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ABout IB

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.

The IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. We work with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education.

They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

University Admission

The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.

The IB works with the higher education community to ensure IB students get the recognition they have earned, as well as to examine and further develop our programmes to make sure we continue to offer the best preparation for university studies and life beyond.

Our IB Staff

Bob Colera, IB Coordinator

Mr. Colera graduated from New Mexico State University in 1990 with a B.S. in Mathematics Education. He completed his M. A. in Education and clear credential from Azusa Pacific University in 1996.  Mr. Colera has been the Math Department Chair since 2002.  He has taught math teachers in summer staff development from 1996-2007 and been one of the creators as well as the district lead of Project ITUM, a multi-million dollar project designed to increase teachers understanding of the math they are teaching.  


Cami Thomas, CAS Coordinator

Mrs. Thomas graduated from University of California, Riverside in 2010 with a B.A. in French Language and Literature. She then went to Azusa Pacific University to receive both her Single and Multiple Subject teaching credentials in addition to earning her M.A. in Education and Teaching. Mrs. Thomas is currently attending University of Southern California in the Rossier School of Education's Ed.D program, concentrating on Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies (TEMS). Alongside her role as the IB Program CAS coordinator, Mrs. Thomas is also the French teacher for levels 1 to AP/IB.  


Lanae Harper, Extended Essay Coordinator

Ms. Harper graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Writing Studies.  After obtaining her B.A. she traveled to South Korea, where she spent two years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students at Daepyeong High School in the city of Suwon.  Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Harper obtained her Single Subject teaching credential, also from CSU San Marcos.   Alongside her role as the IB Program EE coordinator,  Ms. Harper is also an English teacher for the high school. 


Michelle Rodriguez, Theory of Knowledge Coordinator

Mrs. Rodriguez graduated from Azusa Pacific University with both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts in Education. In addition, she concurrently earned her Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials. Mrs. Rodriguez will soon be attending Azusa Pacific University to earn a Master’s degree in English Language Learner Education. Alongside her role as the IB Program TOK coordinator,  she is also an English teacher for the high school.


Andrea Vogel, World Language Department Chair

Mrs. Vogel graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences. She intended to pursue a career in therapy but fell in love with the Spanish language while pursuing her degree. Upon graduating, she studied Spanish in Mexico and Costa Rica, then returned to the States to complete the equivalent of a 2nd degree in Spanish at Cal Poly. She then transferred to Cal State Fullterton, completing a Master of Arts in Spanish in 2005.  Along with teaching IB Spanish HL, Mrs. Vogel is the World Language Department Chair and teaches AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature and Spanish for Spanish Speakers II.



Sal Guerrero
Tim Thiel


World Languages

Andrea Vogel
Cami Thomas


English Language Arts

Lanae Harper
Michelle Rodriguez


History/Social Science

Esther Campos-Ball
Cliff Korzep



Laura Banks
Daniel Gonzalez


Fine Arts

Douglas McKenna

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Bob Colera, Coordinator


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Dr. Cami Thomas, CAS Coordinator

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Lanae Harper, Extended Essay Coordinator

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Michelle Rodriguez, Theory of Knowledge Coordinator

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Laura Banks

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Esther Campos-Ball

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Daniel Gonzalez

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Sal Guerrero

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Brad Kear

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Cliff Korzep

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Blanca Licon

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Douglas McKenna

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Jessica McLynn

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Tim Thiel

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IB Curriculum

Students will take classes that would already be part of their academic plan- English, math, science, world language, art,  history- but will be taught at more intellectual level. These courses will have culminating exams that are graded in other countries to ensure that students are indeed meeting international standards and not simply American standards for high school graduation. 


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