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New Teachers Arrive

Sydney Edgecomb

Megan Shellabarger joins the Laguna Blanca faculty serving in the role of Early Kindergarten Instructional Assistant. She holds a BA degree from Pepperdine University, and brings along elementary classroom teaching experience. Megan looks forward to getting to know our community and assisting in the Early Kindergarten classroom.
Kito Cetrulo joins the Office of Development and Alumni Relations as Assistant Director of The Laguna Fund and Special Gifts. She and her family recently located from Connecticut where she served as a consultant for strategic communications and development at the Pierrepont School in Westport. Prior to Pierrepont, Kito worked with Causeway Agency, Knight Foundation, Teach for America, Frontline, Telemundo, and MTV Networks. Kito is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University. Committed to independent school education, she is excited that her children Alera and Riggins are also joining the Laguna community in kindergarten and first grade.
Erica Downing has taken on the Technology Instructor position at the Lower School campus. A current second grade parent, Erica holds a BA degree from UCSB and prior technology teaching experience at
the elementary level. Erica will continue to teach the themes of digital citizenship and coding, as well as collaborate with homeroom instructors to tie technology lessons to grae level lessons.
Jamie Lopes joins the Laguna community as the new Communications Coordinator. She holds a Master’s in Education and a BA degree in Psychology and Law & Society from UCSB. As a former elementary school educator at Peabody Charter School, she is eager to bring her educational background to Laguna to assist in our outreach efforts. As the wife of our Dean of Students and Head Football Coach, Jamie also brings to Laguna a strong sense of Owl pride.

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