Faculty and Staff

Director - Matthew LaFon

Director - Matthew LaFon

Mr. Matthew LaFon grew up mainly in Texas with four brothers. His family had the unique opportunity to live for two and a half years in South America. With a background in Genetics, Matthew ended up attending law school, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and working at a civil law firm as a lawyer. He met and married his wife, Kristie, a California native, and their family has remained here ever since. They felt called, specifically to the Central Coast, and currently have four amazing children. The LaFons believe strongly in raising their children to honor the Lord, that it’s their most important responsibility as parents. Christ Classical School’s purpose is to come alongside parents in this important endeavor and he’s excited to lead the school’s efforts in that regard.


The role of teacher at Christ Classical School is to instruct, advise, train, and disciple children with an attitude of compassion, devotion, and keen interest. For the school to fulfill its stated mission of “equipping students to live lives of moral and spiritual integrity, personal and social responsibility, with a genuine passion for knowing and serving a Holy God.”

The successful Christ Classical teacher will:

  • Demonstrate a passion for the things of God and a desire to grow in favor with God and man.
  • Love families and understand the importance of the family system while deeply appreciating the structure of authority established by God
  • Possess the God-given ability to teach and the desire to enhance their gift
  • Hold a B.A./B.S. degree (prefer M.A.), in-field and credentials in classical education



As our school grows, we are blessed to have a wonderful team of educators for the 2020-2021 school year. We encourage you to come in and meet our teachers and staff, to see for yourself their competency in the classroom, care for children, and commitment to Christ.


School Nurse/ Office  Tanna Gaschen
Kindergarten Lead Hope Yoon
1st/2nd Grade Lead  Elizabeth Mitchell
3rd/4th Grade Lead  Margot Chesnut
5th/6th Grade Lead Evelyn Eslinger & Kathleen Tiesiera
Facilities Coordinator 

Matt LaFon