World Language and Cultures

GHCHS World Languages and Cultures Department Staff

Staff

Zaslow, Brandon

Brandon Zaslow (Department Chair)
• BA – UCLA (Spanish Linguistics and Literature)
• MA – UCLA (Spanish Applied Linguistics and Spanish American Literature)
• MA Ed – CSULA (Foreign, Second and Heritage Language Education)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language - Spanish
• Certificate In Life Skills Education, and Coaching
• 
Professional Educator since 1986 – member of GHCHS since 1996





Rivera, Michael Michael Rivera (Instructional Advisor)
• BA – Kansas State University (Education)
• MA – Columbia University Teachers College (Educational Administration)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 1990 – member of GHCHS since 1998


Bair, Elia Elia Bair
• BA – California State University, Northridge (Spanish)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2006 – member of GHCHS since 2006

Barbosa, Karina

Karina Barbosa
• BA – California State University, Northridge (Spanish Language and Culture)
• MA – California State University, Northridge (Education)   
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2011 – member of GHCHS since 2011


Benvenuto, Adriana Adriana Benvenuto
• BA – Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina (English)
• MA – Indiana University (Education/Language Teaching)
• DML – Middlebury College (Modern Languages: Italian and Spanish)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – English; Foreign Language: Italian, Spanish
• Professional Educator since 1992 – member of GHCHS since 2003

Blanco, Charles Charles Blanco
• BA – University of Hawaii (Spanish and Sociology)
• MEd – Chaminade University of Honolulu (Secondary Education)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2006 – member of GHCHS since 2013

Veronique Fastre-Blavier
• BA – California State University, Northridge (French)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: French
• Professional Educator since 2003 – member of GHCHS since 2003

Gravatt, James James Gravatt
• BA – Virginia Commonwealth University (Music – percussion performance)
• MA – California Institute for the Arts (Music – multi focus percussion)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2007 – member of GHCHS since 2007

Gumbiner, David David Gumbiner
• BA – University of California at Santa Barbara (Spanish Language and Literature)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2002 – member of GHCHS since 2012

Jimenez, Patricia Patricia Jimenez
• BA – Xaveriana University, Colombia (Business Administration)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 2002 – member of GHCHS since 2006

Mayalah, Manar Manar Mayalah
• BA – University of Damascus (Arabic Language and Literature)
• MA – California State University, Northridge (Education)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Arabic
• Professional Educator since 1996 – member of GHCHS since 2012

Meritzis, Carmen Carmen Meritzis
• BA – California State University, Long Beach (Spanish Literature)
• MA – La Verne University (Education)
• Standard Secondary Teaching Credential – Spanish
• Professional Educator since 1974 – member of GHCHS since 2005

Pinto, Miguel Miguel Pinto
• BA – Woodbury University (Animation)
• MA – National University (Cross Cultural Teaching)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• National Board Certified Teacher since 2011
• Professional Educator since 2006 – member of GHCHS since 2006

Steen, Kelly Kelly Steen
• BA – California State University, Northridge (Mathematics)
• MA – California State University, Northridge (Special Education/DHH)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: American Sign Language
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Mathematics
• Professional Educator since 1993 – member of GHCHS since 1996

Topalian, Lorig Lorig Topalian
• BA – University of California, Los Angeles (Spanish and Linguistics)
• MEd – University of California, Los Angeles (Education)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 1999 – member of GHCHS since 2014

Yoo, Heather Hyun Heather Yoo
• BA – Yon Sei University, Seoul, Korea (English Language and Literature)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Korean
• Professional Educator since 1999 – member of GHCHS since 2006

Zimmerman, Sigfrido Sigfrido Zimmermann
• BS – Universidad Nacional de El Salvador (Biology)
• BA – California State University, Northridge (Spanish Language and Culture)
• MA – University of California, Santa Barbara (Spanish Language and Culture)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: Spanish
• Professional Educator since 1995 – member of GHCHS since 1996

Francois Wolman
• BA – California State University, Northridge (French)
• MA – Pepperdine (Psychology)
• Single Subject Teaching Credential – Foreign Language: French
• Professional Educator since 1990 – member of GHCHS since 2016