My name is Dawnelle Ellis and it is my honor to be the Administrator for First Christian School. FCS is a ministry of First Christian Church of Napa, CA. We opened our doors in 1997 with a vision of creating a private, non-denominational Christian school to serve the Napa Valley. Since that time, the school has grown to include five pre-school classrooms (2 years to Pre-K) and a full elementary and middle school (K-8th grade). Our mission is to assist parents in raising their children by providing an outstanding academic education instilled with Christian values. In addition to a strong academic program our students also have weekly art, technology, physical education and Spanish classes.

Please browse our website and consider letting FCS partner with you to provide an excellent education for your child. Please contact us at (707) 253-7226 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour. I look forward to meeting you and your child!

Dawnelle Ellis, Administrator

B.A. Administrations, Pacific Union College

A.S. Childhood Dev, Napa Valley College

M.A. Education, California Baptist University


School Administration

Dormi Herman

Business Administrator

B.S. Business Admin, Arizona State Univ

Renee VanMaren

Preschool Director

A.S. Early Childhood Ed, Napa Valley College


Katie Perez

Communications Manager

B.A. Communications Studies, CSU Long Beach

Catlin Hall

Finance Assistant


Terri Breit

Scrip Coordinator

B.A. Psychology, UC Davis


2016 - 2017 School Board

Members to be finalized...


Allen Gallaway


Dawnelle Ellis

School Administrator


Elementary School Staff

Jan Breazeale


B.A. Liberal Studies, Elementary Education, San Francisco State University; California Teaching Credential, Dyslexia Testing Specialist

Anne Harlow

First Grade

B.A. Child Development, Sacramento State University; California Teaching Credential & CLAD Certificate

Lori George

Second Grade

B.A. Instructional Design, California State University, Chico; Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD Learning Specialist, University of San Dieg


Jackie Mosley

Third Grade

B.A. Liberal Studies, Pacific Union College; California Teacher Credential

Kathleen Key

Fourth Grade

B.S. Speech Pathology, Holy Names College; California Teacher Credential

Mia Boon

Fifth Grade

M.A. Education, Univ of Phoenix; B.A. English, UCSB; California Teacher Credential


Middle School Staff

Evan Darlington


B.A. History, Sonoma State; M.A. History, Southern New Hampshire University

Teresa Coon

Language Arts

B.A. English, Westmont College; California Teacher Credential

Joel Garcia

Math, Science

B.A. Mathematics, Sonoma State University


Co-Curricular Staff

Sonia Tinnon

Spanish & Technology

Jennifer Kim

K-8 Physical Education


Preschool Faculty & Staff

Leah Wilcox

2 Yr Old Classroom Teacher 

Kailey Brace

2 Yr Old Classroom Teacher


Sharon Baker

3 yr Old Classroom Teacher/Closing Preschool Director

Bev McCard

3 Yr Old Classroom Teacher

Tori Dent

3 Yr Old Classroom Teacher


Maya Horvath

Pre-K Classroom Teacher

Sheena Daquioag

Pre-K Classroom Teacher

Kristen Kramer

Pre-K Classroom Teacher

Teena Hoelle

Pre-K Classroom Teacher