Dr. Gloria Gonzalez
Reading Specialist, Dual Language Mentor
Gonzalez is a bilingual reading specialist with over 17 years of K-5 classroom experience. Along with working on research in vocabulary development, Mrs. Gonzalez has been a literacy coach and staff developer in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, and California. Her work includes research in bilingualism, reading development, and classroom lessons that integrate content areas to the Common Core Standards.
• Ed.D., Bilingual Curriculum and Instruction, University of Southern California
• M.Ed., Reading Specialist Certification, Harvard University
• B.A., Liberal Studies, Mount St. Mary’s University
• CA Multiple Subject Teaching Certification and Language Acquisition Development Certification
• CA Administrative Credential, Tier I
Mrs. Myriam Quintanilla
Dual Language Implementation Specialist, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Mrs. Quintanilla was born in El Salvador and enjoys traveling with her family. Both her and her husband are educators and are parents to two beautiful girls, one which will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Mrs. Quintanilla fell in love with teaching over sixteen years ago and has had the opportunity to teach in public, private, and rural communities not only in the US but also abroad.
• M.A., Language Acquisition, Cal State Long Beach
• B.A. Liberal Studies- Emphasis in Spanish
• BCLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Dr. Joe Vivo
Promoting growth and change in children, adolescents, and families, Dr. Vivo provides individual and family therapy, consultations with schools and parents, group therapy, and assessment / testing. He works primarily with clients experiencing attention problems, behavior difficulties, disturbances in mood, or conflict with family members.
Ms. Miriam Franco
Biliteracy Resource Teacher
Ms. Franco was born and raised in Inglewood, Ca. She attended Catholic schools since sixth grade and is glad to be able to give back to Catholic education. Her Jesuit education has instilled in her a passion for social justice issues as well as a desire to find God in all things. Ms. Franco believes that an equitable and love-filled education is the best tool you can give to a child. Her past few years as a teacher were spent in a Kindergarten classroom in a Catholic elementary school in south Los Angeles and a first grade classroom in Venice. She is very proud of her Mexican heritage and loves to share her language and traditions with her students. When Ms. Franco is not teaching, you can find her catching up with family and friends, listening to mariachi music, enjoying a delicious bowl of ramen, or planning her next trip!
• M.A. Reading Instruction – Loyola Marymount University
• CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
• B.A. Liberal Studies and Spanish – Loyola Marymount University
• B.S. Speech-Language Pathology – California State University, Los Angeles
Ms. Xochitl Cruz
Panther Care TK/K Coordinator, Art Teacher Assistant
Ms. Cruz was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from All Souls in 1994 and returned in 2012 to help start the new dual language immersion program. She recently completed her studies in early childhood education. She enjoys volunteering for the Pasadena Salvation Army, working with the homeless, caring for the elderly, and working with needy families.
• BA, Social Work, Minor in Applied Gerontology, California State University, Los Angeles
• Associate Teacher and Early Childhood Education Angeles Certification
Ms. Isabel Retana, Panther Care Staff