Meet our Admin Team
I’m Richard Parra, the Director of Fenton Primary Center. I am currently in my eight year as Director. I began my teaching career in 1999. I taught middle school English Language Arts, Reading Intervention, and Physical Education. I was hired at Fenton Avenue Charter School in 2001. I taught 1st grade and 5th grade at Fenton before becoming the school’s Administrative Coordinator in 2007. In 2010, I was hired as Fenton Primary Center’s Director.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 1999. I continued my education at CSUN and received my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration in 2007. In 2013, I received my Clear Tier II Administrative Credential from Brandman University.
I am eager to learn and find ways to better myself and maximize the learning environment of our young children. I believe all students deserve the opportunity to achieve academic success. My job is to provide these opportunities at Fenton Primary Center.
Sirui Thomassian, Assistant Director
Sirui Thomassian is a dedicated educator with over 25 years of experience in the field of education. She has worked at Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School, A Fenton Charter Public School as a teacher for twenty years, and as an administrator for the last five years.
Sirui is fluent in Armenian and Spanish. She has served as a Dialogue Facilitator, Mentor Teacher, as well as a member of the Mutt-i-grees Team, Social Committee, Personnel Committee, and Parent Advocacy Committee. Sirui is now the Assistant Director at Fenton Primary Center.
Having taught many years at all of the various elementary grade levels, she is passionate about the study of effective teaching practices and ways to create a nurturing and innovative school environment for all Fenton students.
Wendy Kaufman has been in education for over 18 years. She started her career as a teacher in LAUSD's District Intern program and then served as a teacher at Fenton Avenue Charter School for 13 years. She was a Fifth Grade lead teacher for five years, Mutt-i-grees lead teacher, Faculty Representative, and Curriculum and Assessment co-chair.
She has also served as a mentor for Mount St. Mary's College. She has the unique distinction of having served as an administrator or teacher at all of the Fenton campuses. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Moorpark College in the Education division. Wendy holds three credentials and a Masters in Educational Administration.