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HSA'S Team Continues to Grow

Marlene Buenrostro, Parent Liaison
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: The Shins
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "It was here actually, the students circled me and intimidated me, it was funny."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Watching the students graduate."
  • Favorite Food: Thai food, Ramen, Pho, and Mexican food.
Leslie Fine, 10th Grade Anatomy & Physiology Teacher
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: "Chris brown."
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "I left my soccer shoes in the the bus, I asked my coach to drive me back to get them but there was a million buses at the depot."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "The extracurricular activities because the last school I worked at didn't have them."
  • Favorite Food: Sushi

Al Zadeh, 9th Grade Integrated Math Teacher
  • Hometown: Downey, California
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: Mumford & Son
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Getting to know the students, helping the students with math and making new friends."
  • Favorite Food: Tacos, Buffalo wing and hot dogs
Miriam Thornton, In- House Substitute  
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: Erykah Badu
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "Watching students fall and it's much funnier when its dramatic."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Getting to know know the students and their backgrounds."
  • Favorite Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries and chocolate.
Herbert Foxworth, Spanish Teacher
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: Donny McClerkin, 2 pac, and Whitney Houston
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "I fell during the hurdle races."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Watching my children grow in all areas of life, working in a new school environment and the challenges life brings."
  • Favorite Food: Chinese Food
  • Education: Undergrad at UCLA and Graduate at Pepperdine 
Cristina Escudero, Biology Teacher
  • Hometown: West Covina
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: Kid Cudi, The Carpenters, and The Smashing Pumpkins
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "Senior year my friend and I were doing a mural on his door. My teacher walked out and said, 'I don't want to disturb you guys.' so he climbed out the window while wearing a suit and tie."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Getting some community murals painted up with the students."
  • Favorite Food: Chilaquiles verdes
Vage Webb, Physical Education Teacher
  • Hometown: Compton, California
  • Favorite Music Artist is…: India Arie
  • My Funniest High School Memory is…: "I tried to do a backflip, landed on my shoulder but I kept trying."
  • Most Looking Forward to…: "Making connections with students and help them reach their fitness goals."
  • Favorite Food: Soul Food