Faculty Thank-You's

Mrs. Alicia

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Alicia because she helped me the most in my classes and she helps me by asking for help and doing things on my own. She also helps with my social skills sometimes and I am starting to get more improvements.”

- Jeremy Bejarano

Mrs. Adriatico

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Adriatico because without her mentoring me, I wouldn't have made it to SkillsUSA state level and not even close to Nationals in Atlanta. She pushed me to practice, practice, practice, even if I didn't want to and we made it.”

- Tiyona O'Steen

Mr. Bacani

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he is the definition of a teacher that relates to you and helps you.”

- Ian Roman 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because when you are at a bad grade he does anything to help you get back up so you can pass.”

- Natalya Moore

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because I can honestly say he was one of the few teachers that actually taught me the things I know would help me later on in life and benefit me at one point in time. I also thank him for genuinely caring about our class and our education/future as a whole and also just making our entire learning experience in class fun and interesting throughout this school year.”

- Bianca Silva

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he is my homie and my day one. He's my ride or die”

- Bailey Cokley

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he helped me be prepared for my job interview and I got the job!”

- Ashlyn Riddle

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because even though I was always overwhelmed with homework in his class, it taught me a lot about myself and helped me write better essays than I had before.”

- Joseph Wildhaber

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because, without his help, I wouldn't have what it takes to pass the class.”

- Skylia Duplesiss 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he helped us out with filling out our resumes and job applications. Also, he helps me stay focused in school so I can graduate.” 

- Kyle Bill

 

“I'd like to thank Mr. Bacani for being one of my most fun English teachers. Despite all the essays we had to write, I thoroughly enjoyed taking this course and I'm glad he was my teacher.”

- Alyssa Skarr

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he has given me words that made me look at the world, and life itself, in so many different ways. For example, life is about working towards what you want, but it is also about enjoying it to the fullest.” 

- Sean Luke Serranilla

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because he has pushed me to achieve my goals”.

- Alexis Cardena

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bacani because his class taught me a lot of stuff that I didn't know. Made me grow as a student and an adult. He's setting us up for the real world.”

- Andrew Prado

 

“I would like to thank Bacani because he has helped me get through senior year and has helped me with being able to get things done.  He has always made us laugh in class and has always helped us as much as he could.  With this in mind, I would like to thank him for being my final English teacher and helping me get through the year.” 

- Angel Grande-Velazquez

Mrs. Balogh

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Balogh because she has helped me through high school with advice whenever I was in deep thought or needed it.”

- Daniel Han

Mr. Bedell

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bedell because I had a weight room and I really enjoyed just working out. It's my therapy!”

- Francisco Maldonado

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Bedell for giving me the opportunity to play football.”

- Jake Gilman

Mrs. Bookout

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Bookout because she has been the person I feel like I could go to for anything and has helped me through so much. I could have never asked for a better director and I hope that she never loses the kindness that she has or all her fears that shouldn’t make us laugh but do.”

- Alexis Cummings

Mr. Boppell

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boppell for pushing me to be a better student-athlete”

- Denise Figueroa

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boppell because he always went out of his way to encourage and help me to be good at speaking Spanish.”

- Taylor Troyer

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boppell because he has been an amazing teacher and coach and shows how much he truly cares about his students and athletes.”

- Brianna Markham

Mr. Boss

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because he made science entertaining (especially dissections) “

- Eduardo Alvarado Cazares

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because, without him, I would not have become interested in biology, or even thought of pursuing one of its disciplines in college.” 

- Janelle Apusen

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because I loved both of his classes that I had but he is the best teacher I've ever had despite me not liking him at first, ironically. He always has funny and kind words to say to you and I knew he was different from the rest of the teachers when he drove all the way to San Diego with his wife to support my team in our first round of State playoffs. Not to mention he helped me get into one of my dream schools, too. Thank you, Mr. Boss, I will never forget you.”

- Mariah Overby

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because he genuinely cares about his students, and always stays positive through hard times. He has left a great impression on me and has become a teacher I will never forget. I always look forward to saying hi to him every time I walk past his door.”

- Mya Tillman 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because he's a great teacher and wants to see all of his students succeed.”

- Marie Mariscal

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Boss because he has been the best teacher/person that has helped me learn and understand life in general as well as encourage me to stay myself.”

- Angie Perez

Ms. E. Brown

“I’d like to thank Ms. Brown because she has always pushed me to the best of my ability and she holds me at a high standard which pushes me to want more for myself.”

- Celeste Carbajal

Mrs. K. Brown 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because I can finally write and speak a bit more clearly.”

- Stephon Polte

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because I feel like I'm a much better writer.”

- Jamir Simms

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown for helping me improve my writing skills and welcoming me with open arms and making me have a good time in your class.”

- Myles Jackson

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because she always valued my education and made sure I learned and knew what was going on instead of just making me listen to her and feel confused.”

- Heavenly Ramsey

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because she is remarkably considerate towards her students. In her classroom, quiet students find themselves included, students facing hardships find consolation, and students who desire a place to study are granted one. She often patiently speaks with students one-on-one, clearly explaining a topic and helping them improve. For me personally, she is responsible for my drastic improvement in writing as she puts a lot of thought into the evaluations of her students' work as she provides constructive criticism and applauds you for excellent work.”

- Claudio Succar

Mrs. S. Brown

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown for looking out for my academics beyond her class and introducing me to ceramics”

- Venezia Van Schuerbeck

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because she is so caring and is interested in our lives and cares for her students.”

- Emily Le

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because she is a really big inspiration for me due to us having similar personalities.”

- Matthew Vazquez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Brown because she takes time out of her day to listen and make sure you’re okay. She’s very understanding and humble. She has inspired my creativity and has challenged it as well. I’m very thankful for her.”

- Naile Revelo 

Mrs. Burner

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Burner because she helped me when I really needed help and was failing in math.  When Covid started she believed in me that I could raise my math grade, and I did.”

- Asha Elam

Mr. Caron
 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Caron because he was always understanding and treated my class like real humans. Mr. Caron is also passionate about what he teaches and strives to give us the best, most truthful, and well-rounded education that incorporates learning from all types of media. He is also funny as heck. Thank you Mr. Caron for teaching my favorite class of all of high school AP Gov and you teaching it is a slay.”

- Amia Richardson

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Caron because he taught me to enjoy history and government and I always look forward to his class because he makes subjects that many consider boring, interesting, and enjoyable.”

- Karen Amavizca

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Caron. Even when I was at my worst and thought nothing would get better, he believed in me. No matter how poorly I was doing, he saw that I was trying and I don't know what I would have done without his encouragement. I appreciate his existence more than anything.”

- Makaela Scott-Stilton 

Mrs. Clinton

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Clinton because she was supportive, kind, and overall an amazing teacher especially for dealing with me at my absolute worst in terms of maturity. She's the reason I decided to try and learn English and keep going.”

- Henry Uriarte Madrid 

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Clinton because she was a very nice and fun teacher I had before in 8th grade. She made it enjoyable to be at school during times I was bored.”

- Donovan Grayson

Ms. Colln
 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she has always been there for me and is a great teacher. Ms. Colln truly cares about her students and ensures she is available for anyone if they need help whether it be through school, or if they just need someone to talk to.” 

- Kylanii Perez

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she lets me stay in her room during snack time, and I love how she can easily connect with the students, understanding their point of view, and their opinions and thoughts.”

- Anna Ko

 

“I'd like to thank Ms. Colln for being such an amazing English teacher the 2 years I had her. She really made English more enjoyable and helped me improve throughout the years. I appreciate her very much and am thankful for having such a great English teacher.”

- Alyssa Rivas

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she has been the most personable teacher on campus. Colln, in the two years I’ve had her, has helped me become a better writer, reader, and also a better person overall. I would like to thank her for her dedication and incredible perseverance through teaching and also taking classes to get her Masters’ Degree. No matter the day, she always has a smile on her face and is ready to help anyone in need of it. Ms. Colln has been a great inspiration and motivator for me to manage my time and be a stronger individual. She also gives time to get to know students and see into their lives unlike other teachers at Mayfair.” 

- Matthew Simbillo 

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln for actually being a pretty chill English teacher.”   

- Cesar Paez Spezzia

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she helped me get a better understanding of writing and the proper way to do it.”

- Lejace Gentle

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she has been with me throughout my high school years and she has motivated me to push myself, as well as let me be open during class, and make good interactions with the people around me.”

- Alyah Cruz

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she is an amazing teacher AND person and is always up to chat with me about whatever I want to talk about no matter how serious or silly the topic may be.”

- Madalyn Groe

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Colln because she always pushes me to be the best that I can be and never gives up on me. She made me want to always be ready to learn new things and be excited to go to class.”

- Joy Duarte

Coach Davis

 

“I’d like to thank Coach Davis because he helped me become a better person and basketball player, in the span of fewer than 2 years.”

- Dillon Botts

Ms. De La Mora
 

“I’d like to thank Ms. De La Mora because she showed me a lot about athletic training and that's the job I want and that's what I'm going to school for.”

- Andrea Perez

Mr. Drown
 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Drown because he's helped me with computer classes and made my years enjoyable. I loved taking his classes because we are familiar with each other and have a great connection, so things weren't awkward between us, making the classes a lot more enjoyable throughout my middle and high school years. Thank you for making computer science enjoyable, and thank you for helping me choose what I want to major in.”

- Chris Kau

 

“The reason I would like to thank Mr. Drown for one is that in every class I've had him in, he would always be ready to help if needed. Another thing would be the freedom he had given us in every class whether it would be in web design or even better in WoodShop. And well he's just been a really cool teacher overall I'd say.”

- Fernando Pina

Mr. Durk
 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Durk because he was a very chill and fun teacher”

- Matthew Keels

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Durk because he had me for 3 years for math and helped me out so much and without his help, I would have not passed the classes. Thanks for all the help.”

- James Magana

Mr. Eastham
 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Eastham because he allowed me to lead the yearbook and gave me experience that I could never learn anywhere else.”

- Estalin Sabillon

Ms. Ellis
 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Ellis because she always understood what I was going through coming into a new school and dealing with my 1 plus year-long injury that I was battling. I love the drama class love that I felt over the 2 years. And it felt like a family. An amazing teacher that would always be open to people's opinions when it came to different ideas to make the class better or to improve our acting skills.”

- Kylah Stubbs

Madame Fauben 

“I’d like to thank Madame Fauben because of everything she has done for me over the last 4 years. Thank you for facilitating a love for the French language and culture, letting me teach French 1 this year, and feeding me snacks even when you don't want to. Tu vas me manquer!”

- Kristianna Trinidad

Mr. Falk
 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Falk because he was a great chemistry teacher and if quarantine hadn't happened I'm sure I would've done AP chemistry with him but things change. He taught chemistry extremely well and it got me really interested in hoping for a job in the field.”

- Isaac Silva

Mr. Fong

“I’d like to thank Mr. / Coach Fong because he has taught me so many life lessons in the classroom, as well as on the golf course when I was on the golf team. He is caring and wants the best for everyone. He has been one of my favorite teachers that I have ever had and I will always remember him.”

- Rendell Furguiele

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Fong because he taught me so much about what it means to be kind without expecting anything in return and I hope he knows that none of his sacrifices for the team and his students have gone unnoticed or unappreciated”

- Alani Davis

Mrs. Gallego

“I’d like to thank Ms. Callego because she has always been there and I thank her for all her help and everything she's done for me”

- Ty Sanders

Mrs. Garcia

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Garcia because her Spanish class was chill.”

- Adan Elizalde 

Mrs. Garvin

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Garvin because she got me interested in the class and topic of world history. “

- Matthew Tellers

Mr. Geddy

“I’d like to thank Mr. Geddy because he made class fun my last year at Mayfair and I looked forward to his class.”

- Juan Guerrero

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Geddy because he makes class fun and lets me eat in class.”

- Ryan Meas

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Geddy because he has been an outstanding government teacher who has always gone above and beyond to make learning government an interesting and immersive experience”

- Alex Lopez

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Geddy because he is always very nice to me and everyone in my class, he is one of the best people who know how to explain things best and he really tries to make us understand every detail and I feel like he is one of the few teachers that really loves his work .”

- David Manzano Estrada

Ms. Gomez

“I’d like to thank Ms. Gomez because for the short time being at Mayfair high school she made sure I was on track and always watched out for me, especially with my little brother and the way he is, she helps a lot with keeping him in his place.”

- Paepaefani Fuamatu

Mr. Green

“I’d like to thank Mr. Green because he always had a smile on his face even when no one had their cameras turned on in class.”

- Gabriel Guerra

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Green because he encouraged me to make the best of things and his teaching sparked my interest in math.”

- Davyd Tapia

Mr. Guerra

“I’d like to thank Mr. Guerra because he pushed me to work my hardest coming off my ACL injury.”

- Mia Valdez

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Guerra because he took the time and the added stress to become the girl's soccer coach on top of his teaching job and his Athletic Director position. He took the time to convince a couple of the seniors, myself included, to stay on the team and play for one last year. He created a connection with all of us, he cared for all of us, and he worked hard to lift us up and take us as far as we got in our season this year. I wanted to thank him for being there for us as often as he could, for caring about us, for taking our other situations in life into account, and overall for being himself with us.”

- Alexia Scofield

Coach Hitt

“I’d like to thank Coach Hitt because he, along with the other coaches, made this year and this volleyball season a good season to end high school on.”

- Kamrath Dip

Mrs. Holcomb

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Holcomb because she would push me every year in Mariners. Sometimes it was a little intense, but the experiences I've had in this group were absolutely incredible all thanks to her for giving me a chance every four years. Thank You, Mrs. Holcomb.”

- Nia Faulkner

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Holcomb because she always pushed me to do my best.” 

- Christina Montes

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Holcomb because she was such an amazing director and always pushed me to do my absolute best.” 

- Makayla Blankenship

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Holcomb because she puts countless hours into making the High School Vocal Department the amazing program that it is. For me personally, I have grown to have confidence in both myself as a person and a musician. I will never be able to thank her enough for all that she has taught me.”

- Tyra Vaughn

Coach Ibee

“I’d like to thank Coach Ibee because he has always pushed me to be the best person I can possibly be.”

- Dominic Allen

Mr. Irving 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Irving because he is the coolest teacher who has always been very nice and chill and he's always given advice to me whenever I asked for help for the future. He's a super-duper awesome teacher that I'll always remember.”  

- Caeley Cabusbusan

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Irving because he always encouraged me ever since 9th grade. Most of the time whenever I’d turn in work, he’d always praise my work ethic and mention how much potential I have. He’d nominated me for student of the month twice for both 9th and 11th grade, and I’m very thankful for all his support and how caring he is as a teacher. I remember talking to him about my future plans after high school, and he would always show his support for my teacher recommendations and even for the new chapter of my life after I graduate. I’m really glad I got to have him twice throughout my high school career, and I’m forever grateful to have had a great figure in my life. Thank you so much.”

- Kayce Diegor

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Irving because he always encouraged me ever since 9th grade. Most of the time whenever I’d turn in work, he’d always praise my work ethic and mention how much potential I have. He’d nominated me for student of the month twice for both 9th and 11th grade, and I’m very thankful for all his support and how caring he is as a teacher. I remember talking to him about my future plans after high school, and he would always show his support for my teacher recommendations and even for the new chapter of my life after I graduate. I’m really glad I got to have him twice throughout my high school career, and I’m forever grateful to have had a great figure in my life. Thank you so much.”

- Liliana Kallas

Mr. Kailiponi

“I’d like to thank Mr. Kailiponi. He was always a nice and cool principal.”

- Matthew Bartschi

Sra. Kodesh

“I’d like to thank Sra. Kodesh because she really cares about what she teaches. There are some teachers here who don’t give their all, however, she creates a healthy and safe environment for all her students although strict at times, it’s what helped me get through 10th and 11th grade for her AP Spanish classes. Es una maestra muy trabajadora y un gran ejemplo a seguir, le quisiera dar muchas gracias por ayudarnos a pasar nuestros exámenes AP y siempre creer en sus estudiantes.”

- Marleth Gonzalez

 

“I’d like to thank Sra. Kodesh because I like the way she teaches. I've been in both her Spanish AP classes and she makes the class fun even when it comes down to the last days before the test. She seems to always be energetic and try to connect with her students.” 

- Citlalli Solis

Mrs. Lara

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Lara because she was the first teacher to make me feel welcome when coming to Mayfair my sophomore year. She was always kind and would talk to me in class. I really enjoyed being in her class and because of her, I enjoyed being here at Mayfair.”

- Aryanna Maldonado

Mrs. Luo

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Luo because she made learning Mandarin fun and exciting, and also created a welcoming/loving environment for all of her students, showing that she really cares for each one of us.” 

- Halena Huynh 

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Luo because she made learning really fun. On my most stressful days, or even her stressful days, she made learning one of the hardest languages really fun. It almost didn't feel like a classroom because of how much genuine fun I had doing all the activities that we would do. Again, thanks for making high school fun!” 

- Joseangel Reyes

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Luo because she was the best teacher I've had for the longest and I really enjoyed the years that I had with her class. She was always encouraging me to do my best in everything that I did.”

- Jacob Gutierrez

Mrs. Machado

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Machado for being the coolest teacher.” 

- Shania Levi 

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Machado because she has been the most caring and helpful teacher that I've had for 5 years.”

- Kyla Ash

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Machado because she introduced me to my passion for science.”

- Alfonso Gomez

Mr. Malonzo

“I’d like to thank Mr. Malonzo because he was the most interesting and interactive teacher I had in high school.”

- Tristan Aguirre

Ms. Matson

“I’d like to thank Ms. Matson because she helped me explore creative outlets such as music and poetry, which I still love to this day.” 

- Soraya Ashouri

Ms. Mazurie

“I’d like to thank Ms. Mazurie because she was the only memorable teacher for me.”

- Simone Lindsey 

 

“I would like to thank Ms. Mazurie for being a caring teacher and how she helped me out by bringing up my grade. I would go after school to the computer room to finish up homework or classwork after school.”

- Vincent Becerra

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Mazurie because she helped me throughout the school year when I was in and out of her classroom. She understood I was an athlete and gave me time to do my work and excel in her class. I will never forget her kindness and caring heart.” 

- Roderick (RJ) Swift

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Mazurie because, ever since elementary school, I have always hated English and having to read; but when I took your class you made me realize how fun reading can be.”

- Ivan Sanchez

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Mazurie because she is so easy to talk to about things that can be both educational and personal. I did play volleyball for her and realized how much she loved us as our own as she took that position and gave up time of her own outside of school. I really appreciate every moment with her and hope she continues being the greatest teacher/person she is.”

- Sharyn Miralles

Mrs. McAndrew

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she always makes class engaging and entertaining. She is always there for her students and teaches us lessons that we will remember for the rest of our lives.” 

- April Cabrera

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she allowed me to be part of ASB which was one of the greatest experiences and I'm thankful that I was able to be part of it all throughout high school. I also want to thank her for pushing me to be more social with my peers and making me a better person.”

- Deren Rivas

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she let me experience ASB at its fullest.”

- William Ingram

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she always made years enjoyable, I always felt involved and loved. Being involved in ASB taught me that I have a voice and that I need to use it. I have severe anxiety and she helped me overcome it. She helped me overcome it by speaking in front of large groups, talking to classes, and speaking to teachers I've never had :) ” 

- Natalie Guerrero

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she has made my senior year a year to remember. She has truly had a great impact in my senior year making it a fun and enjoyable time. Thank you so much for always being someone I could talk to and someone who believed in me.”

- Christopher Corrales Juarez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew for showing me how fun being in leadership really is.  Thank you for listening to our opinions, comments, and concerns we've had this year and trying to change them for the better to your best ability.  Thank you for all the hard work you put into all of our school activities.  Thank you for showing leadership that to play hard you must work hard first. You've given a heck of a fun senior year.  Thank you for being a good role model not just to me but to every student that looks up to you.”

- Giselle Gutierrez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she made me feel welcome into leadership at Mayfair.”

- Kimberly Godinez

 

“I'd like to thank Mrs. McAndrew for giving me the best four years of High School any student could ask for. Her class was always the most fun and she was always thoughtful towards all of her students, especially me. To me she's more than a teacher, she's like a second mom. Thank You, Mac.”

- William Silva

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she pushed me to do my absolute best and go above and beyond. She made me want to come back to school. She pulled me out of my dark place. She made my senior year the best it could be.”

- Dean Lewis

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McAndrew because she has always been there for me ever since I was a little kid. and for letting me be myself in class. Also for dealing with me for years.”

- Joshua Logan

Mr. McCabe

“I’d like to thank Mr. McCabe because he allowed me to be his TA and during that short time I had him, we had nice talks and let me be able to do my work if I needed to. He also gave me a sense of purpose being able to work for him.”

- Camden Villamor

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. McCabe because he's been the most supportive and helpful teacher I could've asked for and really made my love for biology and sciences stronger.”

-  Jackson Zylstra

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. McCabe because he’s so genuinely understanding and lighthearted. His passion for biology is easy to spot and it shows in his teaching. I’ve definitely laughed the most in his class!”

- Salome Usim

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. McCabe because he is very inspiring, understanding, kind, funny, and is mindful of his student's feelings. He also made class very fun with interesting topics and very intriguing labs. McCabe is an awesome teacher and his personality allowed him to connect with students and make funny memories with my class. I also want to thank him for the things he has done to help me and for his support.”

- Jennifer Esparza

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. McCabe because he made the science classes that I took with him really fun, and made me really enjoy the subject in a way most teachers probably wouldn't.” 

- Eric Tapia

Mrs. McDaniel 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McDaniel because she made the class easy and gave me chances.”

- Giordano Serpas

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McDaniel because she is my ELD teacher and her class is fun, she also helps us with other class assignments.” 

- Heder Ontiveros

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McDaniel because her class made me understand the language better.”

- Yodsapat Warasit

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McDaniel because she helped me and pushed me to get done with credit recovery so I could graduate.”

- Jesus Mendez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McDaniel because she was the first and one of the teachers who truly helped me out throughout my high school years. She had never given up on me and always believed that I was destined for greatness.”

- Cesar Vega

Mrs. McKay

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McKay because she was the first teacher in a long time to make me feel like she cared. I've been at Mayfair since 9th grade, and I've never met a teacher with her upbeat attitude. I'd like to thank her for always making my days brighter, even when it was just by doing small things.”

- Mi’Teka Kaufman

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McKay because she puts up with a lot and still teaches.”

- Trenten Dy

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McKay because I've had her during my sophomore and senior year and both years, she's been an amazing teacher and it's clear that she cares about her students as well.”

- Chelsea Aninyei 

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McKay because she is a teacher I can always talk to no matter what it's about.”

- Dylan Blankenship

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. McKay because she was always super nice and she believed in me.”

- Braulio Aquino

Mrs. Miranda

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Miranda because she helped me through my rough times during freshman year and I was able to talk and be listened to. She has been a big impact on my life.”

- Melanie Molano 

Mrs. Monteleone

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Monteleone because she cares for all her students.”

- Jasmine Escobar

Mr. Nelson

“I’d like to thank Mr. Nelson because he has made the 4 years of high school worthwhile for me; because of him, the Art Academy has felt like a family to me.”

- Christian De Guzman 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Nelson because he helped me through a lot of my art journey, and encouraged me.”

- Ethan Bridwell

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Nelson because he helped me improve as an artist and for his help in showing me opportunities for how I can achieve more after high school.”

- Celeste Bojorquez

Mr. Ngyuen

“I’d like to thank Mr. Ngyuen because he showed constant dedication to teaching us, and helped me instill a better work ethic. Although the demands of his class were high, it helped me improve in math, and prepared us as a class for difficult classes.” 

- Mia Cuellar

Mrs. Ozier

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Ozier because she saved my life.”

- Andre Oropeza

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Ozier because she gave me enough information about college and helped me choose classes that were best for me.” 

- Ariya Oung

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Ozier because although I was extremely stubborn and hardheaded at the beginning of the year, she always listened to my concerns and went the extra mile to help do what was best for me and my future. I don't think I would've made it through my senior year if I didn't have her as my counselor. Thank you, Mrs. Ozier, Mayfair wouldn't be the same without you!”

- Cindy Martinez

 

Mr. Palacios 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Palacios because he gave me an environment where I could enjoy the company of my friends whilst pursuing my dreams and doing what I love.”

- Gavin Knighton

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Palacios because Wiz has introduced me to a lot of opportunities and experiences within the gaming industry that I would never have gotten to see if I had not met him. I've been able to go to tournaments and meet a lot of inspiring people through him. He's taught me a lot about the modern tech space, including emerging art jobs in gaming. He has been encouraging and supportive of my journey through high school and has been clear that he wants to help me even after I graduate. He is always so optimistic about the future and is so happy to be where he is helping students like me evolve into better people. His pure happiness with where he is in his life is something I aspire to reach later in my life. I could not thank him enough for what he has done for me and my other friends in esports. He is not only a great teacher but a great friend and I am glad that I met him.”

- Robert Hale III

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Palacios because he has made one of my senior classes fun and very entertaining and a memorable thing to go out on.”

- Dominic Vaughn

 

Ms. Parks

“I’d like to thank Ms. Parks because she is an ally to my community, inspiration to new comings, and a shoulder to all your secrets you cry on. P.S. She gives the best hugs!”

- Matthew Perez

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Parks because she was the best teacher I had all senior year and she made math fun without giving out too much homework that would affect my personal life.”

- Daniel Turijan

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Parks because she is very patient and makes sure we understand the material and goes through any question that we have thoroughly. She makes the class fun.” 

- Elyssa Mariscal

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Parks because she made math enjoyable and fun to learn! Also, she allowed me to become better at math.”

- Pedro Vallejo

 

Mr. Pham

“I’d like to thank Mr. Pham because he was one of the few teachers that focused on the struggling students and were able to really pick out the signs to tell if a student was having a hard time or not. Mr. Pham found ways to focus on both the students who were ahead and the students who struggled. He left halfway through our year because of his wife going into labor early, but in that short time he was still an amazing teacher to have.”  

- Janessa Guzman 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Pham because he was very chill and you could joke around with him.”

- Jaime Torres

 

Mr. Philips

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips because he has taught me many life lessons that I will use in my life forever.”

- Brandon Jamjampour

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips.  I am thankful for how he always supports his students in anything we do. He makes school a comfortable and enjoyable environment to be in.”

- Cindy Castro

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips because, without him, we wouldn't have this amazing Marching band and color guard program. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this program, and become a part of the Mayfair marching band and color guard family. Thanks so much for the hard work and effort that you put in for us. I appreciate you!”

- Onwara Paorung

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips because I always had a place to eat and store my yummy food.”

- Celeste Perdomo

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips for being such a good neighbor.”

- Bijan Ashouri

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips because he does so much for others and doesn't ever seem to run out of energy.”

- Daniel Belonio

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Phillips because he expanded my love and appreciation of music.”

- Michael Servin

 

Mrs. Pinkwasser 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Pinkwasser because she was there for me. She also really believes in me and I’m thankful.” 

- Jaleea Jackson 

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Pinkwasser because she has taught me useful life lessons.”

- Julian Anaya 

 

Mrs. Quroga

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Quroga because she has gone to bat for me, helping me with grades, and life choices. She also has been there for me and my family no matter what. Even when she was pregnant, she still had my best interest at heart.”

- Landon Hooper

 

Mr. Ravelo

“I’d like to thank Mr. Ravelo because has made me push my limits and has been super awesome to all of us as a human, a teacher, and a coach. He showed me there are bigger things to life than a confined area and I should be open to who I am and enjoy life to the fullest.”

- Samuel Jones

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Ravelo. I've attended high school for four years and in three of those years, I had the pleasure of having Mr. Ravelo as my teacher. I can't recall all the times he would try to keep me on track and focused because he genuinely cared. I'm thankful for everything I've learned from him.”

- Alexus Mendez

 

Ms. Rienstra

“I’d like to thank Ms. Rienstra as she pushed me enough for me to finish running (and I later found out I love running), inspired me to focus on myself when I need to, and made me feel believed in.”

- Adrianna Gonzales

 

Mr. Rodriguez

“I’d like to thank Mr. Rodriguez because he always gave me a chance and wanted me to do better.”

- Maleeha Ramzan

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Rodriguez. He is my best friend, and likes Fritos. He also let me hang out in class if I bought him Church’s chicken and he gave me a dollar to buy a slushie and he is in a band! Rodri knows how to live life #YOLO”

- Kimberly Vasquez

 

Ms. Saucedo

“I’d like to thank Ms. Saucedo because she helped me out with filling out my college applications and my FAFSA. She showed a real interest in helping me out and I appreciate that so much; I wouldn't have been able to figure it out without her help.

- Mirna Lopez

 

Mr. Schneider

“I’d like to thank Mr. Schneider because he furthered my education into the field that I plan to create a career path around and helped me whenever I needed it, even with constructive corrections.”

- Nathan Schafer

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Schneider because he's just a good teacher.”

- Anthony Houssels

 

“I want to thank Mr. Schneider because he seemed to care the most about me being educated about the topic and made sure we understood everything before moving on. He made learning fun for me and interesting which is hard to do and he managed to make it a fun class.” 

- Raymond Ruiz

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Schneider because he was one of the most understanding and thoughtful teachers I had. He's been a great guy for the past 4 years and helped me whenever he could.”

- Robert Miranda

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Schneider because he has always been there for me and really helped me with school because he knew my situation the most.”

- Chris Perez

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Schneider because, you know from an adult perspective, that coming back to school after being gone for a minute was going to be a struggle and you helped me get through that!”

- Jazmin Green

 

Mr. Shaheen

“I’d like to thank Mr. Shaheen because he always greets students at his door with a smile. Mr. Shaheen always has a positive attitude for the day and he always makes class so enjoyable. His photo class is one of my favorite classes and I am always looking forward to being in his class. He's one of the best teachers.”

- Gabrielle Mejia

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Shaheen because for being a teacher, I could always talk to him as a friend, and always give me advice and help on any random subject I'd bring up to him.”

- Steven Jovel

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Shaheen because his photography class turned out to be something completely different from what I imagined in the sense that rather than being a class that I simply would do the bare minimum for the effort it created a new interest for me.”

- Angel Meza 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Shaheen because he has not only been one of the greatest teachers but also just one of the greatest people in this school ever.”

- Myles Tomlinson

 

Mrs. Skorka

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Skorka because she was one of the best teachers I've ever had. She had this warm friendly spirit and helped me with everything. To this day she still is one of the few teachers that made sure I was fine. I'm super thankful I had her as my English teacher in middle school, and I'm thankful that she always had my back. So, thank you Mrs. Skorka. I'm going to miss you so much.”

- Hiromi Rueda

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Skorka because she helped me reclassify from ELD and that was a big goal for me.”

- Erick Gutierrez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Skorka because she's super nice and she makes class better, like it makes you wanna go back to that class.”

- Gerson Rivera

 

Mrs. Sou

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Sou. In middle school, she encouraged me to do better in science and motivated me to do better in school. She was so kind and helpful. In 8th grade, I struggled academically and she helped me tremendously. Thank you, Mrs. Sou, I'll never forget you!”

- Omar Barboza

 

Mr. Suttle

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he made the year fun and very exciting.”

- Jordan Palacio

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he makes his class interesting and has such a good vibe that radiates through all the students. He always asks how my day is going and it makes my day when he asks me stuff like that because it sounds like he's really interested.”

- Paulina Lara

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he made me a more open person and was the teacher that I talked to the most.”

- Jason Lemus

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle for always making a bad day into a good one.”

- Stacey Wilkins

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he gave me ideas for possible career paths.”

- Evan Brogdon

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he was a really down-to-earth teacher and really had empathy towards the students and understood and cared for them. He would start every class talking about life to the students and how everyone was doing and having a teacher like that really changes my perspective on teachers.” 

- Luke Schreiner

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he helped me realize how interesting forensic science is, he also made it fun to learn about science in general.”  

- Jan Emmanuel Gatila

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he brings joy to the classroom and the school.  You can't say that for most teachers.  Most students get excited when they find out they have a substitute, but for Mr. Suttle, it sucks finding out when we'll have a sub because no one really matches his energy.”

- Hannah Seng

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he found an even more fun way to teach an already fun and interesting class subject.”

- Gustavo Vasquez

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he always treated all his students with care and empathy. He always made sure we felt welcome and safe. Whenever he saw me hungry he would give me some food, and is the definition of a teacher. Thank you, Mr. Suttle.” 

- Alondra Gutierrez

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle. When he read my card at the beginning of the year, I told him that I didn't like school, and he promised that he would change my mind. He delivered on his promise and made me look forward to coming to school just to be in his class. He also made me want to change career paths and do something in the forensic field.”

- Megan Ramos 

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he is very kind and funny and likes to hear how everyone else’s day is going.”

- Jasmin Gutierrez

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he is always supportive of all his students and knows how to let us have fun while working. He’s super funny and is extremely considerate. He offers people food when they don’t have any and opens his classroom to those who want to eat inside. He always makes sure his students are okay and is comforting when we’re not.”

- Leilani Fortuny

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he has helped me a lot and is always there for me when I need someone to talk to. He is one of the teachers that puts his students first and is always there just in general.”

- Clarrisa Manzo

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle for being an awesome teacher. The one class I enjoy going to and I have fun in. I'll enjoy the good talks and jokes we make after I graduate.”

- Austin Lister

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he does not judge my own life choices whatever they may be and encourages me to be confident in my skills and seems genuinely interested in what I have to say. He is also my favorite teacher.”

- Meilee Villacorta

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he made online learning fun and tried to teach even during a pandemic and was overall an amazing teacher.”

- Mauricio Sedano

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Suttle because he always interacts with his students and always welcomes us to share what’s new in our lives with no judgment.”

- Ellianna Geddes

 

Mr. Tablason

“I’d like to thank Mr. Tablason. Throughout my four years of high school, Mr. T has been there to help and support me and other Art Academy students.” 

- Devon Chin

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Tablason because he grew my interest in art and helped me to improve as an artist.”

- Fabien Favela

 

“I’d like to thank Mr. Tablason for being such an awesome teacher and believing in me.”

- Jacob Mompeller

 

Coach Taylor

“I’d like to thank Coach Taylor. She treats all the volleyball players as her children and will care for each and every one of us. Each volleyball player has now learned that being part of this team is just like having another family. She also motivates us to work hard and continue to push each other to become a better person, physically and mentally.” 

- Jordan Pacion

 

Ms. Toler

“I’d like to thank Ms. Toler because she was always nice and energetic. Her vibe was always funny and she always made sure that we understood what she was teaching. Hope everything is going well with you Ms. Toler!”

- Tyler Helme

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Toler because she is always so nice and I've known her since I’ve been going to Mayfair. She's taught me a lot and showed me a lot. I really appreciate her”

- Derick Stewart

 

“I’d like to thank Ms. Toler because she was just such a nice person and teacher. She was my first period in 7th grade and I loved being in her class first thing in the morning every day. She is part of the reason why I came to love science the way I do now. Going on the 7th grade trip to Florida with her as a chaperone was also really fun and memorable. Too bad we didn't see a manatee though…”

- Kevin Brim

 

Mrs. Valenzuela

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she helped me out during a really dark time in my life without her even having a clue about it. It was just from her being the loving and caring person she is.”

- Jeris Joyner

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she is a very understanding and genuine teacher. I can always go to her if I need to talk to someone and she is very relatable to her students. She is very chill and overall the best I've ever had.” 

- Yessenia Vazquez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she creates a sense of comfort where it's safe to talk about general and personal things.”

- Savannah Ford

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she put up with me for however many times she had me.”

- Dailen Lockhart

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she made English more enjoyable both years.”

- David Gonzalez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she’s not only helped me with school & school work, but she has helped me and checked on me with things I have been going through recently in my life.”

- Saryna De Jonge

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she is just a great teacher.”

- Paris Polk

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because she is so sweet and understanding, and she was very helpful when I was going through something and very easy to talk to. I knew that I could trust her and I was comfortable enough to talk to her about that topic. I have known her since I first got to this school and she has been with me since 10th grade. I will miss Mrs. V a ton when I graduate.”

- Dayanara Rodriguez

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela because even though I didn’t talk much with any of my teachers, if I had to ask one about my problems, it would be her; she’s a likable, caring, and understanding teacher.”

- Chris Carrasco

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Valenzuela for her endless support and encouragement to be the best I can be. I know she says I will do big things but know those things will be attributed to her because you gave me the motivation I didn't know I needed. Thank you for being my home away from home.” 

- Tiana Poirier

 

Ms. Viska

“I’d like to thank Ms. Viska because she made math to be something enjoyable for me, and I found her to be a very kind and understanding teacher who is underrated by how out-going she is. I admired her personality, as someone who was a very quiet student, seeing her be someone very approachable to similar kids like me made me want to have a sense of friendliness she shared.” 

- Alexis Ynclino

 

Mrs. Walker

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Walker because she helped me out with my college applications and helped me out through the toughest times. She gives the best advice.”

- Raul Cardona Jr.

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Walker because she is always so kind and patient with me and everyone that has her as a counselor know that she truly loves us and with be going to ends meets to help us be our best selves.”

- Tanyah Ash

 

“I’d like to thank Mrs. Walker because she truly cared and allowed my ambitious personality to thrive throughout my high school career and I will be forever grateful for her.”

- Zoe Estrada 

 

Coach Wallace

“I’d like to thank Coach Wallace because he is a very inspiring person and he stresses the importance of hard work and dedication.”

- Zachary Velasquez

 

“I’d like to thank Coach Wallace for helping and pushing me through my limits in the sport of distance racing.  Running is fun and I intend to continue during my college year.  He's given good advice for training and he's good at training the team overall.  He's also a coach I can talk to a lot about other things rather than running and he's very cool. Thank you again, Coach Wallace.”

- Noah Macias

 

Ms. Young

“I’d like to thank Ms.Young because she has really helped me all the 3 years she has been my counselor. She always gets back to me right after I email her even if it's about the smallest problem and I really thank her for that. 

- Caden Southard

 

Toni (Security)

“I’d like to thank Toni from security. She makes my day every day by going through the campus security and asking me if I am okay. I really appreciate everything that she does for all of us. We all love Toni. Everyone knows if they have any problem we can talk to Toni, and she won't say anything unless she has to but she's the best and I really appreciate her so much.” 

- Julissa Rojas

 

“I’d like to thank Toni from security because she is always so nice and I’ve known her since I’ve been going to Mayfair. She's taught me a lot and showed me a lot. I really appreciate her.”

- Derick Stewart

 

To Admin 200: 

“I’d like to thank the staff in the Admin 200 building. They're the most respectful adults that I've seen at the school so far. It feels so inviting to be there.” 

- Christian Som

 

To Attendance:

 

“I’d like to thank Jane from attendance because she was extremely kind to me in every situation and helped me out a lot throughout my experience at Mayfair.”

- Robert Chit