Education with a Higher Purpose

Junior High Faculty


  Name: Kelly Provonsha

  Grade/Subject: Language Arts, 7th Grade Math, 7th Grade class sponsor

  Years of Service: 13

  Years at Orangewood: 11

  Personal Motto: Keep love and gratitude in your heart no matter what you're

  going through. 

  Favorite Bible Verse: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or

  boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not

irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever

the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every

circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

School email address and phone number: or ext. 714-534-4694 ext.675


  Name: Steve Zeller

  Grade/Subject: Bible, Social Studies, 8th Grade class sponsor

  Years of Service: 34

  Years at Orangewood: 34

  Personal Motto: A positive attitude counts, For with God all things are possible. 

  Favorite Bible Verse: He has shown you, O people, what is good. And what

  does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk

  humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8

  School email address and phone number: or 714-534-4694ext. 676


  Name: Terri Taaffe

  Grade/Subject: Music

  Years of Service: 9

  Years at Orangewood: 3

  Personal Motto: The road before me is never so great as The Power behind


  Favorite Bible Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,

  "plans to prosper you and

  not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

  School email address and phone number: or 714-534-4694 ext. 602


  Name: Roger Alva

  Grade/Subject: 7-8 Science, Pre-Algebra

  Years of Service: 5

  Years at Orangewood: 1

  Personal Motto: Success is failure that you have learned from.

  Favorite Bible Verse: “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with

  gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  School email address and phone number: or 714-534-4694 ext. 303


 Name: Jennifer Montalban

  Grade: Physical Education

  Years of service: 8

  Years at Orangewood: 8

  Personal Motto: 1) Discover a love for God, people, and oneself ...

  &find/appreciate the beauty and awe of learning from all three.

  2) Challenge one another to build good communication and problem-

  solving skills.  3) Create an environment where students can test their

knowledge and apply their classroom discoveries to their everyday lives. 

Favorite Bible Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind

and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment

greater than these."

School email and phone number: or 714-534-4694 ext. 406