Roger Gallizzi currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the Palmdale School District. He previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Director of Personnel, Director of Biliteracy Programs, Principal of the Pueblo Learning Center, and was a classroom teacher.
He is the founder of the Los Amigos Dual-Immersion Magnet School.
Mr. Gallizzi received his B.A. in Philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He received his M.A. in Educational Management from the University of La Verne, and completed three years of doctoral work at La Verne as well.
He has been a member of the Chapman/Brandman University faculty since 1998, and was the recipient of Graduate Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award in 2003. A frequent speaker on educational topics, he is also a passionate advocate for linguistic human rights.Locally, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, United Way of Greater Los Angeles,Antelope Valley Regional Board; Chairman, Board of Directors, School Employers Association of California; Member, Corporate Board, United Way of Greater Los Angeles; President, Antelope Valley Superintendent's Association; President-Elect, Kiwanis, of Palmdale West.
Cathy A. Shepard has been a member of the Antelope Valley community since 1980.She began her career in public education in 1993 with the Antelope Valley Union High School District.During her career with the high school district, she held the position of Categorical Programs Manager and Chief Financial Officer.She joined the Palmdale School District in 2008 as the Chief Business Officer. Mrs. Shepard received her Associates of Science degree from the Antelope Valley College and both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Business Administration from the California State University Bakersfield.She received her California School Business Officials Certification in 2000.
The Chief Business Officer is responsible for the operational functions of the school district.This includes areas such as technology, child nutrition, facilities, transportation, and finance.Prior to her career in public education, Mrs. Shepard owned and operated a private corporation which serviced the business sector in records retention and retrieval.
Mrs. Shepard is a member of the Association of California School Administrators, the California Association of School Business Officials, the Association of School Business Officials, and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing. She is also a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
Pauline Winbush was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in various states throughout the Midwest.She moved to California in 1986. Ms. Winbush received her B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her M.A. in Educational Administration from the California State University, Bakersfield.
Ms. Winbush began her career in education as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1989. She joined the Palmdale School District family in 1992 as a teacher at Palm Tree Elementary School. Since then, she has served the District as a Curriculum Resource Teacher, Assistant Principal (at both the elementary and intermediate grade levels), Principal, and Director of Human Resources. She currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.
Ms. Winbush is a member of the Association of California School Administrators.She enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her children in their various activities including sports, clubs, and community events.
Born and raised in New York, Mrs. Judy M. Hall moved to California when she was eleven years old.She graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills in 1971 and moved forward to pursue her career in education.She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Pierce College, her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge and her Master of Science from National University.
Mrs. Hall is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, honor society of California State University Northridge.She has attended and received certification in advanced leadership training at UCLA, Arthur Anderson Graduate School of Management & Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.Additionally, she has just completed a 20 session ACSA Academy in School Business and Finance.
She is a 32 year veteran educator that has had a career of varied experiences.Prior to coming to Palmdale School District in 2009, she was a principal of a K-5 elementary school in Los Angeles Unified School District.Her experiences in the field of education include:teacher of 14 years, Gifted Magnet School Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist, LAUSD District Reading Program Coordinator, Principal and current position of Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Palmdale School District.
When not at work, Mrs. Hall enjoys interior decorating and cooking.She has recently joined the Kiwanis of Palmdale West and plans to participate in the volunteer efforts of the club.This is her third year serving the Palmdale School District.It has been a rewarding experience.She looks forward to working together collegially with all members of the District and we move forward in our quest for improving student achievement and closing the achievement gaps for all learners in our district.
Dr. John Porter is a second generation employee of the Palmdale School District. His mother, the late Carolyn Porter, was a long-time 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Manzanita School. Dr. Porter attended both Manzanita School and Juniper School before being promoted to Palmdale High School, where he was both class president and president of the Associated Student Body.
After high school, Dr. Porter attended Antelope Valley College, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach. For graduate studies, Dr. Porter earned a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from California State University, Northridge. He later earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Porter is active in the community and serves on the boards of directors for the Antelope Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation (where he is also Vice President). Additionally, he is a Lifetime member of the Friends of the Palmdale City Library (and a former director), a member of the Palmdale Sheriffs Boosters and is active in the Palmdale West Kiwanis Club.
Born and raised in Palmdale, Dr. Stacy Love Bryant, attended Maryott Elementary and Sage Intermediate before graduating from Palmdale High School in 1977. Dr. Bryant earned an Associate of Arts degree from Antelope Valley College, her Bachelor of Arts from Fresno State, and her Master of Science from University of LaVerne. She completed her doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership finishing her dissertation study on student transition from 8th to 9th grade.
Dr. Bryant was hired as a teacher at Palmdale High School in 1985, worked as a guidance counselor at Lancaster High School, served as principal of Highland High School, and finished her 25 year career with AVUHSD as the Director of Student Services. She transitioned to the Palmdale School District July 1, 2010 as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.
Dr. Bryant currently volunteers as a Special Olympics Tennis Coach, serves as a board member with the Kiwanis of Palmdale West, and also sits on the Antelope Valley College Foundation Board.
Last Modified on November 30, 2012
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