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A teacher is an important role model in your child’s life, and each of our teachers is dedicated to ensuring that trust is utilized to help maximize learning. All of Miramonte Christian School’s full-time instructional staff hold Bachelor's degrees and many have Master's degrees. Teacher qualification includes State of California and denominational certifications. Our dedicated Christian staff believe in leading students by example in their individual lives , classrooms, and school-wide programs. All teachers take continuing education courses each year.  

     Miramonte Christian School's Principal and support staff perform many tasks every day to keep the school running. Whether it’s helping with long-term planning, tending to a scraped knee, or maintaining equipment in the computer lab, everyone contributes to the delivery of our Christian education mission in a unique and special way.

  • Mr. Anthony Neely, PRINCIPAL

    Mr Anthony Neely began his teaching career in 1994 and came to Miramonte in July of 2022 as Principal. 

    Before Miramonte

    Portland Adventist Elementary School (Oregon) Vice Principal, 6th grade homeroom teacher,  middle school science, Algebra 1 and music director;  Guam Adventist Academy teaching music, biology and Bible.


    B.Mus:  Music Education, minors: Biology and Religion

    MA: Educational Leadership 


    Seventh-day Adventist Administrator’s Certification

    Seventh-day Adventist Professional Teacher’s Certification

    Oregon State Teacher Certification


    Principal, Supervision of Instruction, Math, Biology, Music and Religion

    Personal: Married with 2 daughters

    Other interests:, Camping, Hiking, Fishing

    Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5–6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 

    "I am a strong believer in the value of Christian education. In addition to teaching subjects such as math and science, I also get to teach Biblical truth and Christian-based morals. During the school year, students spend more time with their teachers than they spend with their parents. Teachers play a significant role in how children see the world and act as guides as they grow and learn. Parents entrust us with their most precious possessions, their children. I pledge that every child who attends Miramonte will feel welcomed, cared for, have a laugh or two and receive a quality education. As a parent myself, I believe it is important that children be taught by teachers who seek to reflect Christ to their students in both words and deeds each day. I am proud to be a Seventh-day Adventist educator. It is my honor to teach and nurture the children in my care each and every day. "


    click HERE for 8th Grade Class Page                                     

    Mrs Ronna Sato began teaching in 1983 and came to Miramonte in 1986 where she currently teaches 8th grade homeroom and 7th grade Science & Social Studies. 
    other Miramonte roles: Athletic Director, volleyball coach, summer enrichment week
    Previous Miramonte
    principal, substitute teacher, student Council sponsor, after-school care supervisor and basically, she's taught every grade at Miramonte but fifth!
    Taught Kindergarten, 3rd-5th grades
    B.S. Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects)
    M.A. Elementary Education (Reading) 
    SDA Professional Credential
    California Multiple Subjects K-12 Credential
    CLAD California Credential (Cross-Cultural Language & Academic Development) 
    California Middle School Authorizations in Social Science & English
    multiple SDA at Junior Academy Level
    Personal: Mrs Sato and her husband are actively involved in many of the behind-the-scenes activities at Miramonte
    Other interests: Volleyball, hiking
    Favorite Bible Verse: "This Bible verse gives no magical cures or miraculous promises that everything will always be fine or that good will always prevail in this life. It merely states that hope in the Lord will renew strength enough to take the next step. I often share this verse with my students because I don’t want to mislead them into thinking that following Jesus will cure all the ills in this world, but it will give us the strength and courage to keep walking when we feel like giving up."
    Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)

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    Miss Yolande Melbourne began her teaching career in 1995 and came to Miramonte in 2015 to teach 7th grade homeroom and 8th grade Language Arts. 

    other Miramonte roles: Student Council sponsor, yearbook

    Before Miramonte

    Taught various grades 3rd-8th


    BS Early Childhood Education with Psychology Minor


    Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Jr. Academy Bible, Math, and Social Studies

    Personal: Miss Melbourne has always loved children; being the oldest sibling, a favorite aunt and "adopted" mother. Miss Melbourne has lived in the Midwest and East Coast since moving to the US from Jamaica at the age of nine. California has been on her list of places to live since she was the age of her students, and she is looking forward to exploring all it has to offer. 

    Other interests: Miss Melbourne collects dolls, particularly those from other countries or cultures, enjoys music and taking pictures. Miss Melbourne is an avid sports fan with an eclectic collection of favorite teams: Chicago Cubs & Washington Nationals, Dallas Cowboys, and the LA Lakers to name a few. Miss Melbourne also collects smiley face memorabilia to represent her constant smiles.

    Favorite Bible Verse: "One Friday night a group of us were in worship and a friend cried out saying she couldn't see God. I prayed and asked God to show me a verse to help her. I opened my Bible to these verses. They have proven true over and over again since then (15 years ago). God hears my/our cry and He intercedes." 

    Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 

  • Mrs Roymond Koubong, 6TH GRADE

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    Mr Roymond Koubong began teaching in 1997 and came to Miramonte in 2009 where he taught 4th grade until 6-2022 when he graduated to teaching 6th grade

    other Miramonte roles: Educational Technology Director (EdTech admin), Teacher-Mentor-Trainer in differentiated instruction for CCC, Lego Robotics Technology club sponsor  

    Previous Miramonte

    Assistant Principal, Fall Festival coordinator, Academic Intervention Committee, 4th grade 2009-2022

    Before Miramonte

    Elementary Teaching Principal, Teacher various combinations grades K-12th


    BS Elementary Education

    M. Ed Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis Reading 


    SDA, Professional Michigan & California State Elementary


    General Science, Reading, English, Jr. Academy Religion

    Personal: Mr. Koubong and his wife have 2 children who attend Miramonte.  Mr Koubong was born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore.

    Other interests: Mr. Koubong enjoys riding his bike and running for exercise, playing soccer, basketball, golfing, roller blading, and volleyball for fun. An activity he absolutely loves to do with his family is camping and traveling across the country and around the world.

    Favorite Bible Verse: "These verses remind me to see everything we do in life in the right perspective." 

    Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (NIV) 

  • Mrs Isabel Delgado, 5TH GRADE

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    Mrs Isabel Delgado began teaching and came to Miramonte in 2017 from the East Coast after graduating from Southern Adventist University

    other Miramonte roles: assistant athletic director


    BA Liberal Arts Education: Elementary Education


    North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist & Tennesse Licensure K-6

    Personal:  Mrs Delgado grew up in New York and Massachusetts with two sisters, an older and a twin! When she came to Miramonte she was Miss Paiva (pronounced  "pie-VAH") and in summer of 2022 she married becoming Mrs Delgado. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

    Other interests: "My interests include running half marathons, volleyball, baseball, and softball. My absolute favorite thing to do is to have game nights with my family and friends. I am a New York Giants & Washington Nationals fan.

    Favorite Bible Verse: "This is one of God's many promises to us. He reminds us that He has our back."

    1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.  

  • , 4TH GRADE  

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    For the 2022-23 school year, the 4th grade class will be combined with the 3rd grade class

  • Miss Michelle Camba, 3RD GRADE

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    Miss Michelle Camba began teaching and came to Miramonte in 2019 to be the Third Grade teacher after graduating from Pacific Union College and Mountain View Academy. 

    other Miramonte roles: Yearbook sponsor, K-3 Spring Musical Concert, Education Technology Committee

    Degrees:  BS Liberal Studies (Elementary Education)


    CA Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and Single Subject Credential in English; SDA Basic Elementary Teaching Certificate and Basic Secondary Teaching Certificate in English


    Junior Academy Bible and General Science

    Personal Miss Camba was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has an older brother, two sisters, and two cats named Milky Way and Sweetart  “I’m so excited to be part of the Miramonte family! God has led me here to do His work by providing an uplifting environment where students grow mentally and spiritually.” 

    Other interests"I love singing, drawing, reading, spending time with family and friends, and playing with my cats."

    Favorite Bible Verse: These verses encourage me that during every aspect of my life--especially the hardest times--God is my strength to press on."

    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  • MRS Lisa Mitchell, 2nd GRADE

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    Mrs Lisa Mitchell began teaching in 2011, came to Miramonte in 2012 and currently is the 2nd grade Teacher.

    other Miramonte roles:  assistant principal, assistant athletic director, student success team lead

    Previous Miramonte

    1st grade, Christmas K-6 musical director, Assistant Principal, curriculum committee, SST Academic Intervention Committee

    Before Miramonte

    Taught grades 1-3


    BS Liberal Studies


    California Clear Multiple Subject (elementary) Teaching Credential

    Seventh day Adventist Elementary Teaching credential


    Junior high Bible, Science, and Math

    Personal: Mrs. Mitchell and her husband, an alumnus of Miramonte, have four young children, the older two are current Miramonte students. They love being a part of the Miramonte community. 

    Other interests: reading, baking, and visiting museums and most of all spending quality time with her growing family

    Favorite Bible Verse: "This verse is a great reminder for me and for my students that God is always there with me giving me the courage and strength to get through anything that's put in front of me. "

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (ISV) 

  • Ms Brittany Pawluk, 1st GRADE

    click HERE for 1st Grade Class Page                          

    Ms Brittany Pawluk began teaching and came to Miramonte in 2019 as the 1st grade teacher. 

    other Miramonte roles: student council

    Before Miramonte

    Sunnyvale Seventh-day Adventist Church's Kids & Youth Director

    Degree:  BS in Elementary Education



    Personal:  Ms Pawluk is a third-generation Adventist, having attended Adventist schools from Cradle Roll straight through College, and has two children of her own that attend Miramonte . I am so blessed to be teaching 1st Grade at Miramonte! God has done wonderful things for me over the past year, and I'm so excited to teach my students about His great and never-ending love for us."

    Other interests:  Interior design, weight lifting and music

    Favorite Bible VersePsalm 139:9-10.  "It reminds me that no matter where I go, or what happens in my life, God's presence is always with me."


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    Mrs Kumiko Hite began her teaching career in 1997, came to Miramonte in 2011 and has been teaching Kindergarten since 2013.  

    other Miramonte roles: Yearbook Committee chair, Fall Festival coordinator

    Previous Miramonte

    Junior Kindergarten

    Before Miramonte

    Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher, English Teacher, Japanese Language Teacher’s Aide


    AA Early Childhood Education

    BA Child and Family Studies


    CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

    Child Development Site Supervisor Permit

    SDA Denominational Teaching Certificate

    Personal: Mrs Hite and her husband have a Miramonte-attending child and a Miramonte graduate child and a chocolate lab. She loves working with the staff, families, and children at Miramonte. She especially enjoys teaching in a small group setting and spending one-on-one time with her students everyday. 

    Other interests: enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time with family. 

    Favorite Bible Verse: "This reading helps me to be faithful and keeps God's will at first whenever I make decisions." 

    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 

  • MRS Lisa Teichman

    Office Manager


  • Mrs Debbie Richmond

    school secretary

  • Mrs Sara Zapana

    Teachers Assistant

    Before School Care

    Spanish for  Kindergarten - 4th grade

  • Mr Jose Aguilar

    Facilities and Landscaping

    Sports Coach

  • Ms Debra Powell

    Business manager - Treasurer


  • Mrs Helaine Valerio de Jesus

    Teachers Assistant

    After School Care

  • PE teacher K-8

  • SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR - Mrs Marianne Gil-Lian

    prior chairs:  

    Mrs Heidi Nelson

    Dr Ray Funada

    Mr Laurin Pestes

    Mr Greg Richmond



  • SCHOOL LIBRARIAN -  Mrs Kathy Park

  • HOME & SCHOOL (PTA) -  Mrs Amy & Mr Brian Matuska

    prior years:

    Mrs Rose Shimizu  2012-2019 with Mrs Karen Mock 2012-17

    Mrs Marianne Lian, Mrs Patti Chan, Mrs May Wilson  approx 2007->2012

    Mrs Gina Welch 1994-2004, Mrs Debbie Richmond early 2000s Mrs Shelley Gavitte, Mrs Sherri Broussard

  • SCRIP CARD SALES Coordinator - MRS Karen MOCK



  • PFE (Partners for Eternity) Program  - Mrs Melissa Mackey

  • Pastor Joel Miller - Mountain View Japanese SDA Church

  • PASTOR Rob Colon - Sunnyvale SDA CHURCH

  • Pastor Kerry-Ann , Sunnyvale SDA Youth Pastor

  • Pastor Shane Kwon - Mtn View Korean Silicon Valley SDA Church

  • Pastor Yi-Re Yi - Mtn View Korean Silicon Valley SDA Church

  • Mr Matthew Minder - sports coach

  • Mr Jeramy Alaña - Sports coach