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  • Acevedo, Melissa
    Melissa Acevedo
    Special Education Assistant
  • Aguilar, Jose
    Staff Member
    Jose Aguilar
    Mathematics
    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all-Aristotle."
    (323) 340-3500
    I believe that every child is unique as an individual and as a student. It is my duty as an educator to guide each student to meet their fullest potential in the areas of: caring, risk-taking, open-minded, thinker and inquirer.
    The diversity of students and faculty/staff.
    Snowboarder, Ping-Pong player, Soccer coach and player. Coaching Soccer at Los Angeles Soccer Association, and CZ Elite.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    California State University, Los Angeles Single subject with BCLAD 2002
    California State University, Los Angeles Physical Education with Authorization in Mathematics 1998
  • Alarcon, Raquel
    Raquel Alarcon
    Sr Office Technician
  • Alfaro, Eva
    Eva Alfaro
    Special Education Assistant
  • Alger, Nelson
    Nelson Alger
    Special Education Assistant
  • Amirouche, Patricia
    Patricia Amirouche
    10th Grade (ERHS/Magnet)
  • Avila, Ava
    Staff Member
    Ava Avila
    Individuals & Societies
    Teach so that all students learn. Whatever a student is taught, they must do, thus, knowledge and application go hand-in-hand.
    Welcome! The 2016-2017 school year marks my 19th year teaching at Eagle Rock High School and 20th year as a teacher. Since graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, I have taught the Social Sciences at all grade levels, including Honors and Magnet classes. I am currently teaching Economics, Principles of Democracy, and Honors US History. I am also the Co-Chair of the Individuals and Societies Department. I look forward to a great year.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    California State University Los Angeles BA Social Science / Minor in US History 1997
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  • Bandhaya, Bianca
    Bianca Bandhaya
    Special Education Assistant
  • Bergeron, Tim
    Staff Member
    Tim Bergeron
    Coach
    "treat others like you want to be treated"
    Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. -- John Wooden
    Diversity
    ervolleyball.com

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    CalState Northridge Teaching Credential 2010
    Berkeley Politcal Science 2004
  • Bernal, Gabriel
    Gabriel Bernal
    Special Education
  • Bodner, Howard
    Staff Member
    Howard Bodner
    Language Acquisition
    (323)-340-3500
    Originally from NJ, I came to Los Angeles in 1982 after completing my formal education and spent the next 17 years working in private industry, primarily in international and domestic sales and customer service for manufacturers of architectural products. With business and personal travel having taken me to some 30 countries, I feel the combination of academics and industry experience gives me a unique perspective on the value of education and the need for well-developed communication skills in ... Read More a multi-cultural world...
  • Bollman-Little, Laurie
    Laurie Bollman-Little
    IB MYP Coordinator
    (323)340-3500
    Language A Teacher, IB MYP Coordinator •University of Illinois, B.A. English •University of Texas, Teaching Credential •CSULA, M.A. Educational Administration/Administrative Credential
  • Briseno, Maria
    Maria Briseno
    PTSA President
    (323) 340-3550
  • Brombach, Nara
    Staff Member
    Nara Brombach
    Science
    "“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie"
    Though I am not into Star Wars, when I was in cross-country we had the "do or do not there is no try" quote and I think it is great for the teacher and the student.

    Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.
    Luke: I don't, I don't believe it.
    Yoda: That is why you fail.

    We need those students who are willing to be independent thinker and teach themselves other wise will will loose the creative power which had driven invention and true understanding for all of humanity.
    In my youth I work as a lifeguard, ropes course instructor and backpacking camp counselor. After College I worked for a metal manufacturing lab as a lab tech testing the purity of metal samples. I taught two years in PreK at an elementary school in Colorado. I have taught in LAUSD for over 10 years. I work with grades 7th -12th teaching: life and physical science, biology, advanced biology and marine biology, physiology and zoology. I have taught in multiple levels, including sheltered, ... Read More full inclusion, and magnet.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA) Masters Degree in Secondary Education Science Curriculum Design. 2005
    The Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) Biological Sciences 2001
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  • Caesar, Dave
    Dave Caesar
    Special Education
  • Campos, Valerie
    Valerie Campos
    Office Technician
  • Cannata, Dolores
    Dolores Cannata
    7th Grade & 8th Grade (ERHS/Magnet)
  • Carrillo, Alexandra
    Alexandra Carrillo
    Special Education Assistant
  • Cea, Jose
    Jose Cea
    Individuals & Societies
    (323) 340-3500
  • Chavez, Claudia
    Claudia Chavez
    Sr Office Technician
  • Christ, Phil
    Phil Christ
    Art
    (323) 340-3500
    Horticulture Teacher Room: H1
  • Clark, Elizabeth
    Staff Member
    Elizabeth Clark
    Language & Literature
    "“If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.” Sir Ken Robinson"
    Adolescence is a time of stretching intellectual boundaries, finding one’s voice, and developing independence. I want to awaken my students with literature; I want to give them a confident voice in writing and speaking; I want them to be bold enough to question everything, but to always back up their ideas with evidence and logic; I want them to believe in the power that one voice can make a difference – even though they may not see the immediate fruits of their labor. In this way, I ... Read More approach each day of my teaching in hopes that it will make all the difference to them, now or someday.
    The students.
    Ms. Clark has been teaching at Eagle Rock High School since 2001. She received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Pitzer College. She teaches the Language A 10th grade Gifted/Highly Gifted Magnet and both year one and two of the IBDP Language and Literature (11th and 12th grade) course.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Pitzer Bachelor\'s 0000
    CSUN Teaching Credential 0000
  • Cobian, Martha
    Martha Cobian
    School Adm. Asst.
  • Cohen, Joseph
    Joseph Cohen
    Individuals & Societies
  • Correa, Angelica
    Angelica Correa
    Special Education Assistant
  • Cousineau, Lourdes
    Lourdes Cousineau
    Special Education Assistant
  • Crowther, Sylvia
    Sylvia Crowther
    Language & Literature
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  • De Leon, Gayle
    Gayle De Leon
    School Nurse
    (323)340-3547
    Eagle Rock High School alumni, Class of 1989; Bachelors of Science, Nursing; Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse
  • De Leon, Moises
    Moises De Leon
    Science
  • Delery, Sandra
    Sandra Delery
    Special Education
  • Dominguez, David
    David Dominguez
    9th Grade (ERHS/Magnet)
  • Dunbar, Christian
    Christian Dunbar
    Individuals & Societies
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  • Echeverria, Francisca
    Francisca Echeverria
    Office Technician
  • Elizondo, Benjamin
    Benjamin Elizondo
    Language & Literature
  • Espanta, Hugo
    Staff Member
    Hugo Espanta
    Individuals & Societies
    ""Si Se Puede" (Yes, it can be done) "
    Develop well rounded citizens that will use real world skills in their daily life
    ERHS has many students who are motivated to succeed in their academics but are also caring citizens and are willing to improve their community.
    I enjoy playing basketball, reading, visiting museums and finding historical artifacts (antiques) at yard sales, estate sales and flea markets to use as realia in the classroom. I am passionate about history and believe that history allows us to understand each other and live in harmony.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    California State University, Los Angeles BA in Social Science with an emphasis in History 2009
  • Estrada, Edward
    Edward Estrada
    Special Education
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  • Fawaz, Rima
    Rima Fawaz
    Mathematics
    Mathematics teacher, BA in Mathematics, CSUN Teaching Credential, Master Degree " Education in Mathematics".
  • Figueroa Calderon, Rosamaria
    Rosamaria Figueroa Calderon
    Assistant Principal
  • Flatley, Mark
    Staff Member
    Mark Flatley
    Mathematics
    "I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. (Isaac Newton) "
    Paradoxically, it's usually students who appreciate Mathematics on a level beyond simply "how do you get the answer," that are by far the best at getting the answers. So, while "guided practice" will always be one of the cornerstones of effective Mathematics instruction, when possible we strive to stimulate curiosity as well as the strengthening of reasoning and problem solving skills. This happens through practice when students get engaged in interesting inquiries and investigations, and ... Read More when they practice taking risks - trying an approach to a challenging problem that they aren't sure works - discovering why it does or doesn't work - and sharing questions and insights with each other. The most effective Mathematics instruction is about creating an optimal environment where these things take place.
    Our students and our community are awesome.
    I have been teaching at ERHS since 2003. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Business from Southern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Chicago. In addition I've taken many computer science classes at Loyola University Chicago.

    This year I'm teaching Algbra 2, Advanced Math, DP Math SL Year 1(AP Calculus), and DP Math SL Year 2

    My Webpage

  • Franco, Iris
    Staff Member
    Iris Franco
    Language Acquisition
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi"
    What I value most about ERHS are the students. Students are very kind, respectful and very proud to be eagles.
    I enjoy reading, watching foreign movies and spending time with my family.
  • Fuentes, Claudia
    Claudia Fuentes
    Mathematics
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  • Galdamez, Lissette
    Lissette Galdamez
    Language Acquisition
  • Gallegos, Lisa
    Staff Member
    Lisa Gallegos
    Science
    "The most all penetrating spirit before which will open the possibility of tilting not tables, but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry. Believe only in that. Dmitri Mendeleev "
    (323) 340-3500
    I believe strongly in an inquiry approach to instruction and follow the "5-E" instructional model for lesson design and assessment. Lessons are designed in cycles of inquiry which include 5 elements: engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate.
    Eagle Rock is a gem of a high school nestled in the eastern reaches of the district. The school has rich traditions and is the center of teen life in our town.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    University of Arizona MS General Biology 2005
    University of Southern California BS Biological Sciences 1986
  • Gibson, Gricel
    Gricel Gibson
    Special Education Assistant
  • Gil, Blanca
    Blanca Gil
    Special Education Assistant
  • Gil, Gilbert
    Gilbert Gil
    Special Education
  • Godinez, Luis
    Luis Godinez
    Special Education Assistant
  • Gomez, Maria
    Maria Gomez
    Language Acquisition
  • Gonzalez, Leticia
    Leticia Gonzalez
    Staff
  • Gravino, Mitchell
    Mitchell Gravino
    Language & Literature
  • Guerrero, Stephen
    Staff Member
    Stephen Guerrero
    Language Acquisition
    (323) 340-3500
  • Guerrero, Lucila
    Lucila Guerrero
    Special Education Assistant
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  • Hicks, Michael
    Staff Member
    Michael Hicks
    Language & Literature
    323. 340. 3500
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  • Ikeda, Koh
    Koh Ikeda
    Assistant Principal
    (323) 340-3500
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  • Jacobson, Eric
    Eric Jacobson
    Individuals & Societies
  • Jarani-Wyatt, Frederica
    Frederica Jarani-Wyatt
    Special Education Coordinator
  • Jimenez, Aida
    Aida Jimenez
    Special Education Assistant
  • John, Meera
    Meera John
    Science
  • Jovanelly, Mark
    Mark Jovanelly
    Language & Literature
    9th Grade English Teacher World of Education (11th & 12th grades) Instructor Alumnus of Eagle Rock High School
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  • Kaufman, Robert
    Staff Member
    Robert Kaufman
    Art
    Teaching Visual Arts classes here at "The Rock" since 1985!
  • Keipp, Mylene
    Staff Member
    Mylene Keipp
    Principal
    (323) 340-3500
  • Khatchaturian, Sevan
    Sevan Khatchaturian
    Science
  • Kim, John
    John Kim
    College Counselor
    (323) 340-3546
  • Kissam, Nancy
    Nancy Kissam
    Art
    (323) 340-3500
  • Kobaissi, Ali
    Ali Kobaissi
    Science
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  • La Riva, Julie
    Julie La Riva
    Special Education
  • LaChica, Jonathan
    Jonathan LaChica
    Mathematics
  • Laird, Glenn
    Glenn Laird
    Design Technology
    I teach graphic arts classes and am involved with the school emergency response team. I am the department chairperson for the technology department.
  • Lascano, Ma Laarni
    Ma Laarni Lascano
    Mathematics
    (323) 340-3500
  • Lee, Alice
    Staff Member
    Alice Lee
    Individuals & Societies
    "Don't gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold. Ooh-ooh! -B. Marley"
    Teaching History, for me, is a form of meaningful storytelling. I like to integrate relevance and global connections into my lessons. In Social Studies we can appreciate some of our unique cultures and achievements of the past but we ought to also embrace our similarities and common goals.
    The students. My students, especially. I am lucky to be their teacher.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Occidental College B.A. American Studies 0000
    M.A.T History 0000
  • Lee, Wilson
    Wilson Lee
    Science
  • Leonido Peregrina, Teresita
    Teresita Leonido Peregrina
    Assistant Principal
  • Levitsky, Anna
    Staff Member
    Anna Levitsky
    Language Acquisition
    A very respected educator once told me, "The best teacher in the world cannot force a student to learn." That has stuck with me throughout my career. As a teacher I am there to guide, encourage, and try to motivate a student in his or her learning. But ultimately, the student is responsible for his or her own success.
    Eagle Rock High School is such a unique campus. The student body is one of the most diverse in L.A. Unified and almost everyone seems to get along extremely well. In general, students here are hard working, considerate, and respectful. In addition, I really appreciate the colleagues I work with and the camaraderie we share.
    Mrs. Levitsky has been teaching with LAUSD for 34 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from UCLA, as well as her teaching credential and her Master's Degree in Education. She also has a Bilingual and Bicultural Certificate in Spanish from the state of California. This year she is teaching Spanish 1 and Spanish 2.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    UCLA M.A. Education 1983
    UCLA B.A. Slavic Languages and Literature 1981
  • Lopez, Janice R.
    Janice R. Lopez
    Language & Literature
  • Lopez, Jesus
    Jesus Lopez
    Title I/Bilingual Coordinator
  • Lord, Drew
    Staff Member
    Drew Lord
    Magnet Coordinator
    "No written word or spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Not all the books on all the shelves--it's what the teachers are themselves."
    "A mind is a terrible thing to waste," said Martin Luther King, Jr. to which I would add, "and so is a free education". Teaching is creating learning opportunities for students. Schools must provide a safe, respectful and nurturing environment to foster student growth. Teachers must create and deliver curricula which offer learning opportunities not only for content but also for the development of skills that will transcend the classroom and transfer to post-academic pursuits. Students ... Read More must take ownership of their own learning and self-development in order to become life-long learners.
    I value the community's emphasis on the importance of education, the culture and environment of the school and students and the traditions that make ERHS unique and special.
    Mr. Lord's coaching résumé includes varsity girls' basketball from 1989 to 1992, frosh/soph boys' basketball from 2006 through 2009 and varsity boys' basketball from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Lord's three children are graduates of ERHS and will earn their collegiate degrees in 2015 (Cameron), 2016 (Kaitlin) and 2017 (Duncan). Mr. Lord's hobbies include woodworking, photography, mountain biking and restoring his 1930 Model A Coupe.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    U.C.L.A. M.Ed. in Administrative Leadership 2004
    Occidental College M.A. in Mammalian Physiology 1991
    C.S.U.L.A. Teaching Credential in Secondary Education 1989
    Occidental College A. B. in Biology (minor in Studio Art) 1983
  • Love, Lynette
    Lynette Love
    Special Education Assistant
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  • Malmed, Jonathan
    Staff Member
    Jonathan Malmed
    Language & Literature
    "“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” -J.D. Salinger (from The Catcher in the Rye) “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” -Woody Allen"
    The more active students are, the better they'll learn. I emphasize engagement, activity, speaking , listening, laughing, reading, collaborating, and writing. I'll challenge them as much as I can but work really hard to make difficult ideas accessible and relevant to their lives.
    Despite operating in a mammoth, labyrinthine school district, ERHS is amazingly unified, vibrant, challenging, diverse, interesting, and effective. A talented staff, dedicated administrators, caring families, and brilliant kids make this a one-of-a-kind place to spend the day.
    Welcome to my page. For 2016-2017, I will be teaching 12th Grade Language and Literature and Theory of Knowledge for the IB Diploma Programme, 12th Grade AP Literature and Composition, Honors 11th Grade American Literature, and 8th through 12th Grade Journalism. If there are any questions, please email me at jdm7354@lausd.net and I will reply within 24 hours.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    California State University - Northridge Teaching Credential/English 2006
    Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Diploma/Classical Acting 1999
    Cambridge University - The British and European Studies Group Certificate/English and Theatre 1994
    Kenyon College B.A./English 1994
  • Manrique, Liliana
    Liliana Manrique
    Mathematics
  • Marquez, Susana
    Susana Marquez
    Special Education Assistant
  • Martin, Kelley
    Kelley Martin
    Soccer & Softball Coach
  • Martin, Nancy
    Nancy Martin
    Career Advisor
  • Martinez, Richard
    Richard Martinez
    Teacher/Athletic Director
  • Martinez, Ernesto
    Ernesto Martinez
    Language & Literature
    Credentialed in Math and English. I received my B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, from U.C. Santa Barbara. After spending a little more than a year working on a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I transferred to the education department. I received my M.A. in Educational Policy and Organization also at beautiful U.C. Santa Barbara. I then came to Los Angeles and taught middle school Math and ... Read More Science at a wonderful small district, Lennox, for six years before returning to Graduate school at U.C. Los Angeles. I received my M.A. in Film, Television and Digital Media. I then entered the doctoral program and advanced to candidacy (C. Phil). My dissertation is on permanent hold.
  • Martinez, Pedro
    Pedro Martinez
    Individuals & Societies
    (323) 340-3500
  • McGuire, Brian Michael
    Staff Member
    Brian Michael McGuire
    Individuals & Societies
    "“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.” ― Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder "
    The things that I value most about ERHS are our wonderful students and my amazing fellow teachers.
    I'm looking forward to an exciting 2016/17 school year. This year I am teaching AP World History, Honors World History and year two of the IB Diploma Program course The History of the Americas.. This is my 18th year at ERHS. I have also taught Spanish, AP Art History, as well as AP Human Geography during my time at the Rock. I have also sponsored the Amnesty International club, been a co-sponsor of the Key Club and sponsored the GSA. I also have taken students through EF Tours to Spain, ... Read More France on several occasions, and we visited Italy during the summer of 2012. This summer we went to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. I truly believe that travel is the best teacher and that it enriches the soul.
  • McLaughlin, Leo
    Leo McLaughlin
    Special Education
  • Mena, Maria
    Maria Mena
    12th Grade (ERHS/Magnet)
  • Mendoza, Ana
    Staff Member
    Ana Mendoza
    Language Acquisition
    I have been a member of the Eagle Rock Jr/Sr High School community since September of 1994. I earned my BA in Spanish and Spanish Literature from UCLA and my Single Subject Credential in Foreign Language - Spanish from CSULA. I currently attend classes at Occidental College with the Foreign Language Project, LA Stars, to stay informed and up to date with the teaching of a Foreign Language.
  • Molina, Carmela
    Carmela Molina
    Special Education Assistant
  • Montemayor, Juan Diego
    Juan Diego Montemayor
    Language & Literature
    Educational Resource Specialist Teacher within the Special Education Department. Case manager to specific Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High and Magnet students who have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). I provide direct academic support to IEP students and collaborate with teachers as they accommodate these students in the classroom.
  • Moore, Trina
    Trina Moore
    Special Education Assistant
  • Morales, Raymond
    Raymond Morales
    Special Education Assistant
  • Morales, Daniel
    Daniel Morales
    Special Education Assistant
  • Moran, Andrew
    Andrew Moran
    Dean
  • Moran Martinez, Lizett
    Lizett Moran Martinez
    Special Education Assistant
  • Moreno, Teresa
    Teresa Moreno
    Special Education Assistant
  • Mosley, Beverly
    Beverly Mosley
    11th Grade (ERHS/Magnet)
  • Murillo, Ricardo
    Ricardo Murillo
    Special Education Assistant
  • Murphy, Mary
    Mary Murphy
    Art
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  • Navarro, Leticia
    Leticia Navarro
    Special Education Assistant
  • Nuno, Roberto
    Staff Member
    Roberto Nuno
    Mathematics
    ""Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.""
    People often think of Mathematics as a science. A strange, frightening-looking series of numbers and symbols meant only for the mental elite.

    I like to think of mathematics as not just a science; but a language. It has syntax, it has vocabulary, it even has localized "accents" and "styles" that differ from country to country.

    It is the most basic of languages, whose sole purpose is to narrate the very things that occur all around us. No one can argue against the idea that one stick, ... Read More placed by another stick, gives you two sticks. No one can argue against the idea of a straight line having a direction. No one can argue against the idea that a curved line also has a direction that merely changes over time.
    The school itself! It's the school I attended as a student!
    After graduating from Eagle Rock, I went off to obtain a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Philosophy at Clark University in Massachusetts. Although I loved my 4 years out in the east coast, my old friends and family drew me back to California after college. I enrolled in the LAUSD District Intern program where I obtained my Secondary Education Clear Credential and have worked in the district ever since. Pictured is myself with my amazing wife (and fellow teacher) during one of our ... Read More trips to Alaska.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Clark University Mathematics, Computer Science 2007
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  • Ochoa, Maria
    Maria Ochoa
    Office Assistant
  • Ohanian, Vartohi
    Vartohi Ohanian
    Financial Manager
  • Oliveros, Pablo
    Staff Member
    Pablo Oliveros
    Art
    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.---Pablo Picasso"
    My philosophy emphasizes creating genuine opportunities for expression. ALL opinions matter. ALL art matters. There are no limitations.
    I enjoy teaching at Eagle Rock because of its valued traditions. The diversity in both the student and faculty population allow me to learn about different cultures and values.
    Arts Department Chair, IB Diploma Programme Visual Arts Year I and Year II, Advanced Placement Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D, Photography I. Co-sponsor for the class of 2017!

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    CSUN Bachelor/ Fine Art/ Photography 0000
    Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy Masters/ Teaching and Learning 0000
    Point Loma Nazarene Univeristy Preliminary Single-Subject K-12 Credential: Visual Arts 0000
  • Olsen, Norma
    Norma Olsen
  • Orellana, Laura
    Laura Orellana
    Supervisor Sp. Ed. Asst.
  • Ortiz, Belinda
    Staff Member
    Belinda Ortiz
    Language & Literature
  • Ortiz, Adelina
    Adelina Ortiz
    Special Education
  • Oswald II, Chris
    Chris Oswald II
    IB DP Coordinator
    (323) 340-3500
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  • Pandullo, Alan
    Alan Pandullo
    Physical Education
  • Pelayo, Hilda
    Hilda Pelayo
    Special Education Assistant
  • Petkova, Nina
    Nina Petkova
    Language Acquisition
    (323) 340-3500
  • Pierce, Gregory
    Staff Member
    Gregory Pierce
    Physical Education
    (323) 340-3500
  • Piper, David
    David Piper
    Special Education
  • Pitpitan, Cyn
    Cyn Pitpitan
    Sr Office Technician
  • Pontrelli, Paul
    Paul Pontrelli
    Special Education
    Born and raised in Highland Park. My Pops, Fidel Pontrelli taught Special Education at Burbank Middle and Franklin High School.
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  • Ramirez, Jesse
    Jesse Ramirez
    Special Education Assistant
  • Ramos-Lopez, Sara
    Sara Ramos-Lopez
    Science
  • Redford, Laura
    Laura Redford
    Physical Education
    (323)340-3527
  • Rivas, Krisia
    Krisia Rivas
    Special Education Assistant
  • Rivers, Officer
    Officer Rivers
    School Police Officer
  • Rodriguez, Eduardo
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Mathematics
  • Rodriquez, Monica
    Monica Rodriquez
    Special Education Assistant
  • Ruiz, Araceli
    Araceli Ruiz
    Special Education
  • Ruiz, Javier
    Javier Ruiz
    Plant Manager
  • Ruiz, Lidia
    Lidia Ruiz
    Food Service Manager
  • Russell, David J.
    David J. Russell
    Language & Literature
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  • Sainz, Adelfo
    Adelfo Sainz
    Special Education Assistant
  • Sainz, Connie
    Connie Sainz
    Special Education Assistant
  • Sanchez, Michelle
    Staff Member
    Michelle Sanchez
    Individuals & Societies
    "When you learn, teach. When you get, give. - Maya Angelou "
    (323) 340-3500
    I teach US History and World History this year. This is my second year at Eagle Rock. As an alum, I happy to back! It's great being back on campus and being involved in coaching track & field and cross-country. Before teaching at ERHS, I taught in Boston Public Schools for three years as a Media & Technology Specialist, English and History Teacher. I received my B.A. in American Studies & Spanish from Dickinson College as Posse Foundation Scholar and my M.Ed. in secondary Education, ... Read More History from Boston College. I am credentialed in History and Special Education, Mild Moderate.
  • Seo-Powell, Karen
    Karen Seo-Powell
    Language & Literature
  • Shine, Karin
    Karin Shine
    Special Education
  • Si, Siv
    Staff Member
    Siv Si
    Mathematics
    "Do not postpone to tomorrow if you can do it today."
    Practice makes perfect.
    The diligence and dedication of students, parents, staff and faculty.
    I have been teaching at ERHS Magnet since September 1994. I attended public school in Los Angeles starting with Castelar Elementary School, then Mount Gleason Junior High School, and Verdugo Hills High School which are part of LAUSD. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona and my Master of Science in Mathematics, Teaching Credential, and CLAD from Cal State LA. Other than English, I can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Chiu Chow, and Cambodian. I have also been ... Read More teaching at Pasadena City College as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for their math department since January 2002.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    C.S.U.L.A. Master of Science in Mathematics 2000
    C.S.U.L.A. Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics 1993
    Cal Poly Pomona Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 1992
  • Silverman, Lauren
    Staff Member
    Lauren Silverman
    Art
    (323) 340-3500
    Proudly conducting the bands at Eagle Rock High School
  • Simonian, Talyn
    Talyn Simonian
    Design Technology
    ""Creativity is intelligence having fun" -Albert Einstein"
    There's no shortcut to excellence. If you put in hard work and dedication, it'll show in your results.
    I value the students and teachers I work with. I enjoy serving this community and take pride in working with such a dedicated group of people.
    I teach computer applications and design technology in the Magnet school.

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    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Cal State Northridge Masters/Educational Technology 2010
    Cal Poly Pomona Bachelors/ Business Administration 2002
  • Smith, Karyn
    Karyn Smith
    Special Education
  • Steinorth, Derek
    Staff Member
    Derek Steinorth
    Assistant Principal
    (323) 340-3576
    Magnet Coordinator /History Teacher Education -Public Schools - Traverse City, Michigan -BA, University of Michigan- History -BA, University of Michigan- Education -MA, Pepperdine University-American Studies -MA, National University-Secondary School Administration -Teaching Credentials -Single Subject Secondary (Social Studies) -CLAD -Administrative Services Credential Teaching Experience Eagle Rock High School Gifted Magnet: 1995 to present Horace Mann Junior ... Read More High School: 1990 to 1994
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  • Torres, Steve
    Staff Member
    Steve Torres
    Network/Web Administrator
    (323) 340-3550
    ERHS Alumni class of 2001.
  • Torrez, Cristina
    Cristina Torrez
    Language & Literature
    Ms. Torrez has been teaching at Eagle Rock High School since 2004. She received her B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish Literature from the University of California Los Angeles. She earned her teaching credential from California State University of Northridge with a Bilingual Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development certification,(BCLAD/CLAD), this is an authorization to provide specialized instruction to individuals for whom English is a second language. Specifically, it ... Read More authorizes instruction for 1) English Language Development certification (ELD) in preschool, K-12.
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    Daniel Tsuha
    Special Education Assistant
  • Turnblom, Michael
    Michael Turnblom
    Art
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  • Vasquez, Oscar
    Oscar Vasquez
    Language Acquisition
  • Villegas, Katherine
    Katherine Villegas
    Individuals & Societies
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  • Waraniyagoda Gamage, Surangi
    Surangi Waraniyagoda Gamage
    Mathematics
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  • Young-Diaz, Naida
    Naida Young-Diaz
    Individuals & Societies
  • Youngblood-Jarman, Michelle
    Staff Member
    Michelle Youngblood-Jarman
    Language & Literature
    "“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” - Gandhi"
    PHILOSOPHY
    I was paid the highest compliment when I was told by a senior last year, “You teach beyond the homework. You teach when you’re not teaching… your students leave not only book smart(er) but street smarter… more aware of the world & themselves.” --- We begin the year with our own identities. We analyze who we are & how we know who we are. Analyzing others’ stories as we begin to write books of our own – chapter by chapter. You will have to measure your own success & ... Read More the success of others through class generated rubrics and criteria charts. When you are in my class – you have to communicate and challenge one another. We ask questions of responsibility to self and others with presentations, Socratic Seminars, and literature circles. We analyze and synthesize written (prose/arguments/ poetry), oral and visual texts. We infer meaning in visual & written propaganda - essential for the contemporary student. Visual input has become increasingly more stimulating and the mass amounts of information due to current technology have led me to focus on deciphering the relevance and validity of information and forcing my students to evaluate images and to be more evaluative of the information they receive & the opinions that they offer.
    Eagle Rock is a true community - with faculty, staff and students who are committed to our community. Because we are a span (7th-12th) school we get to know our students, and they are encouraged to authentically lead programs throughout the school. We have chosen to put a focus on our students as a whole - through a wide range of engaging academics (including IB MYP and DP - as well as a wide variety of AP offerings), an active athletics program, a myriad of clubs and activities, and many ... Read More leadership opportunities. I am proud that our school also offers an engaging arts program within the school day.
    Ms. Youngblood Jarman began teaching in 1996 when she received her degrees in English and Education from the University of Montana. She taught with the Peace Corps in the Russian Far East, in several language schools in Ireland, Aspect Language School at Woodbury University in Burbank (while working on coursework in Public Administration) - before becoming part of the Eagle Rock community (in 2000) where she currently teaches 8th grade Language/Literature in the Gifted Magnet. She is also the ... Read More yearbook advisor, co-sponsor of the amazing graduating Class of 2017, and has served as an elected member of the School Site Council for the past few years, as well as serving on the Instructional Leadership Team and the Safety Committee & Search/Rescue Team.

    Education:

    CollegeDegree MajorYear
    Completing National Board Certification Requirements 2013
    UCLA, CSUN, CSUB, USD, IB, Fresno Pacific, Lesley University, Facing History & Ourselves, Long Island University 150+ Post Baccalaureate credits in Holocaust studies, Armenian Genocide, multi-cultural studies, mainstreaming, linguistics, cur 2000
    California State University at Northridge Northridge Coursework in Public Administration 2000
    University College of Dublin, Ireland Coursework in Higher Diploma in TEFL 1999
    Centre of English Studies, Dublin, Ireland Certification in teaching TEFL 1998
    Teacher Training Institute, United States Peace Corps, Birobijan, Russian Far East Russian Language & Culture, Language Acquisition, Curriculum Development 1997
    University of Montana, Missoula Received BA Secondary Education & English 1992
    San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California General Education 1990
    150+ Post Baccalaureate credits in Holocaust studies, Armenian Genocide, multi-cultural studies, mainstreaming, linguistics, cur 0000
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  • Zerfu, Makonnen
    Staff Member
    Makonnen Zerfu
    Mathematics
    ""I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." by Einstein."
    My simple philosophy has been- teaching for comprehension. Students have to be able to understand the reasons behind the mathematical formulae. Proficiency/skills in math is also an important aspect of learning mathematics.
    I value my students in ERHS, they are hardworking, respectful, ambitious, and caring.
    Graduated from University of Zagreb, former Yugoslavia. Bachelor in Accounting. Additional Bachelor degree in mathematics. California teaching credential in Math. Masters in educational counseling (National University). Teaching Math at eagle Rock for 19 years.
  • Zuber, Richard
    Richard Zuber
    Physical Education
  • Zubiate, Kenneth
    Kenneth Zubiate
    Special Education