Support Staff

Mr. Fernandez

Educational Assistant


My Name is Mr. Fernandez and I am an Educational Assistant here at Integrity Charter School. A little bit about me: I was born in Michoacan, Mexico and was brought to the United States months after being born. I have lived and gone to school in Santa Maria, Anaheim, Tijuana, and San Diego. I graduated from Castle Park High and went on to attend UCSD. I received my B.A. from UCSD and went into education after that as a tutor. Life has brought me to work here at ICS for the past 5 years. I have really enjoyed working with this community and seeing students grow over the years. I consider to be myself to be flexible and am always willing to help where needed. If you ever need help with anything feel free to contact me and I will help you as best as possible or direct you to someone that will.

Thank You and Let’s Have a Great Year!

Ms. Gabriel

Instructional Tutor

Hello Parents and Students,

My name is Carolina Gabriel. This academic year 2020-2021, is my first year at ICS, and I will be supporting Kinder and upper-grades. I am excited to assist the students during this distance learning.

A bit about myself, I graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Cellular Molecular Biology. I am attending San Diego State, working on obtaining by Bilingual Multiple Subject Credential. Some of my hobbies are traveling, hiking, spending time with my family, and taking my dogs on long walks.

Mr. Kurtz

Academic Support Teacher - 3rd


Hello ICS Parents and Students!

My name is Mr. Kurtz and I am excited to be the Academic Support Teacher for 3rd grade this year at ICS. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2016 and have my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University. I am currently completing my master’s degree in education from National University.

My hobbies include everything Star Wars and Disney. I was born in Italy and love to travel! My goal is to visit all Disney Parks around the world! My husband and I have 3 dogs and spend time with them exploring whenever we can.

Ms. Avalos

Educational Assistant - 5th Grade


Hi! My name is Ofelia Avalos. I am going to be the 5th Grade Educational Assistant. I love being outdoors, crafting, baking, and spending time with my friends and family. I have a cute little shih-tzu dog that loves going to the beach. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family!

I graduated from San Diego State University in 2016 with my Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies.

Favorite: Animal - Dog 🐶 Season - Fall 🍁 Color - Pink 🎀Sport - Soccer ⚽Food - Sushi 🍣

Mrs. Jose

Social Emotional Learning (3rd-8th)


Mrs. Jose graduated c/o 2000 from Zama American High School in Japan. In 2005, she received her BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Children and Family Studies from San Francisco State University. She then obtained her Teaching Credential from CSU, East Bay in 2008. During Spring 2015, she completed the Reading Certificate Program at UCSD.

Birthday: December 12

Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

Siblings: She has 2 older brothers and a younger sister.

Things she loves: As a child, she was trained in jazz, tap, ballet, hula, and hip hop. Throughout high school and college, she continued dancing and cheered. While in the Bay area, she danced and choreographed for a non-profit youth outreach program named Culture Shock. Mrs. Jose enjoys cleaning, organizing, and reading books about her faith. She and her husband have 4 children and love spending time with their growing families.

Mrs. Saenz

Educational Assistant - 7th Grade


My name is Cindy Saenz. This is my first year at ICS, and I will be supporting 7th grade.

I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Philosophy. I have been a substitute teacher with Chula Vista Elementary School District for the past 4 years. I have taught grades TK - 8th.

I married my best friend in 2006. We have 4 beautiful girls. My hobbies include: dancing, crafting, Girl Scouts and spending time with my family and friends.

I'm excited to work with the 7th graders, and be part of the ICS team.

Mrs. Rivera

Educational Assistant - 8th Grade

My name is Amanda Rivera and I’ve been working with students of all ages for over 16 years. This is my second year working at Integrity Charter School although I worked with their ASES Program for over 5 years. I am very excited to work with 8th grade students. Most of these students I’ve known since they were in Kindergarten! I’m excited to learn and grow with them!

My Favorites: Shopping, Disney movies, walks by the beach, Mexican food, travel, spending time with my family