Teachers

TK/K –  Ms. Delgadillo email: 

It is my belief that every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies in both abilities and learning styles. I believe that by acting as a guide and allowing each child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, the possibility for each child to reach his/her potential becomes far greater reaching in its impact than the school setting. My goal as an educator is to create lifelong learners that understand the concept that learning is a process that never ends. I look forward to getting to know and working with all of my students and their families this academic school year.

K/1 –  Ms. Ardon

TK-1- Ms. Chew    email: slc9410@lausd.net

I’ve been working at Laurel Span School for 22 years as a Special Education Teacher. My goal is to give my students as many opportunities and experiences as possible to succeed in life and to grow as lifelong learners. At the end of each academic year, I reflect and am proud of my students and their accomplishments.

1st Grade – Ms. Gandara     email:

2nd Grade – Ms. Morales    email: mem8756@lausd.net

I have been a teacher with LAUSD for nineteen years. I have taught first-eighth grade and teaching is my passion. I love working with students and helping them learn. Teaching is a very rewarding career because you touch many lives. My love for teaching began when I was in seventh grade. I had an amazing history teacher who inspired me and made learning fun. I knew then I wanted to become a teacher so I could inspire others to learn just like my teacher had inspired me. I began to pursue my dreams when I started high school. I helped the daycare at my school every day during lunch. I learned a lot about how children learn and it was a wonderful learning experience. I continued my education at California State University Northridge, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree and my teaching credential. I believe that we all need to continue learning to grow as individuals. I have that expectation of my students and myself. So I also continued learning and earned a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy. I have learned so much during my teaching career, and hope to continue learning and growing in the years to come.

2nd-5th Grade – Mr. Serrato    mxs8402@lausd.net

I have been an educator for the past 20 years and I am always learning and growing within my profession. I worked in general education classes as an instructional assistant first, then as I substitute teacher, and finally as an elementary teacher for the Montebello Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District. I received my bachelor’s degree from Cal State Los Angeles in Child Development as well the Multiple Subjects Clear Credential for teaching elementary. I have been at Laurel Span School since academic year 2012-2013 in the moderate to severe Autism class grades 2-5.

3rd Grade – Ms. Oseledchik   email: lao2924@lausd.net

Since I was a child, I have always known in my heart that I was born to be a teacher. I earned my B.A. from the University in Omsk, Siberia, where I specialized in English. After graduating from the University, I worked at a local school for 25 years. In 1999, I moved to America and the next year continued my career as a TA at Laurel Elementary. After working as a TA, I passed all the exams and continued working in the same school as a teacher. My dream is to continue to share my passion for learning, my enthusiasm and dedication as a teacher. I am grateful to have a job that allows me to express my love for learning.

3rd Grade – Ms. Lipman   email: llipman@lausd.net

I have taught grade three at Laurel School for many years, and consistently found working with my students to be rewarding.

I have an extensive professional art background and encourage my students to “Think Creatively” in both the arts and throughout all of their academic areas.

As I strongly believe a healthy diet and daily exercise are essential for good health, I practice both daily. With my students, I emphasize both, and maintain that “A Healthy Body is a Healthy Mind.”

I am looking forward to my third grade students accomplishing a successful school year, while motivating them to learn important academic and social skills as they acquire a deep respect for knowledge.

4th Grade – Ms. Junne    email: exj5010@lausd.net

I have spent my entire teaching career with LAUSD and currently teach 4th grade at Laurel School.

The class interactions I have had with students throughout the years have shown me that all students have the potential to succeed. I am intentional in providing a positive, respectful, and caring environment that encourages students to ask questions, share their ideas, and challenge themselves intellectually.  I believe that all students deserve and can reach high levels of achievement given a strong foundation of support.

5th Grade – Ms. Blowitz   email: ksb3065@lausd.net

I started teaching 18 years ago after receiving my teaching credentials in special education and elementary general education from St. Mary’s College, in the Bay Area.

I have had the distinct pleasure of being part of the Laurel community since 2011 and I currently teach 5th grade.

It is my belief that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature – not only intellectually, but emotionally, physically and socially. It is my goal as an educator to guide my students to meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites a sharing of ideas.

I am excited for the 2015-16 school year as my students embark on their journey to becoming lifelong learners.

RSP – Mr. Powell    email: william.powell@lausd.net

William Powell earned his B.A. from Duke University, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, and holds a general education Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Level II Education Specialist Instruction Credential (mild/moderate disabilities). He has been teaching for 15 years with LAUSD. Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. Powell teaches to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful. He presents curriculum that involves the interests of the children and makes learning relevant to life. He incorporates themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning in order to make children active learners.

Jr. High School Teachers