Neng Cha
2nd Grade Teacher


Mr. Cha is switching gears!  Having spent several successful years working with START as a Program Leader (some here at Tahoe) Mr. Cha will begin his teaching career teaching 3rd grade students with us.  Mr. Cha is very active in the Hmong community and is bilingual. We are very excited to have him joining our team in this new capacity.

Dawn Orosco
Early Kinder


Hi, I’m Ms. Orosco.  I teach 5th and 6th grades.  I am originally from Santa Rosa, CA, but moved to Sacramento to earn my teaching credential at Sacramento State.  During the time I’ve worked for Sacramento City Unified School District, I’ve taught third through sixth grade.  I love being a teacher because it is fun to help people learn new things. When I’m not at school, I like to bake, read good books, try new restaurants, and watch shows like Project Runway.

Tiffany Westenbarger
5th Grade Teacher


Hi!  My name is Tiffany Westenbarger.  I teach 5th grade and this is my 15th year here at Tahoe.  I have also taught 4th grade.  I received my AA degree from Sacramento City College and my BA degree in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento. I earned my teaching credential form National University.

I enjoy teaching, traveling and food!  I love to travel to new places and taste the local cuisine. The food in Paris is delicieux!  I also love to learn about the history and culture of new places.