At Crystal, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by motivated, kind, passionate, smart people focused on extracting every possible ounce from their teachers and peers. As a student, could you ask for anything more? Crystal alum
Students at CSUS develop into independent and successful life-long learners by following a program that focuses on skill acquisition and content knowledge. Though the school can be described as academically rigorous, the rewards of such a program can be seen in the daily successes of our students. Whether it is struggling through an analytical essay or an enigmatic laboratory experiment, we believe students learn best in an environment that challenges them to reach beyond what they know to solve problems using the skills they have learned. Students are encouraged to question their teachers, seek new ways toward learning, and discover the complexity of the world around them.
In her regular faculty-member spotlight, Christy highlights French teacher Sophie Perisic, a born teacher, who brings her varied international experiences and deep empathy for students to her classroom and overseas trips.
Christy captures 7th grade science teacher Brendan Gummerson preparing students to observe exotic wildlife in his classroom. Christy notes that Brendan made it seem a little dangerous (it wasn’t) to build excitement.
Chief Operating Officer Christy Dillon alternates her time between the two campuses. She is excited about what she witnessed on the Middle School campus during the first full week of school. Read on to learn more about some members of our dynamic Middle School faculty.
Assistant Head of School Christy Dillon features Leandro Garcia-Fulle, who has been teaching Spanish language and literature classes at Crystal for 26 years. Read on to learn more about this passionate educator.