Our teachers and staff..

Staff Photo Name: Mrs. Luayne
Title: Kindergarten Teacher
Luayne was born and raised in Ukiah in a family full of teachers. She is very excited to be returning to DVCS as the Kindergarten teacher!! It's been her idea of a dream job since her kids attended Kindergarten at DVCS with Christie Brandt.

Luayne received her Bachelor's degree from UC Davis, her Masters from CSU Sacramento and her multiple-subjects teaching credential from Dominican. She says she was blessed to raise three high-energy, lovely children - who are now launched into adulthood!

Her teaching experience includes teaching pre-school and Kindergarten at New Life Pre-School in Ukiah, four years teaching Kindergarten at DVCS and most recently working at LaVida Charter School and Tree of Life Charter School.

She is passionately convinced of the necessity of a Christian education based on a firm foundation in Scripture and the need to help our children develop a Biblical worldview with hearts sensitive to the Lord. What better time to start than Kindergarten!! She is excited to be part of this re-generation of DVCS.

Staff Photo Name: Mrs. Kendra
Title: Kindergarten Teacher
Kendra is a Ukiah native, living here with her husband and three young children. In high school she made a goal to become bilingual, as she would hope to later move to Mexico. She attended CSU, Chico, obtaining a B.A. in Sociology, as well as taking advanced Spanish grammar, literature, and speech/debate courses, increasing her command of the language. Upon graduating college, Kendra obtained a TESL certificate and taught English at Shekinah Bible Institute in Chiapas, Mx. Over the span of five years in Mexico, she taught preschool and tutoring programs in a domestic violence shelter, then served in ministry with Gloria World Mission--church planting, translating, developing children's programs, teaching English, and working/living in a group home alongside her husband, Jose Luis. The Cueyo family has been back in Ukiah four years, where they attend Rey de Reyes Church. She works as a Patient Advocate for non-English speaking patients at the Center for Life Choices and has worked translating at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Kendra is excited to teach the Spanish enrichment class to our kindergarteners, hoping to transmit her love of the language to the kids. Learning a language can be fun! She will introduce Spanish through songs, games, stories, and call/recall activities. She hopes this year will be the starting point for the kids to pursue the Spanish language.

Staff Photo Name: Mrs. Cheri
Title:  2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade Teacher