Oakland and Oakland schools, graduating from Skyline High School Jennifer came to CSCE first as a parent volunteer in 2012.  The following school year she became the Instructional Assistent in the TK classroom.

Nhan Le, 5th Grade Instructional Assistant
Ms. Le is the Kindergarten Instructional Aide. She often can be seen leading the school motto at assemblies in Viatnamese. Ms. Le 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, Ms. Le also received her teachers permit for pre-school education. Upon completing my education, she joined the Community School for Creative Education. Ms. Le started in the Special Education Aid and Vietnamese and Chinese translator position. After she became a more integrated part of the school, she shared began to work with students to encourage creativity through handwork such as: crocheting, cross stitching, bracelets, lanyards and so much more. 

Jessica Nunez, 1st grade Instructional Assistant
Ms. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of California, Davis in Spanish with a double minor in Education and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies. She has experience in bilingual education in lower grade classrooms. She was inspired to become a teacher when she moved to California and saw the necessity of having bilingual education programs where newcomers can feel welcome and safe. Ms. Jessica plans to go back to UC Davis to receive her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters of Arts in Bilingual Education. Her hobbies are hiking, baking and reading. 

Elaine Brown, 3rd grade Instructional Assistant
Elaine Brown was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A in History and Educational Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She is in her 2nd year here at CSCE as the Instructional Assistant for 3rd grade classroom.

Helen Veazey, 4th grade Instructional Assistant
Ms. Helen is excited to be joining CSCE this year as the Instructional Assistant in the 4th grade classroom. Helen grew up in Sacramento where she enjoyed playing soccer, running track and field, and playing the cello with her school’s orchestra. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Helen comes to CSCE with experience as an art teacher and a 5th grade summer school teacher. Helen is also a trained tenant’s rights counselor, and is passionate about housing justice in the Bay Area. In her free time she loves to spend time with her friends and her dog, Ginger, and travel the world. So far she has travelled to Italy, France, Spain, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Canada. 

Michael Tang, 5th Grade Instructional Assistant / Lower Grades PE Teacher / Recess Support and Aftercare Aide
Mr. Mike was born and raised in Oakland. He loves teaching kids and giving the fundamentals for sports to them. Mr. Mike also likes to create good team chemistry within the kids as a group. During his spare time he is either playing basketball or taking scenic photos of nature. Whenever he takes time off to go on a vacation it is either out of state or out of the country.

Vincent Lane, 7th Grade 1:1 Instructional Assistant
Mr. Lane has worked for over three years as a paraeducator in the special education department for the San Lorenzo Unified School District and has worked with students ranging from preschool through high school. He strives to help all students reach not only their academic potential, but their human potential as citizens of the world. A key to Mr. Lane’s success as a paraeducator, is his flexibility, adaptability, and allowing students to respectfully express themselves and paying special attention to any frustrations or concerns they may have concerning their education and school life. As a former player and board member of the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club, Mr. Lane has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United Kingdom and to Sydney, Australia to play in rugby tournaments. He also enjoys spending time in Puerto Vallarta and Merida in Mexico.

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.