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Leadership

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Department of Catholic Schools is committed to ensuring the future of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

We accompany all school communities in their commitment to evangelization, effective governance, academic excellence, and operational vitality using a regional structure that reflects the diversity of Southern California and helps every student become a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Paul Escala

Senior Director and Superintendent of Schools

Senior Leadership Superintendent's Cabinet

Dr. Thomas Gasper

Chief of Leadership & Governance

Ryan F. Gomez

Regional Superintendent, San Fernando Region

Zabryna Gonzalez

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Dr. Elizabeth A. Gregg

Regional Superintendent, Our Lady of the Angels Region

Sean H. Jernigan

Chief of Operational Vitality

Michael Ronan

Regional Superintendent, Santa Barbara Region

Erick Rubalcava

Chief of Mission and Catholic Identity

Dr. Rachel Rufus

Director of Assessment, Evaluation & Accreditation

Anna-Marie Silva

Regional Superintendent, San Gabriel Region

Robert Tagorda

Chief Academic Officer

Regional Assistant Superintendent

Barbara Barreda

Assistant Regional Superintendent, San Pedro Region

Dr. Adrian Cuevas

Assistant Regional Superintendent, San Fernando Region

Terry Miller

Assistant Regional Superintendent, Santa Barbara Region

Maria Teresa Villarreal

Assistant Regional Superintendent, San Gabriel Region

Veronica Zozaya

Assistant Regional Superintendent, Our Lady of the Angels Region

Operational Vitality Team

Yadira Davalos

Program Administrator, Federal and State Programs

Ronaldo Meneses

Director of School Finance

Dr. Michael Santa Maria

Director of Operations

Mission and Catholic Identity Team

Gregory J. Perea

Director, Faith Formation and Religious Instruction

Academic Affairs Team

Elizabeth Aceves

Academic Excellence Specialist (ES)

Dr. Gina M. Aguilar

Managing Director TK-12 Academic Excellence

Karisa Avalos

Academic Excellence Specialist (ES)

Mary Rose Batungbacal

Associate Director, Academic Excellence (HS)

Leslie De Leonardis

Director, STEM Network

Dr. Carrie Ann Fuller

Managing Director of School Networks

Sonia Jacobo

Academic Excellence Specialist (ES)

Kathryn Liguori

Academic Excellence Specialist (ES)

Danielle A. Paulino

Associate Director, Academic Excellence (ES)

Catherine Pence

Academic Excellence Specialist (ES)

Edgar Salmingo

Director, Early College & Online Learning

Raquel Shin

Specialist, Dual Language Immersion

Leadership and Governance Team

Aimee Dyrek

Managing Director of Leadership Formation

Danielle Forillo

Associate Director, Onward Leaders Program

Allyson A. Smith

Director, Onward Leaders Program

Data and Assessment Team

Laura Fraher

Academic Data Specialist

Rubi Jara

School and Student Data Specialist

Administrative Team

Rocio Pineda

Administrative Assistant, SPPR

Ivania Rivera

Administrative Assistant, SEVIS, Preschool, and Leadership & Governance Team

Alyssa Rossetti

Administrative Assistant, Our Lady of the Angels Region, School Networks & STEP Program

Neira Sanchez-Garcia

Administrative Assistant, SFPR, Academic Excellence and Data Team