Success Stories

We're proud to honor the achievements of our students and alumni.

These students and alumni of the Graduate School of Education are fulfilling the values and mission of the university and their achievements have been recognized and submitted by Cal Lutheran family members. 

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Betsy Meyring-Pegler '24

EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)

Betsy Meyring-Pegler EdD Candidate “..professors and colleagues within Cal Lutheran are professionals in our community and they helped me to really clarify, what is the one piece that you want to research?” is quoted in the 2022 Memorable Moments video.

Omar Escamilla '21

EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)

Omar Escamilla, EdD ’21 “..I needed that one-on-one interaction and that’s what I got.” Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (K-12) quoted in the 2022 Memorable Moments video.

Shannon (Houston) Scott '22

EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)

Cal Lutheran Triple Alum, Shannon Scott ’03, MEd ’16, EdD ’22 is announced as the new Principal at Rio Mesa High School!

Oscar Cobian '01

MS in Counseling for K-12 Schools

Cal Lutheran alum and president of Oxnard College, Oscar Cobian MS ’01 writes a guest column for the Ventura County Star on his 2022 commencement speech inspiration. He addresses 1,070 graduates who earned more than 2,300 certificates or degrees about looking inward to the community for find how to make a difference. He shared examples of three alumni of Oxnard College that have made this impact in Ventura County. Among them Cal Lutheran alum,  Vanessa Calderón-García MEd ’01.

Carrie Hernandez '13

EdD in Higher Education Leadership

In 2022, Carrie Hernandez ’08, MBA ’13 EdD Higher Ed Candidate “For anyone that’s thinking about it, talk to the people you need to talk to to help you make that decision then just go for it!” Quoted from the memorable moments at Cal Lutheran video. youtu.be/LwZk_oQ7UAE

Antonio Castro '08

EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)

In 2022, The VUSD Board of Education has appointed alum Antonio Castro, MS ’03 & EdD ’08 as the new VUSD Superintendent. Castro was also a 2007 STRIVE Scholar at Cal Lutheran.

Shani Fishman '21

Counselor Education

Cal Lutheran Counselor Ed alumna, Shani Fishman, MS ’21 announced on LinkedIn her excitement to serve as a new School Counselor at Hale Charter Academy for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Cesar Morales

Adjunct/Faculty

In 2018 Ed Leadership Advisory Council member and Oxnard School District superintendent, Cesar Morales, Ed.D. mentions the work with Cal Lutheran in this on-air Facebook live interview.


In 2019, Cesar Morales, GSOE Educational Leadership Adjunct Faculty member, received the 2019 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).


In 2020, Grad School of Education and Department of Educational Leadership adjunct faculty member, César Morales becomes superintendent of Ventura County Office of Education. Read the article in the VC Star.

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In 2021, Grad School of Education and Department of Educational Leadership adjunct faculty member, Cesar Morales becomes superintendent of Ventura County Office of Education. Click here to read the article in the VC Star.


Congratulations to adjunct faculty member, Cesar Morales on receiving the 2022 Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence from Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 13.


In 2022, Cesar Morales writes an op-ed article for the Ventura County Star about what he’s been doing to keep kids safe at school. Click here to read the article.


In 2022, Cesar Morales writes “It’s a testament to the good that can come when public agencies collaborate in the best interest of students who need extra help.” via @vcstar

Education vs. incarceration for troubled teens

 

 

 

James Jenkins '20

MA in Educational Leadership

In 2022, doctoral candidate and Cal Lutheran alum, James Jenkins, MEd ’20 becomes the principal of Los Colinas Middle School for PVSD.

Paul Marietti '15

EdD in Educational Leadership (K-12)

Cal Lutheran alum, Paul Marietti, EdD ’15 succeeds as Superintendent of Lancaster School District in 2022.

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