Faculty and Staff

ELIZABETH McGREGOR
Head of School
B.Ed., University of London
M.Ed., Columbia University
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ELIAS AGUILAR
Maintenance Technician
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AMBER DOUGLAS ARBET '01
Faculty - 5th Grade Language Arts/Social Science
B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
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GEORGETTE AWAD
Faculty - 6th Grade Math/Social Science
B.A., Emory University
M.Ed., Georgia State University Graduate School
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GARY BALDWIN
Director of Upper School
B.A., Colgate University
M.A., University of Nebraska
A.L.M., Harvard University
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GIGI BIZAR
Faculty - Middle School History
B.A., Mills College
Teaching Credential, Mills College
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KASHMIR BLAKE
Faculty - Middle & Upper School Dance
Dance Conservatory Diploma, Boston Conservatory of Music
Ballet Society of Connecticut

KELLY BLOCK
Director of Human Resources
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
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DANICA BOURGAULT
Business Office Coordinator

JESSICA BREMMER
Faculty - English
B.A., Kennesaw State University
M.A., Georgia State University
M.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., University of Southern California
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LINDA BROWNRIDGE
Faculty - Middle & Upper School Art
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

VALERIE BROWNSMITH
Faculty - 7th Grade Math
M.S., Concordia University
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JOE BUSCH
Faculty - Upper School Math
B.A., Boston University
M.S., New York University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
C.Phil., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
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DANIEL CALMEYER
Faculty - Upper School Math, Yearbook Advisor
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of Phoenix, Honolulu
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LISA CARRUTHERS
Director of Counseling and Student Support
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.S., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology
Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
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GUSTAVO CASTANEDA
Dining Services
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BARBRA CHABOT
Faculty - Middle School Science
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
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SAMANTHA CHAFFIN
Webmaster & Online Content Manager
B.A., University of Southern California
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THOMPSON CHEN
Network Administrator
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

ALLISON CLARK '07
Faculty - Physical Education
B.A., University of Redlands
M.Ed., University of Washington
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BRITTANY COKER
Faculty - Upper School Science
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
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CYNTHIA CONTEAS-WOOD
Director of Health and Wellness
B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s College
M.P.A., University of San Francisco

KIM COTA
Controller
B.S., California State University, Northridge
M.B.A., Pepperdine
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JOHN CROSS
Faculty - Middle School English/Upper School Creative Writing
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A., University of Iowa
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LEAH DAHL
Faculty - Upper School Math
B.A., Princeton University
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SHERRY DAI
Library Cataloger
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
M.S., Western Kentucky University

NICOLE DALTON
Speech & Debate Teacher/Coach
B.A., Seton Hall University
M.F.A., Brandeis University
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JULIA DAVIS
Faculty - Middle School Theatre
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.F.A., University of Southern California
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SANDY de GRIJS
Faculty - Upper School History
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
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LORRI DEYER
Faculty - Middle and Upper School Art
B.A., University of Florida
M.F.A., California State University, Los Angeles
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DEMI DUENES
Administrative Assistant to Lower & Middle School
B.A., Occidental College
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MADELEINE EATON
Faculty - Lower School Strings
B.M., Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach

JULIE EHRHARDT
Executive Assistant to Head of School
B.A., California Lutheran University

AARON EICHELBERGER
Faculty - Upper School Science
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
M.S., California Institute of Technology
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HILARY EICHELBERGER
Faculty - Upper School Latin
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Southern California
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ROLANDO FERNANDEZ
Production Assistant
Certificate, Pasadena City College

JACKSON FINNERMAN
Registrar
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REBECA FROHMADER
Advancement Services Coordinator
B.A., Pomona College
M.S., Copenhagen Business School
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PAMELA GARCIA
Librarian
B.A., Occidental College
M.S., University of Southern California
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ROB GREENE
Faculty - Middle & Upper School Science
B.A., Miami University
Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, La Trobe University, Australia
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WILLA GREENSTONE
Faculty - Upper School History
B.A., Vassar College
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KAREN HANSELMAN
Faculty - Lower & Middle School Physical Education
B.A., California State University, Northridge

MASAMI HANSEN
Faculty - Middle School English
B.A., Principia College
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COLLEEN HARGADEN
STEAMWork Design Studio Assistant
B.F.A., Art Center College in Pasadena
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TSIA HARRIS
Dining Services
A.S., California Culinary Academy, San Francisco
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BILL HARRISON
Faculty - Upper School History
B.A., University of Oregon
M.A., San Francisco State University
Graduate Credential in Education, University of California, Santa Cruz
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LAURA HATCHMAN
Faculty - Upper School Science
Science Department Chair
B.S., Cornell University
M.A.T., Brown University
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IOANNA HAWK SABLAN
Costume Designer
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
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KENDIS HEFFLEY
Chief Finance & Operations Officer
B.B.A., University of Southern California
M.B.A., UCLA Anderson School of Management

FARRELL HEYDORFF
Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Activities
B.A., Ashford University

STELLA HO
Senior IT Manager
B.S., California State University, Los Angeles
M.S., University of Phoenix

TRACY HOFFMAN
Faculty - Lower School Science
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
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JIM HOLLAND
Faculty - Upper School English
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Stanford University
M.A., Middlebury College
M.Phil., Oxford University
Ed.D., Harvard University
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MELANIE HORN
Director of Athletics
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
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DANIELLE HOUSER
Faculty - Lower School Math
B.S., State University of New York at New Paltz
M.A., Adelphi University

SUSAN HOUSER
Assistant Nurse
A.B., Oberlin College
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.S.N., University of Southern California

FANG-YU HULL
Faculty - Middle & Upper School Mandarin Chinese
B.A., Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan
M.A., California State University, Long Beach

ALEXANDRA HUSMANN '13
Faculty - Middle School Computer Science
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
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IAN INGRAM
Faculty - Upper School Robotics
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University
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JENNIFER IRISH
Faculty – MIddle School History
B.A., Arizona State University
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SARAH JALLO
Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
B.A., Emerson College
M.A., California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
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JUANITA JIMENEZ
Faculty - Art
B.F.A., Chouinard Art School, California Institute of the Arts

LIZ JIN
Assistant Controller
M.S., Texas A&M University

PAUL KAILA
Junior Network Administrator
B.S., California State University, Pomona

GIA KARPOUZIS
Speech & Debate Teacher/Coach
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JAN KELLOGG
Production Manager
B.A., Marquette University
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MELISSA KELLEY
Faculty - Upper School History
B.A., Smith College
Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota
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KIM KERSCHER
Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., University of Chicago

BILL KINGSBURY
Technical Director
B.F.A., Emerson College
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CHRISTINE KIPHART
Faculty - 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Science and 7th Grade Human Development
B.S., Indiana State University
M.A., Pepperdine University
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KELLY KOCH
Faculty - Middle School Math
BS.c., University of Regina, Canada
BE.d., University of Regina, Canada
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BRANDON KRUHM
Director of Theatre
B.F.A., Adelphi University
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CATALINA LARA
Learning Support Specialist
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
M.A., University of Southern California
Ed.D., University of Southern California
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SABRINA LEON
Faculty - Lower School Spanish and Computers
B.A., Occidental College

VIVIAN LIAO
B.S., Duke University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., University Southern California

ERIC LIBICKI
Faculty - Upper School Math
B.A., Occidental College
M.S., University of Southern California

BECCA MARCUS
Service Learning Coordinator/Dance Teacher
B.A., Middlebury College
M.P.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
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JENNIFER MARCUS
Faculty - Upper School History
B.A., University of Texas, Austin
M.A., Columbia University Teachers College
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CINDY MARTIN
Project and Event Coordinator
B.A., California State University, Northridge
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BONNIE PAIS MARTINEZ
Upper School Dean of Student Life
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

KATIE McDERMOTT
Scenic & Properties Designer
B.F.A., Western Washington University
M.F.A., Indiana University

SALLY MILLER
Director of Technology
B.A., Chapman University
M.A., California State University, San Bernardino

ZOE MUÑOZ
Faculty - Human Development Coordinator
B.A., Tufts University
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BRIAN MURDOCK
A/V & Tech Support
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LYNN O'GRADY
Director of College Counseling
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.A., Point Loma Nazarene College
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DIANA BERNAL O'LEARY
Director of Advancement
B.S., DePaul University
M.S., Loyola University Chicago
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KATHLEEN O’REILLY
Senior College Counseling Associate
B.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design
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SHINNSHILL PARK
Faculty - Lower & Middle School Chorus
B.M., Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
M.M., Westminster Choir College
D.M.A., University of Southern California

EMMA PELL
Communications Associate
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
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SANDRA PENROD
Application Support Specialist
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.S., California State University, Long Beach

JESSICA PEREZ DEL TORO
Faculty - Middle School Spanish and Dean of Student Voices
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Salamanca
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SUSI PETTERSSON
Faculty - Lower School Math
B.A., Denison University
M.A.T., Simmons College
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DIANE PINTABONE
Faculty - Middle and Upper School Latin
B.A., Boston College
M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D., University of Southern California
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REBECCA HARLOW POTTER
Planned Giving Officer
B.A., Scripps College

MICHAEL POWERS
Faculty - Middle and Upper School Orchestra
B.M., University of the Pacific
M.M., University of Southern California
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DAVID PRINCE
Faculty - Upper School Art & STEAMWork Design Studio Coordinator
B.A., Colorado College
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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ED RAINES
Faculty - Upper School English
B.A., University of Miami
M.A., Purdue University

NIURKA RAMIREZ

Faculty - Upper School Spanish
B.A., Universidad de La Habana
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
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MARCUS RANDOLPH
Campus Safety
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KALI REIDER
Student Leadership Assistant
B.A., College of Idaho
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CANDACE RIECKE
Main Office Assistant

MARCIE ROBINSON
College Counseling Associate
B.A., Loyola Marymount University

REFUGIO SANCHEZ
Director of Facilities
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles
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MONICA SANCHEZ-LANGLEY
Faculty - Digital Literacy Coordinator, Lower School Computer Science
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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ANTHONY SCEARCE
Campus Safety & Security Manager
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EDWIN SCOTT
Faculty - Physical Education
B.A., Missouri University of Science & Technology
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COURTNEY SEIBERLING
Assistant to the Director of Upper School
B.F.A., University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music
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ANTHONY SEIDMAN
Faculty - Upper School Spanish
B.A., Syracuse University
M.F.A., University of Texas, El Paso
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MARGARET SHOEMAKER
Associate Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles
Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles
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KATIE SIVERS
Faculty - Middle & Upper School Art
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
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RYAN SKOPHAMMER
Faculty - Upper School Science
B.A., Pomona College
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
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SHA'TRECE SLAUGHTER '10
Admission Associate
B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., New York University
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EUGEN STANCIU
Systems Administrator
M.E.E., Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

PAUL STEPHENSON

Faculty - Upper School Choral Music
B.A., Westmont College
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
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ERICA ST. JOHN
Faculty - Upper School English and Service Learning Coordinator
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
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TARRA STEVENSON
Faculty - Upper School English
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., Loyola Marymount University
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VALERIE TRIMARCHI
Faculty - Lower School Art
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design
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MARY TUCK
Director of Lower and Middle School
B.S., University of Southern California
M.S., University of Southern California
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ANAHIT TURGMAN
Advancement Associate
B.A., University of California, Riverside

EDYE UDELL
Faculty - Upper School Science
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
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LISA VANDERGRIFF
Director of Alumnae Affairs
B.A., California State University, Northridge
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CAROL VAN ZALINGEN
Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Support
B.A., Rice University
M.Ed., University of Montevallo
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KATIE ROTHENBERG WEI ’94
Faculty - Upper School English
B.A., Vassar College
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REGINA WEI
Faculty - Mandarin
B.A., University of Washington
Post-Bacc. Cert in Secondary Education, University of Hawaii
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
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MEGAN WHITAKER-LEMAY
Faculty - Lower School Language Arts/Social Science
B.A., University of California Los Angeles
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GRANT WOOD
Faculty - Upper School Math
Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Teaching, Adelaide College of Arts and Education
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BRANDON WORRELL
Director of Dining Services
B.S., Art Institute of California at Los Angeles
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REBECCA YEH
Advancement Administrative Assistant
B.M., California State University, Northridge
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MOLLY YURCHAK
Faculty - Upper School English
B.A., Colgate University
M.A., The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College (VT)
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JENNY YURSHANSKY
Faculty - Middle School Art
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Post-Graduate Studies, Malmö Art Academy
M.F.A, University of California, Irvine
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ANDREW ZHOU
Faculty - Upper School Math
B.S., Harbin Institute of Technology
M.S., Lamar University

ANDRE ZUMAETA
Athletics Assistant and Athletics Trainer
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
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