Hello Clear Creek families. This is my 4th year teaching “in the middle” at Clear Creek. Prior to Clear Creek I was employed with the county as a substitute teacher. Before that, I was a middle school teacher in the Roseville area, where my husband still teaches after 21 years! I attended Chico State where I earned my degree in English, and then went to Chapman University to get my teaching credential. I have lived in Nevada County for 16 years, and love seeing former students around town, especially as they progress towards adulthood. With any free time, I read, hike, enjoy the local rivers and lakes, and spend copious time with my family.
Cheryl (Sutton, Baker) Woldseth is an accomplished conductor, performer, clinician, and educator. She holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College (Princeton,NJ), with her principal instrument as voice, with a minor in organ, although she plays many other instruments too.
She teaches music at several public schools in Grass Valley, owns the music publishing company Bronze:FX, and conducts the Nevada County Concert Band. Cheryl is a professional artist with Sonos Handbell Ensemble, a jazz violinist with the Raspberry Jam Trio, performs with Blended Metal Saxophones, and has served many positions at the local and national levels within the Handbell Musicians of America. Cheryl works with Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, and Sierra Community Music on several community-based musical education projects, and performs in pit orchestras for various local community theater organizations. She is a past music director for several churches in the San Francisco Bay Area and the community handbell ensemble Bay Bells.
Cheryl lives with her husband Jan in Grass Valley, CA along with two cats and two horses, and each have children and grandchildren that often visit.
Hello, I'm Heather Morebeck, or Mrs. Heather to my awesome kids at
Camp Cougar, Clear Creek School's wonderful after school program.
I have been the program aide for Camp Cougar since Spring 2019, and
feel especially fortunate as Clear Creek School has always held a very
special place in my heart. I know first hand what a special place it
is, as I was a student here from Kindergarten, all the way through 8th
When I am away from school, I enjoy being outside, riding horses and
raising livestock with my husband, camping, and playing with my dogs.
Hi! My name is Kindell Tygart and I am the Business Official here at Clear Creek School. I grew up in Redding, CA, but moved to Rocklin to go to college and get my business degree. While there I also met my husband. We got married in 2017 and moved up to his hometown here in Grass Valley.
I love living here and in my spare time enjoy trying to become a plant lady, hiking, and traveling. I also have a little bit of an obsession with lavender, giraffes, and Joanna Gaines.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Clear Creek community and get to know everyone who is also a part of it!
Mrs. La Jeunesse
Stacie La Jeunesse
Suzanne Scherzinger is pleased to be the fifth grade teacher at Clear Creek School. Raised primarily in Southern California, she completed her undergraduate work at Scripps College in Claremont then went on receive her MA in Education and teaching credential through The Claremont Graduate University. For the following nine years, she taught first through fourth grades in the California public school system. In 2001 she and her husband made the decision to move to Northern California and she left the classroom in order to focus on their new family. As an active parent however, she found herself quickly drawn back into education and the classroom. For eight years, she enjoyed a happy medium as a substitute teacher, allowing her to maintain a balance between her family life and the profession she loves. In 2014 she was hired at Clear Creek, joining the middle school team. Suzanne has had the opportunity to live in England and France for a number of years. She enjoys travel, a good book, supporting her two children and their interests and is thrilled to be part of the Clear Creek community.
My name is Jen Lubarsky and I am the first grade teacher at Clear Creek School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at UC Davis where I majored in History and minored in French. During my time at Davis I was able to travel abroad and live in France for 6 months, which was a wonderful experience! After my stint as an Aggie I went on to earn my teaching credential from CSU Sacramento. I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach at several different schools within Nevada County, mostly in first grade classrooms. I fell very fortunate to have landed at Clear Creek School because of the warm and welcoming staff, the great families, and the super students!
I feel so fortunate to have found the occupation that I truly enjoy and am passionate about. I love being in the classroom, interacting with the students and watching them learn and grow every day. There is nothing better than to witness a child shine with pride and joy when they have accomplished a major milestone! I feel so lucky to be a major part of the learning process that takes place within our first grade classroom.
When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter. I love going for hikes, working in our vegetable and flower garden, and enjoying a good book.
Currently, I live in Grass Valley with my husband, Mike, my two boys: Preston-9 and Paxton-3, our dog, Wesley, and our classroom fish, Kool-Aid Man and Medusa II.
I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, biking, travelling, going to the rivers, lakes, and oceans. I love reading, and spending time with my family. Many students see me out and about at various sports and events with my children.
I am Helen Cope, the Clear Creek Second Grade Teacher. I have spent most of my life on the east coast in North Carolina and Virginia. I received my teaching credential from Mary Baldwin College in historic and beautiful Staunton, Virginia. I taught sixth grade in Virginia before we moved to Penn Valley in 1998. I taught at Pleasant Valley School and substituted in many Nevada County schools for two years before I was happily hired at Clear Creek in 2001. I love being a part of the Clear Creek Community! We have a very dedicated and caring staff, supportive and involved parents, and the greatest students!
Our children, Chris and Elaine, both graduated from Clear Creek and Nevada Union High School. They enjoyed the small school setting and opportunities they wouldn’t have had at a larger school. My husband and I are now empty nesters since our kids are living in Utah and New York. I enjoy time with my family and friends, camping, walking, and reading.
Hi! My name is Carolyn Cramer. I have been teaching at Clear Creek School since December 2002. Although I have always known I wanted to be a teacher, my path to teaching was not a direct one. When I was in Kindergarten, my favorite activity was to set up all of my stuffed animals around my room and pretend to be a teacher. Throughout high school and college at CSU, Long Beach, I worked at day care centers and as an Instructional Aide for Los Angeles County. Growing up one of eight children also gave me plenty of practical experience caring for children.
Felling the need for a change, I left college after two years to work full time in business. A couple years later I met my husband, got married, and began to raise a family. For eleven years while our two daughters were young, I worked as co-owner of our small business. As our children grew older, my husband and I knew we wanted to move to a more rural area to raise our family. We moved to Grass Valley in 1996 and I decided to return to college to complete my dream of being a teacher.
For several years, I juggled family responsibilities, a job, and night classes at CSU, Sacramento. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001 and completed my student teaching in Placer County in 2002. I was extremely fortunate to be offered a long term substitute position at Clear Creek and have been teaching here ever since. I enjoy the family feel of Clear Creek not only with the staff, but with my students and their families as well. When I am not working in my classroom, I enjoy being with my large family, playing/coaching sports, gardening, kayaking, or just working around my house. I am truly grateful to be doing what I love at such a wonderful school.
Hi, my name is Kim Gilliland and I have been blessed to be on Clear Creek’s campus since 1997 when our first child started kindergarten. Over the years our family became more and more involved at Clear Creek because we were drawn in by the small, rural setting, family atmosphere, and caring staff. My husband and I served on various boards, planning and executing school events. Over time, all four of our children, benefiting from their Clear Creek years, have grown and moved into their adult lives but I was privileged to be hired as a part time substitute for aides when our youngest child was in first grade. In 2012 I was offered a more permanent aide position on campus and later added working as a custodian after school. The school environment is lively, energizing, interesting, and fun. A day does not go by that I don’t see students’ exhibiting their unique awesomeness. I consider it a privilege to be able to spend my days with families, staff, and students at Clear Creek.
Hi! I’m Andrea Hansen and I am blessed to be able to spend my work days with the youngest (and energetic!) students on campus. This is my fifth year teaching TK/K at Clear Creek. I’m a Nevada County native, and I graduated from Chico State with a major in Liberal Studies and minors in Child Development and East Asian Studies. Prior to working at Clear Creek, I taught TK/K at CORE Charter School and started my career in education in first grade at Pleasant Ridge Union School District back in 2004. I am also a teacher mentor for the North Coast Teacher Induction Program.
Aside from school, I am married and have two children who also attend Clear Creek School. I love watching my kiddos show livestock, listening to audiobooks, going to Sunsplash and all things from Costco!
My name is Lisa Kauffman and I have been teaching across the grades at Clear Creek for thirteen years. This year I am excited to guide our sixth graders through ratios, percentages, and ancient cultures (to name just a few). I love textbooks and messy projects alike. I strive to create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment full of inspired and confident learners. I was born and raised in Grass Valley, and I graduated from Dominican University of San Rafael. I have a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies and a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to being a teacher, I am also the proud parent of a Clear Creek student! I cherish our small school vibe and sense of community. In my personal time I love working in my yard, exploring back roads with my husband and friends, and the beautiful Yuba River.
My name is Susan Lemmons. I attended Chico State and received my B.S. in Liberal Studies with a Music minor. My family and I moved from Chico to Grass Valley in 2010. I have worked at Clear Creek School since 2013 teaching grades 3, 4, 6 and 8. I am currently teaching 4th grade. I also lead Student Council for our student body. Everyone always asks me what my favorite grade is to teach and my answer is always the same: whatever grade I am currently teaching! I enjoy spending time with my family and going to my favorite place in the world as often as I can-Lake Tahoe!