Grace Lutheran School • 5172 McFadden Avenue • Huntington Beach, CA 92649 • (714) 899-1600

Faculty Jr. K – 2nd Grade


Gail Parisi

Jr. Kindergarten

Bio coming soon!


Cherie Johnsen


Mrs. Johnsen has been teaching here at Grace Lutheran School since 2006. She began her career at Grace Preschool in 1980. Mrs. Johnsen lives in Huntington Beach with her husband Eric and her bulldog, Lola. She has a son and a daughter both currently away at college. In her free time she enjoys time with her family, crafting or going to the beach.


Michelle Hall

1st Grade

Michelle Hall has been teaching at Grace Lutheran School since 2004. Michelle is a native of Southern California and currently resides in Westminster. She attends the First Christian Reformed Church of Artesia where she is involved in music and children’s ministry. Michelle received her Bachelor’s Degree and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Long Beach. She is married and has two children who have attended Grace since Kindergarten. Her son Andrew is a Grace graduate and is currently attending high school at Brethren Christian in Huntington Beach. Her daughter, Tori, is in middle school here at Grace. In addition to teaching Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing the piano and shopping.


Joy Wright

2nd Grade

Mrs. Wright got her teaching credential from Cal State Fullerton in 2008. She has worked for the past 8 years as an instructional aide in the first grade. Mrs. Wright has been married more than 30 years and has 3 children. In her spare time she likes to read, go to the movies, take walks and spend time with her 3 grown children. She is very excited to be joining Grace Lutheran School.