Princeton Jr/Sr High School Staff

Janine Beard

Resource Teacher

Janine was born in Berkeley, CA and grew up in the East Bay. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a BA in Liberal Studies and an emphasis in Psychology. She also acquired her Multiple Subject Credential and Education Specialist Credential from California State University, Chico. This is her fourth year as a Special Education Teacher at PJUSD.

Janine has one daughter and a second child is on the way. She has two cats and enjoys water skiing, yard work, cleaning house, and arts/crafts in her spare time. Janine especially enjoys her time here at Princeton because of her wonderful students and the small community.

Mrs. Estella Herniman

Spanish, Art, ELD Teacher

Estella was born in Medford, Oregon. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. She has a Multiple Subject teaching credential also from California State University, Chico. Estella has worked at Princeton since 2003 and has a variety of teaching experience. She currently teaches Art, Spanish, Credit Recovery, and ELD. She is also the 10th grade class advisor and MECHA advisor.

When she is not teaching she spends her time collecting Disney figurines, shopping, cooking and reading. She is married and has two children, her daughter Marisa and son Roberto. Estella believes being part of a student’s education and being able to work one on one with each of her students is very important.

Mr. Jeremiah Johnson

English Teacher

Jeremiah Johnson was born in Culver City, CA.  He earned his A.S. in Humanities from Shasta College in Redding, CA, his B.A. in English Studies from CSU Chico, and his credential in English from National University.  Jeremiah began as Princeton High's English teacher in 2015-16.

Jeremiah states, "I have been fortunate enough to work with football, boys basketball, and other athletes in a newly created after school and summer conditioning program.  2016-17 will mark my first year working with volleyball and girls basketball.  Last year I was also co-advisor of the 9th grade class."

Jeremian has one daughter, Kasi, who is seven years old.  His hobbies include eyerthing sports-related, especially college football and basketball.  Of his time in Princeton, Jeremiah stated, "The things I enjoy most about PJUSD are working with our awesome students, athletes, and our amazing staff.  It is a wonderful community to be a part of.  Go Eagles! #weflytogether"

Mr. Bryan Lex

Social Science, Physical Education Teacher

Bryan was born in Chico, CA. He attended both Butte College, Shasta College, and graduated from William Penn University, Iowa with a BA in History and teaching credential. He has worked for Princeton for 15 years. He is very involved with PJUSD as the Social Studies & P.E. instructor, Athletic Director, Football Coach, Baseball Coach, Jr. High Flag Football and Basketball Coach, Block P Advisor, 8th Grade Advisor.

Bryan and his wife Molly have two Labradors; Abby and Honey. When he is not teaching or coaching he spends his time fishing, gardening, and gold panning. He really enjoys working in a small school and community.

Mr. Nate Odom

Social Science, Lead Teacher

Nate was born in Chico, CA. He graduated from California State University, Chico with a BA in History along with a credential in Social Sciences. In addition to teaching history he coaches football and girls basketball.  Nate is also the ASB Advisor, Lead Teacher, and he runs the Student Store. He has worked for Princeton Jr./Sr. High School since 2010.

Nate and his wife Megan have two children; Bryant, 8 and Allison, 6. He also has an obnoxious Jack Russel Terrier named Tank. When Nate is not teaching or coaching he spends his time golfing, making home improvements, and playing fantasy football. Nate says what he enjoys most about working at PJUSD is “the close-nit atmosphere that our small school provides.  Because of that atmosphere we are able to get to know our students on a whole new level that promotes a better school experience for both teachers and students.”

Mrs. Laurette Simon

Science Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Chris Stillwell

7th-8th English, Home Ec, Physical Education Teacher

Chris was born in Lynwood, CA. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a BA in Liberal Studies and a liberal studies credential and English supplemental credential. This is her 29th year working at PJUSD; she started teaching in August 1986. Before teaching in Princeton she taught for one year in Elk Creek. Chris teaches 7th and 8th grade English and Home Ec. She also coaches junior high volleyball and basketball.

She has one son Hunter, 24 and one daughter Tayler, 21. When Chris is not teaching or coaching she enjoys being with her family, walking, swimming, reading, traveling, and bike riding. She has two dogs Mocha and Patch, a cat named Tiger and three horses Whiskey, Red, and Paint. Chris says “What I enjoy the most about working in Princeton are the students.  We have great kids!!!”

Ashlyn Bartlett

Cheer Coach

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Troy German

Math Teacher

Troy German was born in California and attended California State University, Chico for his B.S. in Mathematics.  Troy's hobbies include woodworking and tending to his two cats, three chickens, and one bee hive.

Troy will be returning as Princeton High's math teacher in 2016-17, and he says of Princeton, "I enjoy being a part of the community of Princeton and helping the children grow into young adults."

Melissa Roach

Volleyball Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Kyle Schaad

Agriculture Teacher

Kyle Schaad was born in Woodland, CA and grew up in Colusa County.  He attended CSU Chico as an agricultural science major with an option in education.  He joins Princeton from Willows High, and in addition to teaching will serve as Princeton's FFA Advisor.

Kyle and his wife have one dog, a golden retriever named Modoc, and two cats, Hudson and Pence.  Reflecting on joining Princeton, Kyle stated, "I love the feel of working in a small farming community.  I grew up in Colusa County and I love being back."