Board Members

Andy Garcia

Andy GarciaAndy Garcia is the Executive Director of Lozano Smith, a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California’s K-12 and community college districts, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts.  Mr. Garcia manages the day-to-day operation of the entire firm and facilitates the firm’s relationships with outside organizations.  He is responsible for the profitability and long-term success of the firm.

Mr. Garcia currently serves as President of the Central Valley Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), where he works to promote the exchange of information regarding the administration and management problems peculiar to legal organizations.  He currently serves as Advisory Board Member for KtoCollege, an organization centered on the goal of providing disadvantaged children with the tangible resources they need to achieve in school.  Mr. Garcia has also previously been elected as the president of the Porterville Chamber of Commerce and other local business groups.

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Paul Garcia, Ed.D.

Paul GarciaPaul A. Garcia is a retired educator after 30 years in public education, K-12. He has been a high school teacher, school administrator, administrative analyst, and central office administrator. He currently serves on the board of the California Education Research Association and is a member of the California Latino Leadership Network. Dr. Garcia’s research interests include Latino education, schooling in court schools, and critical theory.

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Angelica Reynosa, Ed.D.

DPerson Pic SmallAngelica Reynosa has been serving students and families in both Fresno and Clovis Unified School Districts for the past 13 years. She currently is a vice principal at Sunnyside High School in Fresno Unified, where she oversees the Doctor’s Academy and Women’s Alliance programs. Previously, she served as a counselor at Clovis West High School, where she assisted students in meeting high school graduation and college entrance requirements, and guided students through the college application process. Before becoming a counselor, she was a social science teacher at Roosevelt High School where she taught world history, American government, and economics. She is featured in Dr. Sarah Powell’s book An Introduction to Education: Choosing Your Teaching Path and Brigham Young University’s Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling The Assessment Literacy Case: A Video Ethnography of Formal and Informal Assessment Practices. Dr. Reynosa received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fresno State University in 2012. She is passionate about continuing to support students of all ages in their pursuit of higher education.

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R. Sandie Woods, Ed.D.

Sabrina HernandezR. Sandie Woods, Ed.D. serves as  an Assistant Professor and Director of the Liberal Studies program at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. Her previous experience includes 30 years of teaching and school site administration in K-12 public education. Her research interests include social justice leadership, culturally responsive pedagogy, critical consciousness, and service learning.

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Kenneth Magdaleno, Ed.D. – Executive Director

KenDr. Kenneth R. Magdaleno serves as Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno in addition to serving as Co-Director of the Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CODEL) under development at CSU Channel Islands and CSU Fresno. Dr. Magdaleno earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA and is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR). Published works include Educational Leaders and the Acknowledgement Gap (in press, Journal of School Leadership, 2015) and Mentoring Latina and Latino Leaders in Keeping and Improving Tomorrow’s School Leaders (Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2010). His primary research interests are areas of critical race theory, social justice, leadership mentoring and developing educational leaders of color.

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Mahmoud Suleiman, Ph.D. – Editor of the CLEARVoz Journal

Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman is a professor and Chair of the Advanced Educational Studies Department at California State University, Bakersfield. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1993. He previously taught at the Maricopa Community College District, AZ; Arizona State University, Tempe; and Fort Hays State University, KS. He joined CSUB in 1999 and has taught a variety of credential and graduate courses in the areas of multiculturalism, reading/literacy, second language acquisition among others. During his tenure at CSUB, he served as Director of the Multiple Subject Credential Program and as Chair of the Teacher Education Department. He is a Fulbright Scholar (2009/2010) and completed his residency at the Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Bahrain. He is currently the Advanced Educational Studies Department Chair at CSUB.

Dr. Suleiman’s research interests include action research, instructional leadership in diverse settings, second language acquisition, teacher induction, multicultural education, social justice and equity, global education, and literacy development. Over the years, he published several articles, three books, book chapters, edited professional journals, served as a review board member, and reviewer for professional journals. Dr. Suleiman can reached at 661-654-3032 or by e-mail at msuleiman@csub.edu

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Jenny Vue – Program Coordinator & Advisory Board Member

VueJenny Vue, became part of CLEAR in August 2012. She now celebrates her two year anniversary with CLEAR. Jenny started as Executive Assistant, and her role has been ever changing and evolving. As Program Coordinator, she is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of programs. Jenny also sits on the Advisory Board of CLEAR. She has a Master’s in Social Work and PPS Credential.

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Tiffany Jennings – Executive Assistant

JenningsTiffany Jennings is the Administrative Support Coordinator II Supporting the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State. She has worked with Dr. Magdaleno since October 2013. She has been with Fresno State since 2008, working in Accounting and now as Support Staff to the Ed.D. program. Tiffany looks forward to working as the Executive Assistant to CLEAR, supporting the organization in its mission.

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