Horizons Staff

Horizons Staff
Mrs. VerduzcoKaren Verduzco, Director of Compensatory Education
(562) 698-8121 Ext. 5060
Bio & Education/Experience:
1995-1999    Pioneer High School
1999-2007    California State University Fullerton

Degree: B.S. Child & Adolescent Studies

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential w/BCLAD Spanish Emphasis

Bilingual Specialist Credential

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction w/Dual Language Emphasis

Single Subject Math Credential


Work Experience:

1999-2003 Pioneer High School

2004-2009 Rio Hondo Trio Program

2004-2020 Montebello Unified School District

Dual Language Spanish Teacher
AVID Elective Teacher
Math Teacher
2020-Present Expanded Horizons Director


Karen Verduzco has been a classroom teacher for the past 16 years. She is a teacher who excels in cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with all educational constituencies including parents, students, administrators, and the community. As a proud Pioneer alumnus, Mrs. Verduzco has continued to strengthen and maintain a strong bond with the Pioneer Staff and neighboring community.  Mrs. Verduzco looks forward to providing guidance and support to our Pioneer students so that they may achieve their goals and ambitions.

Mrs. MedinaArelia Medina, Special Projects Clerk
(562) 698-8121 Ext. 5060
Bio & Education/Experience:
1989                     Graduate of California High School
1989 - 1998          Rio Hondo Community College (AA degree)
1999-2001            B.A. English (CSU Los Angeles)
Work Experience:
1989-1991            Whittier Union High School District
1991-1996            Whittier High School 
1997-2005            Pioneer High School 
 2006-2016           Santa Fe High School 
 2016-Present       Pioneer High School
Crystal Martinez, CalSOAP Representative: [email protected]