Office Intro: Hello!

Kaylie Wang, Staff Writer

Mindy Baker – Front Desk

Baker directs students to the right place and transfers questions on phone calls. She also ensures that visitors like parent volunteers pass the security check-in, accepts packages or mail and schedules the use of Northwood facilities.





Mariya Barin – Activities Clerk

ASB purchases are received and processed by Barin, who manages money charged for ASB, sports, clubs, VAPA and other school events. She deposits money collected from fundraisings and sales and donations. She also verifies budget availability, creates auditable records and reports and updates Web Store on the school store website.





Leanne Lauritzen – Admin Assistant

Lauritzen’s job often varies, but she ultimately supports the principal, front office staff and teachers. She often sits in meetings for the leadership and administration team. Additionally, to assist teachers, she purchases supplies within the department or athletic budgets.





Grace Omiya – Athletic Secretary

Omiya schedules buses, transportation and referees. She must be prepared for last-minute changes, like coordinating the next steps in the event of unexpected weather changes. Omiya assists students in the athletic clearance process, but the events she coordinates change with each season.





Shital Alag – Attendance Clerk

Alag oversees student attendance, reminding teachers to submit attendance reports, signing tardy slips and completing early release forms. She also manages detentions with a team of teachers and administrators and listens to calls from parents or guardians regarding absences and tardies.





Kathy Lontayao – School Registrar 

Lontayao is in charge of enrolling new students and making transcript changes like grade changes. To fulfill this duty, she transfers credits from previous schools and issues final transcripts. Lontayao also answers questions from prospective families and makes grade updates for teachers.





Mojgan Hajarizadeh – Student Services

Hajarizadeh helps schedule substitute teachers and leads annual student residency verifications. Additionally, she assigns student assistants to teachers of the best fit at the beginning of each semester. She is also in charge of handling the school’s lost and found, which involves helping students report stolen items.




Photos taken by Ellie Chan