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School Culture and Discipline Team


Kristin Dust, Dean of Student Culture


Hello, my name is Kristin Dust, and I am the Dean of Student Culture.  I received my BA in Psychology from Binghamton University, and then returned to my hometown of Buffalo, NY where I earned my Masters in Social Work at the University of Buffalo.  I have been working with children and youth for the past 15 years and am passionate about creating positive experiences for students.  I am excited to continue working with the students at Arts in Action, providing support as well as organizing different events and celebrations to recognize their hard work.  I recently married my husband, who is currently deployed with the US Army.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking and making cross-stitch gifts for my friends and family.


Dennis Flicker, Dean of Discipline


Hello, I am Dennis Flicker and I am the Dean of Discipline for our elementary school students. I am coming to Arts in Action from South Florida where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I’ve worked in schools with students of all ages for 11 years and am looking forward to bringing my passion for helping students grow through the use of positive reinforcement, restorative justice, and positive behavior support. In my free time I love to watch movies, stay active through all types of physical fitness, and explore my creative side through the arts.


Isidro Roman, Behavior Interventionist Specialist

Hi, my name is Isidro Roman. This is my third year at Arts in Action. I grew up in Glassell Park/Eagle Rock (North East Los Angeles). On the weekends I play in a soccer league. In addition, I love to travel and try new cuisines. Finally, I am currently obsessed with Jane Austen novels. I look forward to working with new and returning families and helping to support students with their continued academic and behavioral success.

Gisela Valenzuela, Dean's Assistant