Our Team

Administration

Dr. Clara M. Guerrero
Dr. Clara M. Guerrero
Principal
Dr. Clara M. Guerrero

Dr. Clara M. Guerrero

Principal

Welcome to NEW Academy’s Canoga Park! My name is Dr. Clara Guerrero and I am the Principal of this great school. We have a very unique beginning here at NEW Academy Canoga Park. Our parent founder, New Economics for Women, is a non-profit community development corporation and for more than 25 years, has provided affordable housing, language classes, and financial education to women, especially immigrant women and families. The goal is to provide the American dream to families that would not have had the resources, education, or the means to succeed.

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Ms. Heather De Revere
Assistant Principal
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Mrs. Cristina Mayer
School Business Manager

Office

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Patricia McBride
Office Coordinator
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Christina Gutierreez
Office Clerk Student Records
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Tanasha Jones
Office Clerk Attendance
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Vanessa Garcia
Office Clerk Family Advocate/Community Liaison

Teaching Staff

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Danielle Sanchez
Transitional Kindergarten
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Hadas Peters
Kindergarten
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Hadas Peters

Kindergarten

Mrs. Peters has been an elementary-school teacher for 11 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, but enjoys being a kindergarten teacher most of all!

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Brenda Coronado
Kindergarten
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Brenda Coronado

Kindergarten

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.

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Maritza Castillo
Kindergarten Dual
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Analisa Diosdado
First Grade
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Analisa Diosdado

First Grade

Mrs. Diosdado graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in ESL. She cleared her Multiple Subject Credential at California State University, Northridge.

Mrs. Diosdado is a founding teacher of NEW Academy Canoga Park. She taught kindergarten for six years and has taught first grade for the past four years. Mrs. Diosdado has collaborated with her teacher peers in Drama Club. Mrs. Diosdado has been trained in Thinking Maps through LACOE. Mrs. Diosdado is currently the First Grade Lead Representative.

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Jimena Rodriguez
First Grade
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Jimena Rodriguez

First Grade

Ms. Rodriguez graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Music. She returned to California State University, Northridge to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education.

Ms. J. Rodriguez began working at NEW Academy Canoga Park in 2007 and has been a first grade teacher ever since. She has served as the Lead Teacher for first grade and has assisted in the organization of several events held at NACP, such as Family Art Night, Dr. Seuss Night, The Multicultural Festival, and Talent Show. Ms. J. Rodriguez assists in leading and organizing the Dancing Dolphins Club and Cooking Club.

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Daniela Yniguez
First Grade Dual
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Andrea Cuba
Second Grade
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Liz De Leon
Second Grade
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Liz De Leon

Second Grade

Ms. De Leon first earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Los Angeles Trade Tech College in 2006. She then transferred to California State University of Long Beach where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and attained a Multiple Subject Credential in 2010. At New Academy Canoga Park, Ms. De Leon is a second grade teacher who is involved in Dancing Dolphins, which is an after school club for K-2nd grade.

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Odette Guzman
Second Grade Dual
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Cynthia Guirola
Third Grade
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Cynthia Guirola

Third Grade

Mrs. Guirola earned an Associate’s degree from Orange Coast College in 2004. She then attended California State University of Long Beach where she graduated and received her teaching credential, along with her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, in 2008.

Mrs. Guirola has taught in various grade levels ranging from third to seventh grade in both public and private schools, before joining NACP as a kindergarten teacher in 2013. She now is excited to teach third and fourth grade in the Language Academy at NEW Academy.

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Nina Clifford
Third Grade
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Maribel Cachu-Rios
Third Grade Dual Bilingual
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Christina Perez
Third Grade Dual EO
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Jacqueline Tafoya
Fourth Grade
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Jacqueline Tafoya

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Tafoya has been teaching fourth grade at NACP since 2005. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from California State University Los Angeles. She also obtained a minor in Chicano Studies, as well as a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential.

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Valerie Greenan
Fourth Grade
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Valerie Greenan

Fourth Grade

Ms. Greenan began teaching at NACP in 2008. Prior to teaching she earned an associate’s degree at Santa Monica College where she graduated with honors and received an Academic Student Athlete award. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge and graduated with honors. Ms. Greenan was a member of the NACP leadership team in 2014 and is a current member of the NACP tech team. She has attended the CUE conferences and continues to help guide others in using technology effectively in the classroom.

Ms. Greenan is the Co-Founder of the Prezi Club, which was established in 2013. In 2012 Ms. Greenan attended the Reading and Writing Project conference at Columbia University. In the summer of 2014 Ms. Greenan traveled to Colonial Williamsburg on a scholarship to learn about our country’s first settlers.

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James Alonzo
Fourth / Fifth Grade
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Kenny Han
Fifth Grade
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Jayme Davis
Fifth Grade
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Martha
Fourth / Fifth Grade
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Mr. Peter Ortega
Music
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Andrea Taylor
RSPP Teacher
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Linda Michel
Speech and Language Pathologist
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Barbara Gifford
School Psychologist
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Rachel Simkin
Occupational Therapist
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Kelly Spector
Librarian