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Our teachers are highly qualified. Many hold master's degrees in addition to their teaching credentials. Others have life experiences which have prepared them to bring real-world knowledge to the classroom. Below is a short description of their educational background.
 
However, the experiences of these gifted teachers cannot be summed up by these few lines of text. From twenty years of actuarial work in the business world to missionary work in Guam to service as an LAPD Reserve Officer and a Hall of Fame boxing announcer, WLAB is blessed to have such a talented and dedicated faculty and staff.

Lisa Asahina, Science Teacher    
Bachelor of Science in Biology from Westmont College.
Master's degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University.
California Credential in Biology (Chemistry pending).
 
Kevin Elwell, High School Chaplain
Youth Pastor, First Baptist Church of West Los Angeles
 
Yolanda Heller, Spanish and Art Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from California State University, Fullerton with minors in English and Spanish.
Lifetime California Credentials - Art, English and Spanish.
 
Michael Jesse, Math Teacher
Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Redlands with a minor in Spanish.
LAUSD Emergency Credential
 
Jamie Lennon, Principal
Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UCLA. Master's degree in Education from UCLA.
 
Mary Mazariego, Math and Environmental Science Teacher
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Californial State University, Dominguez Hills.
 
Scot Mehl, Athletic Director, Junior High Chaplain, and Computer/Critical Thinking Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Religion from California Lutheran University.
Master's degree in Divinity (2007) from The Master's Seminary.
Pastor, Shoreline Church.
 
Cherie Monohan, Music Appreciation Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary studies from National University.
Extensive backgroung in church music ministries.
 
Nancy Olah, Assistant Principal
Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UCLA. Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Master's degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University (December 2006).
 
Tiffany O'Rourke, English Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Education with a minor in Anthropology from UCLA. Also certified to teach English as a Second Language (TESOL degree) and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL degree). Master's degree in Education and Organizational Change from UCLA. One of 30 certified state assessors of California's Teaching Performance Assessment.
California Credential - English.
 
Jeannie Peters, Math and Psychology Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Whittier College.
California Credentials in Social Science and Math
 
Cindy Smith, English Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Rice University. Master's degree in Literature from California State University, Northridge.
California Credentials - English and French.
 
David Wolfson, Social Science Teacher
Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from UCLA. Master's degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University.
California Credential - Social Studies.
 
Judy Wolfson, Dean of Students
Eighteen years of experience in administration.