I want to welcome everyone to our amazing school. We have a fantastic staff that brings a lot of knowledge and experience to VAAS. I myself have been in education since 1986 when I began my teaching career at Sepulveda Junior H.S. as a math and computer teacher and then moved on to Monroe H.S. where I taught Business, Computer, and Technical Ed. classes as well as coached Golf and Volleyball. I enjoyed my twenty years as a Teacher before beginning my career as an Administrator in the Fall of 2006. I worked as a School Improvement Facilitator for LAUSD setting up Small Learning Communities both at Monroe High School and Local District 1. I then became and Assistant Principal and was at Porter Middle School, Grant High School and VAAS. I have truly enjoyed my career over the last thirty one years and feel very blessed to have been asked to help open VAAS. We have worked hard to develop a school culture that is caring and compassionate and have quickly distinguished ourselves as one of the best high schools not only in Local District Northwest, but in all of LAUSD.