Jeff Frank - Film
Jeff Frank worked in television production for 8 years at KUSI News as a director and technical director for the morning news program Good Morning San Diego. He has also worked freelance video production at sports venues around San Diego as well as other multimedia work. Jeff has also been a mainstage cast member of the National Comedy Theatre since 2005, performing improvisational comedy and teaching improv through the NCT High School League Program. Jeff Frank is a San Diego native, growing up in Ramona and completing a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art at the University of California San Diego.
Barbara Schroeder - Accompanist
Barbara Schroeder is a graduate of Texas Christian University where she earned a Bachelors degree and K-12 teaching credential in vocal music education. For 25 years she worked as the CVHS SCPA staff accompanist/choir director and now she is happy to be back, part time, helping out where she can. Mrs. Schroeder has also held accompanist positions at SDSU and PLNU and is currently the staff accompanist for the Concert Choir at SWC. In addition, she has accompanied and/or music directed over 60 musical theater productions for many of San Diego’s theater companies, including Lamb’s Players, La Jolla Stage Company, San Diego Repertory Theater, Junior Theater, and Starlight Musical Theater, as well as SWC, CVHS and SUHSD.
Paul Gallegos - Photography
Paul Gallegos is a Graduate of Mesa Junior College AA English Lit., Graduate of SDSU BA English Lit. (Poetry Major), National University teaching credential, UCSD Certification, USD Certification, Vanguard University Certification and a few other institutions.
Surfer, photographer, fisherman, adventurer, world traveler.
Sonja Garcia Jaime - Dance
Sonja Garcia Jaime is a native San Diegan. She has been married for 35 years and has two sons. Her performing career was with the company of Dancemania and Gretchen productions. Over the past forty years she has taught in San Diego at several private dance studios and taught at the United States International University in San Diego, before coming to the Chula Vista Middle and Chula Vista High, School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Sonja has been teaching dance at CVM and CVH for almost 35 years and is currently dance department chair at Chula Vista High School. Sonja Jaime was owner/director of the East County School of Dance in La Mesa for twenty years.
James Llamas - Band and Vocal Music
James Llamas, an alumnus of Mt. Carmel High School’s Grammy Award-winning music program, joined the Chula Vista Middle School staff in the summer of 2018. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s in Music Education in 2008 and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from National University. Mr. Llamas began his teaching career at Mesa Verde Middle School.
Mr. Llamas is an avid Bass Clarinetist and performs regularly with the San Diego Concert Band. He is a Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity as well as an Honorary Sister of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority. He has been taught by a super-star list of music educators including Jeri Webb, Warren Torns, Garry McPherson, Randy McCray, Robert Williams, Darrell Downs, Dr. Thomas Lee, Gordon Henderson, Jennifer Judkins, Frank Heuser, Jay Posteraro, Dr. Travis Cross and Roy Anthony Jr. Mr. Llamas is excited to be at Chula Vista Middle School and the SCPA!