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Centennial Staff

Jillian Damon, Principal

I began my career as an educator in 2002. For 17 years I served within the same district, Yuba City Unified. During that time, I worked in both traditional and alternative settings.  I then transitioned to Paradise Unified School District as a member of their administrative team, supporting their return to the ridge post Camp-Fire.  In 2020, I was fortunate to become a member of the CUHSD administrative team. It is my privilege to support and provide oversight to Special Education and Alternative Education programs across the district.  I will support the mission of the Corning Union High School District to develop students who are responsible, respectful, and ready for all post-secondary opportunities they choose to pursue.

I am a product of Tehama County schools, and I am grateful my education has afforded me the opportunity to now serve as an educator within Tehama County.  My goal is to provide long term, stable leadership that aligns with the mission and vision of the CUHSD.  I have held many roles and worked in various capacities within education, one thing holds true: relationships first! I look forward to developing strong relationships within the school community, as well the community at large. My door is always open, and our CUHSD school community is my priority. 


Melissa Case



Melissa Case, 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!


Brenna Hall, Teacher

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.  





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

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!





Neika Peterson, Teacher

I am a graduate of Chico State where I earned a degree in Foundational Mathematics. While enrolled in my credential program I was a student teacher at Corning Union High School and developed a love for the community and students of Corning. I have a passion for both math and helping students reach their greatest potential both in and out of the classroom. The theoretical lens that guides my teaching is social constructivism and the approach I take in the classroom is cooperative learning. I believe that students work best together and form knowledge when they are collaborating with their peers.  Rather than lecture and tell students facts they should know, I believe a teacher's job is to facilitate learning by using guiding questions and scaffolding to lead students to discover the content.  It is important to me that the content in my courses is accessible to every student in the classroom. I encourage students to be curious and creative, as making discoveries in math helps students to cement knowledge and create connections to their previous knowledge. My experience as a teacher has taught me that forming good relationships and trust with students is a key part of their success in the classroom. I am honored to be a part of the faculty at Centennial High School and look forward to making connections with every student who walks into my room.