Karey MackertHealth Sciences
Richard MagnerEarth Science
Kim MartinArts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Kim Martin, also known as “Ms. Kim” to her adult and preschool students, has been in the field of early childhood education and child development for over 30 years.
Kim discovered her joy for early education while working as a classroom assistant in the child care program at her high school. She pursued this passion throughout community college, undergrad, and graduate school by working as a preschool teacher, summer camp director, curriculum creator, staff trainer, and adjunct instructor for an adult continuing education program before landing at CMC in Fall 2018.
Kim’s full time work for CMC has her not only instructing students who are pursuing degrees and certification in early childhood education, but also being a professional growth advisor for holders of Child Development Permits, and providing outreach to the community about the ECE program and courses. Kim’s love of collaboration recently led to the ECE program donating numerous new books to the Greenleaf Library where they now reside in the new Early Childhood Literature collection which is growing still today!
When she’s not teaching or playing with young children, Kim can be found in nature with her camera, at home relaxing with a good science fiction story or podcast, or enjoying the company of her friends and family.
Maria McKinneyHealth Sciences
Alicia Mendez moved to the High Desert in 2021. She is a student advocate, adjunct professor in social sciences, and a researcher. Originally from Seattle, Washington she received her Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University in New Jersey and is a doctoral candidate in social work. She believes in prioritizing minoritized students and has served in numerous capacities to push education to be actively anti-racist and more equitable. In her free time she enjoys reading, rock climbing, spending time with her family, and making unique ice cream flavors.
Jill MichaelsComputer Information Systems
Derek MonypenyAcademic Affairs
Derek Monypeny received his Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona in 1998. He has been a professional librarian for over 20 years, working in public, academic and specialized libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest before touching down in the High Desert in 2018.
Derek lives in Yucca Valley with his partner and 3 cats. Derek enjoys hiking, traveling and the opportunity to help CMC students succeed.
Donna MorrisAdult Education
Program Assistant – Adult Education