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Dr. Bruce McDaniel

Dr. Bruce McDaniel

Recently retired as superintendent of the Lennox School District, an urban elementary school district serving 7,000 predominantly minority students near Los Angeles Airport. Bruce has nearly 40 years of experience in public education, having served as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, counselor, and classroom teacher. Bruce served on the Advisory Committee for the School of Education for Pepperdine, Loyola, University of Southern California, and California State, Dominguez Hills, Universities. He also served on the executive committee of the following educational organizations: Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), School Employers Association of California (SEAC), Advanced Educational Technology Consortium (ADTECH), Centinela South Bay School Insurance Authority, Los Angeles Regionalized Insurance Services Authority (LARISA), Schools Alliance for Worker’s Compensation Excess, and Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP). Additionally, he was appointed to the School Facilities Planning Division’s Advisory Committee for the California Dept. of Education. He has presented as guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Dominguez Hills; Pepperdine University, and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Superintendent’s Academy. Bruce earned his Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California, received a Master’s of Science in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach, and received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jared R. Stallones
Jared R. Stallones, Ph.D.

Although a California native, Jared R. Stallones attended middle school and high school in Houston, Texas, then earned a B.A., teaching credential, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Following a twenty-year career as a secondary school teacher and school administrator, Dr. Stallones taught credential candidates in the History Department at California State University, Fresno, from 1999-2000. He then moved to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to direct and teach in the Single Subject Credential Program there. Since 2011, Dr. Stallones has served as University Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator at California State University, Long Beach, overseeing 11 credential programs across the campus. He also leads a statewide consortium of CSU campuses working to prepare educators for service in Linked Learning school settings.

Dr. Stallones has authored numerous books and articles on education history, biography, and philosophy, including Zebulon Pike and the Explorers of the American Southwest (1991), Paul Robert Hanna: A Life of Expanding Communities (2002), Conflict and Resolution: Progressive Educators and the Question of Religion (2010), and Philosophy of Education (2011). He has been recognized for his scholarship with local and national awards. He is the general editor of the Organization of Educational Historians book series with four volumes currently in production. Dr. Stallones has authored and managed publicly and privately funded grants in excess of $5 million. He is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences and has served in leadership in several professional organizations and on elective and appointed community boards.

Dr. Stallones lives in Corona with his wife Jan, an educational consultant. They have two grown children and a grandson.

 

Samuel Almaraz
Samuel Almaraz

Graduated from Lennox Academy in 2008. His most memorable time in high school included being part of the ACE Program, Outdoor Club, AP Physics, and meeting his now wife, Gabriela Barron.His biggest challenge in high school was the birth of his first child, Valerie. With the assistance, motivation, and support from many Lennox Academy staff and wife, he earned his High School Diploma. In 2013, he graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Construction Management. In college he was involved in multiple organizations that contributed to his success including Gamma Zeta Alpha, Fraternity Inc., National Electrical Contractors Association – Student Chapter (President for 2 years), Associated Students of Construction Management, ARMY R.O.T.C., National Association of Home Builders, and the Electrical Team for the Associated School of Construction (ASC) Student Competition. His most memorable college experience was the Costa Rica Senior Project he worked on to provide power via a Photovoltaic System to a rural school in Costa Rica. The last two years at Cal Poly he was the Teacher Assistant for the Specialty Lab, teaching Electrical components to Sophomores. He returned to Los Angeles to work for Clark Construction, a reputable General Contractor who mentored him as he participated in the ACE Program. Mr. Almaraz is now a Project Engineer at the LAX TBIT Renovations, Aprons and Concourse Demolition Project. Some of his professional achievements include receiving certificatio (STS), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP), and Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control (CISEC). His future plans include becoming a Construction Executive for Clark Construction, starting a construction company, and assisting community programs to better and make Lennox a safer, reputable place with successful youth. Lennox Academy taught him time management and organization skills; skills that he uses on a day by day basis. Now with two children (Valerie, 8 & Sam III, 2), he manages his time at work, at home, and volunteering in various organizations including Baja Challenge, ACE Program, and most importantly serving as a Lennox Academy Board Member.

Shuna Holmes
Shuna Holmes

Is the Assistant Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Whittier College (WC). For the past 13 years, she has played an important role in Research Administration and Grants Management for research-intensive institutions such as; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California (USC) and Sponsored Research Fund Administration at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). As well as management of sponsored funding for the Business Training Center (BTC) at El Camino College and the California State University (CSU), Office of the Chancellor. She has a B.A. in Public Administration from Ashford University and is currently a Master’s degree candidate in Public Administration. In addition, she has obtained four sub-baccalaureate credentials, Marketing, Business Administration, Human Resources, and Paralegal Studies.