Gina Lybarger (AKA Mrs. Bebe)
7th Grade English Language Arts
I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences, Physical Education.
I received my Master's Degree from National University in Instructional Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction. In my free time, I enjoy hiking Cowles Mountain, riding bikes at the beach, and spending time with my family and friends. I have been at Mueller Charter School since 1997 and love the students, staff and the community of Chula Vista!
8th Grade Mathematics
I am originally from New Jersey, but I moved to California in 2nd grade. I grew up mostly in Claremont, California, a small college town east of Los Angeles. After high school I moved to San Diego to attend UCSD, where I graduated with a major in Psychology. I stayed at UCSD another year to study Education and graduated with a Masters in Education and my Teaching Credential. This will be my 5th year teaching, but my 1st year as a part of the MCLA team. I couldn't be happier to be a part of this family!
7th Grade History & 8th Grade Science
Born and raised on the Central Coast of California, Joel Michel developed an appreciation for nature, agricultural ways, his Chicano heritage, family, and good barbeque. His faith, family and nation are close to his heart and direct his efforts. After graduating from the University of San Diego, he promptly began serving Chula Vista's westside community at Mueller Charter School. Blessed with the opportunity to serve a 2/3 multiage class, 6th grade, and now 7th grade for over a dozen years, Mr. Michel finds that his days are filled with joy and laughter. Every year offers him new occasions for growth and enjoyment. Go Dodgers! Go Raiders!