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.

Associate Principal

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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Leon Metoyer

Leon Metoyer

Assistant Principal

leon.metoyer@sgv.csarts.net

As a proud native of the City of Angels and second-generation teacher, Mr. Leon Metoyer has spent the last 16 years in education after a distinguished career in the hospitality industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly Pomona and a master’s degree in education from Concordia University.

Mr. Metoyer has a passion for underserved and under-supported students. Mr. Metoyer began his teaching career at Olive Crest Academy in Santa Ana, California where he worked with students who required intensive academic, social, and/or behavioral interventions and co-wrote the school’s adult transition program that is still used today. He previously served as the Admissions Coordinator and Transition Specialist for Ocean Grove, South Sutter, and Sky Mountain Charter Schools, where he had the opportunity to create and facilitate a transition education program for students with IEPs throughout the state of California.

Mr. Metoyer comes to CSArts-SGV as the former Assistant Principal of Special Services at OCSA. During his tenure at OCSA, he shepherded unprecedented growth and led the increase in direct services that included co-teaching, mental health, and wellness and support for students with disabilities. Through Mr. Metoyer's leadership, OCSA has been recognized as a school of excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers for the past two years. Mr. Metoyer also served as a founding member of OCSA’s Coalition for Antiracism & Inclusion, while advising the school’s Black Student Union.

Mr. Metoyer is married with six children and enjoys all things Dodgers, Lakers, ‘90s hip-hop, and musical theatre. If you visit his office, you will see playbills for more than 30 shows.

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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 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 since the school's founding in 2017. She is passionate about working with students and teachers to create environments that are equitable, engaging, and innovative.

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Sean Kerr

Sean Kerr

Inclusion Specialist

sean.kerr@sgv.csarts.net

Sean Kerr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Whittier College and has earned his Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential and Master’s of Education from Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Kerr believes in providing equitable and creative learning opportunities to help all students make strides to reach their own goals. He has been working in education for seven years and has had numerous experiences in supporting students with learning disabilities in inclusion programs. Mr. Kerr’s passion for education pushes him to want to continue to learn more about the craft with each passing year and is excited to be at CSArts-SGV.