CIC-Staff Pages

CIC Staff and Contact Information

Mr. Inui  Program Facilitator   Rm520 x5417 (room change) hopefully extension reverts to x5196 at some point


Ms. Arredondo   Counselor   Rm117  x5125


Ms. Smith  Asst. Principal   Rm119 x5208


Mr. Adler AP Seminar/AP US Gov't and AP Comp Gov/ AP Micro and AP MacroEcon  Rm 901  x5218 Conf Per 7


Mr. Beaulac Geography/Int'l Relations (Gr9)   Rm413 x5179 Conf Per 4,5

Mr. Cooperider English 1-2 Accel. (Gr9)  Rm408 x5403   Conf Per 1,2


Mr. Dodson   AP World History/ModWldHist Accel (Gr10)   Rm506 x5411 Conf Per 8


Mr. Elvidge  Geometry Accel. (Gr9)  Rm913 x5214 Conf Per 1,2


Mr. Fillipow  Intro to Lab Physical Sci Accel (Gr9)   Rm259 x5467 Conf Per 5,6


Mrs. Scipio   Biology Accel (Gr10)   Rm 270  x5251  Conf Per 1,6


Ms. Hess  AP EngLang (Gr11)  Rm708 x5426 Conf Per 1,2


Mr. Kawai Physics 1-2 (Gr 11 and 12)    Rm701W x5184 Conf Per 4,7


Ms. Kawasaki   Japanese 3-4/5-6/7-8   Rm163 x5480 Conf Per 4,7


Ms. Mercado  Pre Cal Honors (Gr11)  Rm557    x5200     Conf Per 4,5


Mr. Nguyen  Algebra 2/Trig Accel./Algebra 2 (Gr10)  Rm606 x5421 Conf Per 1,2


Dr. Pilloff Physics 1-2 (Gr 9,11 and 12), AP EnvSci, AP Physics    Rm701W x5184 Conf Per 5,8


Mr. Schwichtenberg  AP US Gov't/US Gov't Accel/Econ (Gr12)   Rm312 x5289 Conf Per 7,8


Mr. Shaheen  Chemistry 1-2/Honors Chemistry (Gr11)     Rm253 x5465 Conf Per 5


Ms. Suojanen Japanese 1-2 (Gr9)   Rm118     x5493   Conf Per 1,2

room change effective Nov 1, 2017


Ms. Tram AP US History/US History Honors (Gr11)/AP Art History    Rm407 x5176 Conf Per 8


Ms. Vitale    AP English Lit (Gr12)   Rm404 x5401 Conf Per 7


Ms. Watson  Japanese 3-4/5-6 Hon/AP Japanese    Rm157 x5477 Conf Per 2,5


Dr. Zhu Chinese 1-2/3-4/5-6/7-8/AP Chinese    Rm215 x5266 Conf Per 7,8


Ms. Zobel English 3-4 Accel. (Mr Rowe-LongTerm Sub effective Jan 22, 2018)  Rm204    x5271    Conf Per 5,8 



Mr. Stevens  Marching Band/Jazz/AP Music Theory  Conf Per 2  Bandroom/Rm25   x5129 (room change Jan 10, 2018)


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Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Trio and Environmental Summit Program 2017

The biannual Trio Exchange between Long Beach and her sister city, Yokkaichi, in Japan sent one male and one female student representative from Long Beach (in 2017, both were from LB Poly High School), in addition to one teacher/adult chaperone to Yokkaichi, Japan in 2017.

This coming year, in reverse, a teacher and two student representatives will be coming to Long Beach as representatives from Yokkaichi, Japan to Long Beach, CA, USA for approximately ten days.


Please see post on CIC OPPORTUNITIES page.


Additionally, Long Beach also sent 3 students to the annual Environmental Summit in Yokkaichi, Japan that brings together students Tianjin, PRChina; Yokkaichi, Japan; and Long Beach, CA, USA for about 4-days this past summer.

This year the committee will send students again from Jul 29-Aug 9 (see CIC Opportunities page)

CIC and PACE students will host Trio ambassadors this coming summer 2018, and we are currently looking for HOST families who would be interesting in hosting Japanese teenage students and/or teachers. As was done in past years, the 10-day visit CAN be split between Host Families. 

If you are interested in being a Trio representative for Summer 2019 OR in hosting a Japanese student, please contact or for more information.  This program is open to ANY student in the Japanese Language Program at LB Polytechnic High School and is NOT limited to CIC or PACE students.


Additionally, students from Long Beach will again be participating in the annual Environmental Summit program in Japan in 2018 in Yokkaichi, Japan, so we are looking for students with an interest in working with students from Yokkaichi, Japan and Tianjin, China on environmental topics.

Kakehashi Project Japan Exchange 2016

    In July 2016, Japanese teacher Susan Watson and US History teacher Christine Tram chaperoned a group of students Grades 9-12 to take part in the Kakehashi Project for national and cultural awareness of Japan.  Students traveled to various cities to learn about the country, its people, and its culture in order to learn how Japan is enduring and recovering from the devastating tsunami of 2012.  The tour lasted 10 days and included visits to government and private business offices to learn about the Japanese economy.  In February 2017, students came from Japan to learn a little about America.  At this time, host families volunteered to host approximately 23 students and two adults. This opportunity is NOT sponsored by the LBUSD or Poly and is available only to students in the Japanese program. 


Though currently not scheduled for 2017-18, students interested in hosting AND in attending similar opportunities, please let Mr. Inui know at or Susan Watson at