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Meet our Admin Team

Portrait of Cary Rabinowitz
Cary Rabinowitz
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Mr. Rabinowitz is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and received his Bachelor’s Degree at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.  After moving to California, Mr. Rabinowitz was a teacher for many years within both the Los Angeles Unified School District and at Montague Charter Academy in Pacoima.  He then received his Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge in 2013 and moved into administration in 2015.

Mr. Rabinowitz is serving in his third year as Santa Monica’s Director after leading the Fenton Charter Leadership Academy in Sun Valley in 2017-2018. As our Director, Mr. Rabinowitz works closely with students, staff, and families to ensure rigorous, intentional teaching in the classroom, continuous and meaningful opportunities for parent and community engagement, and an overall differentiated, growth-minded and innovative school culture.  Mr. Rabinowitz cherishes the work of all stakeholders at Santa Monica as it takes each one of us working together to make a difference in the lives of our students.  It is his honor to lead our impressive, hardworking staff and to serve and cultivate learning in our community.


Portrait of Walter Gomez
Walter Gomez
Assistant Director
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Mr. Gomez has been with the Fenton Charter Public Schools for 11 years .  He has served as both a kindergarten and 4th grade teacher before joining the administrative team. He has extensive team building and leadership experience as a grade level lead teacher, faculty representative, and as an English Language Development Lead. Walter appreciates the focus on the instructional practices and the attention dedicated to developing a well-rounded child here at SMBCCS.  He is proud to bring his own children to Santa Monica to learn each and every day.

Portrait of Beth Henschel
Beth Henschel
Administrative Coordinator
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Ms. Henschel has worked in education for the past 24 years. She started as a general education teacher in 1997. She taught various grade levels from 1st to 5th grade at various schools, both public and private. After 10 years in the classroom, she was hired at SMBCCS as an Instructional Coach. In 2012, Ms. Henschel became one of the educational specialists at SMBCCS, where she took on various leadership roles, such as special education lead teacher and faculty representative.

Ms. Henschel loves being a part of the SMBCCS community and enjoys working with students, staff, parents, and community members. She is excited to be a part of the administrative team and hopes to bring her vast experiences to support all stakeholders. Ms. Henschel looks forward to working alongside and supporting the school community in her new role.

Portrait of Nicole Langlois
Nicole Langlois
Administrative Coordinator
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Mrs. Langlois first began her career in education in 2012 as a 4th grade teacher at Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge and her Master of Arts degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Mrs. Langlois also has a background in Behavior Therapy, which allows her to provide behavior support and resources to teachers and students whenever needed. 

After three years at Santa Monica, Mrs. Langlois transitioned to 2nd grade as a founding lead teacher at Fenton Charter Leadership Academy in Sun Valley. With many years of experience as a lead teacher and committee chair, she is eager to work with the families and staff at Santa Monica in this administrative role. Mrs. Langlois loves the vibrant school community and is excited to be part of the administrative team.

Jazmin Luna
Expanded Learning Coordinator
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School