Senior Administrative Assistant

Email: dyb2926@lausd.net

Bio: Ms. Blannon has worked with LAUSD for 18 years. She has two sons and both have attended LAUSD from kindergarten to high school. She has experienced several different learning communities within the LAUSD system over the years and feels that LAUSD is an outstanding melting pot that supports and environment for lifelong learners. Her favorite color in the world is Purple!



Senior Office Tech


Education: TBD

Bio:  TBD


ashley jackson

Senior Office Tech

Email: ashley.jackson2@lausd.net

Education: Associates of Communication 

Bachelor of Communicative Science & Disorders (in progress) - California State Los Angeles, Los Angeles


Bio: Ms. Jackson was born and raised in Los Angeles and spent most of her life in the West Los Angeles area. She's a proud and 3rd generation LAUSD alumna from PK-12 and graduate from Senior High School. Being the oldest sister of two others and a cousin (who is like another sister to her), she's extremely close with all 3 and is a huge supporter, advocate for them and other young girls. Coming from and being raised by a family of mostly ladies that are empowering, intelligent, and tenacious women assisted in starting the fire of Ms. Jackson's passion. Being there to help and support others to reach their true potential especially young children. She's delighted in joining the GALA family and looks forward to supporting students as they excel to great heights. In Ms. Jackson's free time she enjoys any and everything Harry Potter related, trying new cuisines/restaurants, going on adventures to new places, cycling around the city, spending time with her family and friends, watching football (Go Rams!), and playing video games (after homework is done). 


alexander okoro

Financial Manager

Email: alexander.okoro@lausd.net

Education: TBA

Bio: Mr. Okoro is the financial manager for GALA and also supervises the student store, including the PE uniforms. 




Email: TBA

Education: TBA

Bio: TBA



RSP Aide

Email: matthew.rossell@lausd.net

Education: Bachelor of Special Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney


Bio: Mr. Rossell is the father of GALA goddess, Felix, and the husband of GALA teacher, Ms. Hemstreet, putting a new and literal meaning to being part of the “GALA family.” He had a long career in the animal protection movement, exposing abuses and helping pass animal protection laws. Now Mr. Rossell is circling back to where he started, working alongside Ms. Herz as an aide. He enjoys hiking, camping and rollerdogg’n with his pack of rescued dogs, but his main jam is rock climbing.


ms. harris


Email: TBA

Education: TBA

Bio: TBA


Rachel debiase, rn

School Nurse

Email: rachel.debiase@lausd.net

Education: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Seattle University


Bio: Ms. DeBiase is brand new to LAUSD as of 2020 and is very excited to be a part of the GALA family! Rachel grew up in Oak Park, California and moved to Seattle, Washington for college. Shortly after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Seattle University and her RN license, she moved back to Los Angeles. Ms. DeBiase is excited to begin her profession supporting students as a school nurse. Her professional history is in administrative work and luxury retail. Outside of work, Ms. DeBiase’s interests include fashion, interior design and collecting oddities. Rachel spends a lot of time baking and hanging out with her cat, Miu Miu. Rachel’s pronouns are she/her and prefers to be called Nurse Rachel!