Meet Our Staff

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Our entire Staff is Certified and Trained in ACE Course Curriculum Teaching. 

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Mrs. Francine Lavoie-Johnson

Learning Center Supervisor

Mrs. Francine Lavoie-Johnson has worked with the California Unified School District since 1996. She began working as a teacher's aide at The Language Academy in San Diego, Ca, teaching primarily French and general studies. She then branched off into one-on-one Special Education, for children requiring special needs. She also spent years working as a French Teacher at the Lycee Francais. She is a member of the JOR Church, and the newest addition to the JOR  Christian School Family. Mrs. Johnson is a mother of 4, and has always had a heart for the youth and recognized early on the importance of dedicating your children to the Lord, even before they are born.

Mrs. Cory Tabernero

Lower & Upper Level Learning Center Supervisor Kindergarten to 8th grade

 Mrs. Tabernero was born in Northern California and was raised in Hawaii. She worked in the Medical Field at Kaiser Hospital, but after experiencing a strong calling for the Lord in her life, Mrs. Tabernero became Pastor's Administrative Assistant at the JOR Church. She started teaching her 3 sons along with the other youth members back in 2008 at the Jesus Our Restorer Christian School, alongside Mrs. Patricia Gamboa, and saw the growing need to extend the JOR Christian School to the local Community. The school remains small, due to the importance of a one-on-one focus on the spiritual growth of each child in their relationship with Jesus, and to the nature of the individualized instruction method which is geared toward the development of each child’s individual abilities at each one’s own pace.

Ms.Lydia Macatangay

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JOR Christian School Principal

Ms. Macatangay began her career decades ago as an RN. She always had a passion to help those in need, which is what drew her into the profession. During a season of working in the field, she was assigned to Pediatric Care, where her heart really grew for children. Being a Mother of 4, she knew it was part of her calling in life to help guide and care for the youth. She joined the JOR Church as one of its first members over 2 decades ago, and began working as a volunteer at the School years later when it was established. She was working one-on-one as Nurse for children with special needs. Mrs. Macatangay saw the need of full-time support at the JOR School, and was eventually elected School Principal, a role she humbly accepted, and into which she put her entire heart.

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Ms. Patrcia Javier, M.Ed

Director of Enrollment Services

Ms. Javier's professional career in education begain in 1992 where she worked as a teacher's aid in both English and mathematics across several elementary school grades. She also served as a sunday school teacher at her local church for 17 years, where she fostered the spiritual growth of many children and helped them get closer to Jesus. Ms. Javier joined Ace in 2019, where her experience in both public shcool education, as well as spiritual growth and Bible education are married into one. Ms. Javier is currently serving the Director of Enrollment Services at ACE, and an Administrative assistant to the Pastor of Jesus Our Restorer Church. She is responsible for student enrollment, school grants, as well approving and providing scholarships on behalf of the JOR ACE school.