Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Gloria (Glo) Angulo
Ms. Glo graduated from Lompoc High in 1994. She found her passion for ART during her high school years and participated in painting 3 murals in town. Two were painted as a group with fellow students from LHS and one in her Sophomore year done all by herself. This, like one of the other 2 murals, were displayed at the “EL Camino” fence on the corner of H st. and Chestnut. The 3rd mural still exist to this day on North I st. between Maple and College ave.
After High School Ms. Glo went on and became a Pharmacy technician and worked in the pharmacy field for over 15 years. And even though pharmacy was a great career, it was not her passion. She went on and worked as a caregiver and worked with individuals with special needs. This is when she decided to go back to school and enroll in college at age 40 and start a new adventure. She took Early Childhood studies to try and become a teacher for kids with special needs. During this time she started working for Maple High School as an Instructional Assistant in the resource classroom.
Shortly after she started to work at Maple and got to know her students and their back stories, she came to realize that ALL children (young and old) have a special need. They ALL need to feel accepted. They ALL need to feel like they belong, and they ALL need to feel like somebody cares.
Now as the Outreach consultant for Maple and Bob Forinash CDS she will be able to work closely with the at risk youth, and keep them motivated. Getting these individuals to believe in themselves and making them realize that graduation is attainable. She has taken it upon herself to show them that their past mistakes or choices do not define them. That everyone gets a 2nd chance, and that Maple and CDS are a great stepping stone for them to achieve their goals and an opportunity for advancement.
Ms. Glo continues to be passionate about ART. She is a local freelance artist and is a member of the FIRST THURSDAYS Art Shows here in town. She has been a featured artist in a couple art shows and is a great local face painter for parties and events. She is a Youth Arts advocate and always encourages the students she works with to participate in the local art shows. This gives the Lompoc youth the opportunity to join in a community event as well as giving then an outlet to express themselves in a positive way. This also gives them something for them and their family to be proud of. Seeing the students and parents or grandparents at the art shows is always one of Ms. Glo’s highlights.