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James Morris, Ed.D
County Administrator
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Cabinet Members


CAOBernadette C. Lucas, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer

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Bernadette Lucas has been an educator for over 28 years.  She came to education through Teach For America (1991).  She has most recently served as the Director of Technology for Beverly Hills Unified School District.  She served in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 23 years as a Teacher, Title I Coordinator, Advisor and Assistant Director for a teacher credentialing program, Assistant Principal, Principal, Mentor Principal, and Director of Technology.  She also teaches in the School Leadership Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills.  


Her career has been committed to equity, access, and social justice for all students. She is passionate about ensuring that each student has access to a world class education that prepares them to not only be successful, but to also thrive in a changing world.  Dr. Lucas earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and her Master in Educational Leadership from California State University, Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2019 with a Doctorate in K-12 Leadership. 

Brian Coffey

Brian Coffey, Ed.D.

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Dr. Brian Coffey has been an educator in the Inglewood Unified School District since 1997. In 2003 he was awarded the Bill Ellis Teaching Award from the National Center for Learning Disabilities for excellence in practice and a commitment to students with learning and attention issues. In 2008, he earned a Doctor of Education Degree from USC’s Rossier School of Education, with a focus on Teacher Education.

Dr. Coffey served as Principal of Kelso Elementary School from 2012-2019, and helped convert Beulah Payne Elementary to Payne P-8 STEAM Academy during his tenure as the school's Principal from 2019-2023. He has been a Board Member of the Inglewood Educational Foundation since 2012, and this year served as Secretary of the Inglewood Management Association. In addition, he is a Lecturer at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.

District Leadership Team

Jordan Miles
Deputy Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer
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Mike Orona
Deputy Chief Maintenance & Operations Officer
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Dr. Ugema Hosea-James
Deputy Chief Academic Officer
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Dr. Dawnyell Goolsby
Executive Director Federal and State Programs
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Jessica Ochoa
Executive Director Communications and Community Relations
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Lourdes Flores
Executive Director Special Education
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Renee Wohlgemuth
Executive Director Risk Management
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Julio Morales
Executive Director Technology
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Martin J. Sissac
Chief of School Police
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Siddhant Bhatta
Interim Chief Business Official 
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Faye Armstrong
Director Food Services
Dr. Joanna Clifton
Director Early Education
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Tiffany Egan

Director Human Resources
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Shanti Prasad 
Director Educational Technology
Debra Tate
Director High School Redesign

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Nayeli Chacon
Director English Language Learners
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LaTonya Babin
Director Expanded Learning Programs
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