Hello my name is Richard Moreno and I am the Principal for OFY-City of Industry. 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.
Special Education Specialist
Hi my name is Troy Colonnese and I am the Special Education Specialist at City of Industry. I attended the University of San Diego and majored in Political Science. I enjoy being a teacher because it gives me an opportunity to make a difference. I like making connections with students and parents. Helping my students succeed is important to me. When I am not helping students, you can find me going on adventures with my sons.
Hello! I graduated with a B.S in Mathematics and earned my teaching credential at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. This is also the place where I met my wonderful wife. We love exercising and going on hikes! One of my greatest inspirations and sports heroes is Kobe Bryant. I give him credit for my commitment and determination towards handling any personal goal I may have. One of my main goals in life is to inspire young people to be responsible, compassionate, and kind people of society.
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.
Hello! My name is Blanche Harris and I'm the science teacher at the City of Industry and Duarte Center. I graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communications and earned a Multiple Subject and Single subject (Science) teaching Credential from Cal State Long Beach. 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
Enrollment & Outreach Specialist
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!
Assistant Principal of Instructional Operations
Hello! I'm Bianca Valdes and I'm the Center Coordinator for COI. I currently attend Cerritos College where I plan to get my Associate's Degree. I enjoy working with kids because it gives me the opportunity to help them get involved in school and the different activities that we offer. When I'm not working you can find me spending time with my dog and playing board games with my family. I also enjoy reading and going to concerts.
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.
Area Teacher II
Hello! My name is Courtney Rowan and I'm the Area Teacher II for COI. I have a BA in Theatre Arts and will have my Masters in Screenwriting by Dec. 2020. Needless to say, I absolutely LOVE the Performing Arts and am constantly looking for ways to incorporate them into everything I do. I also enjoy meeting new people so if you see me around please feel free to stop by for a chat. I'm looking forward to joining our students on their journey toward academic success and beyond!
EvelynDe La Rosa
Hello! My name is Evelyn De La Rosa, I am the Paraprofessional at the City of Industry. I work closely with the SPED department but also support the GenEd population. I graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a soccer scholarship and majored in Business and Sports Management. I realized my passion for teaching and I am working towards attaining my teaching credential. I enjoy working with the COI students and getting to know students individually, as well as assisting them with other methods to solving problems. I try my best to communicate with the students and get to know them and their interests.
I love camping and going out to see what mother nature has to offer. Soccer is my passion and I learned so much about determination, commitment, and responsibility through sports.
Hello! My name is Maylin Gonzalez and I am the new Post Secondary Counselor for OFL - Duarte and OFY - Duarte. A little bit about me is I attended CSULB and received my undergraduate degree in Communication studies, and then pursued my Masters degree in School Counseling at USC. Some fun facts about me is that I am a huge sports fan! I love the Dodgers, the Lakers and the Kings. Football is my favorite sport and I am a huge Buffalo Bills fan! Some of my hobbies include spin class, doing puzzles, and binge watching Netflix. (Always open for show recommendations) I am looking forward to meeting everyone and collaborating together in the near future!