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Meet Our Staff
Drama Director/TC Advisor/VAPA Department Chair
Ms. P is the Drama Director and Department Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department here at Keppel, where she has been teaching for 16 years. She teaches Beginning Drama, Advanced Drama, Honors Theatre (a weighted course), and team teaches Tech Theatre with Mr. Gillette. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also directs all of our shows.
Theatre has always been her passion and she feels very privileged to be able to share that passion with her students. She respects and admires her students for their willingness to take chances and their advocacy to make the world better than they found it by believing that all the world IS their stage.
Mr. Gillette teaches Tech Theatre and is the technical director for all our productions. He is also the Stage Director for all of the outside User Groups that want to use our space.
Mr. Gillette had a quality Tech Theatre training program in high school and decided to minor in theatre in college. He continued working in Tech Theatre while pursuing his History degree at Pomona College of The Claremont colleges. He also received his masters degree in education at Pomona and earned his teaching credential there in 2005. He is committed to the training of our students with the same expertise and rigor in which he was trained. In addition to teaching Tech Theatre and being our Technical Director, Mr. Gillette is also the Department Chair of the Social Sciences Department here at Keppel.
Ms. Mendiola is an active Soprano, performing regularly and teaching private voice lessons throughout the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities. She has performed at various venues including the Staples Center, Honda Center, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Pantages and Greek Theaters, as well as overseas venues in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. She earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Ms. Mendiola completed the Single Subject Teaching Credential program in Music at California State University, Fullerton, where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Ms. Mendiola is a proud alumna of the AUSD (Ramona Elementary: K-8, AHS: 9-12).
Justin Lee has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Mark Keppel High School since 2016. He graduated from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education.
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