Princeton Elementary - Staff

Theresa Zoller

Secretary

Theresa was born in Marysville, CA. She has been working for PJUSD for 32 years as a school secretary. Theresa has three children Chad, Justin, and Brianna. All of her children are Princeton graduates. Theresa is also a Princeton Graduate, class of 1982. When Theresa is not at Princeton Elementary she spends her time with her family, reading, and scrapbooking. She has a bird and two dogs, but she says they are her children’s. Theresa loves the small size of the elementary school and being able to get to know both the children and parents. If you have a question, Theresa has an answer!

Linda Hansen

Secretary

Linda was born in Colusa, CA and graduated from Princeton High School. After graduation, she began working at Tri-Counties Bank in Willows as a teller. She worked there for five years, advancing to loan secretary. She then began her next job at Princeton Elementary School where she has been employed for 26 years. She enjoys working with the students, staff, and parents at the school.

Linda has been happily married for 28 years to a wonderful man, Greg Hansen. She is very proud of their two great kids, Cody and Amanda. Cody owns his own business, Hansen Trucking and Farms. Amanda who also graduated from Princeton Jr./Sr. High School is currently attending Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.

Sandy Houtman

Paraprofessional/Computer Lab Supervisor

Sandy has worked for PJUSD for 13 years. It is a job that she loves, including her co-workers, and the students. She runs the Computer Lab at Princeton Elementary. She has also worked at the Princeton Jr./Sr. High School.  She married a local man and together they had 2 girls, 1 boy, they have 6 grandkids.  She loves spending time with her grandkids out on the ranch. She has an awesome Beagle mix dog, named Beau and a beautiful longhaired cat, named Summer. 

Sandy grew up in the Princeton area and went to Princeton Elementary and Princeton Jr./Sr. High School. She says the highlight of her high school career were sports and music. Sandy says she enjoyed growing up in the country and living on a working ranch.  Her family raised cattle and sheep, grew prunes, walnuts, wine grapes, and almonds. They also ran a prune dehydrator, which many local students have worked at.  She says it was hard work but very rewarding.  She also worked at Alderson Ranch Supply for many years.

Initially Sandy worked in the travel industry after moving to Chico and attending Butte College and California State University, Chico.  She has been to England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and Hawaii, as well as up and down the West Coast.  When the airline she worked for went bankrupt, she decided it was a good time to receive more education and in an area of demand.  As computers, numbers, and math were of interest to Sandy, she applied to and attended Heald Business College in Santa Rosa. She received degrees in Accounting, Computer Programming, and Data Processing.  She was also an Office Manager and Bookkeeper for over 20 years before moving back to the Princeton area.

During the past 15 years, she has been involved with the Princeton 4-H Club as its Key Leader as well as Project Leader in cooking, arts and crafts, photography, and Swine.  She is most proud of the work the Princeton community has accomplished with fundraising efforts for various community members and causes.  Also, after moving back, Sandy went back to school and furthered her education and obtained a Designated Subject Credential in Computer Applications so she could proudly enjoy the job she has here today at Princeton Elementary.

Agripina Rodriguez

Paraprofessional (bilingual)

Agripina was born in Florencia de Benito Juárez, Zacatecas, México. She came to the United States in 1980. She also attended Princeton Jr./Sr. High School and graduated in 1983. She has four children Leslie, Brenda, Martin, and Emmanuel. Leslie, Brenda, and Martin Graduated California State University, Chico. Emmanuel is currently attending CSU Chico.

Agripina enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and walking (especially at Bidwell Park in Chico, CA). She has a miniature French Poodle, her name is Morusa. Agripina enjoys working with the students and listening to their stories. She believes PJUSD is a great environment for students.

Bai Vue

Education Specialist

 Bai Vue is Princeton’s education specialist teacher.  She was born in Chico, CA and grew up in Willows, CA and Chico.  She graduated from California State University Chico, with a BA in social work.  She is currently completing her teaching credential at Chico State.

Bai has two brothers and three sisters.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys sewing and photography in her free time.

When asked about working at Princeton, Bai responded:  “I love the community at PJUSD.  I enjoy working with students of all ages.”

Candice Pierce

3rd/4th Grade Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Maegan Shackelford

1st/2nd Grade Teacher

 

Natasha Stegall

5th/6th Grade Teacher

 

Chris Stillwell

TK-K 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!!!”