CGP_3095 copyPatricia Gould

Mrs. Gould attended Cal Poly Pomona where she completed her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies and her Masters in Educational Administration at Cal State Long Beach. She has been in the educational system for the past 18 years. Of those 18 years, she has been in administration for 13 years in various capacities. She has coordinated the Pre-intern/BTSA program and supported teachers instructionally as an Instructional Coach in Norwalk. She has been a principal for a Dual Immersion school in the city of Whittier, a school in Lynwood, a charter middle school in Lincoln Heights, and is now the principal for NEW Academy Canoga Park.

Ms. Gould has two daughters. Her oldest graduated from the University of California Irvine in Accounting and is now working at PWC. Her youngest daughter is a student at the University of California Merced and is majoring in Bio Engineering. Mrs. Gould believes that anyone with the passion for learning and the drive to excel will be successful in whatever they set out to accomplish. We are all life-long learners!

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ClaraDr. Clara Guerrero
Assistant Principal

Dr. Guerrero attended California State University Northridge where she completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in English as a Second Language and her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. She later attended California Lutheran University where she earned her Masters in Educational Leadership, Administrative Credential and in 2015 her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Guerrero’s dissertation focused on parental involvement and Two- Way Immersion. Dr. Guerrero has been in the educational system for the past 16 years. She has served as a college professor, fieldwork supervisor to student teachers, BTSA mentor, classroom teacher, and has provided support and mentorship to teachers. She believes every child has potential to do great things, and educators have the responsibility to find what makes each child shine.


Dr. Guerrero has four children. Her oldest is a student at Arizona State University where he is majoring in Construction Management. Two of her children are high school students and the youngest is an eighth grader. Dr. Guerrero feels honored to be part of the professional learning community at N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park and looks forward to meeting you.

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Elizabeth Marenco
Director of Operations

Mrs. Marenco earned an associate degree from Los Angeles Pierce College in 2005. She then graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2007 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Child Care Administration. She is energetic, loves traveling, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

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IMG_6917Sean Alob
Testing Coordinator

Ms. Alob graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2008 earning her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Chicano Studies.  While attending CSUN, she passionately worked for LA’s BEST afterschool enrichment program.  In 2010, Ms. Alob joined the NACP family and loved every aspect of the school community.  She left in January 2015 to pursue a different career only to realize her true desire was to be in the education field.  A few months later in August 2015, Ms. Alob returned to NACP excited to reconnect with the wonderful staff and beautiful students.  She is happy to be back and eager to watch the growth and success of everyone at NACP.

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