Administration

ANDRES LUNA • Interim CEO

A San Bernardino native, Mr. Luna has a successful 35-year track record in music and education with experience in innovative practices with increasing duties and responsibilities from the classroom to the district office administrator. For nearly 20 years Andy served as Director of Choral Music at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School followed by leadership roles as Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Special Programs, and finally Senior Director of Secondary Education all at Rialto Unified School District.

Mr. Luna is gifted at creating and monitoring policies and practices that promote diversity, a safe learning atmosphere, and helping cultivate an innovative environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students, parents, and the community. He has a passion for nurturing and helping young people to develop their talents and overcome obstacles and achieve their personal pursuits.

Andy graduated from California State University, San Bernardino in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and Voice Performance as well as graduate studies. In 1998 he earned a Master of Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Music Education at California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration at Azusa Pacific University in 2000.

KISHA BASHKIHARATEE • Student Counselor

Kisha moved to California from a small town in Louisiana to continue her education and follow her passion and help others. After attaining her degree, she worked in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics and urgent cares, foster family agencies, and shelters using both therapeutic techniques and the arts to bring wholeness to others. The opportunity to work at with The Young Americans has given Kisha the opportunity to continue combining mental wholeness with her love for the creative arts.