In light of COVID-19, the Center X office is closed and staff are telecommuting to ensure continuity of our operations. Staff may not have access to their office phone, so please try email first during this time.

Fiscal and Administrative Directory

Staff at Center X in the administrative and fiscal groups.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Aisjah Bowens
Sales and Service Fund Manager
Annamarie Francois
Executive Director, Center X
(310) 825-6812
Beth Happel
Web Developer
(310) 206-2969
Marissa Ishida
Fund Manager
Michelle Kaku
Social Media Coordinator & Design
Brenton O’Hara
Personnel and Programs Manager
Ada Parsi
Director of Business Administration, Center X
John Rogers
Faculty Director, Center X
(310) 206-4620
Nicole Thompson
Assistant Business and Senior Financial Manager

Professional Development Directory

Staff at Center X associated with the Professional Development projects.

Name/Title Phone E-mail
Doreen Ahadian
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
EJ Akins
Program Coordinator, 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
Karen Boyer
Program Coordinator, 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA)
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
Marie Dacumos
Assistant Director, 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA)
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, UCLA Computer Science Equity 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
Amber Gonzalez
Program Coordinator, UCLA Mathematics Project
Jennifer Hagman
Associate Director, Secondary Mathematics, UCLA Mathematics Project
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 Computer Science Equity Project
(310) 825-6795
Shubham Kayastha
Technology Analyst, Introduction to Data Science
James Keipp
Director, AP Readiness
(310) 825-1324
Jon Kovach
Director of Science Programs
(310) 825-7121
Jackie Ku
Program Manager, UCLA STEM+C3
(310) 206-2542
Juan Lopez
Associate Director, Northeast Region
203-365-8914
Suyen Machado
Director, Introduction to Data Science
Jane Margolis
Senior Researcher, UCLA Computer Science Equity Project
(310) 794-4481
Mark Anthony Moreno
Program Coordinator, UCLA History-Geography Project
Tonikiaa Orange
Director, Culture & Equity Project at Center X
(310) 794-9852
Faye Peitzman
Director, UCLA Writing Project
(310) 825-6990
Erin Powers
Director, UCLA National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
(805) 453-5786  
Karen Recinos
Associate Director, Early Childhood Education, UCLA Mathematics Project
Lori Rosales
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Luis Ruiz-Martinez
Program Coordinator, UCLA Writing Project
Jennifer Schexnayder
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Susan Strauss
Professional Learning Partner, Writing
(310) 794-7968
LeeAnn Trusela
Assistant Director, Introduction to Data Science
Janene Ward
UCLA Mathematics Project
(310) 738-6875
Kristin Welch
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project
Monica Williams
Professional Learning Partner, Literature
(310) 794-7968
Leah Wolverton
Coach, UCLA Mathematics Project

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
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

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
John Rogers, Faculty Co-Director (310) 206-4620
Nanette Terrenal, Faculty
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