Instructional Support

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Ms. Bristol Mr. Carrera Mr. Catalan Mrs.Katz Ms. Monahan Ms. Monroy


Ms. Zoe Bristol – Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from UC San Diego
  • Received a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from CSU Long Beach.
  • First year working with Goleta Union School District. Previously work with a local Early Intervention company
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, and a little American Sign Language


Mr. Chris Carrera – Certificated Tutor
  • attended UCSB, graduated 1975
  • taught 8 years at Ocean View School District
  • have taught at La Patera since 1983
  • retired in 2012
  • returned to La Patera in 2013/14
  • served as assistant principal in the mid 90s
  • served as interim principal in 2009


Mr. Jesus Catalan – Psychologist
  • B.A. Spanish/UCSB
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology/Antioch University Santa Barbara
  • PPS Credential/Phillips Graduate University
  • 7th year as a School Psychologist for Goleta Union School District


Mrs. Nicole Katz – Certificated Tutor
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School
  • Fluent in Spanish, having lived and studied in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain
  • Mother of 2 boys (ages 18 and 15) and a daughter (12)
  • Worked as a substitute teacher throughout the District for the last 2 years


Ms. Brooke Monahan – Certificated Tutor
  • California native
  • Masters in Education from the University of Santa Barbara
  • First-year educator
  • Coached youth cheer


Ms. Marilyn Monroy – Certificated Tutor
  • 1st year Education PhD student at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Master of Arts in Education, option in Higher Educational Leadership and Administration from Fresno State
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Education from University of California, Berkeley
  • 9-12th grade case manager at Berkeley High school for five years
  • Kindergarten Instructional Aide at Valley Prep Academy
  • 1 year of service at the Cesar Chavez Foundation through Americorps VISTA
  • 150+ hours of service learning projects in the Oakland Unified School District
  • Herd It Through the Grapevine dog rescue foster mom
  • Oakland Athletics Fan
  • California Native
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