Darlene DeFord


Darlene DeFord

Darlene DeFord

This will be my seventh year teaching drama at Aliso Viejo Christian School. I have been truly blessed!!

Every other week I get to travel, with my box of fun, to the Kindergarten – fifth grade classrooms. Middle school drama elective meets once a week. We spend time playing fun improv games, learning and performing short skits and exploring different aspects of theater.

In addition to the classroom drama, I also direct a full musical production each year as an extra curricular activity. We have performed such productions as Jungle Book, Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, to name a few.

One of the best parts of my job as drama teacher in a Christian school is I get to pray for and with our children and have the freedom to teach the students the importance of using their God given gifts and talents.

On a personal note, I am married to my husband Jim and have 3 children, Michelle (27), Mychael (22) and Emily (17). I love running in the canyon, nature and the theater of course.

My Life verse is: But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Darlene Deford


Aliso Viejo Christian School is a ministry of Lutheran Church of the Cross Teaching the Christian faith is integrated in all we do, because we believe in one God who is eternally revealed through the Creator, our Heavenly Father and source of knowledge; through Jesus Christ, His only Son and our source of salvation; and through the Holy Spirit, the Sustainer and Giver of Faith. Qualified Christian teachers provide an excellent learning environment of safety, security, respect, and Christ's love. More Info >>