Hello, my name is Richard Moreno and I am the Principal for OFL- Duarte. I attended CSUN and received a BA in Journalism. After spending some time working as a journalist, I went back to school to get my teaching credential to teach English. I have a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from CSUDH. When I am not working, I enjoy camping with my wife and two kids. You may also find me running or biking the Rose bowl loop from time to time. My favorite part about working here is seeing our students walk across the graduation stage, because it's proof that each student can accomplish their goals if they put their mind and effort into it.
Hi, my name is Jacob Abriel and I am a Teacher at OFL Duarte. This is my first year teaching and I am currently working to finish my teaching credential and Master's degree and Cal State LA. I attended UC Santa Barbara for my undergrad and majored in Political Science. Education has been the tool that has helped me to excel in life. I wanted to become a teacher to give students this tool and empower them to have agency in their own lives. My favorite hobbies are hiking, backpacking, biking, and really anything that gets me outdoors. I have a house full plants and love that I share with my partner Sarah, two cats Pepper Jack and Cheddar, and a dog Abbey (aka Pizza Bones).
Hello everyone! I am a teacher at a OFL Duarte and have a passion for using education as a platform for empowering youth. I have a Master's Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University and I studied Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. I'm also the author of the Teenager's Quick Guide to Success: 6 Essential Habits for High School and Life. In my limited free time, I write about personal development, professional development, and education at NourishmentNotes.com.
Hey guys! My name is Brittany and I am a Substitute Teacher for the Duarte Center. I attended Citrus Community College and Cal Poly Pomona and received my Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus on Management. I really enjoy working with kids and telling them about all the places I've traveled to. Every new place that I travel to, I try to eat a slice of pizza because that is my favorite food. I enjoy meeting new people and trying new things and I believe that has shaped me into the person that I am today.
Hi there! My name is Amber Fraire, and I am a Substitute Teacher at Opportunities for Learning Duarte! I am currently in school working to obtain a single subject teaching credential at Cal State LA, where I also obtained my BA in English and minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I aspire to have my own high school classroom one day. I believe that every student has something valuable to bring into every classroom, and it is my duty as an educator to help them see their worth. I believe in the power of reading and writing, and I yearn to open students' up to the experience! Besides education, I am really into video games, creative writing, and spending time with my loved ones.
Hi! I am the Project Coordinator for our SGV schools. I attended California State University, Northridge and I earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology. I have been a part of SGV for over 12 years. I work closely with staff, students and parents through different school events and Pathways trips.
English Language Coach
Hi, I'm Susana Guerra and I'm the English Language Coach for our region. I attended Azusa Pacific University where I majored in English with a concentration in Teaching. I also have a Master's Degree in Digital Education. I enjoy working with students who are non-native English speakers because I believe they are some of the hardest working students in our school. Plus, to me they are also some of the funniest! I truly love doing what I do, but when I am not working you can find me impulse shopping at Target.
Hello! My name is Blanche Harris and I'm the Science Teacher at the City of Industry and Duarte Center. I attended Cal State Long Beach and majored in Speech Communications. I've been teaching a little over a decade and I still love what I do. My classroom operates on love, laughter and a sense of community. I wouldn't have it any other way. My favorite color is purple, I enjoy attending plays/musicals, relaxing and spending the day at the spa and my ultimate love, outside of my family, is traveling to new and interesting places.
Lead Special Education Specialist
My name is Marissa and I am the Math Tutor at the Duarte center. I attended California State University, Northridge and majored in gender and women's studies. I enjoy working with students to help them realize their potential and grow their academic confidence. When I'm not tutoring I enjoy doing yoga, spending time with my family and pets, and watching foreign films.
Math Intervention Specialist
Hello, my name is Uriel and I am a Math Intervention Specialist. I attended Cal Poly Pomona and majored in Economics. Helping students cross the graduation finish line is why I enjoy coming to work. When I'm not helping students meet their high school goals, you can find me around the BBQ pit cooking a variety of meats using exotic woods and spices with my family, friends, and my cat.
Special Education Specialist
Hi! I attended ELAC for 1 and 1/2 years, CSULA for 2 years. My major was Social Science, thus my love of history and Government. Then moved on to APU for my credential and masters degree in Special Education. I am married and have 3 fantastic children and I am a grandma to 4 beautiful kids. They bring me so much joy. I love to be fancy and bougie but give me a tent in the middle of nowhere and I am equally happy. I love to read, swim, travel, sleep, cook, coffee, Diet Coke, and spend time with my family. I love teaching and my students are all my kids!
Enrollment Outreach Specialist II
Hello, my name is Melissa Martinez and I am the Enrollment Outreach Specialist. I have been at OFY and OFL for the past 6 years and have been in education for more than 10 years. I enjoy being able to serve families and students from different communities and being able to give students a second chance because they needed a different learning environment. I am proud to work at a school that makes a difference in people's lives because I am a firm believer that not all students learn the same way. It is great walking families through the enrollment process and being able to check up with them along their OFL/ OFY journey. Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and my two boys are adventurous and we all love being outdoors and traveling. Our home away from home is the California central coast. I also enjoy crafting and cooking!
Hi! My name is Krystin Smith and I am a Paraprofessional for the OFL Duarte center. I graduated from California State Dominguez Hills with a B.A in English Literature in 2012. I am going back to school to receive a Master's in Teaching with credentials and SPED certification. I enjoy going to the movies, hiking and listening to music. I enjoy helping students to achieve their academic goals.
Area Teacher II
Hello, my name is Sean Van and I am the Compliance Coordinator at Opportunities for Learning, Duarte. I attended California State University, Los Angeles and completed my Master's in History. I enjoy working at OFL because of the wonderful staff and students that we have. I like to help students succeed and achieve their goals. I also like to travel and learn more about other cultures.
HI~! My name is Sybil Wilder and I am a teacher at the Duarte center. I have been a teacher at OFL for over ten years. I love working at OFL because I get to work with my students in small groups. I started my degree at Citrus College and completed my education at Cal State Los Angeles. At home, I have two dogs, two cats and two teenagers. I like to garden and I am very passionate about taking care of the environment. Go SGV Lions~!
My name is Jimmy Zhu, a Substitute Teacher for Duarte. I prioritize in English as my subject of choice, and I was the English Tutor for Duarte for the past year up until recently. I am attending Cal State LA for my Teaching Credentials while I work. Before, I graduated with an English degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I wanted to be a teacher thanks to the satisfaction I feel from helping others, and that worked pretty well when I discovered my love for writing. I also enjoy playing video games in my spare time.