Templeton Hills Adventist® School


Our Teachers & Staff


Our Teachers & Staff


Grace Sanchez - Principal, Teacher K-2

Grace Sanchez comes to THAS with 16 years of experience as an Educator from the San Diego and Los Angeles area. She has provided Early Intervention services, taught in the Community Court Schools, Juvenile Detention Centers, Public School K-12 and was a Garden & Nutrition Education Specialist for a non-profit organization.
As an Educator she has held a variety of roles where she has had the opportunity to work with children of various age groups, families of diverse demographics, multifaceted teams of therapists, and various partner organizations providing tailored early intervention services that ensure the speed and quality of learning. She has designed and implemented a variation of lesson plans that allow her to meet the needs of every student. 

She has a Master’s degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University, Orange CA, holds a State Credential, and SDA Professional Certificate. She strongly believes in “providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment.” She believes that what a child learns today will have an impact on his/her future throughout their adolescence and adulthood. Helping children grow spiritually helps children grow,
develop and do well academically and socially.

Proverbs 22.6 tells us “to train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” King Solomon’s wise words are ever so true today. It is important to equip children in the Word and to be deeply rooted in the Word, to be established in a solid foundation for challenges in the future and to be righteous citizens. She is a passionate advocate of instilling good nutritional habits and encourages the pursuit of STEM fields. Her volunteer work with the STEM Outreach Program through SPAWAR has allowed her to work jointly with government organizations, and professional organizations, such as UNITED WAY to increase STEM interest and literacy in the San Diego communities. Other volunteer work included participating with San Diego State University Robotics fair.

Grace lives in Paso Robles with her husband, Rich, and her Siberian Husky, Jarvis. She
enjoys reading, running, cooking, hiking, and traveling.



Grace Sanchez - Teacher K-2 / Principal 


Joan Ware - Teacher 3-8

Janelle Fairhurst - Teacher Assistant 

Malon Bruce - School Board Chair

Steve Mulder - Vice School Board Chair 

Pastor Zac Page - Pastor, Templeton Hills SDA Church

Sabrina Giese - Office Assistant

Grace Sanchez  - Nutrition and Garden for K-2 

Matt Giese - TH Community Farm Manager 

Peggy David / Joy Bergquist / Fay Johnson - Sewing Volunteers

Rich Sanchez / Mark Mulder / Rebecca Sanchez - STEAM Volunteers

Grace Sanchez - Music Teacher (Recorder 3-8)

Joan Ware / Choir  K-8

Paula Nixon - Art K-8 


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