Our Team

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Alexa Fitzgerald


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A native Californian, Mrs. Fitzgerald was born and raised in Sacramento. She made the journey to Walla Walla University to study elementary education. Six months abroad in Spain, resulted in obtaining her Spanish minor, and many lasting memories of traveling in Europe. She just got married in June to Cameron Fitzgerald of Walla Walla, Washington.  Alexa is excited to be the new kindergarten teacher at Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School.


1st/2nd Grades

Renee Aguilar


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Mrs. Aguilar was born and raised in Oxnard, California and grew up just down the street from Linda Adventist Elementary School.  She attended Newbury Park Adventist Academy, and then received her teaching credentials from California Lutheran University.  She has been teaching at LVAES since 2004. She loves the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking and skiing.


3rd/4th Grades

Anne Blech


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I'm a born New Yorker.  My family moved to California in 1977.  I graduated from Newbury Park Adventist Academy and received my Bachelor of Arts degree and my teaching credential at California Lutheran University.  I love spending time with my family and enjoy gardening and crocheting.  I am a firm believer in Adventist education.  I believe in preparing children for service within the church.  God has a plan for every child and it's our job to partner with families in helping students develop a closer walk with the Lord.


5th/6th Grades


Jonathan Fox


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Mr. Fox believes God created us to love him, love his children, and to live fully this adventure called Life.  His passion in education is to help children find relevancy and excitement in learning and to grow the desire to use all the resources that God has given them to take care of those around us.  He loves to travel, work on cars, and spend time with family.  Before moving to Ventura Country, Mr. Fox and his family spent a Sabbath year of intentional unemployment living in Costa Rica to grow in faith, spend time together as a family, and serve a community in need.


7th/8th Grades

Will Gile


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Mr. Gile has been teaching for 11 years.  A graduate of Avondale College in Australia, he has a passion for travel, sports, and music.  Teaching kids to grow in Christ, while giving them opportunities to serve their community is a great passion of his.  He has run school trips to Alaska, San Diego, and even mission trips to the Dominican Republic.  When he isn't teaching, you can find him on the golf course, surfing, or enjoying time with his family at home.



Will DeWitt


Mr. DeWitt brings experience and passion to the band students he works with.  His student ensembles have travelled the globe. From the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall to Westminster Abbey and beyond, performances at two Olympic Games and international music festivals have earned glowing reviews and numerous awards.
Among the hallmarks of his teaching are an emphasis on music literacy and ensemble unity.  With an M.A. in Music Education (Rutgers), Mr DeWitt engages LVAES students in the joy of learning and acquiring musical skill for the purpose of paying it forward.


Teachers' Aide

Lilly Tryer



Front Office

After School Care

Lisa Andrade


Phone Extension #0

Mrs. Andrade was born in Ventura, California and has lived in Santa Paula, California since the age of 14. She attended Ventura College where she earned a Certificate in Child Development and Clerical. She has two children that both attended Linda Vista and are now currently attending Adventist Universities. She has worked at Linda Vista for 10 years and is very appreciative to be working at this wonderful school.  When not at Linda Vista, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.



Kim Swarts


Phone Extension #1

Mom of 4 grown men, wife to Lanny and a blessed child of God. My story is written by God, day-by-day, in His hands.



Jorge Andrade