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  • The purpose of 21CSLA is to support educational leaders - teacher leaders, site leaders, and district leaders -  in order to improve campus culture and climate, create more equitable learning environments, and ultimately boost student success. 

    The 21CSLA Program is designed to develop a new generation of leaders who are committed to equitable leadership and a school-wide vision to serve ALL students.

    Leaders for equity transform education to improve access, opportunity, and inclusion, for students and adults, especially those who are systematically marginalized and historically underserved, so that they can thrive. 

    All services are free to participants.

    Geo-Regional Partner Contacts

    Mid-State Regional Academy: Lori Hamada
    Inyo COE - Ilissa Twomey
    Kings COE - LaVonne Chastain 
    Madera CSOS - Kirk Delmas
    Mariposa COE - Lori Hamada

    Merced COE - Michelle Symes 
    Mono COE - Tammy Nguyen  
    Monterey COE - Dr. Roberto Nunez
    San Benito COE - Jennifer Logue 
    Santa Cruz COE - Debi Bodenheimer 
    Stanislaus COE - Christina Dimas
    Tulare COE - John Davis  

    Mid-State Regional Academy Staff
    Madera County Superintendent of Schools

    Lori Hamada
    Leadership Development and Special Programs
    Email: lhamada@mcsos.org

    Melissa Murray
    Program Director, 
    Leadership Development and Equity Support
    Email: mmurray@mcsos.org

    Itzel Serrano
    Administrative Assistant
    Email: iserrano@mcsos.org

    Natasha Trejo
    Senior Secretary
    Email: ntrejo@mcsos.org

    For questions, please contact us at 21clsa@mcsos.org.

    21CSLA State Center
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    small circle with a head where the brain is highlighted   LOCALIZED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

    Participants in the 21CSLA Localized Professional Learning offerings will have access to an equity-focused menu of opportunities that will support your efforts toward continuous improvement.


    2021-22 LPL Opportunities



    Small circle with people networking   COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

    Communities of Practice are cohorts of job-alike leaders who share a similar Problem-of-Practice and a desire to systematically address this problem through a continuous improvement framework alongside regional thought partners. Communities will meet periodically throughout the school year with the support of facilitators. School and district leaders are encouraged to participate as teams to maximize LEA capacity building.

    2021-22 Communities



    Coaching icon    LEADERSHIP COACHING

    21CSLA provides individual coaching for leaders – teacher leaders, site leaders, and district leaders – interested in professional growth through the lens of equity and continuous improvement.  21CSLA coaches are current and retired leaders with extensive knowledge of leadership practices.

    How to get involved in coaching…