GALS Los Angeles

 

The Sisterhood School

Opening its doors in the fall of 2016, GALS LA is our second location nationwide. We serve 6th through 8th graders with a teacher to student ratio of 25:1. As we enter our third school year, GALS LA is constantly growing and in a new home at the Los Angeles Unified School District high school campus.

GALS LA

8015 Van Nuys Blvd

Panorama City, CA 91402

818-389-1184

To learn more: galsla.org

Total enrollment

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Students of color

Full time staff

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Students on free or reduced lunch

GALS Los Angeles Leadership

Carrie Wagner

Executive Director

Email: cwagner@galschoolsla.org

Vanessa Garza

Principal

Email: vgarza@galschoolsla.org

 

Teacher Spotlights

 

Lauren Pinto

6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, 3 Years at GALS

Education:

  • BA in Liberal Studies, Cal State University, Northridge
  • Master’s in Educational Technology, Boise State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Technology Integration, Boise State University

What do you love about teaching at GALS?

I love so much about GALS! One thing I love about teaching at GALS is my ability to be myself. GALS embraces the unique nature in teachers, staff, and students, and working here has given me the opportunity to let my interests, sock collection, and personality shine.

How has teaching at GALS impacted you?

Teaching at GALS has made me incredibly grateful. I am happy to come to work everyday because at GALS I have a supportive work space and unique environment. Plus, the experiences I have each day help me see the positive difference I’m making in the world in my own unique way.

 

Kelly Angelina

7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, 3 Years at GALS

Education:

  • B.S. in English Education, Florida State University
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Regis University, Denver

What do you love about teaching at GALS?

The energy at GALS is unlike any other school I’ve been in. We have created a true sense sisterhood. I love seeing students flourish into strong, confident risk-takers both in and out of the classroom.

How has teaching at GALS impacted you?

Teaching at GALS has helped transform me into a better teacher and woman than I ever thought I could be. GALS has taught me the true value and joy in education beyond standards and curriculum. From leading circle to celebrating girls’ talents, I am constantly surprised and impressed by the shining light in each and everyone of our students.

GALS LA Survey Results*

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Students who believe they will go to college

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Students who reported that movement helps them focus and learn

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Students who know they are smart

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Students who say the GALS series class teaches them to solve tough problems

* From the 2017-18 school year, n=163, 83% of students participated in survey