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!

judith bimbela

Senior Office Tech

Email: judith.bimbela@lausd.net

Education: Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Cal State Northridge

Bio:   Ms. Bimbela has been with LAUSD for 4 years. She first started at Venice High School were she worked in the Special Education Office, textbook room, counseling office and assisted in the main office. Ms. Bimbela was a Wish Granter and volunteer for Make-A-Wish of Greater Los Angeles for 11 years. During her free time she loves to go to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, traveling and attending LA Dodger games.

jocelyn guerrero

Senior Office Tech

Email: jocelyn.i.guerrero@lausd.net

Bio: Ms. Guerrero has been working for LAUSD since she was 19. She first started as a Campus Aide at Pio Pico Middle School. She also worked at Audubon Middle School and Crenshaw High School. She began working at GALA as a Campus Aide and was recently promoted to Senior Office Technician. Ms. Guerrero has worked at GALA since 2017 and loving every minute of it. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and going shopping. So far, she has visited 8 countries and 8 states!

alexander okoro

Financial Manager

Email: alexander.okoro@lausd.net

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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.



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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!

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