Our Downtown Dragon Team!

We are proud to introduce the Downtown School faculty and staff for the 2015-2016 school year! Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to a great school year!

Downtown School’s Teachers

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Room 2 – Kindergarten
Mrs. Allison Dolan
Room 3 – Kindergarten
Ms. Karen Nguyen
Room 4 – First Grade
Mrs. Christine Braker
Rm 9 – First Grade
Mrs. Deborah Rogers
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Rm 7 – Second Grade
Mrs. Sherri Fogarty
Rm 6 – Second Grade
Ms. Pamela Tarango
Rm 8 – Third Grade
Mrs. Laurie Kessler
Rm 9 – Third Grade
Mrs. Marianne Vasquez
Rm 12 – Fourth Grade
Ms. Karen Selgrath
Rm 11 – Fifth Grade
Mr. David Petty
Room 15 – Sixth Grade
Mrs. Rachel Lenix
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Rm 13 – Seventh Grade
Mrs. Cherie Payne
Rm 14 – Eighth Grade
Mrs. Brenda Mayer
Room 1 – Resource
Mrs. Heather Tablit

Downtown School’s Support Staff

Front Office

Kara Rand – Academic Coach
Virginia Harshman – Secretary
Jackie Harrell – School Clerk
Karen Gaither – RSP Assistant
Hannah Leal – Specially Funded Clerk

Madai Chavez – Student Success Specialists

Susie Klassen – F.A.C.E.


Martha Redstone – Music Teacher


Jennifer Anzaldo – Computer Library Technician

Food Services

Christine Cooter – Food Service Manager
Sugey Villarreal – Food Service Worker
Teresa Moore – Food Service Worker

Student Crossing

Leroy Bailey – Crossing Guard

Custodian Services

Cynthia Gallegos – Custodian
Trino Martin- Custodian

EduCare Program

Cindy Gil – EduCare Manager
Daniel Ruiz – PE
Sterling Fugett – PE
Lucas Sanchez – Kindercare
Susie Klassen – Kindercare
Mercedes Salgado – Creative Arts
Saleena Jimenez – Creative Arts
Linda Trevino – Computer
Gerri Woessner – Musical Dance Theater
Nataly Enciso – Homework


School Applications


Downtown Elementary School

Downtown Elementary
2021 M Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone (661) 631-5920
Fax (661) 321-0034

Noreen Barthelmes
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.