The Road to College Starts Here … led by an outstanding and dedicated faculty with 10 Masters Degrees among them, and counting!
Ms. Mary Ann Murphy
Mary Ann Murphy has served as the principal of ICS since 1987. She has been engaged in the ministry of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 1976, working predominantly with the Latino community. Mary Ann graduated from Holy Names University and received her Master’s degree in Education from Mt. St. Mary’s. She taught for 11 years prior to her nearly 30 years as principal. Mary Ann is active in the WCEA/WASC accreditation process and training for the elementary schools in the archdiocese.
Mrs. Alexandra La Serna
Mrs. La Serna has served as secretary at ICS for ten years, after 18 years of service in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her sons attended ICS, and in 1987 she was here to set up the luncheon tables for one very special guest, His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Ms. Martha Ruiz
Ms. Ruiz has been personally involved in Catholic school environments since her own pre-school experience. She brings over 10 years experience in pre-school instruction and supervision to ICS. Previously she served as Teacher in the Pre-school Program at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal.
Ms. Judy Gonzalez
Pre-School Teacher and Daycare
Ms. Judy Gonzalez has been affiliated with ICS for over 25 years. Her three children graduated from ICS and are now successful adults. Ms. Judy began working at the school in the after-school program. For a number of years she was the teacher aide in Grade 2. When ICS opened its pre-school program in March 2010, Ms. Judy became the co-teacher for our littlest students.
Mr. Carlos Aparicio
Pre-School Aide and Soccer Coach
Ms. Gloria Esqueda
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Sandra Monterrosa
Transitional Kindergarten Aide
Ms. Carrie Rodriguez
Ms. Beatriz Garcia
Ms. Georgia Rodriguez
1st Grade Teacher
Georgia Rodriguez is a graduate of ICS. Her education was supported by the Catholic Education Foundation through elementary and high school. She completed her undergraduate studies and credential at California State University at Northridge in 2007. She lives in the community and brings an important perspective to our faculty.
Mrs. Reina Cueva
1st Grade Aide (a.m.) and Daycare Director
Sra. Cueva has worked at Immaculate Conception School for many years. She runs the after-school care program in the afternoons and works as a teacher aide each morning in Grade 1. Mrs. Cueva is the proud mother of two young adult sons, Walter and William, both graduates of ICS.
Ms. Rachael Marin
1st Grade Aide (p.m.) and Daycare Aide
Ms. Elizabeth Charles
2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Betsy Lopez
2nd Grade Aide, Sports Coordinator, and Marketing and Development Assistant
Mrs. Lopez has been with ICS as the 2nd Grade Aide for four years. Beginning this year she is also the school Sports’ Coordinator and Development Assistant, working closely with our donors and ICS Board of Advisors. All of Betsy’s children have attended ICS and she says she loves working and spending time at such a family oriented school and organization.
Mrs. Patricia Bachemin
3rd Grade Teacher
Patricia Bachemin is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and has taught at Immaculate Conception since 1996. She grew up in the parish, and is familiar with the challenges of the community. Mrs. Bachemin works miracles with her students, many of whom enter school with no pre-school and speaking minimal English. By the year’s end, they are reading and writing in English.
Ms. Monica Rosales
4th Grade Teacher
Ms. Belinda Perez-Ortiz
5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Ashley Guanzon
Teacher Aide for 3-5 Grades, St. Joseph Worker Program
Ms. Abbey Tchivierge
6th Grade Teacher / Language Arts for 6-8 Grades
Mr. Anthony Azour
7th Grade Teacher / Math for 6-8 Grades
Ms. Sara Tracy
8th Grade Teacher / Social Studies for 6-8 Grades
Ms. Heather Murphy-Garcia
Vice Principal, Curriculum Director, and 8th Grade Teacher / Science for 6-8 Grades
Heather Murphy-Garcia first taught at ICS in 2000 before pursuing graduate studies in urban planning at UCLA. Since returning to ICS she has acquired an additional Master’s degree in education and a California credential at Loyola Marymount University. In the fall of 2008 she began her third Master’s in instructional leadership at Mt. St. Mary’s.
Ms. Nadine Vasquez
Director of Marketing and Development
Nadine Vasquez is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University with her masters and credentials in education. She is also currently attending LMU toward earning a second master’s in Catholic School Administration. Ms. Vasquez is active in ICS special events and marketing, and her experience and talents include 10 years as a stand-up bass player.
Mr. Nestor Diaz
Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director
Mr. Diaz has been the P.E. teacher and team coach for ten years. He has coached boys and girls basketball and soccer as well as girls volleyball. Coach Diaz is a physician from Ecuador. His two younger children are both graduates of ICS.
Sra. Guadalupe Zavala
Lunch Program and Daycare Aide
Sra. Zavala directs the Federal School Lunch Program at ICS. She arrives bright and early each day to prepare breakfast for the students and then gets lunch ready, too! After school she assists the daycare program. Mrs. Zavala has three daughters who graduated from ICS.
Sra. Maria Amaral
Lunch Program and Custodian
Sra. Natividad Villa
Ms. Kimberly Escobar
Ms. Julie R. Picot
Marketing, PR and Development Consultant
Julie brings over 20 years of successful experience in marketing and public relations with both corporations and non-profits. “I am honored to be a part of a team that is making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of so many children and our country’s future.”