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9th Grade Teachers
Mrs. Bobo Science Teacher
Mrs. Buell Teacher
Kristina Kim Teacher
Jack Opkins Teacher
Aubray Zell Teacher
10th Grade Teachers
Lawrence Brown English
Susan Palacios Teacher
Jason Goldfischer Social Studies
Joseph Martinez Jr Math
John Ottina ex: 3244 CTE and Mathematics
Deborah Ramaty Foreign Language
11th Grade Teachers
Tom McNamee CTE
Christopher Murphy (562) 425-1281 ex: 0000 History/Social Science
Jessica Saucedo English
Thanh Phuong Tang Math
12th Grade Teachers
Mr. Flanagan Teacher
A. Glover (562) 425-1281 ex: 3260 Science
Gilda Patterson ex: 3263 Teacher
Roberta Teran English

Meet the ATM Team

Mr. Flanagan Posing like a 90 s rapper

Mr. Flanagan received his Bachelor's from CSULB in History. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at his Alma Mater in Curriculum & Instruction. This is his 3rd year at Lakewood where he teaches AP US Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics, US Government & Economics.  Outside of school, Mr. Flan Man's life generally revolves around 90s/00s hip-hop, rock music, Rick and Morty, cooking, and saving for travel. He got married in 2016, and they have a pit bull that won't listen to his wife. Follow him on Twitter @FlanManGov


Ms. Buell and student

Ms. Buell as a Lakewood alumni and CSULB graduate, I take pride in being part of this diverse, plentiful community and help students put forth efforts that will help them with life-long skills and learning so they may live the life of their dreams.

Ms. Saucedo Skydiving

Ms. Saucedo currently teaches multiple levels of English as well as AVID.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from CSULB (go Beach!) When not grading essays, Ms. Saucedo loves spending time with her huge family, traveling and attending sporting events, especially baseball and football. Go Dodgers!!!


Mr. Hayes looking proud.

Mr. Hayes is our Administrative Principal at Lakewood High School. Born and raised in San Diego, he moved to Long Beach on a football scholarship to CSULB where he received his B.A. in Industrial Arts with a focus on Electronics. He also received his Master of Science in Occupational Studies at the Beach! Long Beach is where Mr. Hayes met his wife and became a father to his awesome children and two dogs. 


Mathematics on Chalk Board

Mr. Tang is a graduate of CSUDH! He has been teaching for 14 years and is currently ATM’s Algebra 2 teacher. When not teaching or coaching badminton (which he has done for 10 years), he enjoys spending time with his three young sons. 

Ms. Zell is a product of LBUSD K-12 schools. As a Lakewood High School Alum, she is proud to have participated in Link Crew, ASB and softball during her time here. After Lakewood, she earned a full-ride scholarship for softball to Boise State University where she earned her B.A. in Mathematics with an Emphasis in Secondary Education. She then went on to CSULB for an M.A. in Math Education. Ms. Zell recently earned a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership at UCI. After four years of teaching, Ms. Zell has come full circle and is back at Lakewood teaching Abstract to Visual (Algebra 1 with Programming) as well as coaching softball. Go Wood! 

Mr. Opkins

Mr. Opkins received his Bachelor of the Arts in History at CSULB.  He received his Master of the Arts in Educational Technology at CSULB.  He has taught for 16 years at levels 7-12, teaching Social Science and Computer Technology.  Outside of school he enjoys spending time with his family and watching baseball. He is an avid collector of turn of the century tobacco baseball cards.

Ms. Kim and family

Kristina Kim is a Lakewood High School alumni, who went on to Cal State Long Beach to pursue her bachelors in Spanish and linguistics as well as her teaching credential in Spanish. She also had the opportunity to live and study in Mexico. Her masters was completed at Concordia University in Teaching curriculum and instruction. Mrs. Kim is very passionate about meshing the practical skill of learning Spanish, with the important computer, and technology skills needed for students to be successful in the 21st century, that ATM offers its students. She has two awesome children, a husband and loves to travel.  

More teacher bios/pics coming soon....

Mrs. Bobo in Zero G

Mrs. Bobo is an Alumni of CSULB where she received her Bachelor's in Biology and Mississippi State University where she earned her Masters in Geoscience. She has been a teacher for 14 years. Not only does she teach AP Biology & Accelerated Biology but Mrs. Bobo also coaches the Girl's Tennis team at Lakewood. Outside of school, her time  is spent with her three year old daughter and one year old son. She enjoys traveling, hiking, playing sports and rooting on her favorite sports teams. Go Dodgers!

Tom McNamee with Wall-E

Tom McNamee is an Alumni of Lakewood High School and of CSULB where he received his Bachelor's in English (creative writing) and minor in marketing.  He was always interested in technology so he completed his masters with Full Sail University in Educational / Media Design and Technology.  Since then, he has completely transitioned in computer science where he is now teaching AP Computer Science Principles and Product Design.  Mr. McNamee has taught for 12 years and has also been the boys tennis coach for 20 years.  Outside of school - he is a Disney fan (formally worked with Disney for 10 years), into all sports (Go Lakers) and being a dad and husband.


Mr. Murphy relaxing in the sun

Mr. Murphy received his B.A. from UCSB, his M.A. in Education from Walden University and M.A. in Educational Leadership from CSU Pomona. In 1994, he began his teaching career at Lakewood High School as a history teacher and baseball coach. Since then, he has coached numerous sports, served in various leadership positions and taught a variety of courses.  He is currently teaching AP United States History and Honors United States History. After working with hundreds of teachers and students, Mr. Murphy looks forward to working with more great people!

An Open Book

Ms. Teran is ATM’s Senior English teacher. She teaches AP English Literature as well as Multicultural Literature. She is a graduate of CSULB with both her B.A. and her Master’s in English Literature. After her early professional years in social work and retail, Miss Teran realized that she enjoyed working with teenagers. She is now teaching her most beloved subject, Literature and Language Arts for 25 years and counting. 

Mr. Goldfischer travelling the world

Mr. Goldfischer is a graduate of Rutgers University where he received his Bachelor's in History and his Master's degree in Social Science Education. He has taught at Lakewood High School for 15 years and is currently ATM's 10th Grade World History Teacher. Mr. Goldfischer has taken his passion for animals into the classroom where he is also teaching Odyssey's Management of Aquatic Life & Animals Course. 


Mr. Otinna, a white hat.

Mr. Ottina has been a teacher for 20 years. He graduated from UCI with a B.A. in Social Sciences and received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from CSUDH.  Mr. Ottina has taught many levels of mathematics at Lakewood, but he is currently teaching Exploring Computer Science and AP Computer Science A. When not igniting the minds of our techie students, he enjoys racing sailboats!


Ms. Ramaty

Ms. Ramaty is originally from Washington D.C., but she has been living and teaching in Long Beach since 1997. She loves teaching Spanish at Lakewood High School and sharing her knowledge of world languages with her students.  She received her BSed in Spanish and Education from West Chester University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction. She also studied Spanish Literature at the Universidad de Madrid Complutense in Spain.  When she is not walking her two dogs or doing yoga, she loves to travel around the globe with her two children.