PRINCIPAL OF ST. THERESE CARMELITE SCHOOL

 MRS. ALMA CORNEJO  

Mrs. Alma Cornejo, hired in 2015, welcomes your questions about St. Therese Carmelite School or Classical Education.  Please feel free to email her at stsprincipalcornejo@gmail.com.  

Mrs. Cornejo has a broad academic background, with over twenty years of teaching experience in both public and private Catholic schools, as well as in home-schooling. Since 2001, she has taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Latin, Apologetics, and Religion at a private Catholic school. She also served on the administration of that school for eight years, overseeing student discipline and campus safety and helping to supervise and mentor a staff of thirty.  She authored both their Parent and the Student handbooks.

Under Mrs. Cornejo’s leadership as head of the WASC committee in 2008, the school received an unprecedented six-year term from both WCEA and WASC for its initial accreditation. In 2014, she again steered the committee, resulting in another six-year term of accreditation.  She is bilingual and has taught English as a Second Language and Mathematics in LAUSD.  

She holds an A.A. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a PPS credential and an M.A. in School Counseling.  She has worked as a marriage and family therapist with Stillpoint Resources for five years.  Mrs. Cornejo grew up in the San Fernando Valley, the oldest of five children. She is a devoted wife and the mother of five children, ages eleven to thirty.  With her abundant experience and  her passion for excellence in Catholic education, Mrs. Cornejo is a valuable addition to St. Therese Carmelite School.