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Dr. Heather Karuza, Assistant Principal

Administrative Experience

Assistant Principal: King/Drew Magnet High School, August 2015 to Present
Summer School Principal: King/Drew Magnet High School, 2016 & 2017
Interim Principal: Edison MS, August - October 2014, November & December 2013
Administrator of Curriculum & Instruction/Assistant Principal: Edison MS, February 2012 - August 2015

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, CSUDH Graduate School of Education, August 2015 to Present
Mathematics Instructional Coach (Out-of-Classroom): Edison MS 2008-2012
8th Grade Algebra 1 Teacher: Edison MS 2005-2008
7th Grade Mathematics Teacher: Edison MS 2003-2005
Pre-Calculus (Math Analysis & Trig) Teacher: Huntington Park High School Intersession 2008

Accomplishments & Professional Organizations

  • Creator of DARTS Intervention Model (www.karuza.com/darts) and Generic Diagnostic Tally Sheet
  • Also adopted by several secondary schools in LD South.
  • Google Certified Educator - Level 1, January 2015
  • Presenter at ASCA Region 16 Women in Leadership Symposium
  • Aspiring Principal Program - Cohort II, May 2014
    • Passed Principal Exam, May 2017
  • Master Program Institute Certificate of Competency, March 2013
  • Presenter at “4 LAUSD By LAUSD” Best Practices Conference, March 2011
  •  Cal State Dominguez Hills Student Research Day Competition winner, February 2011
  • Presenter at California Mathematics Council South Conference, November 2010 & 2011
  •  Member of California Mathematics Council (CMC)
  • Presenter at Project Change Administrator’s Conference, May 2010
  •  Urban School Leader (USL) Grant Collaborator for CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Dept. of Education video, Leadership Learning Community, Group II Aspiring School Leaders, Credential
  • Students Run LA Leader – Trained students for and completed 3 LA Marathons (3 years)
  • Appeared on RtI2 TV Show: The Teacher’s Hour-Data Based Decision Making, April 2010
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

 

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in General Mathematics
Specialization in Computing
Cum Laude
UCLA 2003

Master of Education
Professional Clear Single Subject CLAD Emphasis Credential in Mathematics
UCLA 2004

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Master of Arts in Educational Administration
California Clear Administrative Credential
CSUDH 2010

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Specialization in Urban School Leadership
Claremont Graduate University 2014

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Contact Me:
Email: hlj0384@lausd.net
Office: AP Office, 1st floor, main building
Phone: 323-566-0420, ext. 4136