Staff Directory

School Administration

Rhett Carter, Principal

Josh Ostini, Vice Principal

Office and Support Staff

Vannessa Gonzales, Office Manager

Brenda Williams, Registrar

Naomi Miller, Office Assistant/Attendance, (805)938-8595

Lauren Smith, Business Manager

Business Office Documents

April Meehan, Media and Career Specialist

Cristina Gonzalez Calderon, Community Liaison, (805)631-3453 (cell)

Bob Walling, Head Custodian

Irma Delgado, Night Custodian

Kristen Woo, Cafeteria / Nutrition Clerk

Michelle Romine, District Nurse (RN)

Dawkins Crawford McCormick, School Psychologist


Athletic Forms

Bridgette DePalma, Athletic Director

Chelsea McIvor, Athletic Trainer / Assistant Coordinator

Counseling Staff

Counseling Website

Monica Cedillo, Last name A – K

Ana Perez, Last name L – Z

Angie Galvez Dana, Guidance Technician

Counseling Website

Teaching Staff


Joel Mason, World History, History 101-102

Gregory Verch, United States History, History 107-108

John Wells, US Government and Politics, Economics


Graham Culbara, English 11 Honors, ENGL 1501

Scott Gelotti, English 10, English 10 Honors, English 11, English 12

Morgan McReynolds, English 10 Honors

Megan McKenzie, English 10, English 11

Genevieve Millin, English 9, English 9 Honors, English Support

Eimile Pay, Creative Writing, Academic Seminar

Jordan Willis, English 12, AP Literature and Composition


Laura Brady, Geometry Algebra 2

John Dell’Armo, Algebra 1, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

Jenny Hubbard, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Support

Josh Mason, Geometry, Precalculus

Heather Penk, Algebra 2, AP Statistics


Kristin Bornhoft, Physiology & Anatomy, AP Biology

Andrew Ciervo, Biology, Chemistry

Ty Fredriks, Geology, Physics

Billy Jones, Geology

Heather Penk, AP Computer Science Principles

Languages Other than English

Larry Basoco, Spanish 1

Heidi Miller, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, AP Spanish Language

Visual and Performing Arts

Josie Coburn, Band

Sydney Culbara, Art Exploration 1, 2, & 3, AP Art Drawing, Digital Arts

Megan McKenzie, Photography 1

Michael Shaw, Technical Theatre, Theater and Drama, Advanced Drama

Katie Sullivan, Choir

College Prep Electives/Other Electives

Michelle Clayton, PROD 301: Get Focused, Stay Focused (Freshman Success)

Graham Culbara, ASB Leadership

Jenny Hubbard, Accounting and Finance

Morgan McReynolds, Yearbook Publication

Carrie O’Keefe, Success 103 (Seniors)

Heather Penk, Introduction to Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, Cybersecurity

Michael Shaw, Child Development and Psychology, Intro to Teaching

Physical Education and Health

Michelle Clayton, Physical Education 1

Bridgette DePalma, Athletic Weights, Weight Training and Fitness

Chad McKenzie, , Physical Education 1, Health

Special Education

Stephen Ashor, Resource Specialist, Study Skills

Gillian Gonzalez, Resource Specialist, Study Skills

Amy Presnelle, Special Education Support Staff

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  • Best High School National Ranking US News & World Report - September 2023
  • Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • 97% Students who Earn College Credit through Concurrent Enrollment
  • 60% Student Population with a 3.5 - 4.0 Grade Point Average
  • 100% Highly Qualified Teachers
  • 18 CIF Sports Across Divisions
  • 650 Total High School Students
  • 8th Percentile National Ranking among Eligible High Schools in the Country
  • 95% A-G Eligible upon Graduation
  • 2008 Year Orcutt Academy High School was Founded

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