Education Associates Leadership
Before becoming president of TurnAround Schools, Dr. Dan Lopez spent 14 years in public education. Decorated with administrator of the year awards in San Diego County, Dr. Lopez worked as the principal of Abraxas High School for four years. As former president of the California League of Middle Schools, Dr. Lopez is well recognized as an expert in the field of middle school reform. He blends his knowledge of education along with a degree in business to TurnAround Schools. Dr. Lopez (BA 92, MA 96) lives in Ramona, CA with his wife Michelle (BA 97) and their two sons Jake and Nate, where he currently serves as president of the Ramona Unified Governing Board.
|Past President||Don Cotten|
Pat lives in Upland, CA and is an active member of the Ontario Church of the Nazarene. She also plays first violin in the Claremont Symphony in Claremont, CA and enjoys being a grandparent to five lovely grandchildren, ages 13 to 2. She is a graduate of PLNU with an M.A. in Educational Leadership and earned a B.A. in German from San Jose State University. Pat retired as an elementary principal in 2005 after working 30 years as a teacher and administrator. She now works part-time as an adjunct professor for PLNU in the Inland Empire Regional Center, supervising administrative fieldwork for Preliminary Administrative Credential candidates. Pat has been on the EDUCAP/Education Associates Board since 1990 and currently holds the office of Chaplain and Historian. She previously held offices for President, President-Elect, and Vice President.
|Treasurer||Dr. Laura Amstead|
Term Ending 2014
|Karen earned her Liberal Studies degree (B.A. '90) and teaching credential ('91) from PLNC. She continued her education at CSUSB (M.A. '99), earning a degree in Science Education and Instructional Technology. She spent 12 years teaching middle school math and science in Menifee and Temecula. She left the classroom for 7 years to become a TOSA and successfully wrote and managed several technology integration grants (EETT) for Temecula. She is currently back in the classroom teaching lower elementary (K-1).|
Ellen (Rhone) Gould was one of the first psychology majors to graduate from Pasadena College in 1959. She went to Cal State L.A. for an MA in psychology, then worked at Pacific State Hospital for the mentally retarded, now known as Lanterman. After marrying an Atlantan, Jim Gould, and moving to Georgia she worked for the Atlanta Public Schools and obtained an Educational Specialist degree from Georgia State University. In Georgia, and later in California, she did occasional contract work for various school systems and a community-based MR center, while raising two children (they are currently a web-site administrator and a high school art teacher). After starting as a school psychologist in East Los Angeles, she found it expedient to enhance her high school and college Spanish, so she traveled to Mexico to attend language school sessions. She retired from the L.A. Unified School District after nearly twenty years' service in September 2007.
Term Ending 2015
Dr. Robert Morwood