Our Mission & Vision

The mission of All God’s Children Christian School is to provide a top notch and well rounded education, to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Meet Our Amazing AGC Educators:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 
First, Let’s Meet Our Administration
 

Jennifer Leypon, AGC Principal and Director

 

Hello, my name is Jennifer Leypon, and I am the Principal & Director of All God’s Children Christian School in Discovery Bay. I have worked at AGC for 7 years as the Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Spanish teacher, Elementary substitute in all grades, and Assistant Director. I have enjoyed each day with my AGC Family developing relationships with the parents, students, and staff, whose goals and hopes for the future inspire me. I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve the families and students at AGC. From a very early age I knew that I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of children. With that goal in mind, I attended San Diego State University, where I studied Child and Family Development and achieved my Bachelors of Science degree. Upon graduation, in 2001 I began my teaching career and soon after got married to my best friend of 18 years in 2003. I am a mother of 3 boys who have all attended AGC since preschool and have continued on through the elementary program. Being a part of AGC as both a mother and administrator has given me a unique perspective. I have had the pleasure to see the strong faith and academic foundation that AGC has given my own children as well as the blessing of seeing all the hard work of our incredible team of teachers come to fruition. I am very passionate about this school, our mission, and the future. At AGC, we put our “Faith First” and work diligently to create a nurturing, disciplined and challenging environment in which all students can become responsible and Christ-like members of our community. I look forward to building that sense of community among our school and to a productive partnership with parents and teachers to ensure each child achieves their highest potential.  

Diana Schoonover, AGC Administrator

 

Hello, I am Diana Schoonover, AGC Administrator for five years. Before landing at AGC, I embarked upon a very colorful career that has affording me the opportunity to acquire many skills and unique experiences. While working for 10 years at Harte Hanks Pennysaver I was Staff Accountant, Purchasing Manager, Facilities Manager, Shipping and Receiving, Circulation & Distribution Manager. Many of these positions overlapped each other. Then I took a time out from being a mom and learned graphic design, and typesetting working with one of my best friends in her home. Eventually, I went back into commercial printing doing estimating and accounts receivables and started my own business consulting business. A few years ago I joined a staffing agency and became a Business Developer. Now, I bring all my variety of skills and experience to All God’s Children where I get to improve processes and procedures and ensure everything runs smoothly. For fun I’ve studied green building practices, have written for a Christian newspaper, served on our church board as a Membership Elder and when I have a spare moment I write a blog.  

 

Pastor Doug Schoonover – Delta Community Presbyterian Church

Pastor@dcpcfamily.org (925) 634-0184
 

Hello, I’m Pastor Doug Schoonover, and for over 30 years I have been involved with youth ministry. I have been the Pastor here at Delta Community since July of 2013. My son Adam is 21 and recently completed his degree in Digital Photography from the Academy of Art College in Francisco. During college in the mid-80’s I rededicated my life to Christ and not soon afterward was called into the ministry. My walk with Jesus in ministry has been an exciting one Involving youth ministry, Navy Chaplaincy, Hospice and Hospital Chaplaincy, and now the honor and privilege of being pastor here. I truly feel that God is starting an amazing movement with AGC and I can’t wait to see how he will continue to move.

 
Second, Let’s Meet Our Preschool & Pre-K Teachers
 

Ms. Brooke, Head Pre-School Teacher – Blue Door

Hello, my name is Brooke Russell and I am the Head Teacher for Pre-K Blue Door. This is my 11th year teaching and my 6th year at AGC. I have my degree in Early Childhood Development, along with many certificates and extra training events under my belt! I absolutely love our school (which two of my three kids attend) and our community. When I’m not at school singing, dancing, and learning with my pre-k kids I’m off adventuring with my family. I am a wife and mom to three kids, plus, one yellow lab – Mack. My kids are: Ryder, 12, in 6th grade at Excelsior; Ellie, 5, in Kindergarten at AGC; Kye 2 ½, in Red Door at AGC. Our weekends are filled camping trips, mountain biking, hiking, boating, and long boarding down the coast. Oh, and on top of it all I’m also a super passionate health and wellness coach – life is crazy busy, but we are SO blessed!

 

Ms. Heather, Pre-School Aide – Red Door

My name is Heather I have over 21 years experience in the Child Development field. I began at All Gods Children in January 2013. I was born in San Jose, CA and have lived in Lathrop, CA for the last 15 years. I have several units in Child Development and am currently furthering my studies. I have four siblings of which I am the third. I love animals and have 2 cats, a dog, additionally I hope to get a small horse someday. I enjoy traveling, horseback riding, reading, watching movies, photography and listening to music. I chose this field because children are our future. I enjoy teaching children the teachings of Christ and watching the children grow in the word of our Lord.

 
 
 
 
 
Ms. Gina, Pre-K Teacher’s Aide – Blue Door
Hi! My name is Gina VanHook and I am a Pre-K teacher in Blue Door. I have been working at AGC for 13 years and I’ve been in Early Childhood Education for 25 years. My background and training is in Montessori. I have been married for 20 years and I have two wonderful children. My son Colby is in college and my daughter Katie is a sophomore at Liberty; both of my kids are AGC alumni – we love this school! When I’m not here at school I enjoy being outside camping, boating, running, biking, hiking, and paddle boarding.
 

 

Ms. Gretchen, Head Teacher Pre-K – Green Door
 
Hi!! My name is Gretchen Dow and I have been a Pre-K Teacher at AGC for the last 10 years!! Wowzer!! Fun fact – my daugh-ter Bailey was in the very first Preschool class of AGC in 2003! My oh my how time flies!! She is a Junior this year at Liberty!! Yikes!! She is my pride and joy!! Being her mom is the biggest blessing in my life!! Teaching your children is another one of my big blessings!! I love AGC and our awesome AGC families!! I have lived in Discovery Bay for 18 years!! I grew up in Fort Bragg, CA. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!!) with a BA in Sociology!! Fun fact#2 – I LOVE beaches and the ocean!! Warm sunny beaches are the best… but any beach will do!! Fun fact#3 – I “love” to run in the morning with my big old dog Moose (he’s a 95lb Rhodesian Ridgeback) Okay… I’m not sure love is the correct word… but if I get my morning run in… life is good!!! Last fun fact – I love to laugh!! Big belly laughs make everything better.
 
Ms. Julie Teacher's Aide Pre-K Blue Door & Elementary Art Docent

Ms. Julie
Teacher’s Aide
Pre-K Green Door
& Elementary Art Docent

 

Ms. Julie, Pre-K Teacher’s Aide – Green Door

Hi! My name is Julie Knittel and I have been so blessed by working with the little ones! I enjoy the fun filled days of learning, laughing, growing and creating! I started assisting with pre-K 13 years ago and have had a heART for teaching ART for 11 years to the elementary students. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in political science and international relations. I have been married for 30 years and have two sons, a daughter in-law, and a little five pound Yorkie fur baby named Tilly. AGC has been part of my family’s lives since my youngest son started as a preschool student many years ago so I know how amazing AGC is from a parent and teacher perspective. When I’m not in the classroom, I love to spend time with my family, creating ART, writing children’s stories, traveling, swimming, walking, doing yoga, playing the piano, and reading.

 
Third, Let’s Meet Our Elementary Teachers
 
 
Ms. Fulton, Kindergarten
 

My name is Lori Fulton and I am a big kid at heart! I am a very proud single mom of two amazing kids, Taylor and Elizabeth. My son, Taylor, graduated from UCSC and is working as a Project Manager in Livermore. Elizabeth lives with me and is in college full time studying to become a Music Therapist. Elizabeth is also an intern here at AGC, gaining experience working with the students in my classroom a few days each week. My kids and I have lots of fun together, including biking, hiking, playing in the water and hanging out at the beach whenever we can. We are also avid Oakland A’s fans and go to lots of games together. My kids are my world. I’m the kindergarten teacher here at AGC. I have been blessed to teach here since AGC was just two little portables! It has been such an honor to be a part of this place, to see it grow and change throughout the years, and especially seeing our students grow up and become wonderful Christian soldiers! I have enjoyed seeing every child grow with God. It is such an honor for me each day to be a part of each student’s Christian walk. I get to work in a place where we talk about God and Jesus and the Bible, and it has made such a difference in these students, it makes my heart smile! Thank you for the honor of allowing me to teach your children! I love what I do…so to me it’s never work it’s just fun!

 
 
 

Ms. Vannucci 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

 
Ms. Vannucci, 1st Grade Teacher
 
Hi my name is Ms. Vannucci. I have two sons, Anthony 18 a sophomore in college and Dominic 16 and a junior in high school. I’ve been teaching at AGC for nine years. I graduated from Humboldt State University in 1987. Before teaching here I taught for 15 years. I have lived in Discovery Bay for 21 years. I enjoy kayaking, boating and baseball. Go Giants!
 
 
Ms. Canion Teacher's Aide 1st & 2nd Grade

Ms. Canion
Teacher’s Aide
1st & 2nd Grade

 
Ms. Canion, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher’s Aide 
 
Hi my name is Ms. Canion. I have had the pleasure of being the teacher’s aide for the 5th grade class last year and this year I’m enjoying working with the 1st and 2nd graders.
 
 
 
 

   

 
 
Ms. Regas Physical Education Teacher

Ms. Regas
Physical Education Teacher

 

Ms. Regas, Physical Education Teacher
 

My name is Victoria, and I will be your child’s P.E. Instructor for the year. Fitness and nutrition is something I am passionate about, as I have been active in sports since youth and it has carried throughout every part of my life. My husband and I have 4 children, 3 out of our 4 children have attended All God’s Children in the past. We have also introduced them to the importance of making healthy choices and staying active, which is what I hope to pass on to your children as well. The first of many good habits to start is, eating breakfast everyday. Please make sure your child does eat in the morning, and send them to school with a bottle of water labeled with their name. Starting school in the summer months we need to make sure their bodies stay hydrated. I look forward to many fun times and a great school year with your children.

 
Ms. Ross Music Teacher

Ms. Ross
Music Teacher

Ms. Ross, Music Teacher
 

My name is Ms. Ross, and I will be your child’s Music Teacher for the year. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to present a winter and spring musical/play each year comprised of all the elementary students. It is such a joy!