Gregory B. Endelman

Gregory B. Endelman

Director of Special Services

gregory.endelman@ocsarts.net

Dr. Gregory Endelman has held various administrative positions, including Early Intervention Coordinator, Assistant Principal of Pupil Services, Coordinator of Special Education, County Office of Education Coordinator, Elementary Principal, Junior High Principal, High School Principal, and Director of Special Education. Prior to his administrative experience, Dr. Endelman served as a school counselor, school psychologist, and behavior specialist. He has also worked at local universities serving as an instructor within various teacher credentialing programs.

 

Dr. Gregory Endelman completed his doctoral studies in education from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System. His doctoral project was focused on the implementation of educationally-related mental health services for students with disabilities. He is currently completing original research on this same topic as part of his dissertation. Dr. Endelman obtained his master’s degree in educational psychology, as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Chapman University. He earned his Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential from the University of California, Irvine. He also holds valid Pupil Personnel Services Credentials in the areas of School Psychology, School Counseling, and Child Welfare and Attendance Supervision. He is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Educational Psychologist and is a certified behavior specialist.

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Gregory Beach

Gregory Beach

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab, Literature & Composition Strategies

gregory.beach@ocsarts.net

Mr. Gregory Beach holds a bachelor’s degree in child development, as well as a Special Education teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Beach serves as an instructor in the Special Services department. Prior to that he was working in Los Angeles, teaching the core classes: math, English language arts, science, and history.  Mr. Beach is a dedicated teacher who strives to help all students reach their highest potential.

Greg Garcia

Greg Garcia

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab, Math Strategies

greg.garcia@ocsarts.net

Mr. Greg Garcia holds a bachelor’s degree in history, and a master’s degree in education administration. As a special education teacher, Mr. Garcia manages a caseload of exceptional learners by advocating for the child’s learning needs. He also provides instructional support to general education staff with researched-based learning strategies and behavioral intervention. In addition to his several years employed in the Special Services department at OCSA, Mr. Garcia has provided support in various school-site roles, such as: teacher on special assignment (TOSA), after school program coordinator, algebra readiness teacher, and campus security supervisor.

 

Dan Michael

Dan Michael

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab, Literature & Math Strategies

dan.michael@ocsarts.net

Mr. Dan Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton in liberal studies and elementary education and a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Jennifer Remolif

Jennifer Remolif

Teacher, Specialized Academic Instruction

Academic Lab, Literature & Composition Strategies

jennifer.remolif@ocsarts.net

Mrs. Jennifer Remolif holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from California State University, Long Beach. Mrs. Remolif earned a master's degree in curriculum development and has a teaching credential in Education Specialist in Instruction from Azusa Pacific University.  She joined Orange County School of the Arts in 2000 and currently serves as an Academic Special Education instructor for 7th through 12th grade students. In addition, Mrs. Remolif has taught in the Visual Arts conservatory, teaching 7th and 8th grade 2-dimensional design and 3-dimensional design, as well as ceramics during OCSA’s summer arts program.

Alexsandra Williams

Alexsandra Williams

504 Case Carrier

alexsandra.williams@ocsarts.net

Mrs. Williams has a master’s degree in family & consumer science from California State University, Long Beach. She also holds two credentials in Vocational Education, one at the supervisory level. She has been working in education, at the secondary and post-secondary levels, as a teacher and administrator, for over 20 years.

Joseph Byrd

Joseph Byrd

Behavior Interventionist

joseph.byrd@ocsarts.net

A therapist with a foundation in theatre arts and music composition, Joseph Byrd, M.A. believes beauty is created through a balance between form and function.  He believes the same balance exists in healing and support. A California Licensed-Eligible Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #85571 with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Joseph Byrd is supervised by Licensed Clinician Kara McCann, LMFT, LPCC.  He works with students in educationally focused counseling, addressing several areas including, anxiety, depression, and grief.

 

Julie Atkinson

Julie Atkinson

Instructional Assistant

julie.atkinson@ocsarts.net

Mrs. Julie Atkinson holds a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing, as well as a teaching credential in English from California State University, Long Beach. She is a creative writing instructor in the Integrated Arts conservatory, and also works as an instructional aide with the Special Services Department.

Christine Choi

Christine Choi

Instructional Assistant

christine.choi@ocsarts.net

Ms. Choi holds a bachelor’s degree from Otis College of Art and Design and a Single Subject Teaching Credential. She currently teaches 8th grade 3-D Design in the Visual Arts Conservatory and also works in the Special Services Department. Ms. Choi is an OCSA alumna and upon graduation, she pursued her passion for art by majoring fine arts at Otis College of Art and Design.

Ember Crouch

Ember Crouch

Instructional Assistant

ember.crouch@ocsarts.net

Ms. Ember Crouch holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz and a master’s degree from San Jose State University. She joined OCSA staff in Fall 2015 as an instructional aide with the Special Services Department and is preparing for a special education teaching credential.

Suzette Lester

Suzette Lester

Instructional Assistant

suzette.lester@ocsarts.net

Ms. Suzette Lestr has a background in Child Development and received her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies: sociology from California State University, Long Beach.

Leah Ramirez

Leah Ramirez

Instructional Assistant

leah.ramirez@ocsarts.net

Ms. Leah Ramirez holds her bachelor’s degree in studio art from California State University, Fullerton and her Professional Clear Multiple Subject teaching credential from Biola University. She joined Orange County School of the Arts in 2012 as a Painting and Drawing instructor for the summer program. Since then, she has been part of OCSA’s academic and conservatory life as a 2-dimensional design instructor, substitute teacher, and 504 support staff.

Ciara McCann

Ciara McCann

Instructional Assistant

Ms. Ciara McCann is an alumnus of the OCSA Musical Theatre conservatory ('12). Ciara has been an employee for the Walt Disney Company working as a performer for both the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Tokyo Disneyland Resort in Tokyo, Japan. Ciara joined OCSA staff in the Spring of 2016 as an Instructional Assistant for the Special Services Department. She is currently working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science.  She is an avid volunteer and advocate for Dysautonomia International.  She is passionate about the integration of art in academic learning and the impact it has on students worldwide.