Meet the TANLA Board of Directors


These are the Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year.

President Kelley Rush


Kelley has been a part of the NLMUSD family for 23 years. She taught at Gardenhill Elementary School for 14 years, was a Literacy Coach for seven years, and currently is a full-time release president. Kelleyís three children all are graduates of NLMUSD. Samantha is currently a substitute teacher in Downey Unified, Matt graduate from ORU in Oklahoma this spring, and Zach is a student at Long Beach State. Kelley loves reading, sports (especially baseball and football) and traveling with her husband.

1st Vice President Clay Walker


Clay is an American Government and Economics teacher at La Mirada High School. In his 21 years of service to our district he has taught at La Mirada High School and El Camino High School. Clay and his wife Karen have two sons and one daughter. Karen is a former educator and current Marriage and Family Therapist. Their daughter is an elementary school aide while their sons are active military. During their spare time, Clay and Karen enjoy traveling, trips to the beach, and social outings with family and friends.

2nd Vice President Tracey Ayer


Tracey is a Physical Education teacher at Los Coyotes Middle School. She has served our district for 18 years. In addition to Los Coyotes she taught at Corvallis Middle School. Tracey loves her family, dogs, fishing, Snoopy, and the Miami Dolphins.

Treasurer Deborah Anderson


Deborah has been involved in TANLA for 15 years and teaches at Waite Middle School.

Secretary Denise Daguimol


Denise currently teaches 3rd grade at Nuffer Elementary School. She has served our district for the last 16 years teaching grades K, 1, 3, and 5. Prior to teaching in NLMUSD she worked as an instructional aide and an adult school teacher in Los Angeles. Denise is married to another 3rd grade teacher in our district. She has two wonderful children. Her family loves trying new restaurants and watching sporting events (especially baseball). Denise also enjoys scrapbooking and reading.

Elementary Director Maureen Quiros


Maureen is a Kindergarten teacher at Sanchez Elementary School. She has been a teacher in NLMUSD for 19 years. All 19 years have been spent at Sanchez Elementary School teaching 1st grade, Kindergarten, and also as a resource teacher. Maureen was born in Costa Rica. She goes back to visit every year. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, traveling, and scrapbooking.

Elementary Director Amanda Cobian


Amanda has been teaching Special Education (SDC/RSP)at Lampton Elementary School for 7 years, and her first year was at Edmondson. She is married with two daughters, age 6 and 3. Amanda is a La Mirada High School graduate and completed her teaching program at Cal State Fullerton. She enjoys cooking, craft projects and traveling.

Elementary Director Robyn Morgan


Robyn has been teaching for 16 years at Lampton Elementary School and is a Common Core Lead Teacher in technology. She graduated from Norwalk High School and completed her teaching program at cal State Fullerton. Robyn is married with 4 children, all of whom attend schools in Norwalk.

Elementary Director Karen Fox


Karen has worked for the district for 14 years. She teaches at Gardenhill Elementary. Karen also is the TANLA PAC Chairperson.

Middle School Director Lisa Concannon


Lisa teaches at Los Coyotes Middle School. She has served our district for 12 years. In addition to Los Coyotes she taught at Waite Middle School.

Middle School Director Frank Lemus


Frank teaches at Waite Middle School and is an avid bicyclist. He is married with children.

High School Director Gerri Gandolfo


Gerri is a counselor at La Mirada High School. In his 27+ years in our district he has taught 8th grade history at both John Glenn High School and Waite Middle School. In addition to being a counselor at LMHS, he also was a counselor at JGHS and NHS. Gerri was recently elected to serve on NEA's Board of Directors. He collects comic books, baseball cards, and sports memorabilia.

High School Director Mary Lubliner


Mary currently teaches Spanish at Norwalk High School. In her 25+ years of service to our district, Mary has filled many roles. At the elementary level Mary taught all grades K-5, including the ESL and bilingual programs. She also worked at the district office as a Bilingual Resource teacher. Mary even has taught adult school and preschool. Mary is married to a teacher and has three adult children, all in college. She and her family love music, traveling and basketball.