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Fiscal and Administrative Directory

Staff at Center X in the administrative and fiscal groups.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Andrea Arias
Assistant Business & Sr. Financial Manager
(310) 206-7173
Annamarie Francois
Executive Director, Center X
(310) 825-6812
Beth Happel
Web Developer
(310) 206-2969
Ada Parsi
Director of Business Administration, Center X
John Rogers
Faculty Director, Center X
(310) 206-4620


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Professional Development Directory

Staff at Center X associated with the Professional Development projects.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Doreen Ahadian
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Christine Allen
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd
Director, UCLA Reading Programs & California Reading and Literature Project
(310) 825-8979
Laureen Avery
Director, Northeast Region
(401) 497-8108
Avery Ball
Program Coordinator LAUSD CGI, UCLA Mathematics Project
(310) 206-2581
Kyndall Brown
Executive Director, California Mathematics Project
Statewide Office
(310) 794-9885
Joanna Cervantez
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Jason Cervone
Public Admin. Analyst, Northeast Region
(310) 825-4910
Brendan Chang
Program Coordinator, Introduction to Data Science
(310) 825-3121
Daniel Diaz
Director, UCLA History-Geography Project
(310) 825-4910
Maria DiMeglio
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Berkeley Everett
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Julie Flapan
Director, Computer Science Project
Executive Director, ACCESS
(949) 228-9761
Aldo Garcia
Program Manager, UCLA Science Project
(310) 825-7121
Damon Goar
Professional Learning Partner, Mathematics
(310) 794-7968
Jennifer Hagman
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Jane Hancock
Ex Co-Director, UCLA Writing Project
(818) 240-7279
Jessica Heim
Director, Design-Based Learning at Center X
(310) 383-0680
Kristine Ho
Director, UCLA Mathematics Project
Natalie Irons
Associate Director, Instructional Coaching Programs
(310) 794-7968
Carol Jago
Associate Director, California Reading and Literature Project
(310) 206-2948
Carrie Usui Johnson
Director, Professional Development & Partnerships
Adaptive Schools Training Associate, Thinking Collaborative
(310) 825-0767
Nina Kasuya
Program Coordinator, UCLA Exploring Computer Science
(310) 825-6795
James Keipp
Director, AP Readiness
(310) 825-1324
Jon Kovach
Interim Director, UCLA Science Project/Adaptive
Schools Training Associate
(310) 825-7121
Jackie Ku
Program Manager, UCLA Mathematics Project
(310) 206-2542
Juan Lopez
Associate Director, Northeast Region
Suyen Machado
Director, Introduction to Data Science
Nate Madick
Program Manager, STEM+C3
Jane Margolis
Senior Researcher, UCLA Exploring Computer Science
(310) 794-4481
Tonikiaa Orange
Director, Culture & Equity Project at Center X
(310) 794-9852
Faye Peitzman
Director, UCLA Writing Project
(310) 825-6990
Tunette Powell
Interim Director, UCLA Parent Curriculum Project
(818) 806-9424
Erin Powers
Director, UCLA National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
(805) 453-5786  
Karen Recinos
Associate Director, Early Childhood Education, UCLA Mathematics Project
LaJuana Richards
Program Coordinator, Northeast Region/BMI/Culture & Equity Project at Center X
(310) 206-4156
Gabriela Robles
Program Coordinator, California Reading and Literature Project
(310) 206-7574
Theodore Sagun
UCLA Mathematics Project
(626) 590-3963
Jennifer Schexnayder
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Bettye Scott
Program Specialist,
Professional Development & Partnerships/NBPTS
(310) 794-7968
Susan Strauss
Professional Learning Partner, Writing
(310) 794-7968
Janene Ward
UCLA Mathematics Project
(310) 738-6875
Kristin Welch
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Monica Williams
Professional Learning Partner, Literature
(310) 794-7968


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Teacher Education Program Directory

Faculty and staff associated with the UCLA Teacher Education Program.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Rebecca Alber, Faculty Advisor
Melissa Arias, Faculty Advisor
Jaye Darby, Instructor (310) 825-4063
Annamarie Francois, Executive Director, Center X (310) 825-6812
Megan Franke, Professor (310) 206-3511
Frank Heuser, Faculty Advisor (Music) (310) 206-8297
Emma Hipolito
Teacher Education Program Director
(310) 825-7053
Jackie Honda, Program Manager (310) 794-2133
Tyrone Howard, Professor (310) 206-3511
Jo Ann Isken, IMPACT Program (310) 206-5736
Jarod Kawasaki, Faculty Advisor
Sara Kersey, Faculty Advisor (310) 206-2186
Jane Kim, Faculty Advisor
Darlene Lee, Faculty Advisor (818) 592-6577
Eduardo Lopez, Faculty Advisor (323) 360-7919
Laura McMullin, Faculty Advisor
Imelda Nava-Landeros, Faculty Advisor (310) 825-4910
Marjorie Orellana, Professor (310) 206-5375
Susan Oswald, University Field Supervisor (310) 753-8971
Jaime Park, Faculty Advisor (310) 206-3911
Faye Peitzman, Faculty Advisor (310) 825-6990
Jody Priselac, Faculty (310) 206-0023
Yolanda Reyna, Program Coordinator (310) 206-0796
Bill Sandoval, Associate Professor (310) 794-5431
Jeff Share, Faculty Advisor (310) 825-7494
Concepcion Valadez, Associate Professor (310) 825-8382


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Principal Leadership Institute Directory

Faculty and staff associated with the UCLA Principal Leadership Institute.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Raul Alarcon, Faculty
Nataly Birch, Program Coordinator (310) 267-4905
Titus Campos, Faculty
Robert  Cooper, Faculty Co-Director (310) 267-2494
Minnie Ferguson, Faculty
Chuck Flores, Faculty (213) 480-3700
Megan Franke, Faculty (310) 206-3511 or
(310) 825-2624
Louis Gomez, Faculty (310) 825-0978
Jo Ann Isken, Faculty
Georgia Lazo, Faculty
DeeDee Lonon, LSP Site Manager/Faculty (310) 267-4905
Tonikiaa Orange, Faculty
Nancy Parachini, Director (310) 825-6212
Merle Price, Faculty (310) 206-9936
Karen Hunter Quartz, Faculty (310) 206-5241
John Rogers, Faculty Co-Director (310) 206-4620


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