5th Grade

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Ms. Abra Barrett

Ms. Barrett graduated with honors from Los Angeles Valley College with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Studies. She then transferred to California State University, Northridge, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a preliminary multiple subject teaching credential. She has been teaching fifth grade for eight years, all of them being here at NEW Academy Canoga Park.

Ms. Barrett is currently the lead for the Cooking Club and Student Body Council (offered to the fifth graders throughout the year). She has presented at the Charter school conference and was one of a select few chosen by the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute for travel and education. She was formerly fifth grade lead teacher and currently is a member of the Social Committee.

Mr. Kenneth Han

Mr. Han has taught for eight years as an Early Childhood educator and ten years as an elementary teacher. He earned an Associate’s Degree in English from Pasadena City College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge. He is First Aid Certified.

Mr. Han is an NACP Drama Club Director, assistant coach for LA’s BEST’s girls’ sports, Yearbook coordinator, a Technology Committee member, and a Cooking Club Teacher. He is a former Chess Club Leader, Reading Club Leader, fifth grade Lead Teacher, SSC member, Jr. Optimist Club Leader, and Run Club Teacher.

Mrs. Jirusha Lopez

Mrs. Lopez has been teaching for ten years, with six of those years being at NACP. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in American Sign Language and her California Teaching Credential. She then received her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and her Administrative credential.

Mrs. Lopez is a member of the NACP Technology Committee, a Lead teacher for fifth grade, one of the previous Drama Club Directors, Art Club Teacher, fifth-grade PE Coordinator, Technology Club Teacher, and a former School Site Council member. Mrs. Lopez is also First-Aid Certified and was chosen by the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute to participate in an intense historical fellowship program in Virginia. She has aspirations of becoming an Elementary School Principal or starting a school PE company with her husband.