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Centennial Staff

Audri Bakke, Principal

I have spent most of my career as an English teacher in all grade levels from middle school through high school, with multiple years in the alternative education setting. I grew up in the Bay Area but often spent my summers with my grandparents out in Paskenta so I’m not completely new to the area. I attended Chico State right out of high school and never left. I am married to a Chico native and have three children who attend Chico schools. I believe all students are capable of earning their high school diploma, even if that means they need individual support, an extra push, or an alternative path to get there. My goal is for all Centennial High School students to know they are valuable members of our community and to leave here with the drive to succeed in all aspects of their life and career. 


Maria Tena, Secretary

I began working for Corning Union High School District in 2002 as an Administrative Assistant at Corning Adult School where I have had the honor of assisting so many members of our community in earning their High School Diploma/GED, US Citizenship, and many to learn English. It has been extremely satisfactory to be part of their achievements. At the same time, I was working for the Tehama Department of Education as a liaison for the Even Start Program and a paraprofessional for the Tehama Head Start Program for elementary school-age children and their families. In 2020 I was offered the opportunity to join the team at Centennial High School as their Administrative Assistant where I have had the opportunity to support our community and their families. 


Victoria Viveros-Zarco, Counselor

I began working with the Corning Union High School District in 2018 as a special education Paraprofessional. Working at Corning high was a special time in my life because it was when I found my passion for supporting our next generation of students to reach their academic success. In 2020, I transitioned from a traditional to an alternative setting becoming an Intensive Behavior Interventionist at Centennial high school. As an IBI, I had the opportunity to start new traditions, form relationships and work with members of the community to support our Centennial students and their families. I have experience working with at-risk youth from working for the Tehama County Probation department as a Juvenile hall counselor. Now, I hold the role of the Centennial High School Counselor. My passion is to help students develop belief in their ability, strengthen the importance of hard work, and help them reach their goals for the future.  


Melissa Case



Melissa Case, Intensive Behavior Interventionist (IBI)

I am a three time combat war veteran who served 10 years in the United States Air Force. I was honorably discharged from the military in 2010 and started my career path towards working in social work and psychology. After receiving my bachelors in psychology I focused my studies on behavioral studies and started working for the non profit Youth for Change.  After finding a love for working with high school age youth I moved on to Oroville School District and worked at community day school. I am starting my journey in Corning in 2021. I’m excited to be a part of a great team and bring my out of the box thinking to the Centennial team!


Elliott Fennell, Teacher

My name is Elliott Fennell, a first year teacher at Centennial High School. My philosophy for teaching is led by a sense of compassion and tolerance for those seeking to learn and understand the world in which they live. I graduated CSU, Chico in 2022 with a single subject credential in English Education. You can catch me working out at the gym or reading in various spots throughout Chico. Just don't snapshot me like a Bigfoot sighting. I'm a friendly person and don't be afraid to say hi.
Pronouns: he/him


Claire Waldron, Teacher
I am Claire Waldron, a newly hired teacher for Centennial High School in Corning. I am a California native with my roots in Bakersfield, CA. Aside from being excited to teach at the high school level, I am obsessed with my dog, a pitbull named Cora. I enjoy weekend excursions and trying to make new types of foods I see online. I have a great sense of humor and I like to learn about people through conversation.

Some of my professional history includes earning my Masters of Arts degree in 2012 in Teaching and Applied Behavior Analysis. I have put many of those skills to use since then in the community and in the public schools. The additional degrees I have earned include to my Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Communications and Public relations from 2012, and my Associates of Arts degree in English Literature that I earned in 1999.






Jason Williams, Teacher

I have always enjoyed being outside, it doesn't matter if it is for work or play. Working
inside and sitting behind a desk makes me super tired, but being up moving around and working my body has always given me energy. I loved sports as a kid, my first love was baseball, as I got older basketball became my place of zen. A place to reset my mental and emotional well being. The focus the game required allowed me to cut out all of the noise that life can bring. Nowadays I get out and do day hikes and go swimming as often as I can. Being up in the mountains and in the creeks brings me much joy, as soon as the smells change driving up the mountains.

I eventually took my love of movement and curiosity of the human body and applied
myself in school to get a degree in kinesiology. I took the path of teaching physical education. It
was a long long road with many bumps. I started the path to upper education later than the
average person, but it was a great choice. Many of the jobs I had done were unfulfilling, but
since I started teaching though it is tough the days are always worth it.





Ana Gabriela Partida-Navarro, Intensive Behavioral Interventionists (IBI)

I am an Intensive Behavioral Interventionists (IBI) at the Corning Centennial Highschool. I am
eager to learn and spark the passion of the importance of education in students. It was my first
job at SERRF that inspired me to work in the field of education. I plan to major in Bilingual
Liberal Studies and work in the field of education. I am well aware that educators hold a huge
responsibility in caring and supporting these students. I look forward to creating an educational
and safe environment for students to thrive. We are part of creating the future generations!