Santa Clara Christian School teachers are trusted guardians and mentors who provide solid academic and spiritual guidance for students to help develop their young minds.

Mrs. Young

Mrs. Young is our Kindergarten teacher and is in her sixteenth year at SCCS. Mrs. Young holds her teaching degree from Bethany College and an ACSI Teacher Credential. She has a very active, hands-on approach to teaching that helps the students solidify a firm foundation in all areas of academics. Also, as a pastor’s wife and Christian mentor, she has a passion to help her students discover God’s love for them. When she is not spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys reading and being out in nature.

First Grade
Mrs. Harter

Mrs. Harter graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College and soon after started teaching at San Francisco Christian School. She and her husband got married a couple of years later. After moving to Santa Clara, they were blessed with 5 children. They have worked in many church ministries over the last 30 years. She taught 3rd grade for four years at North Valley Baptist School. She is in her fifth year teaching 1st grade at Santa Clara Christian School. She loves teaching her students and working together with their parents.

Second Grade
Mrs. Nice

Mrs. Nice is the co-founder of Santa Clara Christian School and has been teaching for more than 25 years. She has her BA in Liberal Arts from Pepperdine University, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge, and an MA in Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. When she is not teaching, she is reading, gardening, or spending time with her family . She is married to Mr. Nice and has 4 children and 2 grandsons.

Mrs. Barboza began teaching at Santa Clara Christian School in August of 2018. She has been teaching elementary students for over ten years. She attended Bethany College for both her undergraduate degree and Teaching Credential Program. Mrs. Barboza loves teaching and spending time with her husband and son (especially at Disneyland!). She loves cooking for her family, being with friends at home and church, and playing with her dog (also a long-time member of her family).

Third Grade
Mrs. Barboza

Ms. Flood has been working with elementary students for over seven years. While completing her first year of work at SCCS, she simultaneously earned her degree in secondary education from Golden State Baptist College. Having attended Christian schools from a young age, she is passionate about supporting and furthering quality Christian education. When she is not teaching, Ms. Flood enjoys working at her church, spending time with family, and traveling.

Fourth Grade
Ms. Flood

Mrs. Welty loves teaching children and especially enjoys seeing their “light bulb” moments! She has been an elementary school teacher for more than 25 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Hyles-Anderson College. In 2019, she also earned her National Certificate for STEM Teaching through the NISE. During the summer, she spends her time in West Africa training teachers at a school in Liberia. Outside of school, she enjoys music and spending time with family and friends. Her family consists of her husband, Nathan; her three adult children, Kendra, Ariana, and Brandon; and their two cats Oreo and Cookie.

Fifth Grade
Mrs. Welty