The majority of my career in education has been dedicated to working with at-risk youth. During this time, I have been a teacher, principal, and the first LAUSD Educational Options Director supervising and/or supporting (e.g., WASC, budget development, professional development, curriculum and instruction, leadership and team building, operational concerns, and personnel matters) 55 alternative education schools including: City of Angels K-12, Independent Studies, Pregnant Minor Schools, Youth Opportunities Unlimited Alternative High School, Carlson Home/Hospital School, Continuation High Schools, Community Day Schools, and Opportunity Schools. After retiring from the LAUSD, I accepted an administrative position as the Foreign Principal of an international secondary school in Tongli, China. It was a fantastic experience. Currently, I am honored to be part of the California Learning Collaborative on Alternative Education where I am able to continue supporting alternative education schools.
ASK ME ABOUT ... my experiences introducing project-based learning to an international secondary school in China.