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City and State

Los Angeles, CA


I’ve worked at numerous levels of the secondary education system, and served as a high school teacher, middle school assistant principal, alternative education principal, district-level manager of federally funded high school dropout prevention grants, director of reconnection center, director of multi-tiered systems of support and most recently as a 9th grade on track coach.

In my administrative roles, I supported significant change resulting in improved outcomes for students within alternative schools and re-engagement settings as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 students district-wide—with a positive, differential impact on students who have been historically underserved. As a principal of two separate culturally specific alternative high schools in the Portland area, I led and supported a four grade level literacy increase within 18 months. At the district level, I led work to reform efforts that increased graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased retention rates at the reconnection center, and established now institutionalized district-wide 8th to 9th grade transition programs and a credit recovery system.


Currently, I work with districts and school leaders across the country helping them establish Multi-tiered systems of support designed using shared college and career readiness skills as part of their school identity. In addition, I work with schools in the Portland metro area helping them reestablish school identity, heal from historical trauma, develop ninth-grade teams and facilitate PLC work.


Locations of Experience

New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Colorado and California


I'm here because

Creating Access, Bridging communities, and Leading with Equity

My hope for this community

To continue to learn, listen so I can be of service in a way that creates or inspires impact.

I can support you with

Slowing down is necessary and Joy is resistance.