Leilani Ann Bautista, GTHS Titan Activities Director, has been with Colton Joint Unified School District for 21 years. Her start began in 1990 as a Project Office Assistant at Zimmerman Elementary, then as a Counselor’s Secretary at Bloomington High School. While working and raising her children, she returned to school to pursue a career in education. Upon earning her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential in English at California Baptist University, she began teaching English at Bloomington High School.
Besides teaching, she has coached girls’ soccer and volleyball, and has served as Cheer Advisor. She also advised the Polynesian Club, Agape Club, Bruin Beat, Bruin Amateur Movement, Step, Freshmen Class, Sophomore Club, and has assisted with Key Club.
Leilani was born in Garden Grove, California, but was raised in Pomona and Long Beach, and graduated from Garey High School in 1985. She moved to the Colton area in 1988. Leilani and her husband, John, have been married for 26 years and together they have six children: Joann, Jannelle, Joshtian, Jeremiah, Keynon and Jeanna.
Leilani’s hobbies include listening to music, decorating through the seasons, and guitar playing. She especially enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing on her days off. She counts it an amazing privilege to serve as Titan’s Activities Director and says, “I look forward to bringing all of who I am, and all that I continue to learn, in order to encourage students to achieve their greatest potential.”