5300 Figueroa Mountain Rd.

P.O. Box 481

Los Olivos, CA 93441




P:  (805) 688-5440 

F:  (805) 688-2661


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 ​The Family School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. We encourage the enrollment of children of diverse abilities and backgrounds.​   Lic. # 421708698​ 

Administrative Staff

Julianne Tullis-Thompson
Head of School
  • B.A. Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Credential: Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD: Spanish

  • Fellow, South Coast Writing Project, 2009

  • Date or Hire: 2005-2011 - Purple Door Teacher

2011 - Interim Head

2012 - Head of School

2015 - Red Door Teacher

Lindsey Wilkin
Director of Communications 
  • Over 15 years experience working with children as a professional nanny

  • Massage Therapist Certification, California Massage Therapy Council

  • Cosmetology License, California State Board of Cosmetology

  • Esthetician License, California State Board of Cosmetology

  • Date of Hire: 2017

Nacho Larios 
Nacho and Gloria have been part of our family for over 10 years.  They keep the family school grounds and buildings looking beautiful and sparkling.
Kay Knightley
Director of Finance​​
  • Over 25 years experience as a private bookkeeper

  • Date of Hire: 2012

Gloria Larios 

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Classroom Teachers

Kalynn Hubbard - Preschool Director, Teacher
Green Door (Preschool)
Teacher for 4-year old class
  • A.A. Allan Hancock College

  • B.A. Early Childhood Development, Brandman University

  • First Aid and CPR Certified 

  • Date of Hire: 2009

Lissa Samuel - Teacher
Green Door (Preschool)
Teacher for 3 year old class
  • A.A. Early Education, Los Angeles Valley College

  • B.S. Child Development, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

  • M.A. Human Development, Pacific Oaks College

  • CPR Certified and Instructor

  • Date of Hire: 1996

Veronica Finley - Teacher's Aide
Green Door (Preschool)
  • Date of Hire: 2017

Julieta Guerrero
Teacher's Aide, Green Door
After School Care
  • Over 6 years experience working with children K-8th grade

  • First Aid and CPR Certified 

  • Date of Hire: 2016

Chelsea Johnson - Co-Teacher Blue Door
(K/1st Grade Multi-Age Class)
  • B.A. in Liberal Studies from the California  State University Monterey Bay

  • Credential in Elementary Education from Brandman University

  • Date of Hire: 2013

Nikki Castrellon - Co-Teacher Blue Door
(K/1st Grade Multi-Age Class)
  • BA in Physical Therapy from California State University Dominguez Hills Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Antioch University in Santa Barbara

  • M.A. in Education, Antioch University in Santa Barbara

  • ​Date of Hire: 2018

Erica Cano - Teacher
Red Door
(2nd/3rd Grade Multi-Age Class)
  • M.A. /Teaching Credential, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Date or Hire: 2017

Jasmine Valladolid
Teacher's Aide, Red Door
Spanish Teacher, Red Door / Purple Door
  • B.A. Family and Consumer Education Sciences, Cal State University Northridge

  • A.A. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Allan Hancock College

  • ​Date of Hire: 2016

Kira Brady - Teacher
Purple Door Door
(4th/5th Grade Multi-Age Class)
  • B.A. General Studies, New School University, New York

  • M.A. Conflict Transformation and Youth Program Leadership, SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, VT.

  • Date of Hire: 2014

Veronica Taylor
Teacher's Aide, Red Door
  • ​Date of Hire: 2019

Jose Farias
Teacher's Aide, Purple Door
P.E. Teacher 
After School Care
  • Four years experience working in many different school districts within the Santa Barbara County

  • One year of experience working as a Registered Behavior Technician in the field of ABA Therapy

  • Jose has played a variety of sports and brings that knowledge with him his role as PE  teacher 

  • ​Date of Hire: 2018

Jenny Isaacson
Phono Graphix / Reading Specialist
  • B.A. in Creative Writing from Eugene Lang College in NYC

  •  Multiple Subjects Credential from Chapman University

  • ​Date of Hire: 2018

Elizabeth Poett Campbell
Theater Teacher 
  • B. A. in European History, Kenyon College, Ohio

  •  Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC

  • ​Date of Hire: 2019

Dillon Ruse
Music Teacher

  • ​Date of Hire: 2018

  • Dillon has taught music theory, guitar, drums, ukulele and piano privately for over 15 years

  • Executed both music and outdoor curriculum at Windmill Valley Preschool for 12 years

  • Interned at Remote Control Studios, a film score company run by composer Hans Zimmer based in Santa Monica, California 

Carmen Sandoval

Sʰamala Teacher

  • California Credentialed Sʰamala Chumash Language and Cultural Educator

  • A.A. Anthropology, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

  • A.S. Radiologic Technologist, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

  • ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist (R.T.), National and State of California Board Certified

  • Master Gardener, a graduate of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens Master Gardener Program, a University of California Cooperative Extension, UC Agriculture Certificate Program

  • Edible School Yard Academy, Berkeley, California

Crisi Ellsworth
Art Teacher
  • ​Date of Hire: 2017