Ms. Monahan joined the Center Street team in 2013 after serving Santa Monica USD as Assistant Principal for six years in high performing, diverse elementary schools. Her leadership experience includes facilitating professional development focused on the California Standards in English Language Arts as well as a school-wide transition to UCLA’s Cognitively Guided Instruction for math. Ms. Monahan has a strong background in child development and behavior as well as in special education. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education in Counseling and served for many years as a middle school counselor. She is committed to integrating, developing and improving a school-wide climate that fosters a safe and secure environment which includes, supports and values all learners.
As a parent and an educator, Ms. Monahan believes that a strong partnership between school and home creates the optimal environment for student success and that, in addition to teaching the standards, a primary function of elementary school is to help children learn to work with others and to make and maintain friendships.
To contact Ms. Monahan, email: Martha Monahan
Ms. Jones, a San Diego native, has had a career in education for the last 17 years as both a classroom teacher and specialist. She graduated with her Masters in Teaching and Bachelors of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1995 and joined El Segundo USD in 2000 as Reading Specialist for Richmond Street School. In 2003 Ms. Jones embarked on a 4 year journey teaching overseas at Tokyo International School, an International Baccalaureate school in Tokyo, Japan. In 2007 she returned to El Segundo and began her 6 year tenure as Reading Specialist of Center Street School, coordinating intervention support, as well as, curriculum and staff development. In 2012 Ms. Jones was awarded Educator of the Year for the El Segundo Unified School District.
Ms. Jones has a passion for Literacy and Language Development and strives to support all students and teachers in becoming lifelong, reflective learners and educators. In addition to her love of reading, she enjoys travelling and photography.
To contact Ms. Jones, email: Kim Jones