Grade Level Chairs / Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

  • ETK / TK / Kinder: Cheryl Gallon
  • First Grade: Jan Cohen
  • Second Grade: Laura Leparulo
  • Third Grade: Kathryn Rosas
  • Fourth Grade: Diane Malinis
  • Fifth Grade: Alma Lopez
  • Special Ed: Marcela Mattos


  • Photographs events, posts pictures and provides pictures for the school website and yearbook
  • Coordinates photographic events with the selected company including Fall pictures, Spring pictures, 5th grade panorama, etc.
  • cretaes the school’s yearbook
    • Walter Malinis

PE Equipment and Ball Box

  • Maintains inventory; Orders equipment; Provides equipment for classrooms; Trains students to run the ball box during recess and lunch
    • Christopher Higgins


PTA Liaison

  • Actively participates in PTA meetings; Keeps staff informed and engaged in PTA activities throughout the year; Participates in and recruits assistance for PTA events
    • Patrick Grimaud
    • Diane Malinis
    • Dana Yaghnam

Robotics Coaches

  • Actively teach in a fun environment robotics with actual robots with 4th and 5th grade students after school at a designated time
  • To be available to assist a team of 4th and 5th grade students to compete at Mulholland Middle School in 5 after school competitions
    • S. Gordon
    • F. Reyes

Star Student of the Month

  • Maintains monthly pictures and bulletin boards
    • Nina Bentson

Student Council

  • Supervises and monitors student government; Coordinates activities; Sells treats / notes for holidays
    • Alama Lopez
    • Erin Saporta


Student Newspaper and Newspaper

  • Supervises and monitors a group of students who create a newspaper about school activities for our community

Technology Representative

  • Coordinates with the technology assistant to ensure that all technology needs are addressed and equipment is ready when needed for presentations


  • Maintains the school’s website and other social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,  Pinterest) for teachers, parents, & other stakeholders
    • F. Reyes


Yearbook / School picture Liaison

  • Coordinate photo events with selected company
    • Fall pictures
    • Spring pictures
    • 5th grade panorama pictures
    • Create yearbook
      • Marisol Lopez
      • Norma Moreno
      • Denise Murphy




Sunny Brae Avenue Elementary School Leadership Council

  • principal, chapter  chair, 5 teachers, 4 parents / Community representatives, 1 classified representative
  • elected positions
  • oversees professional development, master scheduling, school equipment, and student body expenditures
    • Dana Carter, principal
    • Erin Donnan, UTLA chapter chair
    • Alma Andersson, teacher
    •  , teacher
    • Jan Auberg , teacher
    • Nina Bentson, teacher
    • Marcela Mattos, teacher
    •  , parent
    •  , parent
    •  , parent
    •  , parent
    •  , classified representative

Global Awareness Magnet Leadership Council

  • 1 will represent the Magnet on the Leadership Council
  • 1 alternate position
    • Nina Bentson
    • Kathryn Rosas




  • elected positions
  • monitors and oversees budget expenditures for categorical programs

School Site Council Officers

Erin Donnan Chairperson
Nadia Thieme Vice Chairperson
Amy Apodaca Moore Secretary
Deborah Keaton Parliamentarian

School Site Council Members

  • Dana Carter, principal
  • Amy Apodaca-Moore, teacher
  • Erin Donnan, teacher
  • Patrick Grimaud, teacher
  • Debra Keaton, teacher
  • Fernando Reyes, staff
  •   Nadia Thieme  , parent
  •   Felipe Gonzalez  , parent
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Student Support and Progress team (SSPT)

  • meets and participates in weekly SSPT meetings to address individual student needs in the areas of learning issues, language struggles  (LAT), and behavior difficulties
    • SSPT  Coordinator: Jan Auberg
    • Intervention Coordinator: Shannon Gordon
    • TSP Adviser: Fernando Reyes
    • Sandy Houston
    • Marilyn Loebs
    • Pat Riley

 Grade Level Chairs / Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

  • assists in building a Professional Learning Community withing the grade level
  • encourages planning, data analysis, sharing of student samples, coordination of activities / events, and focuses on raising student achievement for all students
  • participates in ILT meetings an disseminates  information
  • monitors and distributes garde level resources
    • ETK / TK / Kindergarten:
    • First Grade:
    • Second Grade:
    • Third Grade:
    • Fourth grade:
    • Fifth Grade:
    • Others:



  • Implements and updates School Safety Plan
  • Monitors safety supplies and classroom backpacks
  • Disseminates safety information
  • Schedules and coordinates monthly drills
  • Addresses items of concern to school safety
    • Chair: Christopher Higgins
    • Vice Chair:
    • Sarah Appel
    • Nina Bentson
    • Jan Cohen
    • Diane Malinis


  • Plans and coordinates Sunny Brae Shine Days twice a year
  • Monitors the school gardens and assigns garden plots
  • Cleans and improves the staff lounge including refrigerator and microwave
  • Beautifies the staff restrooms
  • Places and arranges for watering of school plant containers
  • Assigns bulletin boards to grade levels and monitors for completion
    • Alma Andersoon
    • Erin Donnan
    • Walter Malinis
    • Marcella Mattos


  • Collects dues and maintains budget
  • Coordinates monthly treats
  • Provides staff meeting treats
  • Plans staff celebrations
  • Coordinates the holiday party
    • Cheryl Gallon
    • Marilyn Loebs
    • AC Lopez
    • Marisol Lopez


  • Plans and coordinates all tech needs of the school
  • Other responsibiltiies include troubleshooting, reporting tech repairs, inventory,
  • Creates schedule of the TA and tech support whenever in school
  • Does inventory, orders supplies (which includes projector lamp bulbs, printer ink), distributes the supplies to those in need (e.g. cleaning earphones with alcohol to students who may need them and for teachers who request them)
  • Creates a system / procedure of tech requests
  • that technology is accessible to all and not just to friends of SSC as claimed by Terri Ortiz 
    • Trini Hernandez
    • AC Lopez
    • Marcella Mattos
    • Norma Moreno
    • Laura Leparulo
    • Denise Murphy
    • Erin Saporta



  • Plans and coordinates monthly assemblies, winter holiday shows, spring international dance, read Across America Week activities, Halloween parade, and other school functions and events
    • Shannon Gordon
    • Alma Andersson
    • Trinidad Hernandez
    • Sandy Houston
    • Laura Leparulo
    • Pat Riley
    • Kathy Rosas
    • Erin Saporta
    • Patrick Grimaud – PTA Events



  • Creates and implements a plan to promote positive behavior including Behavior Fairs, monthly character trait selection and recognition, and end-of-the-year recognition and assembly
  • Creates and maintains a  bulletin board in the office to promote the monthly character trait and recognize students for positive behavior
    • Chair: Denise Murphy
    • Jan Auberg
    • Dana Yaghnam



Incident Commander:  O. Minjares/Shannon Gordon

Public Information Officer:  Karen Danforth

Assembly Area Coordinator:  Shannon Gordon

Safety Coordinator:  Christopher Higgins

Search & Rescue Team Leader:  Fernando Reyes

Alternate Team Leader:  Ms. Bonita Zepeda

Search & Rescue Team #1                                         Search & Rescue Team #2

Jan Auberg                                                                   Patrick Grimaud

Edgar Jurado “Mr. Eddie”                                           Mariana Garcia                                                                                                                                                              Karla Juarez

Search & Rescue Team #3                                          Search & Rescue Team #4

Walter Malinis                                                            Nina Bentson

Pilar Wilkinson                                                            Rebeca Romero

Marisol Lopez                                                              Fernando Reyes

Assembly Area                                                           First Aid Medical Team

Shannon Gordon                                                         School Nurse Mary Beth

Alma Andersson

Maria Martinez De La Torre

Request Gate ( Arminta St. between Rms. 6 & 8)   

Roxanne Meza                                                            Psychological First Aid

Lourdes Tejeda                                                           Amy Nevo, School Psychologist

Claudia Ramirez-Parada                                             Admin if available

Itinerants (C. Albright, J. Gilgenbach)

Reunion Gate (Arminta St. between Rms. 1 & 3)

Melba Sierra

Alejandra Garcia

Search and Rescue Team #1

Search and Rescue Team #2

Search and Rescue Team #3

Search and Rescue Team #4

Assembly Area

Request Gate (Arminta Street between Room 6-8)

Reunion Gate (Arminta Street between Rooms 1 & 3)

First Aid Medical Team

Psychological First Aid

  • School Nurse
  • Admin if available
  • Itinerants


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