Brightwood School

1701 Brightwood Street, Monterey Park, CA 91754






Colleen Underwood, Principal

Ms. Underwood has been in the Alhambra School District for 23 years and has taught all grade levels from 1st to 8th grade She has been a Dean and Guidance Counselor at San Gabriel High School as well as an Assistant Principal at Park, Repetto, and Brigthwood. Her education includes a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling and a K-12 Teaching Credential, a CLAD certificate, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential and a Clear Administrative Credential. She is currently working on her Educational Specialist Degree.

Priscilla Boyle, Assistant Principal
Before coming to Brightwood last fall, Ms Boyle started her teaching career with the Los Angeles Unified School District on the Westside at Webster Junior High. Wanting to work with older children and be closer to home, after eight years, she began teaching at Alhambra High School teaching English and English as a Second Language. Ms. Boyle left the classroom two and a half years ago to work as an Instructional Specialist at the district office overseeing K-12 Language Arts and K-12 Social Science. Now, after thirty years in education, she is still learning and enjoying new experiences.


Office Staff
Mary Martinez
Kuni Jessup
Alicia Vera
Jane Torrez

Judy Wells
Mary Rauchfuss

Nick Laahs

Speech Specialist
Rosanne Gray

Library Instructional Aide
Barbara Kimura

Home School Coordinator
Kim Hong
Maritza Ascarrunz

Custodial Staff
Jesus "Chuy" Gonzalez
Frank Aldapa
Carmen Marquez

Cafeteria Staff
Aida Pagone
Jeannette Perez
Maricela De La Torre