Faculty and Staff

Administrative – The responsibility of the school’s daily operation is a delegated function of the acting administrator, who carries out and effects school policies. 


Teachers – The training and instruction of all students is the responsibility of the teachers. 


Parents Involvement – We believe that parents are the first line educators of their children. We seek to work together with parents in training up their children. Parents are encouraged to volunteer time, upon administrative approval, to assist in the classroom or facilitate extra curricular activities. We are phasing in a program of mandatory parent volunteers in order to increase chances of student success, and to help keep the operational costs of the school low and in turn passing the savings on in the form of lower tuition. 


Lake Almanor Christian School Board – Board members are approved by the church elders and are Christian parents, educators, and community members. The school board will oversee school policies, philosophies, curriculum choices, future direction and staffing. 


  • Mrs. Cecilia Allin- Principal

    Mrs. Allin has a Masters in Curriculum Development, a Single Subject Teaching Credential, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a CTE Business Credential. After teaching Elementary and High School students for several years, she chose to leave public school to work at LACS. She is inspired by the school's mission and values, the small class sizes, and the personalized learning that can help each student succeed.  She has expanded the school from a K-8 to a K-12 program, and looks forward to seeing the growth of LACS in the coming years. 

  • mrs. Leslie Scott - administrative assistant

    Mrs. Scott is a 30-year resident of Chester with over 20 years experience as a program advisor; 10 of those years working in the Chester public schools. She is pleased and eager to be working in a Bible-based environment with dedicated Christian teachers, aides, and volunteers. She loves the opportunity to develop and implement procedures and systems, and to exercise some creativity along the way. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Mrs. Scott hopes to bring planning, organizational, and marketing skills to her job.

  • ms. Charlie Magiera - Kindergarten-1st grade teacher

    Ms. M is very excited for our new school year!  


    LACS has a vibrant and engaging Christian curriculum this school year that she knows children will love. Ms. M has been working this summer on fun history and science projects and researching new ways to make the upcoming school year fun and engaging.


    She feels very blessed to teach here at LACS. Besides instructing  students in their academics, she also has the privilege to teach them about our creator, who He is, and how to have a relationship with Him. It is a responsibility that she takes seriously, and she loves to see her students grow in their relationship with Christ.

  • ms. Meghan Hennessy- 2nd-4th Grade Teacher

    Ms. Hennessey is pleased to be working with the children at LACS for the 2022-2023 school year. She is looking forward to helping them grow in writing, math, and reading and to work with them on expressing their emotions and ideas. She is excited to see their character develop and their knowledge of Christ increase.

  • Mrs. Pam Bates - 5-8th grade teacher

  • Mr. Ron Outland High School Classroom Aide

    Mr. Outland grew up in Wyoming, where he was a cowboy! He became a Christian through his church at about 9 or 10 years old. He asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. Mr. Outland served in the Navy and then went to college! He graduated, got married and went to Bible School. After that, he got his teaching credential and taught in Chester and Westwood until he retired. Since then, he has been doing some part-time teaching because he enjoys teaching and likes the kids. 

  • mrs. Lee Eckert-Librarian

    Mrs. Eckert truly enjoys working with LACS students and staff along with Julie Outland and now winter seasonal - Deanna Welsh. They work together as a team toward the students’ library knowledge and enjoyment of reading along with some history knowledge. Mrs. Eckert is a retired School Librarian – mostly at Chester Jr/Sr High School and a couple of semesters with a split day at CHS & CES. Out PTFA has become so supportive of the library which benefits directly and even not so directly, helping our purchase of book supplies, and we appreciate them so much. The librarians are open to parent’s involvement such as reading one of our books for a class or sharing a positive memory of a library experience. Thank you for your encouragement and support for the only private school library in the area.

  • mrs. Julie Outland-Librarian

    Mrs. Outland is one of your friendly volunteer librarians, with Mrs. Eckert, at the Lake Almanor Christian School library – up the steep stairway to heaven, above the kitchen.  They catalogue books on the computer and in the library.   They read stories to school children, teach them library skills, and check out books.  They keep the library cheery, decorated and welcoming to students.