UCLA PLI Cohort 19

Contact Us

Nancy Parachini, Ed.D., PLI Director

(310) 825-6212


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


Nataly Birch, Program Coordinator
(310) 267-4905
The application filing period for the 2019-20 academic year closed on February 4, 2019.

Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) Alumni

PLI is a pedagogic space like none that I have encountered – a transformative one – that nurtured my mind and pushed me to grow as an instructional leader. I joined a collective group of caring educators eager to transform schools and left the program with a strong network of lifelong friends, along with a comprehensive set of foundational skills to support our youth and communities in relevant and purposeful ways.

Danya Villanueva

Reading Intervention Teacher, Mt. Vernon Elementary School

PLI is about praxis; it’s about digging deep into the nuances of theory and frameworks, mining for those best practices related to building sustainable, transformational, and equitable opportunities for our students, and executing intentional, social justice-driven plans at the grassroots level within our schools and communities. PLI has dramatically impacted the way in which I view the urban educational landscape today.

D’Anza Smith-Rodriguez

Literacy Coach for School Transformation at Partnership for Los Angeles Schools