McKinley Avenue Elementary School
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Administrative Staff


Gabriela Rodriguez

Assistant Principal

Latryce Joyner-Jackson

Assistant Principal, EIS

Yamilet Vargas

Instructional Team


Elizabeth Louis, Cat. Prog. Advisor

Ernest Cherriokee, TSP. Advisor

Jeanie Lee, T3 Coach

Support Staff

School Administrative Assistant

Zelma Molina

Plant Manager

Charles Garnett

Cafeteria Manager

Maria Ayestas

School Nurse

Melba Gan

School Psychologist

Yiwen Zhu

PSA Counselors

Michael McClure

Kelvin Piazza

Staff Roster



Name Grade Level Room Number
Oliver Stern Pre-Kindergarten 6
Karla Garcia Transitional Kindergarten 37
Debbie Spear Kindergarten K2
Esther Napoles Kindergarten 20
Rosario Longoria Kindergarten 21
Christal Smith Kindergarten 22
Jesse Reingold 1st Grade 3
Paul Edwards 1st Grade 4
Tracey Kiely 1st Grade 7
Claudia Martinez 1st Grade 38
Sandra Pulido 1st Grade 46
Emily Navarro 2nd Grade 32
Patricia Nguyen 2nd Grade 33
Luis Sanchez 2nd Grade 34
Betty Alonso 2nd Grade 35
Althea Fuller 2nd Grade 36
Sebastian Munoz 3rd Grade 26
Tiffany Perez 3rd Grade 27
Auralee Wagoner 3rd Grade 28
Loren Vivero 3rd Grade 29
Kimmie Thornton 3rd Grade 30
Glenn Bybee 4th Grade 11
Daysy Miranda 4th Grade 13
Lillian Mathews 4th Grade 15
Bruce Halling 4th Grade 19
Yvonne McCain 5th Grade 9
Melissa Burns 5th Grade 10
Francine Toettcher 5th Grade 12
Carlos Calderon 5th Grade 18
April Thomas 6th Grade 47
Kerry Shimizu 6th Grade 48
Jeffrey Shapiro 6th Grade 49
Sandy Landeros Ungraded K1
Vincent Davis Ungraded 9
Elaine Stephens Ungraded 17
Criselda Santos Resource Specialist 24


McKinley Avenue Elementary School will produce life long learners that have instilled within them a passion for knowledge, commitment to good citizenship, high personal integrity and an aspiration to reach their maximum potential.  McKinley students will be self-reliant in their thinking, motivation, and will contribute positively to their community and society.


McKinley Avenue Elementary believes in the equal worth and potential of all students. We take a proactive approach to reversing historical achievement gaps through a genuine belief that all students can learn. By providing a nurturing, motivatng, and academically rigorous  environment, Mckinley fosters academic excellence.  We embrace cultural diversity as a source of pride and strengh. Students are empowered with knowledge, high expectations, discipline, and critical thinking skills. This will not only produce rational thinkers, but also moral agents that can live a purposeful life.


Choral Teacher

Hector Agosto

Instrumental Music Teacher

Cheryl Grant-Brown

Dance Teacher

Karen Hahne

Theater Teacher

Arturo Avina

A.P.E. Teacher

Juan Torres


Rebecca Rice

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Kristy Anderson

Speech Teacher

Ian Kent