|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 Educator Certificate at CSUSM.|
|Dr. Anthony Rosilez is the newly selected Assistant Professor to the School of Education and serves both in the Master’s in Educational Administration and the Joint Doctoral Program with UCSD. Dr. Rosilez earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his Juris Doctor in Law from UCLA School of Law. Dr. Rosilez began his educational leadership journey as a math/science teacher in Hacienda La Puente Unified and ascended the career ladder through various districts as an Assistant Principal, District Coordinator of Teacher Educational Programs, Assistant Superintendant of Human Resources, and Superintendent. His dissertation is titled, Stories of Social Justice from Superintendents of Color: Intersections of Resistance. We warmly welcome Dr. Rosilez.|
Dr. Tom McCoy is the principal of San Pasqual High School in the Escondido Union High School District. Dr. McCoy has been a school administrator for the last 16 years and a high school principal for more than a decade. Dr. McCoy has hands-on experience with reform in urban, suburban, and alternative schools and experience working with students from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds. Dr. McCoy previously taught in the School of Education at Cal State Channel Islands and began his career as a high school teacher and coach in the Sweetwater Union High School District.
|Dr. Jose Manuel Villarreal is a senior director for the San Diego County Office of Education leading regional Juvenile Court and Community Schools. 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.|
|Dr. Candace Singh is the Superintendent of the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. As an educator in San Diego County for over 25 years, she is well-known and respected for her work as a “turnaround” principal and superintendent, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at CSUSM, having helped prepare countless teachers and school leaders in our region. Dr. Singh has served as an elementary and middle level teacher, assistant principal, principal, district curriculum leader, and now, superintendent of schools. She has taught in the Multiple Subject and Educational Administration Programs since 1999, with a short break to complete her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership (March 2015 defense). Dr. Singh has returned to the School of Education to resume teaching the Leading Instruction course in the program.|
|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.|