Administration

TorresErika F. Torres, Ed.D., MSW
County Administrator
 
I am pleased to welcome you to the district’s website and am delighted to be a part of the Inglewood Unified family. Prior to joining the district, I served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education and have more than 20 years of experience in public education, including an extensive background in oversight of major departments and programs that promote academic achievement by addressing safety, health and academic potential of every student.
 
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Cabinet Members

CBO
Raphael Guzman
Chief Business Official
 
Mr. Guzman has over 11 years of experience in supporting school district finance and has served as the Director of Fiscal Services and previously served as the Assistant Director of Fiscal Services for the Whittier City School District. He also served as the Director of Fiscal Services for our own Inglewood Unified School District. Previous to his employment in school districts, he served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 ½ years, where his military occupational specialty was related to personnel, payroll, and governmental accounting.  
 
Mr. Guzman is an active member of his community and devotes his time to ensuring schools receive resources and support they deserve.  He is committed to ensuring all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, are able to accomplish their dreams in their education, career, and life. He enjoys working with his team and is very dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service to students, staff, and the community. He received a B.S. in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.  He also completed the University of Southern California (USC)  School Business Management Program and is a Certified Chief Business Official registered with the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO). Mr. Guzman and his wife have two children and enjoy spending time at Disneyland. 

 
 
LucasBernadette C. Lucas, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer
 
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. 

Vacant, Chief Human Resources Officer
 
District Leadership Team
Martin J. Sissac
Interim School Police Chief
Mike Orona
Deputy Chief Maintenance & Operations Officer
Ms. Jannette Gomez
Senior Executive Director of Fiscal Services
Jessica Ochoa
Executive Director Communications and Public Relations
Julio Morales
Executive Director of Technology
Dr. Issaic Gates
Executive Director of Student Support and Secondary Education Services
Dr. Dawnyell Goolsby
Executive Director of Federal & State Programs
Mr. Leonardo Lopez
Executive Director of Secondary Services
Ms. Ugema Hosea
Executive Director of Elementary
Ms. Lourdes Flores
Executive Director of Special Education
Ms. Joanna Clifton
Director of Early Education
Mr. Miguel Perez
Director of English Learner/PD