California School of the Arts  San Gabriel Valley
1401 Highland Ave.
Duarte, CA 91010

CSArts-SGV Main Phone Number

657-321-4000

To contact Arts Conservatory Leadership, visit the individual Areas of Study pages and click "Meet the Team."

GREGORY ENDELMAN, ED.D.

GREGORY ENDELMAN, ED.D.

Principal

Dr. Gregory Endelman joined California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley in 2017 and currently serves as the Principal. Dr. Endelman has held various administrative positions in education, including executive director of special services, early intervention coordinator, assistant principal of pupil services, coordinator of special education, county office of education coordinator, elementary school principal, junior high school principal, high school principal, and director of special education. Prior to his administrative experience, Dr. Endelman served as a school counselor, school psychologist, and behavior specialist. He has also worked at local universities serving as an instructor within teacher credentialing programs.

Dr. Endelman completed his doctoral studies in education at Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system. He holds a master’s degree in educational psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Chapman University. He is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an educational psychologist and is a certified behavior specialist. Dr. Endelman is credentialed in the areas of school psychology, school counseling, and child welfare and attendance supervision. He earned his administrative services credential from the University of California, Irvine.

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Stephen Cook, D.M.A.

Stephen Cook, D.M.A.

Dean of Arts

stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net

Stephen Cook received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of South Carolina, where he studied composition with Dr. Samuel Douglas and piano performance and pedagogy with Dr. Max Camp. Dr. Cook additionally studied with Edith Oppens at the Aspen School of Music and Dr. Manuel Alvarez at the Conductor's Institute, University of South Carolina. While completing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Dr. Cook served as an assistant lecturer in the keyboard studies department under the direction of Stewart Gordon.

From 1996-2012, Dr. Cook served on the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts; he was also the Director of the Pianist Program at Orange County School of the Arts from 1996-2004. Dr. Cook served on the Executive Board of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and he is a former research program specialist with the Music Intelligence Neural Development Institute at the University of California, Irvine. He currently holds a faculty appointment at the Pasadena Conservatory and was an Associate Professor at Whittier College from 2002-2017.

Stephen Cook is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for such organizations as the Music Teachers’ Association of California, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival. Past activities include: the adjudication of the Pro-Romania International Piano Competition in Bucharest, Romania, performance and master classes in Tokyo, Japan, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as numerous concert appearances with Broadway talent Susan Egan. Dr. Cook was the Musical Director, Arranger, and Composer for: Into the Woods, Urinetown: The Musical, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Beowulf, The Crucible, Romeo & Juliet, Hairspray, Rent, Next to Normal, others.

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Abbe Levine

Abbe Levine

Assistant Principal

abbe.levine@sgv.csarts.net

Bio coming soon!

Nicole Read

Nicole Read

Assistant Principal

nicole.read@sgv.csarts.net

Nicole Read joined the Orange County School of the Arts in 2007 as an AP United States history teacher. She continued to teach APUSH for the next eight years at OCSA, participating in the College Board’s annual AP exam reading as well. She has a bachelor’s degree in history and a teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University, and her administrative services credential from the School Leadership Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Ms. Read has served as OCSA's learning specialist and mentor to new teachers, and has now been a part of the California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley team as assistant principal for the past three years. She is passionate about working with students and teachers to create environments that are equitable, engaging, and innovative.

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Mindy Shiroma

Mindy Shiroma

Head School Counselor

mindy.shiroma@sgv.csarts.net

Mindy Shiroma serves as the Head School Counselor at CSArts-SGV.  Prior to CSArts-SGV, she served on the School Counseling staff for the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), Arcadia Unified School District, and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Originally from the Seattle area, Ms. Shiroma relocated to California in 2001 to attend California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, while continuing to pursue her creative passions -- theater and dance. She also attended Eastern Washington University where she earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology: School Counseling.

Additionally, Ms. Shiroma is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who also holds a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA and a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential from the State of California.

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