Luz Castillo has over 23 years of experience in education. Luz’s K-12 background includes teaching and administrative experience supporting teachers, students, and parents at the elementary and secondary levels. Luz has a proven track record of improving learning opportunities and conditions for all students; developing effective relationships with all stakeholders; providing a clear vision toward academic excellence by way of having courageous conversations and implementing systems to promote teacher collaboration and data reflection; promoting and developing programs to create a positive climate and culture by building capacity of administrators, teachers, and personnel. Luz holds a Master’s in Science in Educational Administration from National University and a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education from the University of Phoenix. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the University of California Irvine.