As a Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Regina has spent decades advocating for Catholic education in over 11 countries.
New Faculty and Staff
Ms. Carsillo has over 20 years of experience in Spanish instruction including teaching at the high school and collegiate level for schools including Mount Saint Mary’s College, California Lutheran University and Portland State University.
Ms. Dornan has over 22 years of experience working in Catholic schools and is happy to have joined the La Reina community. Ms. Dornan most recently served as a teacher at St. Bridget of Sweden and St. John Eudes.
Ms. Dudley has twenty-two years of teaching experience at both high school and middle school levels. Most recently, she served as a teacher at Merrill Education Center, Santa Susana High School and Colina Middle School.
Mr. Gasca comes to La Reina with a passion for social studies and most recently served as a teacher for Ventura High School and Buena High School. Mr. Gasca received his B.A. in history from California Lutheran University where he also earned his teaching credential.
Ms. Valenzuela is excited to be returning to La Reina. She worked for La Reina in the English and theology departments in the 1990s. She brings a wealth of experience acquired from a life dedicated to teaching in Catholic schools.
Mrs. Lisa Pino is finishing UCLA Extension’s College Counseling certificate program. Mrs. Pino has a Master of Education from the University of California, Berkeley; a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and, two California teaching credentials – one in mathematics and one in physical science.
Mrs. Coppa is a proud La Reina alumna. She has been a valued member of the La Reina teaching faculty for 20 years. Mrs. Coppa has a Bachelor of Arts in American literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the only female hockey player on UCLA’s men’s ice hockey team.