meet the teachers
Evet Hovsepians started working at Christ the King School in August 2021. She has been in the preschool field for 23 years working with children between the ages of 2-5. She received her B.A. degree from California State University of Northridge.
She enjoys working as a lead Transitional Kindergarten teacher for the TK Class at CKS. She loves to see the children's accomplishments as they progress through the school year. She uses the zoo phonics program and a variety of creative activities to prepare her students for Kindergarten.
Evet resides in Los Angeles with her husband of 20+ years and two grown daughters. She enjoys watching her younger daughter play soccer for her high school and club while her older daughter is working hard through college to study pre-med.
Veronica Castillo has taught at Christ the King School since 2005. Veronica served as the seventh grade teacher for a year before going down to teach fifth grade in 2006 for nine years. When the position to teach kindergarten was available in 2015, Veronica gladly took the position that she loves.
Veronica graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. She attended Mount Saint Mary’s University to obtain her Multiple Subject Credential.
Veronica loves spending time with her family. She has two children and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Alonso. She enjoys leisure walks along the beach.
Veronica believes that kindergarten should be the place where children develop a lifelong love of learning. She believes that every student is a gift from God and feels incredibly blessed to be working in such a warm and supportive community.
Elisabeth Park has been with the Christ the King Community since 2019. She graduated from California State University of Northridge where she received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. After graduating from CSUN, she worked with students ranging from pre-school to middle school for several years before joining CKS. Elisabeth enjoys teaching first grade as she finds it extremely rewarding and fullfilling. She loves being able to educate and inspire young minds and see her students succeed. Currently, she is furthering her education at Loyola Marymount University through the CAST (Catholic Archdiocesan School Teachers) program.
When Elisabeth is not in the classroom, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling, hiking, and watching baseball (Go Dodgers!).
Alyssa Meyer was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Immaculate Heart High School, which lead to finding her joy in teaching. She went to continued her education at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois for both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Alyssa received her Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences. Her master's degree was as a Reading Specialist. She is licensed to teach Elementary Education from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Alyssa Meyer was the Accelerated Reader Coordinator and Reading Specialist for two years in Chicago and the second-grade teacher at St. Genevieve Elementary in Los Angeles. Afterwards, she was the Associate Teacher in Second Grade at The Wesley School.
In her free time, Alyssa loves reading, playing with her dog, crocheting, binge-watching tv shows, drinking iced coffee, and spending time with her family and friends.
Rosalie Fuerte has been part of the Christ the King School family for over 28 years; in fact she herself is a proud Viking alumna! She has taught Kindergarten, First Grade and currently teaches Third Grade. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Learning from California State University Los Angeles, her Master of Science in Education from Mount St. Mary’s University and holds a California Clear Multiple Subject Credential.
Mrs. Rosalie’s career of teaching was never in her thoughts as a child and in fact she worked in the legal field prior to teaching. However, she says that God puts you in the path that you are meant to be and she is glad she listened and followed the path of becoming a teacher.
She enjoys teaching in the elementary level because it’s the little milestones that not only make her students smile but gives her a big smile too. She also enjoys teaching reading and writing because they can take you to faraway places without ever leaving your seat!
When not teaching, you can find Mrs. Rosalie taking long, leisurely motorcycle rides with her husband, “Mr. Mike,” and spending time with her 3 boys, proud CKS graduates Vincent, Michael Jr. and Frank, as well as her new daughter Adriana (Michael’s wife) and her beloved dog Bandit. She also enjoys working on various DIY projects, decorating her house every holiday and binge watching the Hallmark Channel.
Susan V. Alcantara grew up in the Philippines where she attended Catholic schools and Sacred Heart College. Susan has been a Catholic educator for twenty-five years and feels blessed to be celebrating her eighteenth year as the 4th grade teacher at Christ the King School. She is passionate about teaching, values the daily opportunity to teach and share the Catholic faith with her students, and to develop their talents and academic growth, and encourages them to set individual goals and to strive for excellence. Outside of school, Susan is actively involved in the community and enjoys using her creativity to organize fundraising events. Susan loves to read, cook, and to host parties for family and friends.
Julie Lim began her teaching career at Christ the King School in 2004 as the third-grade teacher and transitioned to the fifth grade in 2017. During her earlier years, she taught multiple subjects in lower grades (2nd – 4th) along with her third-grade class. Julie loves teaching mathematics for its real and tangible aspects, especially when students reach the eureka moment of understanding a math theory! She also enjoys seeing how students are able to interpret social studies and expand historical concepts in today’s environment. Her teaching philosophy is that a classroom is a community in which all participants, from the teacher to the students to the parents, must work together to create an encouraging space for learning.
Outside of school, Julie tries to explore the surrounding areas with her kids, hones her photography skills, and takes care of her three plant babies. She also takes delight in searching for good eats and the next vacation destination.
Julie graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
A product of the American Catholic school system, Jonathan Bautista began his educational journey as an elementary school student at Holy Family Grade School in Glendale, California. He continued his education at Loyola High School, where the Jesuits instilled in him the importance of being a “man for others” and his instructors cultivated in him a love for poetry and the written word. Jonathan continued his education at Cornell University where he graduated Magna cum Laude majoring in music, as well as majoring in English literature. As a student, Jonathan took advantage of opportunities to lead in the classroom and in the performing arts, experiences that honed his pedagogical interests and skills. He is currently in the midst of earning his Master’s degree through the graduate program at Mt. St. Mary’s University, where he hopes to earn his preliminary credential in single subject education with an English literature emphasis.
The 2022-2023 school year marks Jonathan’s eleventh year teaching at Christ the King school. He has and continues to wear many hats at the school. He began as the Academic Decathlon coach, music teacher, and choir director. He was responsible for the development of the Christ the King School yearbook and the supervision of the yearbook club from 2015 to 2019. In 2017, he launched the school’s first drama program consisting of both an acting troupe and a stage crew and culminating in a multi-night production run of full-length Junior Broadway shows. As head coach of the Decathlon team, his students have placed consistently in the top twelve or above in a field of one hundred or so schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In the first ever online Decathlon competition in 2021, his team placed first overall in the local competition against schools from the Los Angeles and San Francisco dioceses and placed third in logic in the national competition.
Linda Aceret joined the Christ the King Community in 2019. She has worked in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the elementary and high school levels for 25+ years. At CKS, Ms. Aceret is the middle school mathematics and science teacher and the 7th grade homeroom teacher.
After graduating from Notre Dame Academy, Ms. Aceret continued her studies at Mount St. Mary’s College. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science. Ms. Aceret holds a California Professional Teaching Credential in Mathematics.
The quote “It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” (Dalai Lama) sums up Ms. Aceret’s philosophy of educating the whole child.
In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, reading, and watching documentaries.
Nancy Chung began teaching at Christ the King School in 2006. She started as the sixth grade teacher and moved on to be the eighth grade homeroom teacher in 2013. She teaches Social Studies for grades 6,7 and 8th as well as Language Arts for grades 6 and 8. She is also the student council moderator who prepares the students for their daily assemblies and special school activities.