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Humanitas Magnet 

for Interdisciplinary Studies

Grant High School

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Alaina Kommer

Humanitas Magnet Coordinator

Museum Studies

Art History


I've taught at Grant High School since 2004 and I've been a part of Humanitas since 2009. I love teaching in a collaborative setting.


Ron Arreola



Mr. Arreola was one of the founding members of the Humanitas program at Grant High School. He has been recognized as Teacher  Leader of the Year by the Los Angeles Education Partnership. 


Mariano Mejia

English 9

English 11


This is my fourth year at Grant High School. I love being part of the Humanitas Magnet and look forward to having a great year.


Raquel Castellanos

Algebra I

Algebra II


Ms. Castellanos has been a math teacher at Grant High School since 2007. She is patient and always willing to assist students with all of their math needs.


Barbara Zeig

English 9

English 12


I am thrilled to be in the Humanitas Magnet and look forward to a fabulous year.


Manuel Reynaga

Spanish I

Spanish II

Mr. Reynaga not only teaches Spanish  but he often demonstrates his ability to cook for a crowd. Best burritos in Grant history!


Matanya Goldsman

Algebra I

Algebra II



I am so excited to join the Humanitas Magnet at Grant. I look forward to a wonderful year filled with collaboration and growth. 


Maritsa Ramirez Padilla

Ethnic Studies


Ms. Ramirez Padilla is coming us from San Fernando Middle School. She has completed extensive research in the area of Ethnic Studies and she's looking forward to sharing it with our students. 


Daniel Buccieri

World History

U.S. History

Government and Economics

Mr. Buccieri is coming to us from Venice STEMM Magnet. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and 2011 LAUSD Teacher of the Year.  


Melissa Mata

Humanitas Magnet Counselor

Ms. Mata plans our students schedules, helps them plan for college, and provides extensive counseling services to all of our students. 


Interested in joining our team? 

The Humanitas Magnet for Interdisciplinary Studies at Grant High School is growing and we’re looking for experienced and engaging teachers who want to join our collaborative team. Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed to building a unique magnet program. All teachers must be willing to help with recruitment events and attend professional development beyond the school day. 

If you’re interested in joining our supportive, positive team of teachers, please send your cover letter and resume to Alaina Kommer.


Alaina Kommer

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