Svetlanna “Lanna” Gargantiel joined the St. Brendan School teaching staff in 2016. Lanna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a preschool teacher for 13 years prior to joining St. Brendan as the kindergarten teaching assistant.
Lanna believes that all children have unlimited potential and she strives to help them realize their abilities. “One teacher can shape a child and one child can shape the world!”
In her spare time, Lanna loves to travel, play and dance with her husband, Paul, and children Claire and Charles. She continues to serve in the music ministry at St. Vibiana of Cathedral Chapel in Los Angeles and St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Tustin.