Westchester Secondary Charter School

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Administration

Administration
Janet Landon Janet Landon, Principal and Co-Founder

Janet Landon has 20 years of experience in education with credentials in Administration Tier One, Secondary English, Multiple Subjects, Gifted, Schools Attuned, and CLAD. Most recently, she was on the faculty at Westside Global Awareness Magnet and was previously at Huntington Park High School in its Renaissance School of the Arts, part of a program recently re-constituted through the District’s Public School Choice Program. She is a theater and English teacher who spent 11 years running an award-winning drama program at Orville Wright Middle School. She donated her time to Westchester High School, as the school re-established its musical theater program. Ms. Landon has served in leadership positions throughout her tenure in the Westchester community, including service on the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa’s Education Committee. She was active in the District’s I-Design movement, serving on the Transition Team at Westchester High School and the Autonomy Exploratory Committee at Orville Wright Middle School. Before becoming a teacher, Ms. Landon was a professional actress in New York City and Los Angeles, and founded/operated Shanklin West Theatre Company.

Ms. Landon believes that all students have the right to a quality education supported by caring professionals dedicated to that purpose. She is dedicated to the WSCS’s core values/mission of ensuring a rigorous liberal arts education for all.


LaKeyshia Ono LaKeyshia Ono, Assistant Principal and Special Education Coordinator

Closing the achievement gap as well as promoting an inclusive not exclusive environment has been a career goal of our Assistant Principal/Special Education Coordinator, LaKeyshia Ono. For the past fourteen years Ms. Ono has been educating adults and children, having served as an English Language Instructor and Kids Coordinator in Tokyo, Japan, Child Care Site Director with the Orange County YMCA, as well as a Special Educator for over 10 years within the South Bay schools. She is a highly adaptable and versatile educator and has enjoyed the opportunity to teach a diverse group of students through assignments as a Special Day Classroom Teacher and Resource Specialist. Ms. Ono obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Spelman College and an Education Specialist Instruction Credential from CSU Dominguez Hills. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters of Education in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential at Concordia University in Irvine. Ms. Ono relaxes by scrapbooking, traveling, volunteering with the local Boy Scouts and AYSO soccer organization, and playing the piano.

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Anna Szczubelek Anna Szczubelek, Counselor

Anna Szczubelek earned her Master's degree in Education in School Counseling from the University of Southern California. She was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to Southern California in 2008. She studied at the University of San Diego and received her Bachelor's degree with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy and a minor in Theology. Ms. Szczubelek is fluent in Polish. Before working as a school counselor, she worked as a college advisor, law school admissions counselor, fitness center supervisor, and lifeguard. In her spare time, Ms. Szczubelek enjoys eating ethnic foods, swimming, practicing mixed martial arts, and spending time at the beach. She also volunteers for a nonprofit bereavement camp called Comfort Zone Camp. Ms. Szczubelek is a member of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and American Counseling Association (ACA). Her passion is ensuring that students receive an equitable education and support in pursuing and achieving their goals. She is excited to join WSCS and to work together with students, families, teachers, and staff.

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Chris Moggia Chris Moggia, Director of Assessment and Accountability

Chris Moggia has supported WSCS since its launch almost 3 years ago as our information systems and assessment systems consultant. Chris began his career in education as an elementary school teacher at Ninety Ninth Street Accelerated School in Watts. While teaching he also developed curriculum resources and trained nearly 3,000 teachers for the Language Development Program for African Americans (LDPAAS).

After graduating from the UCLA Educational Leadership Program he served as an adjunct faculty member for UCLA GSE&IS, the University of San Diego, and Pacific Oaks College teaching courses in leadership, technology, and sociolinguistics. He developed a dozen courses for teachers that were offered online via UCLA Extension in his role as Director of Online Teacher Education. Chris has extensive experience certifying charter schools and in managing student information (e.g. PowerSchool) and assessment systems (e.g. OARS) for schools, and has served as the Senior Director of IT for Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, as Director of Data Integration for a CMO and as a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Manhattan Beach USD.