Ken Kessenich

School Administrator
Ken has spent the past 5 years serving as the Children’s Ministry Pastor at Crossroads Church and acts as the liaison between the school and the church. Prior to his ministry work, Ken taught in Christian education at the elementary and middle school levels for 26 years before serving as vice principal for 12 years also at the K-8 level. He is passionate about pointing kids to Christ and encouraging growth in their faith.

Greg Friesen

School Principal
Greg has 11 years of teaching experience and worked 14 years in school administration, primarily as school principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He recently moved from Oregon to principal Legacy Christian School and is excited God has called him back into Christian education.

Christina Cross

Assistant Principal
Christina has spent most of her 12-year educational career working as a public school counselor with middle and high school students. She spent 2 years also serving as a college counselor and as college adjunct professor teaching career and life skills. Christina is thrilled to be working in a Christian school environment where Christ can be at the center of every conversation.

Kristen Wiley

Kindergarten Teacher
Kristen is continuing at Legacy as our Kindergarten teacher and possesses 10 years of teaching experience primarily with preschool-aged children. She earned a Bachelor’s in Bible and Theology and Liberal Studies from William Jessup University and also possesses an Early Childhood Associate Teachers Certificate. Her goal as an educator is to provide a warm, caring environment and to keep Jesus as the center of everything.

Jennifer Reiches

1st grade teacher
Jennifer is continuing at Legacy as our 1st grade teacher after teaching our 3rd/4th grade classroom last year. Jen comes to us with experience teaching preschoolers in the Bay Area for four years prior to joining Legacy.  In addition, her student teaching experience had her working with 5th graders in Southern California all the way to Kindergartners in New Zealand. She graduated from Biola with a Liberal Studies degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Biblical Studies, as well as her California teaching credential. Jen is excited to provide a safe and loving environment where kids can feel free to learn and grow in their academics and more importantly in their relationships with Jesus Christ.

Debbie MacRunnel

2nd grade teacher
Debbie is joining Legacy this year as our 2nd grade teacher and comes with 30 years of teaching experience from a variety of educational settings. She received her BS degree in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Since then, she has taught at public and private schools as well as homeschooled her own three children. She and her husband recently moved to Auburn from Lomita, California. Debbie is excited to add to her nine years of 2nd grade teaching experience by incorporating the truths of the Bible and the love of Jesus Christ into her classroom at Legacy Christian School.

Christin Gewecke

3rd grade teacher
Christin is returning to Legacy this year as our 3rd grade teacher! Christin is a recent Biola University graduate where she earned her degree and completed their teacher certification program.  The bulk of her experience has been with the primary grades which is where her heart truly lies. She was raised attending Crossroads Church and is very excited about returning “home” and joining our Legacy team!

Heather LaVallie

4th grade teacher 
Heather is joining us at Legacy as our 4th grade teacher. Heather recently moved back from Upstate New York and comes to us with over 16 years of experience teaching in private Christian Schools, as well as homeschooling. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and her California Teaching Credential from Chapman University. Heather is passionate about teaching children, encouraging them in their walk with the Lord and in helping children to discover God’s special plan for their lives.

Lynn Evans

5th grade teacher
Lynn is returning to Legacy as our 5th grade teacher and comes with 25 years of teaching experience from a variety of educational settings.  She received her degree from the College of Charleston, double-majoring in English and Secondary Education.  Lynn began teaching as a credentialed public high school teacher in South Carolina prior to moving to California.  Since then, her experiences as an educator have included homeschooling, teaching and administering in a behavioral school, and teaching and serving as vice principal in private Christian schools.  Lynn is passionate about leading children into the reality of a daily, intimate walk with Jesus and, thereby, helping open their minds to the joy of discovering the universe which He has created for them to explore.

Keri Carter

6th grade teacher
Keri will be starting at Legacy as our sixth grade teacher. She has over seventeen years of unofficial teaching experience homeschooling her four children, most of which are now grown. Recently, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Western Governor’s University and obtained a Multiple Subject teaching credential. She completed her student teaching in a fifth grade class at Forestlake Christian School and loved working in the Christian school environment. Keri is excited to see students grow closer to Jesus as they mature academically, socially, and spiritually.

Channa Gordon

Office Assistant  

Julie Kessenich

Administrative Assistant

Megan Walden

Before & After School Care