TK / Kindergarten

TK/Kindergarten   l  1st Grade   l   2nd Grade   l   3rd Grade   l   4th Grade   l   5th Grade   l   Music/Arts   l   Spec Ed

Mrs. Brenda Coronado

Mrs. Coronado has worked many years as a Teacher’s Assistant in elementary schools in San Diego while attending community college. She transferred to California State University of Northridge and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Children’s Art Education. Mrs. Coronado worked for the Newhall School District as a substitute teacher for 4 years. She completed her student teaching at Newhall Elementary School. She received and cleared a teaching credential through National University. Mrs. Coronado began working at NEW Academy Canoga Park in 2004, as a Kindergarten teacher. She is also the founder of the after school club Dancing Dolphins for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students. Mrs. Coronado also served as a Lead teacher for the kindergarten team on the Leadership Committee since 2013 till present.

Mrs. Hadas Peters

Mrs. Peters has been an elementary-school teacher for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge, class of 2007, from where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors. She also holds a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and was a member of the Integrated Teacher Education Program at CSUN, with a Concentration in Language and Diversity.

Mrs. Peters is specially certified in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) from California State University, Los Angeles. Some of her professional development activities have included attending the Growing Educators Readers and Writers Workshop Conference, as well as being certified in First Aid and CPR. She has previously taught first and fourth grade, and is looking forward to working with kindergarteners this year.



Ms. Gladys De La Torre

Mrs. De La Torre is excited to work at N.E.W Academy Canoga Park as a Kindergarten teacher this year.  She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature where she also received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/BCLAD through the A.C.T program.

Her background evolves around children beginning from childhood.  She would teach children in her backyard, as a child herself, as her mother would baby sit. She volunteered as a Teacher Assistant at Monlux Elementary before graduating from Ulysses S. Grant High school.  She would then work as a Teacher Assistant at Victory Blvd Elementary as she went to Los Angeles Valley College and Cal State University Northridge to continue her education. She completed her student teaching  through CSUN at Cardenas Elementary and Toluca Lake Elementary.  Today as a professional, she is excited and ready to work with her Kinder students this year!


Mrs. Jaimie Potts

Mrs. Potts has been an educator in both public and private schools for over 25 years he has taught Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First grade, Second Grade, and Fourth Grade. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She received her CLAD credential from Stanford University. She recently received a Transitional Kindergarten Certificate from Loyola Marymount University.

Since joining NACP in 2011, Mrs. Potts has served as a Beginning Teachers Support Provider, Kindergarten Lead Teacher, and served on the Technology Leadership Team.