Alexa Greenland – Executive Director
Alexa Greenland earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Boston University. Her career in education began as a classroom teacher in 2000, teaching English, Social Studies and Theater. She has taught in both public and private schools throughout California and Massachusetts.
Mrs. Greenland has been an administrator in alternative education settings since 2004. Prior to working for Kavod, she was the Principal of a private school and the an Executive Director of another charter school. In addition, she has assisted two charter schools through their opening phases.
Mrs. Greenland is a strong advocate of social responsibility and international cultural awareness. She authored a children’s book, The Cerulean Lion, that is emphasizes the value of kindness and appreciation of individual differences. She has also traveled to over 10 countries, and studied abroad twice. She is looking forward to continuing her world travels when her daughters are a little older.
Learn More about Mrs. Greenland and Kavod: http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-alexa-greenland-kavod-elementary-charter-school-central-san-diego/
Ronit Ron-Yerushalmi – Director of Languages and Global Studies
Ronit Ron-Yerushalmi grew up in Israel in a small moshav near Netanyah. After serving in the IDF, she earned a BA from Tel Aviv University with a double major in Israeli culture and history and Middle Eastern studies . She moved to the United States fifteen years ago, when her husband, who is now a professor of political studies at ASU, began his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. She holds a master of education degree from the University of Minnesota with a focus on second language and culture education where she also worked at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition. Ronit taught Hebrew and held administrative positions in a number of Jewish schools and synagogues and she taught Hebrew in a higher education settings at the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, York University, the Technion, and in the Critical Languages Institute of Arizona State University. Ronit and her husband have three daughters.
Eduardo Mezza – Director of Enrollment and Accountability
Eduardo began his career in education working for the Imperial County of Education teaching English to Second Language Learners. After finishing his undergrad at San Diego State University he began working for Alternative Education where he taught English & Language Arts and became the Special Education Provider for Del Rio Community School. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in English and continued his post-graduate studies in the Special Education Program focusing on Mild/Moderate disabilities.
Among his other accomplishments are being the recipient of the Howard P. Mayer Scholarship in writing, the English Chair Division Recipient at Imperial Valley College and has published three poems in the Camarena Memorial Anthology.
Callen Reese — Director of Student Services
Rachel Aberasturi — Director of Special Education
Tina Poudrier — Education Specialist