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Welcome to the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Staff email: Office 365

Leadership Team

SITE LEADERS

Amber Olmos
ASES Prep Site Lead
Chavez Elementary School:  12100 E. Walnut Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:  (562) 868-0672 
 

Amber Olmos is a product of the Norwalk-La Mirada School District and is proud to be able to work with her community. She obtained her BA in Anthropology/Sociology at Whittier College and her Masters degree in archaeology at Cal State Long Beach. She is currently a Law School student and is looking forward to getting into a teaching credential program. She started off volunteering as a mentor for foster kids since she was 13 and has been working with preschool aged kids to college age for 8 years. She loves what she does and plans on continuing her passion in helping all youth become inspired in life. 

 
 
Valerie Argomaniz
ASES Prep Site Lead
Dolland Elementary School: 15021 S. Bloomfield Ave. Norwalk, CA 90650
Email:VArgomaniz@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 926-6321 

 

 Bio coming soon!

 

 

Valerie Mireles
ASES Prep Site Lead
Edmondson Elementary School:  15121 S. Grayland Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email: VMireles@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 802-4827

 

Valerie Mireles has worked in the field of education for the past 8 years. She has experience with K- college level students. She completed the Teacher TRAC Program at Cerritos Community College and is now enrolled in an Early Childhood Education with a Dual Credential program at Pacific Oaks College. She aspires to change the world one child at a time.

 

 

Georgina Carriola
ASES Prep Site Lead
Foster Road Elementary School:  13930 E. Foster Road, La Mirada, CA 90638
Email:GCarriola@nlmusd.org
Phone: (562) 926-9029
 
Bio Coming soon!
David Topete
ASES Prep Site Lead
Glazier Elementary School:  10932 E. Excelsior Dr.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email: DTopete@nlmusd.org
Phone: (562) 406-3905
 
Bio coming soon!
 
 
Maria Adame Lopez
ASES Prep Site Lead
DD Johnston Elementary School:   13421 S. Fairford Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:  (562) 888-1361 
 

Maria Elena Adame began working for the NLMUSD in 2008 under the McKinney Vento Program conducting small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring. In 2011 she became a part of ASES after school program. Maria attended Cerritos College where she obtained an Associates degree in Liberal Arts and Sociology. She is currently working on obtaining a bachelors degree in Sociology. Maria collaborates with nonprofit organizations to aid the homeless and single mothers who are victims of violence. She aspires to one day start her own foundation that will help support the homeless.

 
Christina Hernandez
ASES Prep Site Lead
Lampton Elementary School:  14716 S. Elmcroft Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:  (562) 863-2185
 

Christina Hernandez has been with this amazing program for almost 5 years. She is a product of the Norwalk-La Mirada school district. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton and received her BA in psychology. She hopes to return to school and enter in a Masters/Credential program. One of her favorite quotes inspired by her experiences in the classroom is "Tell me and I forget, Show me and I'll remember, Involve me and I'll understand." She enjoys embarking on new adventures and is excited for this school year!

 

 

Melissa Reyes
ASES Prep Site Lead
Moffitt Elementary School:  13323 S. Goller Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email:MEReyes@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 863-2978 
 

Melissa Reyes is a proud community member of the city of Norwalk and has served the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District for five years. She has a Master degree in Elementary Education and has worked in the field for twelve years. She provides intervention to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade using a variety of researched based programs. Melissa loves working with children and strongly believes that every student should be part of a learning environment that promotes safety, love, guidance, and an opportunity for them to maximize their learning potential. Mrs. Reyes is also a proud parent of a third grade student at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. She is very excited to be a part of the ASES staff and looks forward to a wonderful year creating unforgettable memories!

 
 
Vanessa Venegas
ASES Prep Site Lead
Morrison Elementary School:  13510 S. Maidstone Ave.  Norwalk, CA, 90650
Email: VVanegas@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 807-3741
 

Bio coming soon!

 
Pedro Ruezga
ASES Prep Site Lead
New River Elementary School:  13432 Halcourt Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email: Pruezgajr@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 929-5075
 

Pedro Ruezga earned his degree in Psychology and Social behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. Soon after he began working with the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School district as a One-on-One Paraprofessional for students with special needs. He began his work with ASES Prep as an after school teacher 2 years ago and is currently the Site Lead at New River Elementary - Knight’s Academy - where he hopes to build a site wide culture of respect and persistence in hopes to motivate students and staff to become productive members of our community. Pedro hopes to return for a Masters in Education with a teaching credential in Special Education this coming year.

 
Maritza Espitia
ASES Prep Site Lead
Nuffer Elementary School:  14821 S. Jersey Ave.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email: MEspsitia@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 868-2352
 

Miriam Espinoza attended UCLA where she majored in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies and discovered a passion for education. She began understanding child development while working at one of UCLA’s Early Care and Education Centers. She also has experience in tutoring high school students and has been working with ASES Prep since 2012. Her goals are to educate children in a creative, nurturing environment and to empower others to create change. She aspires to become a school principal, and continue working in her community.

 

 

Arlene Vielmas
ASES Prep Site Lead
Sanchez Elementary School:  11960 E. 162nd St.  Norwalk, CA 90650ASES Prep Site Lead
Email: Avielmas@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 926-5917 
 

Arlene graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a focus in International Business. She has worked with After School Programs for over eight years, and is going on her second year with the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District. She has worked with children between Kindergarten through 8th grade. She hopes to help students succeed and develop a positive outlook in regards to education.  It is in her goals to pursue a degree in law. At some point, she hopes to continue working with non-profit organizations, like ASES, that allows students to raise awareness in issues that students feel strongly about.  Currently, she is working at Sanchez Elementary working with her educators to present students with skills that allows them to raise awareness in Community and Social Engagement, using Character Education as a foundation. 

 

SUPERVISORS 

Mark Hernandez
ASES Supervisor- Elementary Schools
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Main Office:  11960 E. 162nd St.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone:  (562) 926-2645  
 
Mark Hernandez is a proud product of the city of Norwalk and the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD). He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Business Marketing. He is an employee of the NLMUSD for over 10 years and is an active member of the community. He is currently the Treasure for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) #3148, a non-profit organization in the city of Norwalk. In 2008, he started as a Site Lead and is now the Supervisor for the After School Education & Safety Preparatory (ASES Prep). He is committed to giving back to the community that raised him. He is a strong advocate for providing opportunities to students and families in any way possible. He believes in effective after school programming and all the potential to educate stakeholders for future growth.  He is currently a graduate student at the University of Southern California.
 
Luis "Manny" Estrada
After School Supervisor- Elementary Schools
ASES
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Main Office:  11960 E. 162nd St.  Norwalk, CA 90650
Email: Lmestrada@nlmusd.org
Phone:  (562) 926-2645  
 

Manny earned his degree from the University of California, Irvine in Psychology and Social Behavior with an emphasis on adolescent development. He has done research on the effects of future orientation among adolescent academic performance. In 2011, he was invited to share his research at the American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Washington D.C. Manny began his career in education with the After School Education and Safety program in 2012 as a 5th Grade Educator. The following two years, he served as a Site Lead for the after school program. In August 2015, Manny was selected to serve as the after school program Supervisor for elementary schools. He plans to continue his academic career in education.