About Dr. Gonzales

Dr. Lisa Gonzales is a visionary educational leader, beginning her career as a middle school math/science teacher and district mentor teacher in Daly City, California. Her years as a middle school teacher and then mentor motivated her to want to impact more students' lives, so she finished her administrative credential and headed into the world of public school administration. She is also one half of the #shebrands work for female leaders and beyond.

 

Leadership roles have included:

- Assistant Superintendent -Educational Services (Dublin Unified School District)

- Interim Superintendent (Lakeside Joint School District)

- Superintendent (Portola Valley School District)

- TICAL cadre (Santa Cruz County Office of Education)

- Director of STEAM (Santa Clara County Office of Education)

- Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction, including Visual & Performing Arts                            (Santa Clara County Office of Education)

- Elementary Principal (San Jose Unified, Palo Alto Unified)

- Middle School & High School Assistant Principal (Evergreen, Empire, Clovis)

- Director of Teacher Training & Curriculum Development (NASA Ames Research                      Center)

- Middle School Math/Science teacher, Mentor Teacher (Jefferson)

 

From her role as curriculum developer and teacher trainer at the NASA Ames                         Research Center to an elementary, middle and high school site administrator and        Superintendent, her areas of advanced training include:

 

- STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts and math)

- The Arts

- California Common Core State Standards

- Educational Technology

- Project Based Learning

- Design Thinking

- Project Lead the Way

- Reader/Writer's Workshop

- Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

- Project Cornerstone

- Human Resources

- Financial Leadership

- Strategic Planning

- Branding and Marketing
 

Areas of Expertise


Legislative action, legislative policy design, governmental relations, business partnerships, public affairs, educational technology, web2.0 resource applications in K-12 education, communication, social media, public relations, project design and management, team-building, and networking,

 

Education

 

University of Southern California

     Urban Superintendent's Academy     2016-2017

Stanford Graduate School of Business

     Executive Program for Education Leaders    2015-2016

 

University of LaVerne

     Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership   1999-2002

     Magna Cum Laude

 

San Jose State University

     Master of Arts Degree in Education - Administration & Supervision

     1992-1994

     Bachelor of Arts Degree - Radio, Television, Film

     Bachelor of Science Degree - Business Management     1985-1990

 

 

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