The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visiting Team made the following comments about our staff:

  • "Highly qualified staff who provide extensive support to students."
  • "Warm, supportive therapeutic environment with staff who have formed trusting relationships with students."
  • "Executive Director who maintains an “open door” policy and by whom all staff, parents, and students feel supported."


  • Dr. Esther Cohen - Interim Executive Director
  • Allan Chatman - Dean of Students
  • Joanna Wong - Business Manager
  • Martin Godfrey-  Facilities and IT Manager 
  • Alison Montalban - Administrative Coordinator/ Office Manager
Middle School Teachers/ Teacher Assistants
  • Room 102:  Alex Woodward/ Christina Alvarado/ Amy Ratto/ Lalia Domingo
High School Teachers/ Teacher Assistants
  • Room 104 / 105:  Melanie Bailey-Bird/ Steve Calarco/                                                                       Natalya Kapustina/ Niqui Hill
  • Room 201:  James Hearn/ Atum Crockett/ Nancy Axelson
  • Room 202:  Shia Smith / Liliana Garcia Martinez/ Betsy Devitt
  • Room 203:  Dan Zarchy/ Dajana Tobias
Mental Health Therapists: 
  • Angelina Avalon -MFT/ Associate Therapist
  • Lauren Erickson  - MFT/ Therapist
  • Abigail Stone - MFT/ Therapist
  • Lakia Wolfarth-Davis - MFT/ Associate Therapist
  • Alex Mitchell -MFT/ Associate Therapist
Student Support Staff:
  • Cobi Chu - Lunch Support
  • Ron Lucas - School Counselor and Campus Peace and Safety Coordinator
  • Lela Lynch-Collins - Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist and Student Activities Coordinator
  • Betsy Devitt - Behavior Specialist
  • Liz Isono- Occupational Therapist
  • Cecilia Lindsay- Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Judith Lunger – Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Deborah McCloskey - Speech and Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist
  • MaryAnn Pearson- Reading Specialist
  • Anna Johnson - Math Specialist
  • Seabron Sawyer- Math Specialist