Inspired experience based college preparatory education for creative and intellectually curious students
Early childhood through twelfth grade


2018-2019 Waverly Staff

Alexis Bolaños is the receptionist and administrative assistant at the elementary school. Alexis has an A.A. in Communications from Rio Hondo College and experience working as a receptionist and administrative assistant in both office and educational settings. For the last two years, she has served as a program leader for Think Together, a non-profit that seeks to create equitable opportunities in education for all children.

Meg Bradbury is Assistant to The Head of School and also works in development, social media, and a whole bunch of other things. She has been a member of the Waverly community since 2003; the school’s progressive pedagogy, commitment to collaboration, and endlessly creative students inspire her greatly. Meg loves vinyasa, the San Gabriel mountain range, black sesame crackers, Hiroshi Sugimoto, California sagebrush, and her dog Brighty.

Vella CagleVella Cagle is the Enrollment Manger and works closely with the admissions and business offices. She also manages the school database and the financial aid program. Vella received a BA in History from Virginia Tech. She has been part of the Waverly community for seven years and now has a daughter enrolled in kindergarten as well as an active two year old. Vella loves to take long walks with her family and their dog Jack.

Margaret Lopez is the Administrative Assistant for the Business and Development Offices. Margaret has worked at Waverly previously as a receptionist, librarian, and middle school English and creative writing teacher. She has a B.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University, an M.A. in Creative Writing from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San José State University. Margaret is passionate about libraries, reading, and poetry.

Dionne RiddleDionne Riddle is the Student Activities coordinator and Administrative Assistant for the High School. Dionne holds a BA from Pacific Oaks Human Development with a minor in Early Childhood Education. An avid sew-er, Dionne has been teaching in the after-school arts enrichment program for six years. When not juggling many hats, she can be found hanging with her daughters. Dionne is a voracious reader, an arts enthusiast, and an absolute lover of life, her students, family, and her pugs.

Photo Not AvailableDeborah Clark Yeseta is Waverly’s Registar. Deborah began her association with Waverly as a parent in 1995 when she enrolled her daughter in first grade. After several years as a parent volunteer, Deborah joined the Waverly staff and has worked in a variety of roles over the years. She has a B. A. In English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and, before coming to Waverly, worked in publishing as a writer and editor.