Committed to Student discipleship

The faculty and staff of Heritage Oak School are committed to excellence in education from a Biblical worldview. As mentors to young students, they understand the great responsibility of the classroom teacher to shine as an example of Christ in all areas of life, to love and nurture each individual as God has gifted them, and to help students grasp even the most diffcult of concepts. We hope their stories give you a glimpse into what awaits your child at Heritage Oak School.

(To read faculty and staff stories, please click their photo.)

…but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
Luke 6:40

Grammar Faculty

Kimberlee Ruppert


Michelle Hamm

1st Grade

Brittany Greer

2nd Grade

Emily Douglas

3rd Grade

Jennine Wilson

4th Grade

Chris White

5th Grade

Jacob Douglas

6th Grade 

Secondary Faculty

Carol Andersen

Rhetoric, Drama

Craig Bauer

Applied Theology

Sharon Davis


Chase Johnson

Humanities, Latin,

Lauren Kepler

Grammar & Writing,

Dr. Warren Jaul

Math & Science

Toby Semerenko

Physical Education

Stephanie Smith

Math, Grammar PE


Anthony Ursua

Facilities Management

Alicia Drehsen

School Clerk

Wendy Dearing

Business Manager

Kim Garrett

Admissions Counselor

Kim Kane

Student Services Director

Zachary Douglas

Spiritual Life Director

Lori Gohr

Administrative Assistant

Lorena Semerenko

Interim Principal K-12

Amy Walker

Head of School

Ask the Head of School

Heritage Oak School

20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561

(661) 823-0885

HOS has a non-discriminatory policy. We welcome students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin to administration of our education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program, athletic and other school-administered programs.