MEET THE STAFF
Limai Academy Gardena
Meet our Educators
Principal - Joseph Dennison
"Love to learn, and learn to love learning. Education is the foundation for a better life."
- Joseph Dennison
Kindergarten - Keundria Eaton
"I believe every opportunity is an opportunity to learn. Therefore, I often seek and teach various styles and tactics using materials students can relate to, encouraging each child to take charge of their own learning. My aim is to motivate, inspire and engage all students in an inclusive, positive learning environment where children can have fun and become life long learners."
- Keundria Eaton
English & History - Alyssa Garcia
"In my classroom, learning is not a race - every child should be given their own space to develop and learn at a pace that is right for them. I encourage every student to see their mistakes and imperfections as part of the learning process in a fun, creative, and safe environment."
- Alyssa Garcia
English & Science - Shanise Turner
"Literature is an important aspect in our daily lives, allowing individuals to express feelings and experiences. Literature also connects us to other people, history, and cultures. I look forward to an exciting year teaching high school English!"
- Shanise Turner
Math - Benjamin Aguilar
"I believe math is used in everyday situations like business, sports, and robotics. Math helps in the advancement and the saving of lives."
- Benjamin Aguilar
Chinese - Mandarin - Lisa Zhang
"Language in every country is important!
Learning a new language promotes cultural exchanges amongst countries."
- Lisa Zhang
STEM - Victor Kim
"For my students, I will do my best for them to learn, understand, and apply the lessons taught so that they can work independently inside and outside of school. Though the lessons may be tough, they will be taught and reinforced through fun activities throughout the classes."
- Victor Kim
Drama - Michael Turner
"Everyone needs theater to find their voice, find their purpose, and open up new worlds for exploration. CREATE AND DISCOVER!"
- Micheal Turner
Art - Christian Reynaga
"English, Mathematics, and Science are core components of any curriculum, but it's important to understand that Art plays a vital part in the development of a young mind. Art is the discipline that allows us to comprehend the world visually and creatively interpret the world visually.Leonardo da Vinci was known for using science and art to interpret the world around him. Some of his human renderings allowed for medical practitioners to understand human anatomy. Within my own practice, I will encourage interdisciplinary education within my curriculum so students can see how art can aid in the understanding of other subjects."
- Christian Reynaga
PE Coach - Chris Francis
"Health and physical education go hand in hand; a healthy body creates a healthy mind."
- Chris Francis
Meet our Support Staff
Office Manager - Roxana Martinez
"Everyone has an impact on a students life, from teachers to every person working in the school, the key is to make a positive impact to assure a positive future."
- Roxana Martinez
Grounds Keeper - Chris Trammell
"The kids are our future, so let's teach and watch them grow."