Staff Page

Name: Pat Baer
Phone: (209) 768-9924
Bio: (pbaer) | Gold Rush Charter School I graduated from University of California Irvine with a Bachelors degree in Biological Science and I minored in Chemistry and Mathematics. I earned my Teaching... more
Name: Martin Blake
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 532-0299
Bio: I graduated Rutgers University with a B.A. in English and as a member of the English Honors Society. I received a M.A. in Cinema from the University of S. California. l received my “clear" English... more
Name: Cheryl Calderaro
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 533-8272
Bio: This is my7th year teaching at Gold Rush.  I grew up in Sonora, but after getting married, I lived in various parts of California: San Diego, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Susanville, and Yuba City.  I even... more
Name: Lorraine DeMattei
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 532-0026
Bio: I was born and raised in Tuolumne County, attended Pinecrest Elementary, and graduated from Summerville High School. After high school, i attended CSU Stanislaus, received my BA in Liberal Studies... more
Name: Ronald Hamilton
Title: Principal/Director
Phone: (209) 532-9781 x324
Bio: I am the fifth generation born in Tuolumne County. I attended Jamestown School, and  Sonora High School I have my AA Degree in Liberal Studies form  Columbia College, and my Bachelors Degree in... more
Name: Heather Laumer
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 532-0398
Bio: (hlaumer) | Gold Rush Charter School   My Account / Log out     Country School Education Option Greeley Hill High School/Administration Independent Study Resources Vendors Teacher... more
Name: Shay Saunders
Title: Associate Director
Phone: (209) 532-9781 x322
Bio: I relocated here to the mountains 8 years ago in pursuit of a more relaxed place to live and raise our son.  I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity to lead at such a wonderful school.  My... more
Name: Todd Saunders
Title: IT/Technology Instructor/Athletic Coordinator
Phone: (209) 532-9781 x314
Name: Brittney Schertz
Title: Business Assistant/Human Resources
Phone: (209) 532-9781 x327
Bio: I have lived in Sonora my whole life. I attended Jamestown El. and graduated from Sonora Union High School. I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Gold Rush family. My husband Shane and I are ... more
Name: Jennifer Warren
Title: Administrative Liaison
Phone: (209) 533-8644 x218
Bio: I am passionate about education and feel blessed to work in an environment where everyone works diligently to better our school and our students' education. My husband, children and I are so happy to... more
Name: Kristen Ramirez
Title: Registrar
Phone: (209) 532-9781 x325
Bio: Growing up in Tuolumne County has been a huge blessing for me, being able to live in such a beautiful area and being surrounded by such a supportive community.  In my free time I enjoy baking,... more
Name: Dawn Rowland
Title: Resource Coordinator
Phone: (209) 533-1042
Bio: I am very excited to be returning to Gold Rush for my third year.  My primary office has been relocated to the new High School II campus; however, I will continue to oversee the Country School site... more
Name: Bekah Everett
Title: Independent Study Office Coordinator
Phone: (209) 532-0083
Bio: I was born and raised in Tuolumne County and I consider it a blessing to engage with this comunity each day.  I joined the Gold Rush family in August of 2016.  It is a joy to work in this environment... more
Name: Robin Ellington
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 588-8468
Bio: My name is Robin Ellington. I was born in Las Vegas, NV and moved to CA in 1971. As a teenager, I spent my summers in Calaveras County with an adopted family, yet graduated high school in Vallejo, CA... more
Name: Corynne Zavoda
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 588-8432
Bio: It is such a blessing to be a part of the GRCS team. I am passionate about supporting students and care deeply about their success. I believe that every child wants to learn and am committed to being... more
Name: Victoria Nugier
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 694-0172
Name: Denise Thomas
Title: Independent Study Teacher
Phone: (209) 694-0207
Name: Cameron Saunders
Title: Technology Aide / Assistant Coach
Phone: (209) 288-8008