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About the Staff: Fun Facts

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Mr. Bantner

Hometown: Los Angeles

Favorite Book(s): The Road to Santiago de Compestela

Favorite Movie(s): Legends of the Fall

Favorite Music Genre: Industrial

High School: Elk Grove High School

College: The Juilliard School, BFA- Dance

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favorite Hobbies: Going to Open Houses





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Ms. Contreras

Hometown: El Sereno

Favorite Book(s): Ishmael & Beyond Civilazation (Daniel Quinn)

Favorite Movie(s): The Bandit Queen

Favortie Music Genre: All but Country

High School: John Glenn High School

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Gardening, Making Herbal Medicine, Community Organizing





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Hometown: East Los Angeles

Favorite Book(s): Cien Anos de Soledad

Favorite Movie(s): Forest Gump

Favorite Music Genre: Corridos,Pop, Spanish Rock

High School: Garfield

College: CSULA, B.A. and Multiple Subject Credential

Graduate School: CSULA MA Science Pedagogy

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Favorite Hobbies: Shopping,Watching “Friends” ,Soccer Games, Spending Time with the Family



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Hometown: Culver City, Ca

Favorite Book(s): The Book of Basketball

Favorite Movie(s): The Sandlot

Favorite Music Genre: Hip-Hop

High School: Hawthorne High School

College: UCLA (â„… 2006) B.A. Political Science

Graduate School: Mount St. Mary’s College/Clear Credential Program

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Favorite Hobbies: Sports(baseball,softball,basketball),cooking,grilling,Hip-Hop Music




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Ms. Huang

Hometown: Rosemead

Favorite Book(s): Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Movie(s): The Notebook

Favorite Music Genre: Pop Rock

High School: Rosemead High

College: UC Davis with B.A. in Chinese and Asian American Studies

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Favorite Hobbies: LA Lakers & USC Trojans Fan, Sport Fanatic




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Hometown: South Pasadena

Favorite Book(s): To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite Movie(s): Sound of Music

Favorite Music Genre: Disco

High School: Ramona Convent Alhambra, Ca

College: USC BS in Business Administration

Graduate School: Gonzaga University, Candidate for MA

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Hobbies: Church,Community, and School Volunteer/ Walking Around the Rose Bowl






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Mr. Rodriguez

Hometown: Los Angeles

Favorite Book(s): Enders Game

Favorite Movie(s): Good Will Hunting

Favorite Music Genre: Norteno

High School: Palma High School

College: SJSU B. Science Kinesiology

Graduate School: I/P CSULB MS Kinesiology

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Hobbies: Coaching Soccer


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Ms. Roquel

Hometown: Los Angeles

Favorite Book(s): The Petite Prince

Favorite Movie: The Graduate

Favorite Music Genre: Classic Rock

High School: King/Drew Medical Magnet High School

College: University of California Riverside

Graduate School: Pepperdine University

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Hobbies: Watching films





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Hometown: Los Angeles

Favorite Book(s): Change Your Thoughts,Change Your LIfe

Favorite Movie(s): Tim Burton Films

Favorite Music Genre: Alternative

High School: Abraham Lincoln HS

College: CSULA, BA Child Development

Graduate School: Attending Pacific Oaks College MA MFT

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Hobbies: Walking my dogs,Family time