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Faculty Profiles

Carlos Arballo
8th 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
Music
Daniel Cramer
Mathematics
Jessica Dawn Delacruz
Mathematics
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
Mathematics

 

J. D. Fluekiger
History
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
 
Michael Gantman
English/History
Ruben A. Garcia
Coordinator
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 ...is to sacrifice the gift."-Steve Prefontaine
Deborah Halper
English
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
 English
 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
Judith Jones Chandler
History
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
Science
Jamie Lee
 Mathematics/Korean
 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
6th 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
Math/Science
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
History
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
Science
Laurie Willinger
English and Spanish 1
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
7th Grade Counselor
B. A. Psychology, CSU, Northridge
M. A. Psychology, Phillips Graduate University
Interests/Hobbies: Sports
Favorite Quote: "Just Do It!"
Greg C. Zem
Science
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