- Laurel Ciervo
- Tasha Oliveira
- Geraldo Arellano
- Stacey Adams
- Brady Cerda
- Doug English
- Matt Makowetski
- Anna Mudge
- Brett Selvy
- Ed Siemsen
- Reed Sigmon
- Matt Sims
- Alex Vine
Laurel Ciervo, Principal
Ms. Ciervo has been the principal at Maple High School since 2021. Ms. Ciervo's background in education includes teaching, school counseling, and working as a dean and director of student services and curriculum. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and a Master's Degree in Administration and Educational Leadership. She has experience working at both small and large high schools. Her career in education started over 15 years ago as the first school counselor at Maple High School. She is passionate about helping students find the path that fits them best after graduation. She has experience in alternative schools and enjoys helping students find success by developing the executive skills they need to excel in high school and transition to life after graduation.
Tasha Oliveira, Counselor
Mrs. Oliveira got her BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has a Masters Degree in Teaching from Chapman University and a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling from University of La Verne. She started in the school district as a substitute teacher and then became a literacy tutor at Los Padres Elementary. She moved to Clarence Ruth Elementary, where she was a PE teacher and then a literacy tutor. After that, Mrs. O. was hired as an Art teacher at Cabrillo High School. After teaching, she was added as a counselor. She transferred to Lompoc High School, where she was a counselor until she took the position of academic counselor at Maple High School. Mrs. Oliveira is very happy at MHS and is excited to work with each of the students as they earn their way toward graduation.
Geraldo Arellano, Counselor
Geraldo joined Maple High School this year. Before that, he worked as a school counselor for Olive Grove Charter School for three years. He received his Bachelors in History from UC Irving and Masters in Counseling from CSU Dominguez Hills. His goal at Maple is to be a resource for students - to arm them with the tools that will aid them in their journey into adulthood. His door is always open (not literally... sometimes it's closed) so feel free to approach him with any questions, concerns, or conversations.
Stacey Adams, Teacher (English, Art, Senior Success, & PROD 101)
Stacey Bean-Adams (Mrs. Adams) joined the faculty of Maple High School in May of 2021. She lives in Buellton with her husband, Ian, and two teenagers, Brett and Fiona. She has spent the past three years working in school administration and thrilled to be back in the classroom working directly with students! Stacey's hobbies include writing, reading, cooking, decorating, traveling, playing Trivial Pursuit, practicing Pilates, and chilling at home with her family and pets (dogs King Ty and Phoebe and bearded dragon Milo Patricia).
Dr. Doug English, Teacher (Government, Philosophy, Mediation, & POLI SCI 103)
Dr. Doug English teaches Mediation (conflict resolution), Philosophy, English, and American Government at Maple High School. He also directs the school's peer mediation program, training and supervising the students who help keep Maple's campus safe. He enjoys thought-provoking teaching situations, diverse/at-risk student populations, and using primary source texts to challenge students' abilities. His classroom emphasizes rigor in reading and writing, critical thinking, life skills, and compassion. He is credentialed in both Social Studies and English Language Arts and makes frequent classroom connections between the two areas.
Doug has been teaching since 1991 at The Johns Hopkins University, moving on to Loyola College, Northern and Southwestern High Schools in Baltimore, Clarion University, and Madison High School in Portland, Oregon, before settling at Maple in 1998. He has been in universities, colleges, and schools as a professor, teacher, or student non-stop since starting preschool in 1970, with the exception of one year spent as a paralegal contractor for the US Department of Justice. He is also a referee, umpire, and board member for youth sports organizations in Santa Barbara and Goleta, where he lives with his family. He also loves to read, learn, and exercise competitively.
Matt Makowetski, Teacher (ELD, English, Chess, & Photography)
Mr. Matt Makowetski (Mako) has taught at Maple High School for 22 years. He earned his BA in English from Rowan University and his teaching credential from Chapman University. In addition, he was a City Council member for the City of Morro Bay from 2014-2018.
Mr. Makowetski strives to connect his students through project learning to their City of Lompoc and the larger national and world stage. In doing this, he works to have Maple students partake in their City and see how they can learn about and improve their community. Put simply, literacy is the cornerstone of his teaching philosophy: "Read the Word, Read the World!"
During the summer months, Mr. Makowetski works for Project Surf Camp, a camp that works with young people with disabilities. In addition, Mr. Makowetski has made a yearly field trip for Maple Students to volunteer in Project Surf camp each summer.
Quite simply, he feels that Maple is the most incredible school in Lompoc and that the Maple Knights can change lives!
Alex Vine, Teacher (English, Government, & APEX)
Ms. Alexandria (Alex) Vine teaches English and APEX at Maple High School. She joined the staff in 2017 and has loved every minute of it! She graduated from UCLA where she studied English and Classical Civilizations. She also graduated from Southwestern Law School and has been a member of the California State Bar since 2014. As a licensed attorney, Ms. Vine offers a unique perspective and skill set to the Maple family. When Ms. Vine isn't teaching, you can find her discussing high-profile court cases, scrolling Twitter, and hanging out with her mom and two dogs, Favio and Robert.