|Dr. Carol Van Vooren is the Coordinator of the Educational Administration Credential program and the former principal of Jefferson Elementary in Carlsbad, an IB World School. She taught every level from K-21, mostly working with English learners through Migrant Education and federal Title programs. Her research is focused on leadership through the lens of cultural proficiency and international-mindedness. Dr. Van Vooren is the professor of several of the cohort classes including Leading School Communities in a Pluralistic Society, Leading for Assessment and Accountability, and Foundations of Leadership and Educational Issues. She is also the Coordinator of the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at CSUSM.|
Dr. Katie McNamara is the Superintendent of the South Bay Union School District. She previously served as the Assistant Superintendent for eight years in Solana Beach School District where she led the departments of instructional services, pupil services, and human resources. Dr. McNamara firmly believes in building leadership capacity and maximizing strengths in others. Dr. McNamara is the professor of School Law in the Tier I Preliminary Ed Admin Credential program.
|Dr. Jose Manuel Villarreal is the founding principal for Vista Magnet Middle School which opened in 2007. His experience ranges from teaching at California State University San Marcos as in both the Masters of Education General Option and Administration Credential to beginning his career as a school counselor at a large comprehensive high school. Dr. Villarreal is the son of immigrant parents who worked as field workers picking, cleaning and irrigating crops in California where he was introduced to hard work and resiliency. His English Learner journey as a native Spanish speaker brings a natural international-mindedness to teaching, learning and leadership. He is a passionate educator who challenges audiences for their permission to push their thinking, whether in front of fellow principals, teachers, parents, students or workshop attendees.|
|Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D. retired as Associate Professor at Cal State San Marcos and continues to serve as guest lecturer in the program. She served as faculty member at CSUSM for 9 years, and Education Administration Program Coordinator for 6 of those years. In 2013 she was selected as the ACSA Professor of the Year for Region IX. Her primary area of research is creating and sustaining culturally proficient teaching and learning environments. Dr. Lindsey can be reached at email@example.com.|
|Dr. Weinberg was a founding faculty member of the Educational Administration program at CSUSM. His vast experience in education spans all the grade levels and many leadership positions, including vice principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He served proudly as the San Diego County Superintendent from 1991-94. His awards include ACSA’s Marcus Forster Memorial Award and one of the top 100 educators in North America by Executive Educator magazine. Dr. Weinberg is the co-professor of the Leading School Communities in a Pluralistic Society course and a frequent guest lecturer.|
|Dr. John Roach is the former Superintendent of the Carlsbad Unified School District and the current facilitator of the ACSA Superintendent’s Academy. He also served as the Superintendent of Charter Oak Unified School District, where he honed his skills in personnel, facilities, maintenance, technology, and purchasing. Dr. Roach was recently selected as the ACSA Region 18 Superintendent of the Year and one of six finalists for National Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Roach is the professor of the Resource Allocation course in the program.