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Staff Biographies

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Kerry Wells

Bachelor of Arts in English, California State University, Chico ; Single Subject Credential English and Multiple Subject Credential

6-8, 9-12, Adult Ed, English, Creative Writing

Teacher at Venture Since September '08

"Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson


My teaching assignments have included: Kindergarten, Middle School Drama, 8th Grade GATE Language Arts, Reading Development, 8th Grade Core, ELD, Writing Proficiency, all levels of high school English (9-12), Yearbook, and Medical Home Teacher.
Outside the classroom you'll find me hiking the hills of Las Trampas, enjoying a Best of Broadway production, traveling, and loving my family.

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Dennice Barnes

Member of the SRVUSD since '07 and new member to the Venture Team since '16

"For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power" Philippians 4:13


I love managing Venture!  It’s truly an ADVENTURE!

Hobbies: Professional Shopper (with an emphasis on clothing) “a blazer is a terrible thing to waste”, event planning/entertaining, and traveling!



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Gary Curley

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley

Member of the Venture team since September, 2001

6-12, Adult Ed, helping all students to motivate themselves to get the best education they are capable of.

"It's never too soon, or too late, to start being the best you can be."


I worked as a wholesale banker and regulator for many years before retiring early to become a teacher. I have two sons and 5 grandchildren, and a wonderful wife. I play tennis, paint, hike, workout, and pay attention to what is going on in the world in order to contribute to making it a better place.