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GLC Board

Founding Principle

The central role of the Guajome Learning Centers Board of Directors is to be the keepers of the mission of the organization. The Board will work to promote a shared vision among all members and stakeholders. The Board will continuously model that vision through its work, practices, and achievements. The Board of Directors will concern itself first and foremost with student achievement, what it can do to support and enhance that achievement, and how it can help build a sense of connectedness and community for each student and stakeholder.

In order to facilitate and support the vision and mission of Guajome Schools, members of the Board of Directors are committed to:

  • Embrace the vision and mission of the organization;

  • Ensure implementation of strategic planning;

  • Ensure that students participate in educational programs aimed at stimulating high academic achievement in a safe nurturing, and respectful learner-centered environment;

  • Ensure that students use "cutting edge" technology as a tool for problem-solving;

  • Ensure that the educational program includes an international perspective designed to create contributing citizens who live and work in a global society;

  • Implement annual goals established by the Board;

  • Conduct annual self-assessment of the Board; and

  • Identify and align appropriate resources and support for educational goals, using collaborative processes with all stakeholders, which include selection and development of staff, seeking and establishing partnerships throughout the community, program development, and maximizing current income sources, as well as pursuing new income sources for identified priorities.​

Board Directors

Luis Llamas - Chairperson

Luis Llamas has been in the education field for over 22 years. He is a UCSD graduate with a degree in Ethnic Studies. Luis has worked at Guajome Park Academy for 16 years in various roles ranging from Teaching, Coaching and is currently the Plant Manager, ensuring the school campus is a safe, well-maintained space and a good learning environment for our stakeholders. Luis and his wife Maria enjoy supporting their children’s passion for school, sports, drama, and community work.  

Luis Landin - Board Director

Luis Landin is a professional in the IT support field for over 12 years and is currently the IT Service Desk Technician at Otter Products. Luis is passionate about creating opportunities for students to learn, grow and experience new ideas through the use of technology and introducing ever-changing career opportunities in the field of technology.

Kathy Hamamoto - Board Director

Kathy Hamamoto was a teacher at Guajome for 22 years until her retirement in 2018.  She taught a variety of middle and high school subjects including Conflict Resolution, English, Social Studies, Arts, and Culinary Arts.  She served in several leadership positions including 12 years on the GPA Board of Directors and volunteered as a costume designer for the Drama Department.  She enjoys working with students and is a Key Club advisor at the club and division levels.

Joji Davenport - Board Director

Joji Davenport is a chemistry teacher, baseball coach, and Esports coach at Guajome Park Academy. He is a UCR (B.S) and UCSD (M.Ed) graduate who is entering his fifth year at Guajome. His favorite moments of teaching include introducing students to chemical reactions in the laboratory and developing devoted student-athletes throughout their high school careers. He also enjoys mentoring students on their path to higher education, but ultimately wants to help students discover suitable career opportunities after high school. 

Next Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Regular Meeting - 3:30 p.m.

When and Where We Meet:

The GLC Board of Directors meets on designated Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Building 1; Student Services Building; Upper Administration Training Center located at Guajome Park Academy, 2000 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92003. 

Closed session:

3:00 p.m. in Building 1 - Upper Administration Conference Room

Public Session:

3:30 p.m. in Building 1 - Upper Administration Training Center

22/23 Meeting Calendar

  • August 4, 2022 (Brown Act Training)
  • September 6, 2022
  • October 11, 2022 
  • *December 12, 2022 (updated date)
  • February - no regular meeting
  • March 7, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • June 13, 2023