Partnership for Success! Faculty

Chandler School

Mychal Johnson

Mychal Johnson

Mychal Johnson
Chandler School, Co-Director of Diversity & Physical Education Teacher
Site Director Mr. Mychal Johnson has worked in education for over 10 years. He has fulfilled many roles such as paraprofessional, coach, PE teacher, Co-Director of Diversity, and PFS! Site Director. Mr. Johnson has a passion for working with youth, staff, and community partners to provide an equitable and inclusive learning environment and opportunities for all students.

Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Jason Green
Franklin Elementary School, 5th Grade Teacher
Computers & Technology, 5th & 6th Grades

Megan Collins
Chandler School, 5th Grade Teacher
Science, 5th & 6th Grades

Bryon Lanagan
Roosevelt Elementary School, Instructional Coach
Language Arts, 5th & 6th Grades

Valentin Sanchez
Hamilton Elementary School, SDC Special Education Teacher
Math, 5th & 6th Grades

Login Hartley
Chandler School, PE Teacher
Physical Education, 5th & 6th Grades


Mayfield Junior School

Melissa White

Melissa White

Melissa White
Mayfield Junior School, Middle School Math/Head of 6th Grade
Site Director

Melissa White has been affiliated with the Partnership! program since 2011, as a Math and Technology teacher and an elective teacher. Melissa took over as Site Director at Mayfield Junior School in 2015. During the school year Melissa teaches middle school math and serves as the 6th grade Lead Advisor as well as the Math Department Chair. Melissa is excited to take the Mayfield program to new places and offer students a fully enriched academic program where they can take risks, learn, grow, and build the foundations to a better education.

Samuel Donaldson
Mayfield Junior School, History Teacher
Technology, 7th & 8th Grade
Speech & Debate, 7th & 8th Grade

Ye Dam Alicea
Polytechnic School, Upper School Math Teacher
Math, 7th & 8th Grades

Keondria Gibson
St. James Episcopal School, 1st Grade Teacher
English, 7th & 8th Grades

Judith Gonzalez
Blair Middle School, English Teacher
English/History, 7th & 8th Grade

Meghan Jacks
Elizabeth Middle School, 6th Grade Science Teacher
Science/Technology, 7th & 8th Grades

LeeAnn Ramirez
Mayfield Jr. School, Science & Social Studies Teacher
Science, 7th & 8th Grades

Edwin Scott
Westridge School, Physical Educator
Physical Education, 7th & 8th Grades

Robert Thain
LAUSD, Music & Drama Teacher
Music & Drama, 7th & 8th Grades


Polytechnic School

Scarlette Oregón

Scarlette Oregón

Scarlette Oregón
Camino Nuevo Charter School, 5th Grade Teacher
Site Director

Scarlette Oregón has been affiliated with Partnership for Success! since 1998. She started off as a student in the program at the Westridge site and has continued to be involved in the program ever since. During college , Scarlette returned every summer to serve as an intern. After receiving her teaching credentials and masters from UCLA, she became a teacher for PFS! teaching mathematics, and eventually College 1 through our partnership with Pasadena City College. Through the years, Scarlette has been dedicated to helping PFS! grow because she values all of the opportunities that it offers to students and teachers. She truly believes that PFS! makes a difference in the lives of the students that it serve.

Arnor Bieltvedt
Polytechnic School, Visual Arts Department Chair & Visual Arts Teacher
Studio Art Fundamentals, 9th Grade

Kaz Iptchilar
Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, Secondary Math Teacher & Department Chair
Fundamental Math Concepts, 9th Grade

Maggie Munsell
Sierra Madre Middle School, English and History Teacher
Language Arts, 9th Grade

Robert Farrar
Polytechnic School, Social Studies Teacher
History, 10th Grade

Patricia LeSomptier Kavanagh
Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, English Teacher
Language Arts, 10th Grade

Laura Pendorf
Polytechnic School, Retired Upper School Spanish Teacher
Global Issues & Human Rights, 10th Grade

Gretel Corsa
Polytechnic School, Advancement Officer
Introduction to Latin@ Literature, 11th Grade

Jose Herrera
Pasadena High School, Math Teacher
SAT Math Preparation, 11th Grade

Lily Shang
American University Preparatory School, Chinese Language Teacher
Chinese Language & Culture, 11th Grade

Joann Cummings
Claremont McKenna College, Interim Admission Counselor
College Counseling, 12th Grade

Richard White
Polytechnic School, Upper School Science Teacher
Intro to Computer Science, 12th Grade

Bonnie Martínez
Westridge School, Upper School Dean of Student Life
The Power of Your Voice; a Course on Self-Resiliency, 12th Grade

Michael Dakan
Blair High School, English Teacher
College 1, Undergraduate Level

Kali Spicer
Westridge School, Student Leadership Assistant
Human Development, Undergraduate Level


Westridge School

Dr. Jessica Pérez del Toro
Westridge School, Upper School Spanish
Site Director

Jessica has worked at Westridge School as a Middle and Upper School Spanish teacher and as the Dean of Student Voices, a student leadership group focused on raising awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Before joining Westridge School, Jessica taught kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade at various elementary schools in Pasadena Unified (PUSD), including San Rafael’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program. As a PUSD teacher, Jessica took part in nominating 4th grade students for the PfS! Program. Jessica is a lifelong learner who is committed to helping her students thrive and develop a passion and love for learning. She is thrilled to serve as the Westridge site director for PfS! and firmly believes in the program’s power to help nurture and grow young min

Nichole Anderson
Hamilton Elementary School, Computer Lab Teacher
Math & Technology, 5th & 6th Grades

Andre Prosperi
Hamilton Elementary School, 3rd Grade Teacher
Language Arts, 5th & 6th Grades

Edwin Scott
Westridge School, Physical Educator
Physical Education, 5th & 6th Grades

Tamyke Edwards
Norma Coombs Elementary School, Instructional & English Language Coach
Science, 5th & 6th Grades

Dr. Jessica Pérez del Toro

Dr. Jessica Pérez del Toro