Ms. Belen Gamboa
Ms. Gamboa was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is first-generation Mexican-American. Having gone to both public and Catholic schools, she values Catholic education and is an alumna of San Gabriel Mission High School. She has taught in grades K-2 in other Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She continues to go on service trips that help build homes for a community in Tijuana, Mexico. This will be her second year a Spanish advisor to the Scholastic classroom magazine, “Let’s Find Out.” She is currently pursuing her BCLAD.
• M.Ed., Elementary Education, Loyola Marymount University
• B.A., English, Writing Emphasis, Loyola Marymount University
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Professional University Clear
Mrs. Mirella Gosch
TK/K Spanish Instructional Aide
Mrs. Gosch was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America and migrated to Los Angeles in 1988. Mrs Gosch raised three children in the Catholic education system and is a true believer in a faith based education. Mrs. Gosch joins All Souls after working 12 years as a PK-PS teacher assistant and teacher at St. John of God in Norwalk.
• AA Degree in Early Childhood Education
• Early Childhood Advisory Board member of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
• Master Catechist
Mrs. Xochitl Gutierrez
Gutierrez was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She served as the Assistant Superintendent in Mexico for 10 years. In her years of experience, Mrs. Gutierrez has taught Pre-K through 8th grades. She was part of the Math team in Education Reform in Mexico and collaborated in the statewide reading program “Biblos” team. She immigrated to the United States four years ago and attended Pasadena City College ESL courses for two years. Outside of work, she and her husband like to spend time with their two puppies Dulce and Mia.
• M.Ed., Arts, Autonomus University of Aguascalientes
• B.A., Elementary Education, Justo Sierra Mendez Rural Teacher’s College
Mrs. Ligia Muñoz
1st-2nd Grade Spanish
Mrs. Muñoz joins us from St. Therese School in Alhambra where she taught 5th grade and Spanish to the upper grades. Having attended Catholic School for 12 years, she is an advocate of Catholic school education and the traditions and values passed to the students and their families. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and has trained in a variety of Latin styles of dance since the age of eight.
• M.A., Computer Education and Technology Leadership, California State University, Los Angeles
• B. A., Urban Learning, Minor in Education, California State University, Los Angeles
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
• Supplementary Credential: Computer Concepts and Applications
Ms. Melissa Rivas
1st-2nd Grade Spanish Instructional Aide, Substitute Teacher
Ms. Rivas was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, she attended both public and Catholic schools, and really values a Catholic education. Her experience in education includes volunteering as a tutor at her local library, and teaching English to a group of Chinese students during a summer program in Jinhua, Zhejiang, China. She is also a recent AmeriCorps graduate of City Year Los Angeles, where she tutored and mentored elementary students in South Los Angeles. She is looking forward to starting her MS in Education program this fall.
• B.A., Liberal Studies