El Dorado Adventist® School

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Faculty and Staff



Lupe Negrete, Principal, Seventh & Eighth Grade


Graduate of Pacific Union College. Multiple Subjects Major, Spanish Minor.  California Clear Credential. Adventists Professional Credential.  

Work History - I have taught in Adventist schools in Southern California for nine years and in Northern California for 24 years (eight of those years as a principal in a small school). I have also taught one year in the public school system. I enjoyed being a student missionary in Ecuador as a teacher of English, Music, and P.E.  
Pass time activities - In my free time I enjoy hanging out with family, hiking, cooking, landscaping, and doing art of all kinds. 
Philosophy - I am passionate about teaching young people and sharing the love of Jesus with them. I believe school should help students discover their path in life through connecting with Jesus, exploring their talents, and using them to reach out to others.

​Adriana Friend, receptionist


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Jeannette Ingman, receptionist


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Debbie Simpson, Treasurer


B.B.A. with emphasis in Accounting, Pacific Union College.

Mrs. Simpson has worked in Adventist education as an aid, substitute teacher, and treasurer for 22 years. She has 3 children, all graduates of EAS. Her hobbies include her family, traveling, and crafts. She has worked at EAS for 7 years.




Elementary school faculty members


Tessa Corrales, Kindergarten



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Marilyn Anderson, First & Second Grade


I’ve lived in this area for 23 years. I have taught at El Dorado Adventist School over 20 years. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, fourth, and fifth grades. I earned my teaching credential at Pacific Union College with my Bachelor of Science Degree being in multiple subjects. In my classroom I enjoy teaching hands on science and social studies and using the outdoors and God’s creation as part of my textbook. Teaching students to love service also helps them learn responsibility and care for their fellow man. 






Nancy Schoonover, Third & Fourth Grade


I was born and raised in southern California and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. After moving to this area it was my privilege to attend Pacific Union College where I earned my California State Teaching Credential and my Adventist Elementary Education Credential. El Dorado Adventist School has been my home for over 20 years. During my tenure here I have taught kindergarten, second, third, and fourth grades. I enjoy teaching the students about our local and California history. I love to get the children into the out of doors to experience the nature God has provided for them.  God has a plan for each one of us, and it is my desire that my students begin to explore the path that God has for them while in my class.


Kim Waters, Fifth & Sixth Grade


I was born and raised In a small town called Walla Walla, in southeast Washington. I went to high and college there. I graduated from Walla Walla University with a BS in Elementary Education, and a minor in English. I have lived in Placerville since 2008 and started teaching at EAS in 2009. I enjoy arts and crafts, gardening, and cooking/baking. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as my husband and daughter Harper.





Support Staff


Wanda Silva, Extended Care




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