Kayne Siart Campus

Leadership

LEADERSHIP

 
Alejandra Mayo
Principal
Alejandra Mayo is Principal at Camino Nuevo Academy Kayne Siart Campus. She has more than 14 years of experience in education and leadership. Alejandra began her teaching career working in an LAUSD school and has spent most of her educational career working in charter schools. She has been an instructional coach, a college instructor for Antioch University teaching English Language Development courses for the Teaching Credentialing Program, and a 3rd grade and kindergarten teacher. She has also been an Assistant Principal at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts.
She is looking forward to expanding her leadership skills to help raise student achievement through an educational program that focuses on the whole child, arts integration, constructivist practices, and 21st century skills. She is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Master's degree in Education.
 
Susie Scheper
Assistant Principal
Susie Scheper is one of the Assistant Principals at the Kayne Siart Campus. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley. After graduation, Susie moved to New Orleans, as a Teach For America corps member. For three years Susie taught 3rd grade and Pre-Kindergarten at Johnson Gretna Park Elementary School. In 2011, Susie returned home to Los Angeles and began teaching at the Camino Nuevo Kayne Siart Campus as a Kindergarten and 1st-grade teacher. During that time Susie earned her Masters in Educational Administration and an Administrative Credential through CSU Dominguez Hills. Susie has also trained and completed three LA marathons with Kayne Siart's Students Run LA team. Susie believes in the words of educator Rita Pierson, "Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be." This is Susie’s sixth year with the Kayne Siart campus.
Nicole Brown
Assistant Principal of Instruction
As an assistant principal of instruction, Nicole is responsible for ensuring all students receive a quality education. She collaborates with students, teachers, and leaders on a daily basis to support all K-8 instructional programs. Nicole started her work at CNCA teaching third grade for 6 years and then transitioned to assistant principal in 2014.

 

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at the University of Arizona and a Masters of Education with a focus on curriculum development at Loyola Marymount University.
Megan Rubio
Assistant Principal of Operations
As the Assistant Principal of Operations, Megan Rubio, is responsible for many day-to-day operations of Kayne Siart. Megan is the state testing coordinator and maintains c compliance of these records. In addition, she serves as the supervisor of the Special Education department.  She is very passionate about ensuring fidelity with the IEP process, and that the students with special needs receive the highest level of support to be successful. Prior to joining the leadership team, Megan was a lead teacher in an inclusion class for 4 years at Kayne-Siart, and helped pioneer our move to the full inclusion model. Prior to her time with Camino Nuevo, Megan had over 10 years of experience in teaching. Other professional experiences include 10 years of business administration that includes, customer service, accounting, and management.  
 
Megan completed her Bachelor of Arts at California State University Northridge; and a Master of Educational Leadership from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Nancy Duran
Dean of Culture
Nancy Duran started her teaching career at Camino Nuevo Harvard in 2001 when the school first opened. She taught 7th grade Humanities for 5 years and stepped out of the classroom in 2005 to become the Student Services Coordinator in charge of discipline. In 2008 her role changed and Ms. Duran became the k-8th Grade School Counselor. In 2010 Ms. Duran left CNCA to become a College Counselor at New Designs Charter School and returned to CNCA in 2012 to serve her current position as Dean of School Culture. Ms. Duran was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Foshay Learning Center 7-12th grade. Her parents immigrated to the United States from El Salvador. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school and college.  
 
She graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and a minor in Secondary Education, earned a Master of Science in School Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California, and a second masters and an administrative credential through the CASLA (Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy) program at CSU Dominguez Hills. She is also married and has two beautiful children.
 
Christina Gonzalez
Student and Family Services Coordinator
Cristina Gonzalez is the Student and Family services Coordinator at the Kayne Siart Campus. She earned a Master's Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles where she focused on Health, Education, Latino/a Families, and History. She also received a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies-Political Science and Spanish Literature from University of California, San Diego.
She is passionate about education and plans on continuing to work in education via different avenues to ensure that students of color and those who are most disenfranchised have access to the resources and the education they have a right to.