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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Alisha Medina

Alisha Medina

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab, Math Strategies

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, Literature, Language, and Composition Strategies

Claire.Passaro@sgv.csarts.net

Claire Passaro received a Bachelors Degree and an Education Specialist teaching credential from California State University Fullerton. She is currently working on her masters degree in Special Education at CSUF. Ms. Passaro has taught and worked as a Program Specialist at The Prentice School since 2011. She is passionate about making learning meaningful and teaching to students strengths! On the weekends you can find Claire hiking, camping, swimming or traveling and exploring new cities.