UCLA PLI Cohort 19

Contact Us

Nancy Parachini, Ed.D., PLI Director

(310) 825-6212


Tonikiaa Orange, Ed.D., PLI Assistant Director


Robert Cooper, Ph.D, PLI Faculty Director

(310) 267-2494


John Rogers, Ph.D., PLI Faculty Director

(310) 206-4620


Nataly Birch, PLI Program Coordinator

(310) 267-4905


Kim Matheussens, PLI Student Affairs Officer/Credential Analyst
(310) 825-0830

Leading for Justice

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Nataly Birch, Program Coordinator
(310) 267-4905
The application filing period for the 2020-21 academic year will open in September 2019 and will close on February 3, 2020.

Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) Alumni

For me, PLI represented a space in which leadership was discussed in its broadest sense as a manner in which to effect change in education, regardless of ‘position.’ I truly wanted to explore the actualization of social justice as it relates to teachers, students, parents and the community at large.

Leyda W. Garcia

Principal, UCLA Community School

PLI established a framework of empowerment to help me become a true agent of change in the community I serve. I firmly believe that the arsenal of progressive educational theory, execution of thoughtful practice, consistent reflection, and continued support from the PLI team has developed my skills to truly become a transformative leader.

Tommy Welch

Interim Academic Superintendent of Alternative Schools in Boston Public Schools