The Page Academy Faculty
Newport Mesa Campus
Patricia Klindworth, Senior DirectorMs. Pat has been with Page since 1989. She has 41 years in education and began her career in the mid-west. She later moved to FL where she joined the Page family as a supervisor and director until 2014.She became a consultant for Page prior to permanently relocating to CA in 2016. She truly loves her career and has enjoyed working with the many children, parents, and staff she has encountered over the years.
Hana Lee, Assistant DirectorMs. Hana is a proud Page Alumni, along with her sister and brother. She began working at Page in 2007. Her son is also currently a Page student. She is fluent in English, Korean, and a little bit of Spanish. She enjoys watching movies, eating, dancing, and spending time with loved ones. She loves coffee and sweets. She was a traditional Korean dancer for over 19 years and performed all over the country. “I wear many hats at the school but I still do not know how to ride a bike.”
Grace Busby, Bookkeeping & Admin.Ms. Grace has been with Page sine 1996. She has worked as a bookkeeper/administrative assistant at our Hancock Park for the past 23 years. She has a daughter named Stephanie, who attended Page School for 11 years and received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.
Jessica Ahn, TeacherMs. Jessica has been with Page since 2010. It has become a second home to her. She loves the staff and the fun they have with one another on a daily basis. She is bookworm and loves diving into a good book. She loves doing crafts and DIY projects. She is a middle child but people say she doesn’t act like one. And on weekends she is an event planner.
Jordan Swedloff, TeacherMr. Jordan has been with Page 2018. Prior to Page he taught English in South Korea. He has traveled cross-country six times- four times by car, once by bus, and once by train. He has been to 33 states. He was a tennis ball boy for six years, working for players such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, and Seffi Graff. He once sculpted a life-sized elephant from more than 100,000 feet of plastic wrap.
Janet Romero, TeacherMs. Janet has been with Page since 1992 and has been fortunate to combine her love of learning, art, sport, and children. Page Academy has given her the opportunity to do what she loves. “Every year is a new chapter in my life as a teacher. I look forward to continuing to fill each ‘page’ in the years to come.”
Ivan Rodriguez, TeacherMr. Ivan has been with Page since 2016. He enjoys playing soccer, watching TV shows, reading comics, watching anime, working out, hiking, having dog play dates. Mr. Ivan has a 25-gallon coral reef tank. He was born with 2 teeth. He is afraid of heights. He was born in Seattle. Loves to cook.
Mecole Jackson, TeacherMs. Mecole has been with Page Academy since 2005 and has been teaching for 23 years. She was inspired by her mother who was an elementary school teacher. "Working for children is truly inspiring for me. To see their progression and happiness to learn gives me great pleasure to want to continue to make a difference.
Mary Munar, Jr. Kindergarten TeacherMs. Mary has been with Page since 2017. She was born in the Philippines & moved to Los Angeles at the age of 3. As a kid she dreamed of becoming a nun & hanging out with sisters. She loves to read & spends time with her family & binge watch Netflix shows with her dog, Unagi. She is an amateur knitter, & an expert level coffee drinker.
Clara Cruz, Preschool TeacherMs. Clara has been with Page since 2017. She is very passionate about working with children and enjoys observing their differences. She likes to engage in a positive and constructive way. She learns from her mentors. Her long term goal is to become and educator who impacts the lives of children to strive to reach their full potential.
Lorraine Glass, Preschool TeacherMs. Lorraine has been with Page since 2014. "There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing a young child learn something new, knowing that I have been behind that growth." Ms. Lorraine has over 15 years of experience and has witnessed growth within each child. She has enjoyed every aspect of teaching and that they can teach her as a much as she can teach them. She is dedicated to each child, makes sure they receives the best care.
Cindy Fernandez, Preschool TeacherMs. Cindy has been with Page since 1995. Her passion is inspiring & teaching children. Using different strategies she keeps her students interested & focused. She provides an interesting, safe, & nurturing environment so her students can develop a life long love for learning & reach their full potentials. She enjoys spending time with family & friends. She likes to travel, kayak, whitewater rafting & jet skiing.