MEET THE BRIDGES HOME SCHOOL STAFF
At Bridges, everyone does their best for students. Kids come first!
At Bridges, the parents and staff come together to create an environment that is emotionally and academically supportive of each child.
Ms. Teri Gabler
Ms. Teri completed her education at San Diego State University, and from there she moved on to teach Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade in Hayward and Newbury Park. She then stepped out of the classroom and into the role of Parent Educator for the Adult School, working with families with children from birth through preschool. Ms. Teri homeschooled her oldest boy and has found the experience helpful in her present position as a Homeschool Supervising Teacher. She loves working with students and their families.
Bridges encourages kids to find their own voice and passion in a supportive learning environment.
Ms. Darcie Ouerbacker
Darcie Ouerbacker has taught students of all ages, from preschool through college. After graduating from CSUN, she taught for fifteen years in the San Fernando Valley for Los Angeles Unified School District. Darcie and her family moved to Ventura where she homeschooled her own children, continued part-time teaching in Ventura and Oxnard, and worked for National University supervising student teachers.
Bridges provides a true “bridge” from the homeschool world to the traditional school, offering students two days a week of enrichment classes with other homeschool students in a traditional school environment.
Ms. Jill Frazier
Jill Frasier served as a kindergarten teacher for the Simi Valley Unified School District for ten years. She is proficient in designing stimulating lessons that accommodate multiple learning styles. Her hands on approach to learning keep students interested and focused.
Michelle Berkley-Tran has been working with children and their families for twenty years. For eight years, she taught as a credentialed elementary school teacher in the San Fernando Valley. She also teaches English classes for students learning English as a second language. Michelle graduated from CSUN with her BA in Child Development and Psychology. She continued in the graduate program to earn a Reading Specialist Credential and a masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Language and Literacy.
Michelle is presently homeschooling her son through the homeschool program here at Bridges. Michelle is passionate about home education and enjoys working with students and parents here at Bridges. She believes that the hybrid model of the homeschool program at Bridges is “the best of both worlds” in terms of providing children with the experience of school, while also having the benefits of an individualized and meaningful education at home.