New Heights Charter School Accomplishments

We need your wisdom,
experience, and generosity.
Please consider sharing your
time and expertise, or making
a tax deductible donation!
At New Heights Charter School we are celebrating our 9th year of operation by
asking members of the community to come join us in supporting our students’
learning. New Heights is a public charter school and a non-profit organization. Our
school serves low-income African-American and Latino students in South Los
Angeles – over 60% of our families live below the poverty line and 98% qualify for
the free lunch program. New Heights prepares students to use their minds well and
become capable, caring citizens.
Cross-Age Buddies
Students learn about healthy eating from local chefs
Six–Year Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation
US Department of Education Teaching American History Grant Winner
Financially stable organization, highly qualified teachers, and partnerships with UCLA and
Mount St. Mary’s School of Education
Please consider these ideas for
volunteering or contributing
resources for our students!
Family Math Night
Share Your Time with Us
Adopt a Classroom. Choose one day a month to volunteer for two hours in one of our
classrooms to work with small groups of students.
Mentor a Student. Choose one day a week (or twice a month) to work one-on-one with a student
in need of academic support.
Please email or call Sandra Gonzalez to let us know if you can offer your time for our students.
Email: / Phone: 323-508-0155
Contribute Resources to Our School
$25-50 will provide writing supplies for 1 classroom.
$100-200 provides art supplies for 2-4 classrooms.
$375 pays for the cost of the field trip bus to the aquarium, theatre or museum.
ENRICH OUR TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES. We currently have iPads for classrooms to share and we
need 60 more to ensure all students have access! Donate a used iPad or help us buy a new one.
Please send your tax deductible donation to: New Heights Charter School, 2202 Martin Luther
King Blvd., LA, 90008. New Heights is a non-profit organization, Tax ID # 37-1510439.
Governing Board Members
Administrative Staff
Our Fabulous Teachers
Peter Schoenfeld, President
Helene Brown, Financial Officer
Kelli-Ann Agner, Secretary
Octavia Miles, Board Member
Amy Berfield, Executive Director and Founder
Jamie Parada, Director of Operations
Sandra Gonzalez, Office Administrator
Mary Griffin, Office Administrator
Chelan Gabor, Resource Specialist
Mary Traylor, Student and Family Support
Jeff Paige, Physical Education
Viveca Finley, Parent and Afterschool Director
Marysol Navarro, Resource Specialist
Olivia Carlos, Resource Specialist
Candace Baker
Yesica Andrade
Christine Chavez Kahlia Benjamin
Julia Pledl
Lorenzo Rivera
Sarah Schiff
Grace Kang
Manami Nii
Hanna Diff
Vinh Le
Melah Muckelroy
Rosanne Lopez
Britt Morgan
Miguel Yaptinchay Yuri Leon
Anthony Arrington Manuel Guzman
Nicole Lozano
Natalie Maleski