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Faculty Profiles

Carlos Arballo
6th Grade Counselor
B. A. Music and Liberal Arts, CSU, Northridge
M. A. Counseling and Guidance, Cal Lutheran University
Graduate and Fellowship UCLA Math Project
Graduate LAUSD Master Program Institute
Interests/Hobbies: Playing Classical Jazz and Rock Guitar, Playing Golf, Singing in Church Choir, Volunteer for LGBT Center in LA
Favorite Quote: "Who are you really wanderer? ... and the answer you have to give, no matter how dark and cold the around you is... Maybe I'm a King."
Brian Blanchard
Daniel Cramer
Jessica Dawn Delacruz
B.A. Liberal Studies, Math Concentration, CSU, Northridge
M.A. Education, Math Emphasis, Capella University
Math for America Master Teacher Fellow
Interests/Hobbies: Watching & playing sports, Family time, Disneyland
Favorite Quote: "To infinity ...and beyond!"
Darlene Faraone


J. D. Fluekiger
B.A. History, University of Wisconsin
M.A. Elementary and Middle Level Education, University of Wisconsin
Further studies: UCLA-Culture and Language Development; University of LaVerne-History; USC Rossier School of Education- Gifted and Talented Workshop
Interests/Hobbies: Fitness, Travel, Home Improvement
Ruben A. Garcia
Social Studies
B. A. Liberal Studies, Fresno State University
M. A. Educational Administration, CSU, Northridge
Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education, Cal Lutheran University
Interests/Hobbies: Running, Historical Biographies, Baseball, The Music of Y & T and Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Quote: "To give anything less than your best to sacrifice the gift."-Steve Prefontaine
Deborah Halper
B. S. English/Speech and Drama, Ohio State University
M. A. Educational Administration, CSU Northridge
National Board Certified Teacher
Interests/Hobbies: Live Theater, Reading, Traveling
Favorite Quote: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer.  Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."-Henry David Thoreau
Brian Jacobs
 B. A. English, CSU, Long Beach
 M. A. Feminist Studies, San Francisco State University
 M. A. Writing and Poetics, Naropa University
 Three time Fulbright Scholar
 Interests/Hobbies: Veganism, Yoga, Travel, Concerts, Art
 Favorite Quote: "And so on..." - Kurt Vonnegut


Darrel Jobe
Judith Jones Chandler
B. A. Political Science, CSU, Northridge
National Board Certified Teacher
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, gardening
Favorite Quote: "Walk with the wise and you will be wise, walk with fools and ..."
Denisha Jordan
Physical Education
B. A. Kinesiology, CSU, Dominguez Hills
M. A. Education, CSU, Dominguez Hill
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC); Certified Bicycle Instructor
Interests/Hobbies: Watching NFL Football, Jigsaw Puzzles, All things adventure!
Favorite Quote: Don't be a part of the problem.  Be a part of the solution."
Ridi Lauritzen
Jamie Lee
 B.A. Secondary Education, Mathematics, CSU Northridge
 Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA Grant
 Favorite Quote: "Mistakes are proof that you are trying."


Venus Lindo
7th Grade Counselor
B. A. Child Development; M. S. Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling

PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) Credential ; CWA Child Welfare and Attendance)

Interests/Hobbies: Outdoor activities: Hiking, Camping, Bike Riding, Traveling-exploring new places, Volunteering

Favorite Quote: "Be in the moment."

Alice Moriarty
Social Studies
B. A. Social Sciences, Humboldt State University
Who's Who of American Teachers
Interests/Hobbies: All things Horses!-Polo, Jumping; Dodgers, Kings, Rams, LA Football Club
Favorite Quote: "Knowledge is power!"
Adam Rundgren
Social Studies
B. A. History w/ Minor in Military History, Liberty University
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Certificate in TV Film
Interests/Hobbies: Wrestling, Baseball, Hiking
Stuart Sellz
Physical Education
Rick Swanson
Laurie Willinger
B. A. Education and English, Brooklyn College C. U. N. Y.
CLAD, Authorization in English, Pre-AP training
Interests/Hobbies: Music, Piano, Concerts, Reading
Favorite Quote: "The only limitations are those we set and those we accept."
Ranel Zar
8th Grade Counselor
B. A. Psychology, CSU, Northridge
M. A. Psychology, Phillips Graduate University
Interests/Hobbies: Sports
Favorite Quote: "Just Do It!"
Greg C. Zem
B. A. Biology, CSU, Northridge
National Science Foundation Fellow; Author/Co-Author Professional Biomedical Publication; 2003 Amgen Science Teaching Award; Research Scientist at Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology-CSUN, Dr. Steve Oppenheimer, Director
Interests/Hobbies: Fishing Guide, Yellowstone National Park
Favorite Quotes: "There is nothing to fear in this life, only to be understood." M. Curie
                              "Chance favors the prepared mind." L. Pasteur