Lupe joined the Life Planning Team in 2014. She is a native Angeleno with over 16 years of experience in higher education. She spent the first part of those years in College Admissions working for Mount St. Mary's College and Occidental College. At Occidental, she made the switch to Financial Aid. At both colleges she was heavily involved in the recruitment of students of color. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Scripps College. As the Latino Programs Coordinator, Lupe works with Spanish-speaking families at all grade levels to ensure they have full access to all that Vistamar has to offer.
Julie Crum earned her College Counseling credential at UCLA, joining the Vistamar Life Planning team in 2011. Her areas of expertise include financial aid, the performing arts, and the UC and CSU systems. Julie holds a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and worked in the Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach School Districts as a tutor and substitute teacher. Her experience as an educator, counselor, and parent of two children attending college allows her to bring both wide-ranging and local insight into her work with Vistamar students.
A founding faculty member, Pam has been at Vistamar since it opened its doors in 2005. Past roles here have included Coordinator of the Humanities Department, Humanities and AP English teacher, Life Planning Associate, and proud Vistamar parent-- both of her children are Vistamar graduates. Prior to coming to Vistamar, Pam taught Humanities and English for nine years at Brentwood School. There she also served terms as Co-chair of the English Department, Dean of Faculty, and director of the Senior Seminar Program, an interdisciplinary course combining philosophy, literature, history, comparative religion, and psychology. Pam grew up in Los Angeles and, back in the Mesozoic era, graduated from Westlake School for Girls (now Harvard-Westlake), so she is truly the product of L.A.-area independent schools. She holds a BA in English/Creative Writing from Stanford University, and a PhD in English from Brown University, where she taught composition and literature classes for five years.
Computer Science Faculty
Athletic Director & Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach
Assistant Athletic Director
Director of Teaching & Learning
Music Director, Music Teacher
Director of Community Life, Humanities Faculty
Assistant Director of Admissions
Assistant Head of School
Human Resources Manager
ESL Instructor/ Int'l Student Advocate
Chief Financial Officer
Lee Ann Metivier
Director of Development
Associate Director of Development
Spanish and Heritage Spanish Faculty
Math Faculty, Science Faculty
Sarah Older Aguilar
Department Chair, Humanities Faculty
Math Faculty, Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Counselor, Learning Specialist
EdTech Support Specialist, VPA Faculty
Department Chair, Math Faculty
Department Chair, Science Faculty
Technical Director, VPA Faculty
World Languages Chair, International Admissions Coordinator, Spanish Faculty
Neal Von Flue
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.