Coaching Team -- Meet the Coaches:
Victoria Acton recently moved to the area from Scottsdale, Arizona. This is her first year working for Lompoc Unified School District as an Instructional Math Coach. For the last nine years, Ms. Acton was a classroom teacher in Scottsdale where she taught third and fourth grade. She has her BA degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach and she obtained her Elementary Education teaching credential with an SEI endorsement through the Post-Baccalaureate STEP Program at Scottsdale Community College. She has a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction. Ms. Acton has served on a variety of committees during her time as an educator including the leadership committee, school site council, intervention planning team & PBIS. She was a teacher instructional leader last year, an ASU teacher candidate mentor for five years and the grade level leader for several years. Ms. Acton was a teacher for the 21st Century program for eight years and she also worked as a coordinator of the Summer School. Ms. Acton was honored to receive the Charro's Teacher of the Year award in April 2017. She is passionate about designing and implementing curriculum and worked on the curriculum planning team for four years. As a lifelong learner, Ms. Acton has participated in multiple professional development opportunities. In addition, she has taken several classes at ASU since obtaining her MA degree. These classes include curriculum development, effective teaching practices and instructional supervision. She is looking forward to collaborating with teachers to implement effective math instructional strategies and is so excited to be a part of the math coaching team!
Instructional CoachHello! My name is Scott Wilson. I have been a teacher in Lompoc for 10 years now. I have helped in many areas in education including tech mentor, leadership, teacher in charge, school site council, and behavioral supports team, I am a life long learner, and I enjoy attending conferences, such as CUE, California Association for the Gifted, and Buck Institute- Project-Based Learning. I recently obtained my preliminary administration credential from the Santa Barbara County Education Office. I read books about education, professional development, leadership, and technology to be at the forefront of cutting edge ideas of how to support kids and schools. I am excited to support teachers in implementing effective, data driven, researched based instructional strategies to help all students succeed. If you would like to follow my blog on my current readings and thoughts, click the following website.
Lead Instructional Math Coach
Luisa Parkinson has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with Specialization in Mathematics from the Philippine Normal University, a National Center for Teacher Education. She holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Supplementary Authorization in Mathematics. Her education background includes a Montessori Education and certifications for English Learner and Gifted and Talented Education. Before moving to Lompoc Unified School District, she worked as a Montessori Teacher at the Children’s House Montessori in Santa Maria, and was a GATE and a Lead Teacher at Eastside Elementary School in Lancaster, CA. She has been with LUSD for 16 years as a fourth and third grade classroom teacher. She has served in the district as a Model Tech Teacher, an Elementary Common Core Chair, an SBCEO TIP Mentor, and a member of the ELD Leadership Team. She was a third grade teacher and a Teacher-in-Charge at La Canada Elementary School, and has served in the Leadership Committee and School Site Council. Mrs. Parkinson is currently working on her Administrative Credential. She believes that all students should be provided with meaningful math instruction with the necessary support and tools that will allow them to become highly successful learners.
Joseph Inverso has taught since 2000. He is currently working as an Instructional Math Coach for the Lompoc Unified School District. Mr. Inverso has earned both his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications as well as a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, from California State University, Northridge in addition to a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science. Additionally, he earned a Technology Integration Specialist Certificate (Cadre 1) from LMU. He is currently working on a administration credential. You may follow him on Twitter@JInversoedtech