Rebecca Bendickson
Counselor

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I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work at West Campus! I look forward to coming to work every day and interacting with our fantastic students — they truly are the kindest, most hardworking students I have ever had the pleasure of serving.

I graduated with my master’s in counseling from CSU Sacramento and did my undergraduate work at both UC Davis and San Francisco State University.

Anne Bestgen
Science Teacher

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This is my 20th year working at West Campus. Although things have changed a bit, this unique school holds a special place in my heart. After initially teaching Algebra, I have taught Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology ever since. From class advisor (2005 & 2014), to coaching tennis, to athletic training, now my focus is on Key Club, Green Team, and Class of 2020.

Pearla Cruz-Chavez
Clerk

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I love my job at West Campus. I am happy to still be working with youth in some way, having spent many years working in social services, and substitute teaching in between. I am also a hairstylist and still travel back home to L.A. to visit and work in the industry there as well. 

I have three beautiful children, and I love to travel and go on curious adventures. I stand proud of my rich Mexican-American culture and am very active in the Aztec dance community.

Gabrielle DeSio
English Teacher

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This is my first year with West Campus, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be a member of the Warrior Family. My heart is full knowing that I get to serve the community that helped facilitate my own amazing public school experience. I am a Sacramento native and alumna of Cal Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High. I obtained my B.A. in Literature with an emphasis in Modern Literary Studies from UC Santa Cruz. I previously worked near the U.S.-Mexico border in the Sweetwater Union High School District, the largest secondary district in California.

Debra Durazo
Office Manager/Controller

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I started at West Campus in September 2006 as the Front Office Clerk, then later became the Attendance Tech. I left West Campus for a few years and returned as the Office Manager/Controller in July 2017.

I enjoy working with West Campus students because they are hard working and motivated to do their best, and that encourages me to work hard for them.

My proudest accomplishments are my three children. I enjoy spending time with my husband and my little dog Jake!

Briana Fonseca
Band and Music Appreciation Teacher

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As a West Campus alumna, I am very excited to be back for my second year of teaching Band and Music Appreciation at our school. I earned my Bachelor of Music Education at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a teacher, my goal is to instill a lifelong love and appreciation of music in all of my music students.

Outside of performing with my students whenever I can, I enjoy watching movies, traveling, trying new foods, and attending concerts!