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Our Staff

 Mrs. Vanessa Belair

After graduating from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND I pursed my dream of becoming a teacher. Within a few years I went back to school and received a Master’s Degree in Education Administration with an Administrative Services Credential. Since graduating I have spent almost 20 wonderful years in education. As DECS principal, it is an honor to have 420+ students who light up my life each and every day. What a true blessing!
I have an incredible husband and two sons who give me endless support. Though we don’t live in Clarksburg we have always felt a part of the community. The DECS community is like family to me and I look forward to another outstanding year alongside each and every one of you.
I have a passion for reading, horses, and everything outdoors!



 Mrs. Laura Andrews
Vice Principal

Mrs. Laura Andrews rejoins the DECS team this year as Vice Principal. Her primary roles will be supporting teachers with their academic programs and building school culture. Mrs. Andrews has been with River Charter Schools since 2011 as a lead teacher at Delta Elementary Charter School. She has spent the last two years at our sister school, Lighthouse Charter, as a site Administrator. She is well-versed in our charter mission and philosophy of building leaders and scholars. Mrs. Andrews received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from CSU, Sacramento in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) with an emphasis in Human Development. She holds a multiple-subject teaching credential and administrative services credential. When she’s not on campus, Mrs. Andrews is spending time with her husband and son (with baby boy number two on the way this fall). Follow her updates about all things DECS on Instagram @edventures_in_admin.



  Nichole Colgrove
Office Manager


  Chrissy Lambert
Office Clerk


 Instructional Aides

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Kat Powell
Kim Lukanich




Lori Elmore
Imelda Oseguera






Amanda Call
Sarah Gorder-Long





Kristin Hutson
Sarah Borofsky
Ashley Sanders


 Ja’net Williams
Tier 2 Aide


 Margie Montzingo
Special Programs Coordinator


 Ms. Juana
Ms. Araceli


 Sarah Fanelli
Garden Coordinator


 Mr. Tom
Bus Driver


 Aristea Walker
Information Technology