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ISSAC teachers are life-long learners with culturally rich backgrounds, professionally diverse experiences, and complementary talents to the team.


  • As required by all public schools, including an authorized charter like ours, all our teachers have state-verified, multiple subject credentials -- except for our Mandarin Chinese teacher who is credentialed in that subject.


  • In addition, each ISSAC teacher has earned at least a bachelor's degree, several have masters.

Our teachers are committed to ISSAC team-teaching methodology by working continuously together to fine-tune lesson plans and regroup students for differentiated learning. So while a teacher may lead a homeroom or subject matter, the role changes periodically. An ISSAC student is a student of all ISSAC teachers.

More information to come

Ms. Aimee (TK/KN)

Mr. Christian (KN/1)

Ms. Norely (1/2)

Ms. Sara (2/3)

Ms. Allyce (3/4)

Mr. Andrew (4/5)

Ms. Emily (6/7/8)

Ms. Melissa (Spanish teacher)

XIN Li

Mandarin Chinese Teacher

Ms. Xin is a native Mandarin speaker from Taiyuan, China. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Michigan State University. Her teaching focuses on the child’s practical experiences. She fully embraces the imagination and creativity of students. She transforms each lesson into songs, games, drama play, activities and crafts that incorporate the foundations of Mandarin or interactive language acquisition.

She enjoys all outdoor activities, especially snorkeling, hiking, bodyboarding and reading on the beach.

Ms. Allyce has been in education since 2018 as a teacher and Technology Paraeducator for students all over Southern California. She has taught in Lancaster, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Westminster, Moreno Valley, and is now excited to join the community of Costa Mesa. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Ms. Allyce is an advocate for teaching social emotional learning strategies so that students have the skills to succeed not only in school but beyond their education in real life. She is a level 1 Google Certified Educator, Hapara Champion Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador.

Ms. Allyce loves hikes, the beach, watching musicals, all genres of music, and all foods (especially dim sum).