Our School Leaders

Judy Burbank

Head of School

“Nothing warms my heart like a child that is excited about learning.”

Judy Burbank has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Before taking on her role as Head of School at the Altadena Allen campus, she served as a principal at one of Stratford School’s Northern California campuses.

Judy always looks forward to working with passionate faculty who foster curiosity and achievement in each student and who create a caring educational environment.

Whether it’s singing a new song or learning about the solar system, Judy loves being a part of developing curiosity in children.


Lisa Vasquez

Director of Early Childhood Education

“I believe that every child deserves an enriching educational experience.”

Lisa Vasquez brings over 18 years of experience in private school education with a special emphasis on early childhood development to her role as a the Director of Early Childhood Education at Stratford’s Altadena Allen campus.

Lisa believes that every child deserves and is entitled to an enriching educational experience that focuses on the whole child. Her goal is to create a stimulating learning environment that fosters confidence and encourages each child to reach his or her full potential.

Great relationships with children and families are paramount to Lisa, as she strives to create an outstanding and personalized educational experience for each student.

Lisa is excited to be part of the Stratford family and looks forward to continuing her own educational journey.


Angela Andikyan

Office Administrator

Angela Andikyan is the Office Administrator at Stratford School’s Altadena Allen campus.

Angela knows that each child is unique and must have a stimulating, well-balanced educational environment where they can grow academically, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

As an office administrator with a background in mental health, it is Angela’s desire to create a positive atmosphere where students and teachers can meet their full potential. She thrives in providing a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas.

Angela chose Stratford because of its strong STEAM-based curriculum and supportive team-oriented environment for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.


Our Faculty

Jessica Alcaraz

Elementary Floater and Extended Day Teacher

Lesli Ayers

2nd Grade Teacher

Sarine Babikian

Music Teacher

Veronica Brenes

Pre-kindergarten Teacher

Alejandra Castaneda

Early Preschool Teacher

Yahua He

Mandarin Teacher

Mari Heimlich

4th Grade Teacher

Valeree Hernandez

Spanish and Extended Day Teacher

Jacqueline Marquez

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Ashley Minjie

Kindergarten Teacher

Yilin Peng

Mandarin Teacher

Melissa Rains

1st Grade Teacher

Patrizia Ribaya

3rd Grade Teacher

Michelle Roman

Preschool Teacher

Maria Santillan Garza

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Maria Valdez

Early Preschool Teacher

Jezzel Viray

Computer Science and P.E. Teacher

Doris Wang

Elementary Music Teacher

Celeste Yanez

Kindergarten Teacher