Fall 2010 - CSUF Tier I Team

Professor Linda Orozco



Arleen C. Bates         arcbates@att.net   Arleen.bates@svusd.org
School Readiness Specialist, Saddleback Valley USD
Arleen Bates received her BS in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona. She received her BCLAD Multiple Subject Credential from CSUF and is currently in the
process of earning an M.A. in Educational Leadership and preliminary Administrative Credential at CSUF. Arleen has 12
years of educational experience in K-8 until entering the preschool realm four years ago as the administrator of seven
different grants. The concentration of the grants serves English Language students via preschool and Family Literacy
programs. Arleen has been happily married for 24 years, has two children and will soon become an empty nester as her
youngest son starts college at the end of August. Other interests include reading and having great conversations with
interesting people.

Bindi Crawford     Bindi.Crawford@gmail.com
Counselor, Alhambra Unified School District
Bindi Crawford earned her BachelorÕs degree at California State University, Fullerton and her MasterÕs degree in
counseling at Azusa Pacific University. She has been counseling for the past five years at the Alhambra Unified School
District. She has been involved in school activities such as School Site Council and several volunteer committees.  She is
particularly interested organizing data for educators so that it is easily accessible and personally usable for them. In her free
time she loves to hang out with family and friends, travel with her husband, go snowboarding, and read.

Cara Cutruzzula    ccutruzzula@hotmail.com
Cara Cutruzzula is currently working on her MasterÕs in Educational Administration at California State University of
Fullerton.  She received her teaching credential at University of California of Irvine in 2008, and her B.A. in 2005 at Azusa
Pacific University.  Her professional career began at Glen A. Wilson High School as an English teacher, she then moved to
Los Angeles and worked for the non-profit, The Lili Claire Foundation, and then returned to teaching in 2008 at Century
High School, where she worked for two years.  Cara has a passion for working with youth and demonstrates this daily in
the classroom.  When she is not teaching, she enjoys being outdoors and enjoying time with her family.

Matthew Fox   roadtonowhere08@gmail.com
Earth Science Teacher, Troy High School
Matthew received his BA in Geography at CSUF and is currently working on his MasterÕs in Education Administration at
CSUF.  He has a single subject teaching credential in Earth Science and Geography as well as a multiple subject teaching
credential.  He is entering his fourth year as a teacher at Troy.  He loves the challenge of teaching teenagers and all of the
oddball stories they tell him.  He is married to Nadia (also in this cohort), and has triplet children (two girls and a boy).  He
loves spending time with his family, listening to many types of music (especially the various subgenres of Scandinavian
metal), and is a total computer nerd.

Nadia S. Fox     Nadiashehab@yahoo.com or Nfox@bousd.us
French Teacher Levels 1-AP, Brea Olinda High School, BOUSD
Nadia earned a B.A. in Linguistics and a B.A. in French Literature from UCLA.  She then received her Multiple Subjects
Teaching Credential and her Single Subject teaching credential in French from CSUF.  She is currently pursuing a MasterÕs
of Science degree in Educational Administration from CSUF.  She has taught for five years, and she is the Instructional
Council Leader for all academic departments involved in Professional Learning Communities at BOHS.  She also serves as
French Club advisor and as a School Site Council member.  Nadia enjoys spending time with her 2 year old son and
daughters and that guy who always sits next to her in class.  She taught Taekwondo for over six years and enjoys jogging
and traveling.

Molly Fults   goodgolly73@aol.com, mfults@ggusd.us
Teacher On Special Assignment, Garden Grove Unified School District
Molly received her BA in Human Development from CSULB and her Education Specialist credential and MS in Education
from CSUF.   Molly devoted 10 years to teaching students with disabilities at the elementary school level before leaving the
classroom to work as a Teacher On Special Assignment for the Department of K-6 Instruction. As a TOSA, she provides
support to school sites and teachers in curriculum, instruction, and behavior management, and serves as a BTSA Support
Provider to new teachers. She is passionate about the education of ALL students, including those with disabilities. Molly is
married and mother to two boys, ages 9 and 7. She enjoys music of all kinds and is a part time pianist for her church.

Ross A. Gould     EMAIL: R_Gould1244@yahoo.com
Staff Specialist/Teacher, Lake Center Middle School, Little Lake City School District
I hold a Bachelors Degree in American Studies from the California State University Fullerton(2005), as well as a Clear
Single Subject teaching credential in Social Studies from California State University Fullerton. I taught for three years in the
La Habra City School District at Washington Middle School. At Washington Middle School I taught both 7th & 8th grade
History, AVID Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, and International Baccalaureate Teacher & Coordinator. From La
Habra City School I was RIF'd and joined the Little Lake City School Distrcit at Lake Center Middle School. For one
year I taught 8th Grade US History and was promoted my second year to my current position as Staff Specialist.

Greg Love    gregory.love@gmail.com
Math Teacher, Buena Park High School (Fullerton Joint Union High School District)
Greg Love received his teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach after receiving his B.A. in
communications from California State University, Fullerton.  He has been teaching math at Buena Park High School for five
years.  He also coaches the freshman baseball and basketball teams.  In addition, Greg is the junior class advisor and is
currently serving as a WASC focus group leader.  Prior to teaching he worked at NBC for a year in the publicity
department and on the television show Fear Factor for one season as a trade-out coordinator.  Greg was born on campus
at the University of North Carolina and, as such, is genetically obligated to being an enormous college basketball fan.  He
has been happily married for three years.

Cecil Malacarne         cmalacarne@csu.fullerton.edu  or cdm51@msn.com
Elementary School Teacher, Richard E. Haynes Elementary, Ontario-Montclair S. D.
Cecil received his bachelorÕs degree from Cal State Fullerton and earned his teaching credential at Azusa Pacific
University.  He is currently working on his M.S. in Educational Leadership at Cal State Fullerton.  Cecil has 15 years of
teaching experience in grades two through six.  He has served as grade level chair and is now serving as a member of both
the instructional leadership team and organizational leadership team at his school.  He has also been a GATE facilitator,
PTA representative, student teacher trainer and was the schoolÕs union representative for nine years.  Cecil loves spending
time with his wife and two daughters, enjoys traveling, golf, reading and sporting events - especially Titan Baseball.

Sandra Preciado-Martin     spmartin@csu.fullerton.edu    spmartin@orangeusd.k12.ca.us;
Spanish Teacher, Canyon High School, Orange Unified School District
Sandra Preciado-Martin received her BachelorÕs degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish literature from California
State University, Fullerton.   She is currently attending California State University, Fullerton to obtain her M.A. in
Education and preliminary administrative credential.  Her experiences in education began as a bilingual liaison in Long
Beach Unified.   She then began teaching at Canyon High in 2000 and has been there since.  Currently she teaches online
for Orange Unified, is the world language department chair at Canyon High School and is also a BTSA support provider.  
Sandra enjoys traveling, reading good books and ice cream.   

Erika Ranes      eranes@csu.fullerton.edu   VBLB13@gmail.com
Science teacher (Earth Science and Biology), Savanna High School, Anaheim Union High School District
Erika received her bachelor's degree from UC Irvine in Psychology and her teaching credential from CSU, Fullerton. She
will begin her 4th year teaching at Savanna High school. At Savanna, she is involved in the Medical Careers Pathway and
the Lesson Design Cohort. She is also the JV girl's water polo and swim coach. Erika plans to become a the girl's athletic
director when completed with this program. She loves sports and going to Disneyland. She is currently training for her first
triathlon in mid-September.

Paul Renaker    pdrenaker@aol.com
Social Studies teacher, Bellflower High School, Bellflower Unified School District
I earned my B.A. in history, my single and multiple subject credentials, and my M.A. in curriculum and instruction from
CSULB.  I have been teaching 6th grade at Ramona Elementary in Bellflower.  I have been the GATE facilitator, School
Site Council facilitator, PTA representative, Project Adventure trainer, Singapore math trainer, and student council
advisor.  This year I will be a high school teacher at Bellflower High.  I enjoy reading, golfing, biking, and going to Dodger
and Kings games.  My wife and I enjoy traveling, music, theater, Lake Almanor, and volunteering at our church.  My 15
minutes of fame include a Los Angeles Lakers Teacher of the Month award, having an article published in the magazine,
Ziplines, and appearing as a banker in a Wachovia commercial.

Nicole Wallevand, M.A.     nicolewallevand@csu.fullerton.edu
Part-time Faculty, Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education, California State University, Fullerton
Nicole Wallevand received her Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University; her teaching credential from Chapman
University; and her Bachelor's Degree from California State University, Fullerton.  She currently teaches methods courses
and supervises student teacher candidates for the Credential Program at California State University, Fullerton.  Nicole has
18 years of educational experience, including teaching elementary grades K-6.  She has had experience teaching a variety
of students with special needs including GATE, ESL and Special Education.  She is in the process of obtaining her Tier 1
Administrative Credential at California State University, Fullerton.  Nicole has been married for 16 years and has 3
children, ages 5 - 13.   With her family, Nicole likes boating and water skiing in the summer and snow skiing in the winter.