Gregory B. Endelman

Gregory B. Endelman

Director of Special Services

Gregory.Endelman@ocsarts.net

Dr. Gregory Endelman has held various administrative positions, including early intervention coordinator, assistant principal of pupil services, coordinator of special education, county office of education coordinator, elementary principal, junior high principal, high school principal, and director of special education. Prior to his administrative experience, Dr. Endelman served as a school counselor, school psychologist, and behavior specialist. He has also worked at local universities serving as an instructor within various teacher credentialing programs.

Dr. Gregory Endelman completed his doctoral studies in education from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System. His doctoral project was focused on the implementation of educationally related mental health services for students with disabilities. He is currently completing original research on this same topic as part of his dissertation. Dr. Endelman obtained a master’s degree in educational psychology, as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Chapman University. He earned his Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential from the University of California, Irvine. He also holds valid Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in the areas of school psychology, school counseling, and child welfare and attendance supervision. He is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Educational Psychologist and is a certified behavior specialist.

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Sean Kerr

Sean Kerr

Team Lead

Academic Lab

Sean.Kerr@sgv.csarts.net

Sean Kerr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Whittier College, he has earned his Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential and Master’s of Education from Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Kerr believes in providing equitable and creative learning opportunities to help all students make strides to reach their own goals. He has been working in education for five years and has had numerous experiences in supporting students with learning disabilities in inclusion programs. Mr. Kerr’s passion for education pushes him to want to continue to learn more about the craft with each passing year and is excited to be at CSArts-SGV.

Alisha Medina

Alisha Medina

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab

Alisha.Medina@sgv.csarts.net

Alisha Medina hold’s a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies and a Master’s degree in Special Education from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Concordia University, Irvine.  Mrs. Medina has worked with students with special needs for more than 20 years, 13 of those years as a certificated Special Education Teacher in the Bellflower Unified School District.  She has a son that will be a graduating senior at OCSA this year, as well as a daughter that will be a sophomore at CSArts. Mrs. Medina is beyond excited to work with the students at CSArts and to be a part of the founding team.

Claire Passaro

Claire Passaro

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab

Claire.Passaro@sgv.csarts.net

Claire Passaro received a Bachelors Degred, an Education Specialist teaching credential, and a Masters Degree in Special Education from California State University Fullerton. Ms. Passaro taught and worked as a Program Specialist at The Prentice School from 2011 until she helped to open CSArts-SGV in 2017. She is passionate about making learning meaningful and teaching to students strengths! On the weekends you can find Ms. Passaro hiking, camping, swimming or traveling and exploring new cities.

 

Nathan Poole

Nathan Poole

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab

Nathan.Poole@sgv.csarts.net

Nathan Poole holds a Bachelor's Degree, Multiple Subject Credential, and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix, as well as an Education Specialist Credential from the Teacher's College of San Joaquin. Mr. Poole has been in Education since 2004, and he has been an Education Specialist since 2010. He has worked with students from Kindergarten to High School. Mr. Poole is passionate about helping all students discover their strengths, learn to advocate for themselves, and chase their dreams. He models his belief that it is never too late to learn by continuing his professional development and by being a life-long learner. Mr. Poole is excited beyond words to be a member of the Special Services team at CSArts-SGV!

Instructional Aides

Our Instructional Aides, pictured above are passionate individuals who are in the classrooms daily helping all student learners with their varying needs. Our all-star team pictured left to right are: Derrick Cortez, Tom Ford, Vanessa Doss, and Becca Flores.