Meet our Teachers

Lisha Stockton


Medical Careers


Restaurant Occupations

Education: University of California, San Diego - CTE Teaching Credential in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Experience: Holly came to ROP in 1986 with five years of restaurant experience. She started as an assistant in the ROP Restaurant Occupations program and became the program instructor in 2010. She is a Certified Food Safety Manager (NRFSP) and an administrator of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Safety Manager Certification & Food Handler certification exams. She has enjoyed externship opportunities at C.R. Gibbs, Holiday Inn, The Vista's Assisted Living, and 808 Bistro to name a few. Holly's goal is to assure each student the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for success in the culinary industry and throughout their lives.

Automotive Technology &

Smog Certification

Education: A.A. from Santa Rosa College, Teaching Credential from University of California, Berkeley

Experience: Ed is a military veteran with four years active service and seven years inactive reserve. He worked in the automotive industry for 25 years and has been a teacher for 15 years joining the ROP staff in 2004. Ed is very excited to be adding a new class in Smog Certification this year.

Peggy Porter


Administration of Justice

Education: San Jose State University - BA in Sociology with concentrations in Criminology and Family and BS in Criminal Justice Administration.

Experience: Peggy has joined ROP after retiring from 19 years of experience in law enforcement. She began her career as a police officer with the Salinas Police Department and moved to the Redding Police Department where she served this community as a police officer for 17 years. During her career, she was an instructor on the Defensive Tactics Team, a member of the Traffic Resource Team, and a School Resource Officer. She excelled as a Crime Scene Investigator with over 15 years experience as a member of the ID Tech Team with the Redding Police Department. She is excited to bring her law enforcement experience to the students at ROP as the instructor for Administration of Justice Program.

Child Psychology & Careers with Children

Education: California State University, East Bay - BS in Liberal Studies. University of California, San Diego - CTE Teaching Credential in Education, Child Development & Family Services

Experience: Prior to coming to ROP, Kali worked as a pre-K teacher and had several years of experience working with young children at a preschool. She has a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from CSU, East Bay. She started working for ROP in 2017. Kali is an outstanding new teacher for us and has been improving our successful program with her curriculum preparation.

Raimund Schulze





Nick Sperou


Firefighter Training & Public Safety

Education: Associate in Arts Degree from Shasta College, Credential from San Diego County Office of Education in Public Safety.

Experience: Nick graduated from a program similar to ROP when he was in high school, he then went on to work for Cal Fire for a couple seasons. Nick has been a member of Shasta County Fire for the past 6 years and continues to run calls with Bella Vista Fire Department. Nick is a certified EMT, State Fire Marshal instructor, CSTI instructor and ESCI instructor. Nick taught at Shasta College for 4 years before coming to ROP. Nick is excited to bring his knowledge to ROP and teach the next generation.

Rochelle Manion


Medical Careers

Education: Associates in Science Degree from Shasta College, Credential from San Diego County Office of Education in Medical Careers.

Experience: Rochelle joined ROP in 2018 with over 10 years experience in patient care. She is a former ROP student and received her CNA certificate in 1996. Rochelle has been enjoying her different rolls at the ROP. She started here as a Vocational Technician in the Medical Program and is now co-teaching with Lisha Stockton in one of our Patient Care classes. She is looking forward to returning to facilities and teaching her skills with hands on experience this year during our externships.