Meet the Administrators

Kevin Marie McKeown Frost


Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley

Attended CSUN for BA in English Literature

                                   Joined Alpha Omicrom Pi Sorority

Attended National University for Single Subject Teaching Credential

Attended CSLB for California Writing Project Fellowship

Attended CSUN for Masters of Educational Leadership and Policies Studies

                                   Administrative Services Credential

Worked for LAUSD since 1987: Bilingual TA, English Teacher, Magnet Coordinator, AP


Location: Health Office

Depts:  ELA, ELD

SLC: Magnet




After School Programs:  Athletics, Cheer, Band, Educare, Civic Center Permits

Community Partnerships

Student Store

ASB/Leadership: Clubs, Organizations, and Assemblies

House of Representatives

Booster CLub

Senior Class


Transportation: Field Trips



Hernesto Meza


Location: Records Office

Department:  Social Studies

SLC: Leadership, Arts, and Media Academy



Discipline/Dean’s Office  

Parent Center

Parent Portal

Peer Mentoring

Restorative Justice/PBIS

School-Parent Activities

Safe School Plan

Emergency Drills




Cynthia Pineda


I began my career in education as a Paraprofessional. In 2007, I became a District Intern and taught Kindergarten to 5th grade in the Northwest San Fernando Valley. In 2018, I became a Title III Instructional Coach, and in 2021 I became a Sylmar Spartan as a Targeted Student Population Adviser and English Learner Designee. 
My educational background encompasses a degree in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology from CSUN and a Master's degree in Education from UCLA. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and am a product of LAUSD. 
My passion lies in equitable practices such as sociocultural instruction, and the affirmation of all student identities. As an advocate for transformative education, I am committed to nurturing environments where empathy, respect, and inclusivity thrive, paving the way for a brighter and more equitable future for all. 
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats

Blanca Santamaria


I grew up in the Sylmar community and I am a proud alumna of Sylmar Charter High School. It is an honor and my pleasure to serve you and your child as an Assistant Principal. My focus and desire is to help students truly realize that they can accomplish anything that they desire so long as they Want it, Believe it, and Work hard for it! Success comes from hard work, faith in oneself, and continuous striving towards self-betterment.


Attended CSUN and received a BA Degree

Attended CSUN for Masters of Educational Leadership and Administrative Services Credential

Worked for LAUSD since 2001:

    • Middle School Math Teacher, District Math Coach, Title III Coach, Intervention Coordinator, Targeted Student Population Coordinator
    • Categorical Program Advisor, Assistant Principal @ Millikan Middle School and Sun Valley Middle School


Location: Counseling Office

Department:  Mathematics and Special Education

SLC: Diverse Learning Academy



College/Career Partnerships


Counseling Office

Crisis Team


MS Articulation/Orientation

Special Education

Uniform Complaints/Title IX




Victor Rodriguez


All children can learn. This summarizes my educational philosophy, and everything I do is a reflection of this simple and powerful statement.  I am passionate about education and dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experience success.


I am delighted to serve as the Assistant Principal for the School of Business, Technology and Design, as well as the Science and World Languages Departments.  My primary responsibilities include the Attendance Office, the School Calendar, the Weekly Bulletin, our Emergent Bilinguals Program, our school's facilities, our school's cafeteria, our construction projects, our testing programs, and this website. My office is located in the Dean's Office, and my email is [email protected]. I have an open door policy, so you are welcome to stop by at any time.


I have been privileged to serve the students and staff of the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1987. I taught Biology at Abraham Lincoln High School for five years, and then came to Sylmar High School in 1992. From that point until 2006, I was honored to serve the Spartan Family as a teacher, a counselor, and an Assistant Principal. I then served as an Assistant Principal at Robert Fulton College Preparatory School for seven years, before returning home to the Sylmar Family. I am excited about serving and supporting the students, parents, and staff at this wonderful school!


I earned my degree in Biology at UCLA, and my Master's degree in Educational Administration from Cal State-Dominguez Hills.  I completed further graduate work in Educational Psychology at Cal State-Northridge. In my passion for improving our school, I am committed to cultivating a positive school milieu based on responsibility, respect, and academic readiness.  It is my mission to promote the understanding that every student counts, in an effort to ensure that each student has the support of caring adults. 


I look forward to working with the Sylmar Family to ensure that, as a Community of Learners, we continue to pursue excellence! Go, Spartans!