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Visual and Performing Arts

Natalie Hribar Kelly Jeanette Boyle James Caestecker kimberly Kocol Lindsey Lee

Natalie Hribar-Kelly

Dept. Chair

Jeanette Boyle James Caestecker Kimberly Kocol Lindsey Lee
Ray Medina   Brian Schultz Chau Tran Ann Zendner
Ray Medina Mark Reid Brian Schultz Chau Tran Ann Zendner


Contact Information
Jeanette Boyle ex: 11611 Health Teacher
James Caestecker ex: 11102 Teacher
Natalie Hribar-Kelly ex: 11508 Fine Arts Teacher/ Fine Arts Department Chair
Kimberly Kocol ex: 11201 Teacher
Lindsey Lee ex: 11951 Physical Education, Health and Dance Teacher
Ray Medina ex: 11100 Director, Vocal Arts
Mark Reid ex: 11205 Fine Arts Teacher
Brian Schultz ex: 11204 Teacher
Chau Tran ex: 11284 Fine Arts Teacher
Ann Zendner ex: 11710 Teacher


Jeannette Boyle

Jeanette Boyle

Jeanette Boyle earned her Bachelor of Science from CSULB in dietetics and nutrition and a Master’s in Education from CSUSM in science, math, and technology. Mrs. Boyle has three secondary credentials: Biology, Health, and Culinary Arts. Her educator path has been diverse: twelve years at Marco Forster Middle School teaching science and three years at DHHS teaching Health. She is currently the full time Culinary Arts and Hotel and Hospitality instructor. Prior to entering the field of education, a passion for being an entrepreneur in the food business began with a startup full-service catering business, followed by a second startup of multi-unit restaurants in the Irvine Spectrum, then a stint as a professional cake decorator, all of which are contributing factors to her current position as the Culinary Arts teacher. Mrs. Boyle has three daughters who are all Dolphin graduates. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, making jewelry, and traveling. 

James Caestecker

James Caestecker

Teaching since: 2018

Director, Instrumental Music

Currently Teaches: Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Advanced Orchestra, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Marching Band, Drum Line, Color Guard, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra

James Caestecker is the Director of Instrumental Music in Dana Hills High School SOCSA, where he began working in 2018. Mr. Caestecker earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from San Diego State University in 2017. Studying with Dr. Eric Starr at SDSU, Mr. Caestecker earned his degree in Music with an emphasis in Trombone. While at San Diego State, Mr. Caestecker conducted the SDSU Varsity Band, an NCAA Music Ensemble performing at Women’s Basketball Games, and also and was the Student Assistant for the SDSU Music Education Fellowship Program. A native of San Clemente, CA and a graduate of San Clemente High School, he earned his Teaching Credential in 2018 and is thrilled to be teaching in Capistrano Unified and contributing to the musical community that he participated in during his schooling. Outside of school, Mr. Caestecker teaches lessons to Drum Majors in Military Baton and Mace as well as conducting. An avid train enthusiast, Mr. Caestecker is also a Locomotive Engineer at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, CA, where he enjoys volunteering and preserving railroad history.

Natalie Hribar-Kelly

Natalie Hribar Kelly

Teaching since 2004

Currently Teaches: SOCSA Digital Photography, SOCSA Multimedia Design and AP Studio Art:2D

Natalie Hribar-Kelly earned her Master in Fine Arts degree from CSULB,  Master in Education from UCSB, and her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. She began teaching at Dana Hills, which also happens to be her alma mater, in 2004. Mrs. Hribar-Kelly prides herself in creating opportunities for students to show their artwork both at the school site and in the community. She also enjoys taking her students on various field studies to museums, colleges, and on location photography shoots. Currently, Mrs. Hribar-Kelly is the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair. She lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband and three young daughters. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, gardening, camping, and art making.

Kimbery Kocol

kimberly Kocol

Kimberly Kocol is an alumni of the University of California in Irvine, where she earned two bachelors degrees in four years, one in English and the other in Drama. After college, she spent six years working as an actress and costume designer in theater and film in Los Angeles and Orange County.  She has 20 years of ballet experience, 20 years of experience performing speaking and singing roles on stage, and a myriad of costuming credits to her name. Mrs. Kocol decided, after a time, that working as an industry professional wasn't her cup of tea, so she applied and was accepted to the Masters in Teaching program at UCI.  Having graduated with top marks and spent a few years teaching at other schools, she is delighted to find herself at Dana Hills teaching a full-time drama schedule that incorporates her passion for the arts and her passion for helping students discover both the excellence in themselves and the high level art that they are capable of producing.


Ray Medina

Ray Medina

Mark Reid

After years of full-time experience in the Graphic Arts industry, Mark Reid landed his first teaching assignment with ROP in 1983. As technology advanced, Computer Graphics courses were developed and added in the district in 1990. Through the Digital High School Grant, Mr. Reid developed the curriculum for Digital Media and Video Production, starting those courses at Dana Hills in 1998. His Audio and Music Production courses were added in 2012. Mr. Reid’s classes reinforce creative and collaborative production skills, with projects that are designed to provide artistic enrichment for the school community. He has served as advisor for various school-based content platforms including: The Splash/Hall Pass (Vimeo, YouTube and School Tube, 2002-2016), Voices of The Pod (Bandcamp, 2015-Present), DanaTube 73 (2019-Present). Mr. Reid was educated at Dana Hills, Saddleback College, CSULB and UCI. He is a professional videographer, musician and producer and he has a large collection of music on vinyl. 


Brian Schultz

Brian Schultz

Teaches: Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics

Brian Schultz attended school in the Capistrano Unified School District since the third grade.  In 1997 he earned is BA-Fine Arts degree and the following year he earned his teaching credential  from California State University Fullerton. In 2004, Mr. Schultz earned his Master’s in Art in Ceramics from CSUF as well. Mr. Schultz began his teaching career in Capistrano Unified 1998.  Brian Schultz was born and raised in South Orange County and resides in San Juan Capistrano today. He has had the luxury of the surf, sun and sand all his life. He is married and a father of three beautiful children, who all are part of the Capistrano Unified School District family. As a professional Ceramic Artist, he takes great pride in the opportunities provided through education.


Chau Tran

Chau Tran

Started Teaching at Dana Hills in 2002

Currently Teaching: SOCSA Drawing and Painting

Mr. Tran attended California State University, Long Beach, earning his BFA in drawing and painting. He also attained a Master’s of Science in Athletics and Coaching Administration from Concordia University. He currently teaches SOCSA Drawing and Painting and SOCSA Advance Drawing and Painting. His advanced courses specialize in large canvas format paintings. All painting students leave his course knowing how to build stretcher bars and stretch their own canvas from scratch. His students also have various opportunities to exhibit work, experience high level instruction, and create college level artworks. Mr. Tran prides himself for encouraging his student’s creativity and helping them find their hidden talents. He believes that everyone has the ability to enjoy and create art. Creating art is what makes humans unique as no other species does this. Art is a visual language that transcends all verbal languages; we all can understand. Mr. Tran is an avid mountain biker and always challenges himself as well as his students.

Ann Zendner

Ann Zendner

Teaching since 1998

Currently Teaches: College and Career Planning (CCP) and Academic Intervention (AI)

Ann C. Zendner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Fresno State University in 1982. After working in the banking business for over 16 years, she decided to go back to school to earn a teacher credential for secondary education. She started teaching in 1998 as a computer teacher for Gateway Continuation School in Clovis Unified School District and then transferred along with her family to southern California in 2001 where she was able to secure a teaching position with Capistrano Unified School District. In 2005 she earned a Masters in Education from Cal State University, Fullerton. Mrs. Zendner has been a master teacher, a BTSA provider, served as the technology teacher on several school sites, Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the District, STAP 1 and 2 for several years and was part of the administrative team for Serra Continuation school, the Activities Director at Tesoro High School for 6 years, moving on to Aliso Niguel High School as their Activities Director for 6 years before returning to the classroom as the computer teacher here at Dana Hills High School. She is enjoying the days of working in the classroom again. Mrs. Zendner lives in Fullerton with her husband of 37 years and lives close to her daughter, son-in-law, and her beautiful 2 year old granddaughter. She loves to garden, take long walks around the city of Fullerton, swim, and travel.