Rachel Artiano

Rachel Artiano, B.A.

Primary Lead Teacher and Language Specialist

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University and holds a CA Teaching Credential with CLAD certification.  She is also Slingerland Certified (Orton-Gillingham).  Rachel was one of three staff running a program for children who needed additional support as well as needing additional enrichment at a private Christian School.   She volunteered in an adult literacy program in Newport Beach (for adult non-readers) and has developed curriculum for Sunday School at a former church.   Rachel served several years on leadership in MOPS and helped develop classroom curriculum/activities for MOPS children.  While a stay-at-home mom, Rachel privately tutored struggling students for three years.

Rachel has taught 15 years in public, private and Christian schools.  She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (a few 4th graders) at Pathway.  Rachel has taught at Pathway for nine years and is the Primary Lead Teacher.  She has also served as an interventionist, Literacy Specialist at and on Dyslexia Expert Group at Pathway.

Rachel has a heart for students who need unique approaches to learning as well as creative and unconventional methods to support and nurture their learning. She loves to interpret data and individualize instruction to meet students’ one-of-a-kind learning styles. Primary is where her heart is and has always been. She enjoys teaching the fundamentals of language and reading.  Rachel believes God set her on a path to Pathway when she was a little girl. She gets joy from seeing student’s eyes light up as they recognize a victory or a special talent.

    Andrea Bayless, B.A.

    Elementary Lead Teacher

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    Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and a California Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton. Andrea previously taught in the Anaheim City School District as an upper elementary teacher. This is her ninth year at Pathway School and she is currently the lead teacher for the fifth and sixth grade class. Andrea first became interested in Pathway School from a longtime friend. Her friend’s enthusiasm and dedication to the children and mission of Pathway School inspired Andrea to share her passion for education as a Pathway teacher. While a part of the Pathway team, Andrea has served as a junior high and ninth grade math and study skills teacher, an instructional assistant, and as an interventionist supporting the Learning Center. Andrea’s training in reading and language intervention programs include Lindamood Bell and Read Naturally.

      Christy Beckwitt

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      Christy received her Bachelor of Arts from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and went on to work for a publishing firm as a graphic designer in Marketing and Sales Support. Despite ample job satisfaction, her passion was to be a full-time mom alongside her loving and supportive husband. Christy has spent the last two decades as a career mom to two wonderful book-loving children, managing a home filled with love, hugs and plenty of home cooked meals, and diving head first into public school volunteer work. Prior to joining Pathway as a teacher’s aide, Christy has dabbled in several creative outlets: creating/designing handmade quilts and baby products for an Etsy site and working as a seamstress for a local purse designer. As both her children are now in college, she is presented with an opportunity to put her skills and passions to good use at Pathway to promote a love for education and uncovering children’s God given talents.

        Pam Cole, M.S.

        Occupational Therapist

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        Pam has been part of the Pathway family since 2009. Pam has worked for many of the OC school districts, as well as in private practice and hospital-based clinics. Her passions in the field include neurology, pediatrics and sensory integration. Pam earned her degree in occupational therapy from USC and is a proud Trojan fan! Her joy at Pathway comes from helping staff and students understand the students’ learning styles and particular sensory needs, and to develop strategies to enhance their learning with that knowledge. She loves seeing students grow and understand how to use their God-given talents to help lift up their weakness to become successful students. Pam is also the Advisor for the Yearbook Club at Pathway and guides the students as they create the school yearbook each year, including taking photos, planning and page design.  She is so proud of the yearbook staff and their hard work each year!

          Lisa Corley, M.A.

          Office Manager

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          Lisa Corley has been the office administrator at Pathway since 2013. She received her Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies at CSU San Marcos and her Masters of Education from University of Phoenix. She holds a CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Prior to Pathway, Lisa was a teacher for Capistrano Unified School District for three years and worked as an office administrator for 15 years for a local engineering firm. She served as a member of the curriculum development team for the children’s ministry at Hope Crossing church. Lisa is happily married to John, and they have two children; a daughter in college and a son in high school.

            Sally DePeaux, M.A.

            Intervention Teacher

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            Sally’s career in education has been extensive in Illinois, Texas and California.  She received her undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI with a Government/History major and graduate degree in Elementary Education from National-Louis University in Evanston, IL. Upon relocating to California, she obtained her CA Teaching Credential and completed the CA Reading Certificate Program from Cal State Fullerton.  Sally joined the faculty at Mission Parish School as the seventh-grade teacher and later as the Inclusion Specialist developed their Resource Center to provide remedial and/or advanced instruction for students.  Sally’s first acquaintance with Pathway came in 2007 when an article entitled “The Little School That Could” was published in a local paper.  After a visit to the school, it became apparent to her that Pathway was following its mission in meeting the needs of their students.  Sally felt fortunate that an opportunity to be part of Pathway.  She became a substitute teacher and later on staff as an instructional assistant, history teacher and is currently working with students in the reading intervention program within the Learning Center.

              Zach DeVos

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              Zach is a recent graduate from Concordia University Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in International Development and a minor in Global Cultural Studies. He has circumnavigated the globe from South America to Eastern Asia and has been to 16 countries–Costa Rica being the longest stay of 5 months. One day, he wants to venture abroad and work with youth internationally but is pursuing his passion of working with and developing the youth of this nation. Before Pathway, he was the Jr. High Director at Branches Church and an athletic trainer/coach for youth around Orange County. He is from Bakersfield and enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and anything outdoorsy and spontaneous with friends. Zack is the Physical Education teacher at Pathway and an Instructional Assistant for Mrs. Visca’s Jr. High classroom.

                Kami Green, M.A.

                Art & Elementary Science Teacher

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                Kami holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from The Masters University and an Elementary Teaching Credential from California Baptist University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Biola University. Kami currently teaches art and music and has worked at Pathway for the past 10 years. She has held several other titles here over the years, including science, cooking, drama, and 6 years as an elementary lead teacher. Kami enjoys life with her husband, their 4-year old son, and Boston terrier.

                  Ramona Hennen, B.A.

                  Instructional Assistant

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                  Ramona received her teaching degree from St. Cloud University in Minnesota and has taught in Minnesota, Texas and California. These positions include teaching 2nd grade in all 3 states, Junior High English & Bible in Houston and 4th grade at Capo Beach Calvary. While in Houston, she also co-lectured a women’s Bible study. She began subbing at Pathway in 2010 and has served in various positions as long-term sub, instructional assistant and teaching primary PE. Due to the loss of Ramona’s husband, son and daughter, she knows it is God Who has brought her and given her a great love for Pathway and its students.

                    Jessica Johnson, B.A.

                    Middle School Lead Teacher and Learning Center Director

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                    Jessica first came to Pathway in 2013. She had just returned from Africa where she worked alongside a non-profit that partnered with local schools in the area. She served as their Training Director, where she taught missionaries how to create dynamic lessons, ran several conferences, and mentored leaders weekly within the organization. Prior to her missionary work, she taught 4th grade for 3 years at a private school in her hometown of Huntington Beach. Even before receiving her bachelors in Liberal Studies at Cal State Long Beach, she was passionate about empowering students to reach their God given potential. During her last year of teaching 4th grade, she encountered a student that had trouble focusing, lacked drive, and struggled with self-esteem. This student changed her life trajectory forever. As they worked together, she began to see more and more progress. At the end of the year, he had taken complete ownership of his learning, but more importantly, he had an entirely new self-worth. Upon Jessica’s return to the States, she was determined to find a school that taught children differently and recognized them as individuals, not just a number. Pathway was exactly that. She has now served as the Elementary and Junior High Lead Teacher for 4 1/2 years, as well as the coordinator of the Mentoring Program for the last 3. In 2015, she took on the role of Learning Center Director. This year she will continue to focus on helping make the Learning Center even stronger than it already is.