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About the Center

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build the capacity of educators in order to create and sustain powerful public schools that prepare every student for college, career, and life.

Founded in 2003, Center for Powerful Public Schools provides services to school districts and individual public schools in Greater Los Angeles and across California. We equip educators to create an equitable classroom experience.

Our History

Our Team

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Dr. Alicia Montgomery

Executive Director

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Kelly Gallagher-Nick​

Director of Education Services

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Dr. Letitia Johnson-Davis

Director of Education Services 

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Julie Parrino 

Director of Finance & Fiscal Resource Development

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Sarah Schuler-Brown 

Sr. Education Specialist

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Ryan Goins

Education Specialist

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Angelica Fuentes

Education  Specialist

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Marcus Wilhite

Education Specialist

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Venus Medrano

Administrative Manager

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Our Board

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Jeanne Fauci

Board President

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Paul Hernandez

Treasurer

Chief Strategy Officer LA

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John Michael Murray

Board Secretary

Attorney

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Sarah Stratton

Board Member

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Benjamin Warring

Board Member

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Careers

CPPS seeks dedicated, education-equity focused individuals interested in building the capacity of educators and their communities to provide a powerful experience for all learners.

  1. Collaborative, upbeat environment

  2. Supportive and family-focused team

  3. Vision and mission driven organization

  4. Impact and strengthen education for our most vulnerable youth

  5. Continuous learning opportunity