News & Events

  • VACE Voted Best by Star Readers
    VACE was voted 2018 Best West County Trade School for the third year in a row!
  • FREE Workforce Development Academy
    The Workforce Development Academy (WDA) provides training to help job seekers improve existing skills and develop new ones. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the WDA classes!
  • New Class! Intro to MS-Office 2016
    Learn Microsoft Office 2016 in classroom lab and Hybrid Learning locations. This course is designed to create a learning pathway for deeper knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with the goal of achieving Microsoft Office Certifications. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the MS-Intro class!
  • New Career Technical Education Programs
    VACE has updated our Gain a Career in Under a Year programs! Click to visit the Career Technical Education page for details.
  • ENCORE Program at VACE!
    Are you a senior in need of computer skills? Check out our FREE ENCORE program!
  • Ventura County Concert Band
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
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Administration
Carolyn Vang-Walker
MA, California Lutheran University
Director/Principal
Steve Thompson
MA, London University, England
Assistant Principal
Jean Ellis
M.Ed., California State University, Northridge
Assistant Principal
Full-Time Instructional Staff
Karl Akkerman BS, California State University, Northridge
Jeffrey Albaugh MA, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Sean Bell MBA, California Pacific University, MA/TESL, Spring Arbor University
Scott Collins Teaching Credential, State of California
Hai Dinh Teaching Credential, State of California
Dawne Hamilton Teaching Credential, State of California
Brian Harrison MCSA, Teaching Credential, State of California
Kari Hoffman BA, California State University, Channel Islands
Dennis Huston Teaching Credential, State of California
Gisela Martinez AA, Ventura College; AS, Santa Barbara City College
Kay Miller MA, California State University, Northridge
Rich Sigerist AA, Ventura College
Christine Wilson BA, Flagler College
Kathy Yeomans BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
Claudia Young AS, Moorpark College
Part-Time Instructional Staff
Jane Advani BS, Northland College
Martha Barajas BS, California State University, Northridge
Joslynn Browne BS, Westmont College
Crystal Cahuantzi MA, University of Phoenix
Michael Chilton BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
Pat Doler Teaching Credential, State of California
Cindy Dorn AA, Fullerton College
Kay Giles BA, JD, University of California, Berkeley
Vance Griffin BA, Livingstone College, North Carolina
Scott Groeneveld M.Ed, American College of Education, Chicago
Sam Harley BSc, State University of New York, New Paltz
Julie Judd Ph.D., University of South Florida
Judy Klement Teaching Credential, State of California
Kathy Leaf MS, Georgia State University
John Loest BSN, California State University, Chico
Jackie Lopez Teaching Credential, State of California
Susan Lopez Teaching Credential, State of California
Susan Martz M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
Rosa Navarro BA, California State University, Channel Islands
Barbara Reed MA, California State University, Los Angeles
Deborah Resler AA, Long Beach Community College
Cliff Rodrigues MA, University of Southern California
Abbe Sargent BA, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools, Philippines
Jan Schuette BA, California State University, Northridge
Michael Smith BA, California State University, Northridge
Megan Swearingen MA, California State University, Northridge
Lynne Thurston BS, Wayne State University
Larry Tobe Teaching Credential, State of California
Amy Tyrrell Teaching Credential, State of California
Susan Vinson BA, Wichita State University
Mary Wilson BA, Ripon College
Classified Staff
Frank Ayala Custodian
Valerie Gaona Accounting Assistant
Kendall Griffin Attendance Technician
Carol Ives Paraeducator
Angie Manzo-Varela School Support Secretary
Leticia Murillo Billing Services
Summer Nicol Special Projects Technician
Javier Perez Custodian
Myra Nunley Financial Aid Technician
Timothy Oglesbee Studio Production Technician
Dee Sierra-Steyer Paraeducator
Vicki Stiffler Vocational Enrollments
Halyna Turchyn Assessment Technician
Kathy Walker Special Assistant
Todd Walker Custodian