Mr. Jolna earned a B.A. in English Literature and French from Columbia University. He has been a mentor teacher in LAUSD since 1985 and is a recipient of the Herb Alpert Teacher of the Year Award. He has long used art in his classes and participated in the Getty training on using art across the curriculum. Mr. Jolna has served as a new teacher trainer, in-service facilitator and a member of the LAUSD Standards-Based Curriculum Writing Committee. He lives in the Fairfax community and joined the Magnet for the 2001-02 school year.