L. J. L.



Doctoral Candidate, Nova Southeastern University, Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services National Ed.D. Program for Educational Leaders; dissertation on Early College Enrollment and Rapid Acceleration.

Certification in Computer Graphics, Interactive Multimedia, University of California Los Angeles, 1999.

Master of Fine Art, Drawing, Painting, Art History and Education, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1979.

Bachelor of Fine Art, Art History Emphasis -African Art, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA 1977.

Middle Eastern Studies of Arts, Betzalel Art University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1972.

Credentials of California Commission on Teacher

Art and Art History, English Composition, Introductory English, and California Language Development Specialist.

Professional Development and Leadership

2002 - Grant Writing and Fundraising
2001 - Gifted Appropriations Bills.
2001 - K to College Waiver Program.
AB 2607, California Education Code 76001: Legislation and research authored by me regarding early college enrollment of K-12 students, signed by Governor Davis in October 2000, effective January 2001.
AB 2206: Resubmitting.
Design ongoing Senate Questions and Research involving Education, and changes to the Education Code.
Developed Sections of HR 637, a Federal Bill to provide million of new education dollars to the States.
Authored Westside Charter School, and the Drop Out Academy Program.
Authored and developed How to House the Highly Gifted, and other state and federal policy statements.
Grant writing, grant research, foundation work.
Place over 300 students throughout the United States in college programs who are 5 to 12 years old.
Over a hundred articles published about me regarding my efforts on behalf of education advocacy.
Curriculum development for Teacher training Programs at Santa Monica College, North Eastern University, and Los Angeles Unified School District.
Community meetings working as liaison with parents for foundations.
Impact Training.
Teacher Effectiveness Training.
Bilingual Certificate of Competency.
Reading Comprehension/ Spanish.
Oral and Composition/ English.
Culture/ Spanish.


2001-Present The Profoundly Gifted Institute, Director
2001 The Jackson Academy, Program Director for Profoundly Gifted Students
1997-2001 The Westside Charter School for the Highly Gifted, Program Director
2000 Lecturer for The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
2000 Authored AB 2206 and AB 2207, two new California State bills for the Highly Gifted
1999 Finalized HR 637, a federal Bill for the Gifted
1999 Lectured for The Gifted Development Center and The University of Colorado on Highly Gifted issues
1998 Accepted by Community Partners as a sponsor non-profit umbrella organization for programs for the Highly Gifted
1991-1995 Orville Wright M.S., Teacher of Art, English, E.S.L., Art Production, Art Department Chair, Developed Humanities Art Curriculum.
1993-1995 Bilingual Translator for School Site Council, Shared Decision Making and Parent Letters.
1993-1995 Cal State Dominguez Hills, Teacher Workshop on Special Education in the Regular Classroom.
1984-1991 Virgil M.S. Teacher of English, E.S.L., Art, Art Production, and Special Art a program authored and developed through SB65 for "At Risk Inner City Youth". Barnsdale Art Center taught workshops for Teachers on Paper Making, Techniques, and its Multicultural History.
Carver M.S. 1983-1984, Taught English, History, E.S.L.

2001 Recognition Award for Exemplary Work in the Field of Education, Johns Hopkins University
1995 Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award
1994 Contribution to Special Education, Cal State Dominguez Hills
1993 Kid's Choice Award for Best Teacher of the Year
1992 Contribution to Special Education, Cal State Dominguez Hills
1980 One Person Show, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
1971-1972 Group Show, The Louvre, Paris, France
1971 Purchase Award, State of California Education Department, Sacramento, CA
2004 Court TV
2004 Washington Times
2004 PR Web
2004 Hoagies Gifted
2004 Hoagies Gifted
2004 World Net Daily
2002 CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
2002 Chicago Tribune
2002 The Paul Harvery Show
2002 NPR: All Things Considered
2002 CNN Nightly News
2002 The Orange Country Register
2002 Education Beat
2001 Hoagies Gifted
2000 OAGC Review
1999 The California School Law Digest
1999 Japanese Government Documentary
1999 PBS Life and Times
1998 United Teacher
1998 United Teacher
1998 United Teacher
1998 The Los Angeles Times
1998 The Los Angeles Times
1997 The Los Angeles Times
Unknown Hoagies Gifted
Unknown Heartland Institute
Unknown Republican Assembly
Unknown Republican Assembly
Unknown File Box
Unknown Hollingworth
Unknown Smart Kid At Home
Unknown Echo Chamber