Rushelle McDermott, LEAD Teacher


My name is Rushelle McDermott. This is my third year teaching kindergarten at COA. I am excited to teach your child and share my love and enthusiasm for education with him/her. I truly enjoy teaching kindergarteners and watching them grow throughout the year. I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in English. I earned my CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a second bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University. I grew up in Sacramento, but also lived and taught English for a year in Busan, South Korea. It was quite an exciting adventure! I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, Chris, friends, and family. I like traveling, concerts, and spending time at the beach when I’m not teaching. I look forward to another great year!

Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis

Hello, My name is Amy Lewis. 

Tyler Towery

Tyler Towery  Hello! My name is Tyler Towery.

Claudia Magwili

noid1y02015Hi my name is Claudia Magwili, and I am a kindergarten teacher at Community Outreach Academy. I received my undergraduate at California State University, Chico in liberal studies and went on to get my multiple subject teaching credential at Chico. My love for teaching started at a young age when I use to spend a lot of time in my mom’s classroom and tutoring her students. I come from a family of teachers, my mom teaching 5th grade and my sister also teaching kindergarten. When I am not teaching I love spending time with my family, traveling with my husband, being outdoors, and eating pizza! I am so excited for this school year and can’t wait to watch my students grow.

Diana Kravchuk

Diana Kravchuk  Hello! My name is Diana Kravchuk.

Tamara Danilyuk

Tamara Danilyuk KG Teacher COA ElementaryMy name is Tamara Danilyuk. I graduated from California State University with a B.A in Liberal Studies in 2008 and then my CA Teaching Credentials in 2010. I have been teaching since 2011. Each new school year helps me grow as an educator and as an individual. I enjoy working with young children and I feel that teaching is my calling.When I am not teaching I love to spend time with my family: My husband Eugene and my three wonderful children. Also, I enjoy traveling, shopping, camping, and researching teaching ideas.

Amanda Tucker


Hello! My name is Amanda Tucker. I am a kindergarten teacher at Skvarla. I started teaching at C.O.A. in 2006 and I love it! I like to sing songs, do art projects, and read books in my class. I have taught other grades too. I have taught first grade, second grade, and fifth grade, all of which have offered their own excitement and uniqueness. I have also lived and taught abroad in Bangkok, Thailand from 2005-2006. It was an amazing experience both professionally and personally.


Terri Sanders

023 774A0095My name is Terri Sanders.  I am a kindergarten teacher at Community Outreach Academy.  I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education.  I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect.  An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world. 

Karin Oxenham


Hello! My name is Karin Oxenham and I am excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. I am passionate about teaching because I love being a part of my students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. I love seeing the unique strengths in every child and helping prepare them for a bright future! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, including my adorable cat!  I also enjoy playing soccer, eating chocolate, and traveling when I get the chance. I even lived and worked in Cairo, Egypt in 20I5! I’m looking forward to a great year!