Mr. Aranda

Phone: 909-983-2691


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Mr. Aranda

Hello my fellow Bobcats!

My name is Rudy Aranda and I am your campus mentor here at Vina Danks middle school. I grew up in Pomona California and graduated from Diamond Ranch High School. After High school, I attended Mt. San Antonio College and then transferred to Cal Poly Pomona where I earned my B.A. degree in Sociology. I’ve played sports for most of my life, playing basketball and baseball throughout high school and baseball in college. I now coach many of the athletic teams here at Vina.

I have many years of experience working with students of all ages and capabilities here with OMSD and previously with Pomona Unified.  I have always been one to root for the “underdog” and that is what I continue to do here at Vina. I love working with students who can use a little extra support, encouragement and direction. I am very passionate about helping students navigate what can be a very challenging and confusing time in their life. I believe that there is greatness in all of us, some of us just need a little help recognizing it, that’s where I come in!

Here a few of the things that I help cover with our students:



*Behavior issues/Disciplinary action

*Conflict resolutions (fights, arguments, repairing friendships)


*Emotional support

*Frustrations (home or school)

* CICO (Daily behavioral chart)

* Coaching athletics

* Setting goals