Deb Burgin                    Executive Director  

                        Deb Burgin

                   Executive Director

 

                         Merrily Weiss                             Founder

                         Merrily Weiss

                            Founder

              Maria Elena Hernandez                      Parent Educator   As an immigrant to the US, a product of the Los Angeles public school system, a graduate of LACC and UCLA, and a teacher in the LAUSD — Maria has unique insight into the needs of our students. She has expertise in bilingual-bicultural ed. & ESL, literacy, cooperation/team-building, social justice, and ecology, working extensively with children and adults. Maria retired after 27 years with the LAUSD as a teacher and administrator. In her spare time, she volunteers at local elementary schools.

              Maria Elena Hernandez

                     Parent Educator

 

As an immigrant to the US, a product of the Los Angeles public school system, a graduate of LACC and UCLA, and a teacher in the LAUSD — Maria has unique insight into the needs of our students. She has expertise in bilingual-bicultural ed. & ESL, literacy, cooperation/team-building, social justice, and ecology, working extensively with children and adults. Maria retired after 27 years with the LAUSD as a teacher and administrator. In her spare time, she volunteers at local elementary schools.

                         Cara Cornejo                        Parent Educator   Cara begins her second year on our parent educator team. She is a bilingual instructional aide for Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District and is a candidate for a Masters Degree in Education from Antioch University.

                         Cara Cornejo

                       Parent Educator

 

Cara begins her second year on our parent educator team. She is a bilingual instructional aide for Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District and is a candidate for a Masters Degree in Education from Antioch University.

                         Nelly Igdal                      Parent Educator   Nelly comes to us from Parent Institute for Quality Education where she spent five years as an Associate Director and Workshop Facilitator. She brings her passion and experience in empowering and motivating parents through education.

                         Nelly Igdal

                     Parent Educator

 

Nelly comes to us from Parent Institute for Quality Education where she spent five years as an Associate Director and Workshop Facilitator. She brings her passion and experience in empowering and motivating parents through education.

                        Nancy Tiller                      Parent Educator   Nancy was a bilingual teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 24 years. She has taught The School Readiness Language Program ( SRLDP ), Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. She was a mentor teacher for 18 years and supported more than 20 new teachers as they began their careers. Although she retired in 2013, Ms. Tiller volunteers as a Preschool story hour teacher for the Burbank Unified School District and as a music teacher for LAUSD. She believes that music, movement and language development work together to improve literacy fluency.  

                        Nancy Tiller

                     Parent Educator

 

Nancy was a bilingual teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 24 years. She has taught The School Readiness Language Program ( SRLDP ), Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. She was a mentor teacher for 18 years and supported more than 20 new teachers as they began their careers. Although she retired in 2013, Ms. Tiller volunteers as a Preschool story hour teacher for the Burbank Unified School District and as a music teacher for LAUSD. She believes that music, movement and language development work together to improve literacy fluency.