San Luis Obispo Christian School has a highly qualified educational staff with various college degrees and teaching credentials. Along with these credentials each staff member has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to nurture the spiritual growth of every
student, and are actively growing in their personal faith as well.
Mrs. Griffith – Administrator/Principal
Jonell Griffith loves Jesus and Christian education! Her passion for Christian education was made a priority in the Griffith home as they sent their children to Christian schools. She has served in Christan education since 1985, and joined San Luis Obispo Christian school in 2007 as the administrator and principal when they moved to the Central Coast. Her desire is to provide assistance to families that want Christian education for their children through the Ebenezer Sponsorship Program because she knows of the sacrifices it takes to send your children to a private Christian school. She counts it a privilege to come along side families as they raise up their children to be disciples for Jesus Christ!
Mrs. Ybarra – Assistant Principal
Chrissy Ybarra loves San Luis Obispo Christian School. She loves it because she has a heart for children and the word of God, and loves to be used everyday in whatever way is needed. Chrissy has worked for SLOCS since 2005, and has grown in her knowledge of Christian Education and her deep understanding of God’s faithfulness. Chrissy and her husband sent both of their children through SLOCS,and believe it to be one of the best educational and spiritual decisions they have made..
Mrs. Kaida – Fifth and Sixth GradeTeacher
Linda Kaida has been teaching in first, second and fourth through eighth grades since 1997. She loves laughing with her students and is thankful every day for the opportunity to speak God’s truth and grace and purpose into their lives. Linda is passionate about the learning process and loves being a part of an amazing community of staff and families at SLOCS which supports a philosophy of education that values and prepares the whole child. She enjoys kayaking, traveling and exploring with her husband and two college age children. She believes in French press coffee and the power of the presence of Jesus to transform lives..
Mrs.Curry – Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
Stefani Curry joined the San Luis Obispo Christian School’s staff in 2012 to start the Transitional Kindergarten Program. Having attended Christian schools from kindergarten through 8th grade she saw the benefits of developing children’s relationships with Jesus at an early age. We are excited to have her working with the 3rd/4th graders as she works toward bringing technology to the table of her 3rd/4th classroom open seating.
She and her husband, Ryan, have four children and are actively involved in all aspects of the school, from developing our website to starting our computer programming for our students in the Mixing Program. These are just a few of the things that she and her husband have brought to our team..
Mrs. Breneman – First and Second Grade Teacher
Cheryl Breneman has been joyfully teaching at SLOCS since 2009. She loves being able to bring Christ into every aspect of teaching her second and third graders. She and her husband have been here since the school began. They have watched the school evolve, as all of there three grown children attended the school on the 90’s. We are blessed to have their wonderful family be a continual part of our school!.
Mrs. Parker – TK & Kindergarten Teacher
Jenny Parker comes to SLOCS with 17 years of Christian education experience working with students of all ages, first grade through junior high. She knows the value of a Christian education having attended Christian schools herself. She and her husband have two daughters with plans to have them both attend all grades here at SLOCS. In her words “I am blessed they are at a school they love so much and I am also blessed to work at their school and be with them every day.”.
Mrs. Mattina – Stay, Play, and Learn Teacher
Melanie Mattina has been with San Luis Obispo Christian School forever. She was the school secretary in the late 90’s until 2004 and left only to finish homeschooling her daughters until they graduated from high school. She called to ask for a letter of recommendation to start looking for work but we did better than write her a recommendation, we offered her a job. In 2013, she join the staff once again to minister to the students in the after school program. She has worked as a Sunday school teacher, in AWANAS, children’s church and as a camp counselor at Christian camps. She loves Jesus, children and hugs. It shows as she makes our school feel like home!..