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Vol. 3, No. 1

Fall 2013

Your Source of Information for Staying Connected, the e-magazine of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education

New Eisner College Colleagues

Callie Juarez

Callie Juarez is the new Manager of Academic Resources for the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. She joined our College on May 1, 2013, having worked at CSU Channel Islands for the previous 11 years. Her last position was Manager of Academic Resources and Instructional Support for Arts and Sciences. Callie is a product of the CSU, having earned her B.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a master's degree in Public Administration from CSUN.

Callie's professional interests include staff development and PeopleSoft/Oracle systems. She has presented on Academic Reporting using PeopleSoft at the annual PeopleSoft conference Alliance and on Common Financial Systems across the CSU at the annual Academic Resource Conference. In 2013, she chaired the Academic Resource conference, a professional development conference for support staff from all 23 CSU campuses.

Callie is married with two children, Melina (10-years old) and Gustavo (6-years old). When she is not playing soccer mom or taxiing, she enjoys reading and cooking!

Dr. Shyrea Minton

Dr. Shyrea Minton has joined the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Minton will be teaching in the School Counseling program, helping to prepare future Professional School Counselors. Dr. Minton earned her doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice and her master's degree in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services credential from the University of Redlands in 2011 and 2007, respectively. She is also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California. Dr. Minton previously worked in P-12 education as a Professional School Counselor providing academic, personal/social, and career counseling to special education students. Shortly after leaving P-12 education, Dr. Minton accepted a position as a visiting faculty member in the School Counseling program with the University of Redlands, where she remained for just under three years.

Dr. Minton has engaged in scholarly research activities related to African American students and continuation schools and to the role of the Professional School Counselor in the promotion of mental health services in schools. She has taught courses focused on multicultural counseling in schools, pluralism, school counseling, school counseling fieldwork and practicum, and she will teach similar courses at CSUN.

Dr. Minton enjoys movies and the theater, often traveling to the Pantages Theater to take in a show. She currently resides in Beaumont with her husband, Dr. Gregory Minton, who is a special education teacher in Redlands Unified School District and school administrator of the School for Jewish Living at Congregation Emanu El. They have plans to move to the Northridge area during this academic year.

Tina Torres

Tina Torres is the new Director of the Credential Office. Tina has over 12 years of experience working in the teacher education field. She comes to CSUN from CSU Channel Islands, where she worked the previous10 years in the School of Education's Credential Services Office. Tina earned a B.A. in Psychology from CSU Channel Islands and a master's degree in Educational Administration with a concentration in Higher Education from CSUN.

While at CSU Channel Islands, Tina taught a University Life and College Success course, and she was a member of several campus committees, including the Social Justice Conference Organizing Committee, which is responsible for organizing a daylong conference showcasing the social justice work being done in schools and community organizations in Ventura County. Prior to coming to CSU Channel Islands, Tina was employed by the Ventura County Office of Education

In addition to teacher education, Tina's interests include social justice and equity and access to learning for all students. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, and spending time with her family.

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