CPSOA was founded based on the principle that all students need to be able to explore and develop their talents, dreams and possibilities regardless of their economic, social, racial and geographic status. These are the Teachers and Support Team who help your children achieve these goals.
Artistic Director/Principal, 5-6 grade teacher, Dance, Choir, Acting, Visual Arts Mr. Rugh is the creator and founder of CPSOA. A former actor and dancer for 13 years, he received his educational training from Cal State Los Angeles, The American Acadamy of Dramatic Arts, and the Edge Performing Arts Center. Before opening Creative Planet, Mr. Billy [...]
Academic Director, 7-8 grade teacher, Computers, Yearbook Mrs. Rugh is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. She also has a lifetime credential with an emphasis in Math and Science. She has been teaching junior high school in El Monte for the past twenty years. [...]
3-4 Grade Teacher, Director of Outreach and Education, Dance Instructor Ms. Benton is Co-Founder of CPOA where she infuses the students with her high-level of technique and discipline, having been dancing for eleven years. She received her dance training from Santa Monica College, Cal State Los Angeles, the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, and [...]
1-2 grade teacher, Music, Piano, Creative Writing, Acting Ms. Rodriguez has been a lead teacher of CPSOA since its early beginnings teaching music theory to K-8. Her eight years experience as an ABEKA-trained phonics and reading teacher has given the students of CPSOA a great head start on their education experience. Born in Wisconsin, Mrs. [...]