Kindergarten: Allicia O'Campo
Allicia was born and raised in a Christian home. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior when she was 16. In December 1996 Allicia married her best friend and high school sweetheart, John. Allicia and John have a son who attends Calvary Middle School. In her spare time Allicia enjoys working at her church, being a youth sponsor, singing on the praise team, and teaching 3rd/4th graders every Sunday. Allicia has been an educator for 18 yrs. She has taught at Calvary Chapel Christian School as a kindergarten teacher for five of those years. Teaching at Calvary has been both a blessing and a humbling experience. Instructing and motivating students in who God is has made memorable moments. She is looking forward to being part of your child’s early academic years. To say she is excited for this school year would be putting it mildly. Go Warriors!
Education: University of Arizona 2003, Bachelor’s
Favorite scripture: Psalm 91:1-2 (but really all of it).
Favorite books: Prince Warrior series by Priscilla Schreier, the Bible
Traveled: Hawaii, California, New Mexico, and Texas
Hobbies: Reading, Exercising, Gardening, Traveling, family time, coaching
1st Grade: Lisa Patterson
Lisa grew up in the small town of Scottville, Michigan. She has also lived in Florida, Spain, Utah, and Alaska. She moved to Arizona to teach after getting her Bachelor’s from Grand Valley State University in Michigan in 2008. She has two grown sons and two grandchildren. Lisa was forever changed when she gave her life to the Lord in 2012. She married Kevin Patterson in 2015. She has taught in a charter school, a public school, and another private school. After much prayer and following God’s will she was hired on as a teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School in 2017. It has been an absolute blessing in her life! She is extremely grateful for the love, commitment, and partnering the parents show to their children and to CCCS.
Education: AS: General Studies (Weber State University) AAS: Early Childhood
Development (University of Alaska), Bachelor of Arts: English/Language
Arts (Grand Valley State University)
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28
Hobbies: Biking, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Reading
Seeks: To grow deeper in her relationship with God every day.
2nd Grade: Bonnie Simmons
Bonnie was born on Cape Cod, MA and spent the first 12 years of her life moving almost every year to a different state and school as her father was in the Air Force. Her family settled in Tucson as she entered middle school and her father retired from the military. She accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a freshman at the University of Arizona, rededicated her life and commitment to Him in 2012 and was baptized for the first time as an adult. She taught in public schools for 15 years and then spent 8 years as an administrator of Early Childhood Education programs at Child & Family Resources. She has two married, adult children and one brand new grandson.
Education: BA in Elementary Education (University of Arizona), Arizona Teacher Certification (K-8) with an Early Childhood Endorsement (Birth-8 years)
Favorite Verses: 1 Corinthians 2:9 "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
Favorite Books: The Bible, Books by Lisa Terkeurst and Mark Batterson, Joy Starts Here by E. James Wilder, Unoffendable by Brant Hansen
Hobbies: Pickleball, watching U of A sports, deep sea fishing, cycling, travel, cooking, spending time with family and friends
3rd Grade: Jonathan Urbalejo
My name is Jonathan Urbalejo and I am the third-grade teacher at CCCS. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. My father and mother were a reflection of CHRIST and an example to me of HIS love. At a tender age I knew that I desperately needed a SAVIOR and I accepted JESUS. My wife Carrie and I have been married for going on 16 years and we have precious daughter named Emily. About two years ago I felt led to come to CCCS. After much prayer and consideration the good LORD opened the doors for my wife and I to come work at CCCS. My life verse is 2 Corinthians 4:7-12. No matter what has happened or will happen in life I know that my FATHER will be with me. With this knowledge in hand I take peace and comfort.
4th Grade: Roberta Beitel
My husband and I are native Tucsonans who met at church as single adults. We have 2 children who are the joys of our life and a Schnauzer we adore! I was born and raised in church and accepted Christ at the age of 6. I am very thankful for my strong Christian upbringing and parents who were amazing examples of how to love and serve God. I pursued non-educational careers that involved working with children and families, but always had a tug at my heart to be a teacher. God provided for me to see this desire come true in 2017 and this is my 4th year teaching at CCCS.
Education: BS in Family/Consumer Resources, University of Arizona, Arizona State Teaching Certificate, AA in Biblical Studies
Favorite Verses: Matthew 6:33. KJV: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Favorite Books: Philippians; Anne of Green Gables; Lysa TerKeurst books
Hobbies: Spending time with family; watching movies and sporting events; scrapbooking; working in children’s ministries at my church
5th Grade: Carrie Urbalejo
Carrie grew up in Michigan and accepted Christ as her Savior while attending Northern Michigan University during the summer of 1995. She has volunteered during VBS and is a Sunday morning greeter in children’s ministries. Carrie graduated from the Northern Michigan University in 1996 with a degree in zoology but did not go directly into education.
After 18 years in public education, she was led by the Lord to a position at Calvary Chapel Christian School. Carrie is married to Jonathan Urbalejo, a 3rd grade teacher at CCCS. They have been married for almost 16 years and have one daughter Emily. Her favorite verse is Ecclesiastes 3. In her free time, Carrie enjoys reading, sewing, baking, and spending time with her family.