Vanessa Vazquez

Vanessa Vazquez

Counselor - Student Affairs

vanessa.vazquez@larchmontcharter.org

I was born in Santa Monica, CA and was raised in the San Fernando Valley. I am the youngest of my siblings, one brother and one sister. My parents are awesome hard-working people who taught us the importance of perseverance, responsibility, and education. I love to read and write and spend time with my family, including my three dogs (Beast, Patches, and Lady). I also love rock n’ roll music and enjoy going to concerts. Finally, I’m glad to be working as a counselor at LFP. Getting to know everyone is awesome!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I completed my undergrad program at Cal State Northridge (go Matadors!) with a degree in Chicano/a Studies and Spanish-language Journalism. I received my master’s in Educational Counseling from the University of La Verne (go Leopards!).

What is your highest degree held?
Master’s of Science in Educational Counseling with a concentration in School and Family Based Counseling

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I’ve worked with youth and adolescents since I was a teenager. I saw a need for positive role models in the communities I worked in and I wanted to be what I needed when I was younger for the students I worked with in the past and students I will work with in the future.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I’ve been working in the education field for a least 10 years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love LCS’s multicultural and diverse community of students, staff, and families.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Harry Potter series; specifically, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.