OUR TEAM

Esmeralda Mora Esmeralda Mora, Field Director, has been a Secondary Literacy Leadership Partner for UCLA, a Teaching and Learning Specialist for the Los Angeles Educational Partnership, and a coach for the Achievement Council.  She has also overseen migrant education for the San Joaquin County Office of Education and been a Spanish language high school teacher.

Yvonne Ribas, Recruitment / Placement Director, has been an English Department Chair and Literacy Program Coordinator for a dual language school, a Research Assistant for California State University Los Angeles, and an adjunct faculty in the Division of Special Education & Counseling at CSULA, where she is also a doctoral student in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Urban Teaching & Learning.
Maria Chan Maria Chan, Induction Director, was an expert on LAUSD’s Local District 5 Response to Intervention & Instruction team. Formerly, she was LD5’s Lead Facilitator for Social Studies & History, a co-teacher leader of the Social Justice Academy SLC at Los Angeles High School, and a Social Studies Literacy Coach.
Whitney Willis Whitney Willis, Office Manager, has been a Senior Student Supervisor with Associate Students of UCLA, and volunteered at Casa Heiwa Angelina Mentorship Program and Los Angeles Small Schools Center. She holds a B.A in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 
Dr. Ramona Treviño, Senior Director, District and School Design,has successfully served as both an executive leader and campus principal in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Dr. Treviño led the Lower School at the Graded American School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, served as Chief Academic Officer for the Austin Independent School District where she created the first Department of Social & Emotional Learning and as well as the District Charter Collaborative. She was the Founding Principal and the CEO of the University of Texas Elementary School where she led the design of a demonstration program that resulted in an Exemplary rating by the Texas Education Agency. She also served as principal of Zilker Elementary School in the Austin School District.  Under her leadership, Zilker was designated as a Texas and National Blue Ribbon School. She holds a B.S. from Wheelock College in Boston, and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the Educational Administration Department at the University of Texas.
Dr. Dan French Dr. Dan French, Executive DirectorFormer Director of Instruction and Curriculum for the Massachusetts Department of Education, and special educator. Ed. D. from UMass./Amherst. Author of 1998 Phi Delta Kappan article, “The State's Role in Shaping a Progressive Vision of Public Education.”

OUR TEAM

A. Dee Williams A. Dee Williams, CSULA
Dr. A.Dee Williams joined the faculty of the Charter College of Education in the fall of 2007 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland - College Park. Dr. Williams is continuing to explore the emerging links between Popular Culture (Nationally and Internationally) and Mainstream Academic Classrooms, as well as the link's influence on Student Identity Formation/Development. Off Campus, Dr. Williams works as a consultant for school districts in the area of Diversity Training
Dr. Eunsook Hyun,CSULA
Dr. Hyun holds Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction from the Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA (1995). Prior to becoming Dean of CCOE, Dr. Hyun was Associate Provost at the University of Massachusetts Boston (2008-2013) and led the Office of International and Transnational Affairs. Dr. Hyun is an established scholar, experienced administrator in higher education, and author of several books in various areas in education.

Dr. Sabrina Mims-Cox, CSULA
Dr. J. Sabrina Mims is currently Professor of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Her primary areas of research and interest include Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Emergent Literacy, New Models of Teacher Education in a Global Community and School Transformation. She has authored several children’s reading textbook series and articles. She has also presented internationally on the topics of school transformation and reform.

Alberto Heredia Alberto Heredia, Evaluation Director, WestEd
is LAUTR Evaluation Director. He has evaluated education programs from Los Angeles to Miami-Dade County and worked on national evaluations of comprehensive school reform and smaller learning communities programs and in the areas of school leadership and migrant education. Once a teacher, he holds a BA from Williams College and an MA from Stanford University's School of Education.
Becky Moore Becky Moore, LAUTR Office Administrator, CSULA
has responsibility for fiscal and logistical operations for the LAUTR program on the CSULA campus. Previously, Becky worked for United Centers for Spiritual Living as an administrator, where she was instrumental in implementing and managing innovative programs. She is exceptionally resourceful in transforming talents of groups into actions and results.

 

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