The Directors' Welcome

On behalf of the Learning by Design school community, we welcome our new students and their parents to the 2018—2019 school year. Learning by Design is an Elementary School that is committed to meeting the needs of each student, but ultimately each student will gain from school according to the effort they apply. To increase the degree of educational success, it is important that teachers, parents, and administrators communicate openly and frequently concerning the progress of students. With increasing accountability and laws regarding student achievement, retention, promotion, it is essential that we form a partnership to ensure the success of your student.


The Learning by Design family is committed to creating and promoting a positive relationship between the home and school. Newsletters, regular conferences, parent nights, and direct contact with parents are part of these efforts. Parents and students are encouraged to initiate their own contact whenever necessary.


Let's work together! We encourage parents and caregivers to become actively involved in your child's school experience at Learning by Design Charter School. Our goal is academic excellence and with your help, We are sure this inaugural year will be one of the school’s very best!



The Directors' Team

Ernie, Charla, Carman, and Charletta

Meet Our Team

David Aroche

Campus Aide

Alēm Blansett

1st Grade Teacher

Dianne Borden

Associate Teacher

Selestina Bugarin

TK/K Teacher

Phelondra Clifford


Lucia Gamez

Associate Teacher

Keith Copeland

School Facilities and

Programs Manager

Heather Deno

3rd Grade Teacher

Diana Garcia

Office and Operations Manager

Brandie Good

Special Education Manager

Erica Fairman

Associate Teacher

Charla Harris

Executive Director

Christa Hollis

Innovation Specialist

Bernardo Lopez

Office Support

Charletta Johnson

Director of School Culture and Student Intervention

Sofia Lopez

Associate Teacher

Tawny Laskar


Susannah Marcus

4th Grade Teacher

Esmeralda Llamas

5th Grade Teacher

Sammie Rollins

Plant Manager

Lanique Weathers

2nd Grade Teacher

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7019 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: 323-903-5712

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