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Mrs. Malaika F. Evans » About Mrs. Evans

About Mrs. Evans

I've been working for LAUSD for over 20 years.   With a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California, I started out teaching English at Valley Alternative Magnet (now Lake Balboa College Prep Magnet). I earned a Masters in Educational Administration and an Administrative Services Credential from California State University Northridge.  After about seven years in the classroom, I became a Literacy Coach.   My coaching assignment was split between Holmes MS, Sherman Oaks C.E.S. and Reseda HS.  Since it was a temporary assignment, once it was over, I returned to Valley Alternative as an English Teacher & Intervention Coordinator.   
Driving down Balboa on my way to and from work, each day I would drive past the construction zone that is now Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences.    Each day during my drive I would think to myself, "I'm going to work there someday."     I had no idea at the time, what the plan for the school was going to be, but I just felt like it would be a great place to work.    The construction was complete in early 2011 and Valley Region High School #4 was born.   By the time the school year began, the name changed from VRHS #4 to Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences.   I started working here as an English Teacher/Testing Coordinator, then I served as the Intervention Coordinator, and now an Assistant Principal.   As an AP, a few of the areas/departments I oversee include:
  • Testing & Assessments
  • Instructional Technology
  • Device Management/Distribution and Collection 
  • Science, History, and PE Departments
  • School Master Calendar
  • School Website
  • Weekly VAAS Family Updates
  • Graduation 
So, if you have questions or comments about any of the above, please feel free to email me directly at [email protected].