alfredo varela, principal
As the son of proud immigrants from Colombia, South America, Mr. Varela knew from a very young age that his bilingualism was a “super power,” one that he would utilize to help others in the future. His first language was Spanish and began learning English once he attended pre-school.
Mr. Varela has been in public education for 20 years as a teacher, coach, department chair, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and, most recently, a K-8 administrator. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and Secondary Education at Manhattanville College, and later earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a World Language at the same college. He most recently earned his second Master of Science in Educational Administration at National University.
One of his proudest professional experiences was being selected by the California Department of Education in 2018 as a Standards Advisory Committee member to help revise the CA World Languages standards, representing and advocating for Heritage Language Learners statewide.
His strong desire to serve every student every day is his number one priority. He also believes that it takes a village to ensure the future success of all students on both an academic and social-emotional level. Therefore, he looks forward to building stronger ties with the school community and engaging on a deeper level. He is eager to utilize his “super power” to make this happen in multiple languages!
In his spare time, Mr. Varela enjoys spending time with his husband and three pups. He loves traveling, gardening, and really enjoys reading Marvel Comics and watching all MCU movies!
viviana magaÑa-laureano, assistant principal
Mrs. Laureano has been in education for over 15 years with teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Master of Education and Organizational Leadership at University of La Verne. She later earned her second Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Specialization at CSU Channel Islands.
Mrs. Laureano began her teaching career in Fillmore USD, and later transitioned to teaching at Blanchard Elementary. She also served as the Distance Learning Summer Administrator, as well as the Saturday Program Administrator for the Migrant Education Program with Ventura County Office of Education. Most recently, Mrs. Laureano served as an assistant principal at Isbell Middle School.
Mrs. Laureano is dedicated to serving and supporting the students, families, staff and community of Glen City Elementary school, one that values a culture of high expectations, serving every student every day!