Faculty/Staff Directory

The Faculty and Staff at Turning Point are well prepared to foster excellence using a "whole child" approach to learning and character development. They are balanced and innovative educators who advocate for their students and work closely together to fulfill a common mission. In their interactions with students and with each other, they practice cooperation and compassion before competition.

Reverent about the things that matter, such as concern for the earth and for other human beings, Turning Point teachers and administrators thoughtfully create a joyful community of learning where rich experiences encourage curiosity and reward ingenuity. 

Read more about the Characteristics of a Great Turning Point Teacher.

Role Faculty & Staff
First Name
Last Name
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Mrs. Gabriella Akana
Assistant Head of School
Middle School Division Head
x166 (School)
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Ms. Caitlin Alston
Primary Assistant Teacher
ext. 346 (School)
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Ms. Sasha Andrews
Physical Education Head Teacher and Coach
x391 (School)
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Ms. Vivian Ariza
Science Specialist (Level 3-5)
x368 (School)
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Ms. Lilly Aycud
Music Specialist (3-8)
x341 (School)
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Ms. Courtney Baker
Director of Communications and Marketing
x131 (School)
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Ms. Hilary Bant
Primary Assistant Teacher
ext. 346 (School)
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Ms. Precious Batten
Auxiliary Program Teacher
310-841-2505 ext. 160 (School)
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Mrs. Diana Bender
Middle School Latin/Grade 6 Advisor
Facilitator of Level 6-7 Transition
x331 (School)
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Mr. Gianluca Bersanetti
Music Specialist (Preschool - 2)
x314 (School)
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8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premier education to Preschool - Grade 8 students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.

Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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