Class Instructor Profiles

Get to know your contract class instructor. Provided are brief biographies of what makes our instructors qualified and special.

John Bishop - Youth & Adult Kajukenbo

In addition to teaching for Diamond Bar for the past 10 yeas, Mr. Bishop is a martial arts journalist, author, and instructor. He has practiced various martial arts for over 31 years. For the last 25 years he has practiced Kajukenbo, a Hawaiian Mixed Martial art, in which he holds an 8th-degree black belt. 

John Bishop

Kathy Breaux  - Masterpieces With Pencils and Pastels & Fun Acrylic Painting

After obtaining B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cal-State Long Beach and a M.A. in Painting and Drawing from Cal-State Fullerton, Ms. Breaux has been teaching art and exhibiting her art for 28 years. Currently she exhibits with Southern California Artists, a professional art organization.  Her art can be viewed on the Southern California Artists website

Masterpieces with Pencils and Pastels

Charter Oak Gymnastics - Tumbling Tots, Kiddie Gymnastics & Beginning Gymnastics

Since 1979, Charter Oak Gymnastics' primary goal is to take fitness and fun through the great sport of gymnastics to as many kids as possible to develop and emphasize a child's sense of well being. They are a unique gymnastic club because not only do they offer an extensive in-gym class program for boys and girls, train girls through Elite's and train U.S. National Team Members, but have been honored as a United States National Team Training Center.

Charter Oak Gymnastics

Shahira - Belly Dance

Shahira started taking Belly Dance classes in the 1970's and has been teaching through local recreation programs since 1985. In addition to teaching, she shares her passion for dance through a dance supply business, "Shahira's Trinkets and Treasures."

Belly Dance

Young Rembrandts Preschool Drawing, Elementary Drawing & Cartoon Drawing

Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. YR East San Gabriel Valley began teaching art in 2004 and currently instructs nearly 1,000 students throughout the region and has earned a solid reputation for offering well-organized classes and teaching original, high quality curriculum in a positive environment.

Young Rembrandts Preschool Drawing

Trifytt Sports - Parent & Me Multi Sport, Basketball Skills, Volleyball

Founded in 2003, Andrew Todd had a desire to impact the lives of kids through sports. To make sure every program is conducted with the highest quality instruction and every child receives personal attention to help foster their growth in spirit, mind, and body. Today the program has grown from just 4 students in 2003 to over 5,000 kids a year.

Trifytt Sports

Connie Lillie - Jazzercise

Connie discovered Jazzercise in 1986, about 5 months after moving to California from the Midwest. After 10 years as a student / class manager, she became an instructor in 1996 and loves to do demonstrations because it shows that fitness comes in all sizes. Jazzercise is fun and rewarding - why else would it be around so long!