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Knollwood Preparatory Academy ES

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Cecilia Salazar


    Cecilia Salazar



    Assistant Principal, Elementary Instructional Specialist

    Mary Cardenas-Medina


    Instructional Coach

    Tracie Cho Talebi


    TSP/Title I Coordinator

    Louis Quevedo


    School Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Downs


    Gina Despinos

    Office Technician

    Gina Despinos

    Veronika Netter

    Community Representative

    Veronika Netter


    Plant Manager

    Carlos Garret


    Local District: Northwest


    11822 Gerald Avenue
    Granada Hills, CA 91344




    Office Hours

    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



    More Than a Meal

    Updated 10/24/2022

    Knollwood needs your help with the More Than A Meal Campaign

    • For purposes of identifying low-income students for Title I and LCFF funding, all LDNW Pricing Schools need to collect Meal Applications this year, even though all students will receive meals for free.

    • All forms and applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 28, 2022, to generate funding for the 2022-2023 school year.

    • Any questions or concerns, please contact: CEP/HIF Schools: Marilyn Parlen (818.326.3615) and/or Karen Jaye (818.203.0802)

    • Parents can access the online meal applications at 

    Knollwood Families,
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 is now a required school day for students and school personnel. Please note Dec. 7, March 15 and April 19 are also required days of school, and the school year ends on June 9. Visit for more information. See you in school on Oct. 19!

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         On behalf of the entire Knollwood Preparatory Academy community, I would like to welcome you to the 2022-2023 academic year!  I am honored to serve in the position as principal and I am looking forward to working with you to provide the best possible educational program for your child.  Our extraordinary teachers, dedicated support staff, and I are planning for a rewarding year filled with rich learning experiences for your child(ren).  Our focus is on building a strong partnership between staff, parents, and students to allow every child to flourish and reach his/her academic potential.  Together we will open the door to endless opportunities for all students in our school as they become college and workplace ready.

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