L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs
L.A.C.E.R. PLUS Instructors

Veronica Alday, L.A.C.E.R. PLUS Program Coordinator at King, graduated with a degree in Physiological Science from UCLA.  She is actively involved in community outreach and has worked with various local groups including Camp Ronald McDonald.  Mentoring youth of all ages to be curious and explore their academic interests and understand their limitless possibilities is something she constantly strives for.

Jerry Morales

Jerry Morales has been a part of the L.A.C.E.R. family since 1999 and many of his students have gone on to higher education with a major in music and to pursue professional careers in the field. He has studied Classical guitar at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and Conservatorio Cristobal de Morales in Sevilla Spain. Well-known in the industry for his musical talents, he has worked with famous artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Kayne West, Lauryn Hill, and Ozomatli.

Chris Bradfield

Chris has been working in the Internet technology space for over 20 years. He helped create the first record label website and first digital music download in 1994. After that he built web and intranet sites for entertainment companies, and designed large scale email and web systems for corporate clients. Since 2004, he has worked in the online gaming space for a number of successful MMO and social gaming publishers. In his game industry career he has served as a game designer, developer, product manager, and business development executive.  He has always enjoyed working with children and technology. Highlights include coaching a Girl Scout robotics team (great fun) and volunteer teaching at his local elementary school's computer lab.

Kallpachay Instructors

Kallpachay teachers come from diverse countries and backgrounds with a wide range of experience. All have a love of their language and are kind, warm, cheery, worldly, encouraging and patient in working with kids. We hand select our teachers for specific qualities.

They must first and foremost prove their talent to teach Spanish and then are provided ongoing support with professional development materials, resources and workshops so that they can further develop the art of teaching a second language. Many have first hand experience of either learning English in the recent past or in teaching their own children Spanish as a second language.

Many have studied Spanish literature and/or teaching language and have experience teaching. All teachers have Bachelors, and/or working toward higher degrees. Training for Kallpachay is an ongoing process, but starts with working with curriculum and methodologies we provide. For more information about Kallpachay, visit www.kallpachay.com