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Faculty & Staff

LVLA prides itself on its passionate and dynamic faculty who are all dedicated to fulfilling the school’s mission and vision and are committed to serving as role models for the school’s 1st generation college-going population. The overwhelming majority of LVLA teachers were the first in their families to attend college and 85% of the founding faculty are graduates of the Stanford Teacher Education Program.



Director/ Principal: Beth Silbergeld

Assistant Principal: Padma Taliseti

Office Manager: Cesar Mireles

Academic Counselor 9th-11th: Saira Canales

Academic Counselor 12th: Oscar Martinez

Attendance Clerk: Cecilia Bonilla

Maintenance Manager: Ivan Huerta

Staff Policies:

Upon hire, The Foundation provides all of its employees with a detailed description of its health, safety, and employment conditions policies.