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APA Jr. & Kids Staff

Meet Our APA Jr. Staff! 
 
JENNIFER SANDOVAL - Peterson & Perry - Vocals
Jennifer Sandoval graduated with a BM in Music Education from California State University Los Angeles.  Jennifer began her teaching career serving in the South Bay for two years as a Vocal Music Educator and now is in her third year as a Vocal Music Educator with Huntington Beach.  She has performed with Cal State Fullerton’s Alumni Singers at Carnegie Hall, teaches private voice lessons and is delighted to be teaching Preppy K-5 at Perry and Peterson Elementary for Huntington Beach City Unified School District.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMES CAHILL - Seacliff - Vocals
James Cahill is the vocal music teacher at Huntington Seacliff Elementary School. Originally from New York, he graduated with a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in 2010, and is now finishing a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. James has taught music to grades K-8 since 2010. He moved to California in 2015 and enjoys the warmer weather very much! He loves to sing classical music and see touring Broadway musicals when they come to the area.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEIL REYES - Smith & Dwyer - Vocals & Beginning Band
Neil Reyes moved to Southern California from Rochester, New York. He studied Music Education at the Eastman School of Music and proceeded to work in an inner-city school district after graduating. He has shared his passion for music with students of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. He aims to empower them through music-making. He found himself a great match with Huntington Beach's City School District because of their commitment to the Arts. He is eager to continue his work in Huntington with his new scholars.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RACHEL ONE - Vocals - Moffett & Hawes
Rachel One is currently the music instructor at Hawes and Moffett Elementary School in Huntington Beach. In addition, she works as a private vocal instructor in Los Angeles and Orange County. Previously, she worked as the Assistant Director at McAuliffe Middle School and assisted in the music programs at Weaver and Rossmoor Elementary in Los Alamitos. Rachel grew up in Northern California and moved to the Long Beach area, where she attended California State University, Long Beach. She graduated with a Bachelors in both Music Education and Vocal Performance. She has been involved in a variety of choral ensembles and continues to perform professionally as a soloist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ERIN BROCK - Dance & Theatre Arts - Dwyer
Erin Chappell Brock has been in charge of Dwyer’s Performing Arts program since 2005. In that time, she has directed twelve musicals, one straight play, and dozens showcases and concerts. Currently, Mrs. Chappell Brock teaches three levels of Drama classes and two Intro to Dance classes. In the past, she has taught, Technical Theatre, Computer Graphic Arts, Yearbook, TV Production and Show Choir.  Outside of school, you’ll find Erin either on a paddleboard or on a hiking path, spending time with her son and husband.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROGER MATIONG - Band & Music - Dwyer
Mr. Mationg teaches music at Dwyer Middle School. Starting in 2008 with Band classes, the program now encompasses Strings, Choir, Guitar, and Introduction to Music.He earned a BS at UCLA, and an MA at Biola University. After beginning piano in 2nd grade, his background also includes clarinet, oboe, tenor saxophone, singing, dancing and most recently electric bass.  Additionally, he has experience in sound and recording engineering, as well as arranging and orchestrating for bands, orchestras and vocal groups.

He enjoys playing board games, video games, and building Lego sets with his wife and two sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KARI IVEY - Instrumental Music - Sowers

Kari Ivey was born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1976 and currently resides in HuntingtonBeach, California with her husband and twosons. Ivey began her musical career studying woodwinds and continued to play at Alta LomaHigh School where she served as the Drum Major under the direction of Mr. Patrick Arnold. Kari Ivey studied music at the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, and the University of California at Riverside where she earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Music and Education. In 2014, Kari Ivey completed her Master’s Degree in Music at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Kari Ivey is a professional Musical Director who has been employed within the California public school systems in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties as a Music Educator. Ivey is a certificated educator in Music and Fine Art and for the past twenty years she has specialized in directing band, orchestra, and guitar ensembles for young musicians. Kari Ivey is currently employed by the Huntington Beach City School District as a Music Educator, and Arts Lead Facilitator. She was awarded Teacher of the Year for Sowers Middle School in 2016, and was nominated as Best Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher in 2016, and 2017 by the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators.