Faculty and Staff

Our staff is a dedicated combination of individuals, many of them volunteers, who work

together toward the common purposes of LACS.

  • Nurturing - We provide daily instruction from the Bible and model Christian principles during our school day.
  • Educating - We challenge children to pursue academic excellence by emphasizing that hard work can be fun and rewarding.
  • Impacting - We charge our students to be a Christ-like influence on the world by recognizing and using their God-given talents.


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    Mr. Ron Outland, Administrator

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  • mrs. Leslie Scott: administrative assistant

    Mrs. Scott is a 31-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 endeavors to bring planning, organizational, and marketing skills to her work. 

  • ms. Charlie Magiera: teacher                      Kindergarten-2nd grade

  • Mrs. Rita raymond - teacher

    2nd & 3rd grades

    Mrs. Raymond, along with teaching third grade, teaches second grade health, social studies, and reading. She teaches Bible to the second, third, and fourth grades. Mrs. Raymond studied Early Childhood Education at American River Community College. She worked as a head pre-school teacher for a private school with a philosophy of learning through the arts. Her favorite job was being a stay-at-home mom for 20 years to her three boys. During that time, she was a classroom mom in one of her son’s classes, tutored 5th grade math, and served as a game room student supervisor for elementary school. As Mrs. Raymond’s sons grew older, she returned to the workforce as a one-on-one paraeducator, working three years at Will C. Wood High School in a special education classroom. 

    Mrs. Raymond’s passion is teaching children. She finds teaching at LACS especially rewarding because she can not only teach academics, but also her Christian faith.

  • Ms. meghan hennessey - teacher

    4th - 6th grades

    This is Ms. Hennessey’s second year as a full-time teacher at LACS. Her favorite subject to teach is science. She enjoys involving her students in hands-on demonstrations and bringing them outdoors to observe God’s Creation. She says one of the best things about LACS is the freedom and ability to point students to Biblical answers for their questions.

    Ms. Hennessey earned a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Botany, from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2019. She worked in public land management and private timber as a biological science technician, botanist aide, and forestry technician. She began her LACS career as an administrative assistant in spring of 2021. The next fall, she worked as a substitute teacher at both LACS and Westwood Unified School District. 

  • Mrs. pame bates - teacher

    7th - 10th grades

    Mrs. Bates is a native Californian who had a 28-year career in advertising and marketing before becoming an educational professional. She has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in I.T. from University of Phoenix. She has completed additional teaching education through Moreland University (internship) and Alliant University (master’s program). For the past twelve years, Mrs. Bates has taught high school, middle school, and elementary grades for the past twelve years. She moved to the Lake Almanor area to teach at Lassen High School and then Long Valley (now Thompson Peak) Charter School. She loves living in the mountains and is happy to live outside an urban environment.


    Mrs. Bates is married to Ron, her husband of thirty years, has five grown children, and raises long-haired, miniature dachshunds as a hobbyist breeder. She is passionate about teaching children and quilting.  Her interests besides worshipping our Lord, are music, cooking/baking, textile arts, dogs, and her people.  

  • Mrs. KC Espinoza - teacher Aide

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    Mrs. valorie hurff - librarian

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  • Mrs. cheryl dufay - library helper

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  • Mrs. julie outland - library helper

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