Meet our Admin Team

Cary Rabinowitz Director SMBBCS
Cary Rabinowitz
Director 
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.


 

Monica CastaƱeda, Assistant Director SMBCCS
Monica Castañeda
Assistant Director 
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Monica Castañeda served as the principal of a TK-8th grade private school in the San Fernando Valley for five years.  Prior to being a school principal, she served her school as an assistant principal and as a classroom teacher.  Monica has experience with WASC Accreditation and school revitalized with appealing programs to increase student enrollment and in fostering a passion for learning.  

Walter Gomez, Assistant Director SMBCCS
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.

Robin Rodriguez, Assistant Director SMBCCS
Robin Rodriguez
Assistant Director 
Santa Monica Blvd Community Charter School

Robin Rodriguez has joined the administrative team after six years of teaching Kindergarten and sixth grade for Fenton Charter Public Schools. She earned her Bachelor's of Art Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Robin served as a STEAM Lead teacher here at Santa Monica Blvd and believes in the importance of developing early technology literacy. She is excited to partner with staff, students, and parents to continue the high academic and behavior expectations that SMBCCS has established.