October 10, 2019
Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to have placed Adriana Abich as Chief Executive Officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy.
Prior to joining the Academy, Adriana Abich served as the Regional Superintendent for PUC Schools, San Fernando Valley. PUC Schools is a Charter Management Organization comprised of 15 high performing charter schools located in Northeast Los Angeles and the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Throughout her 21-year career, Adriana has also served as Deputy Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Literacy Coach, and elementary school teacher.
Bringing expertise in Cognitive Coaching and Professional Development, Adriana has inspired leaders, empowered teachers, and transformed schools in the San Fernando Valley region. Adriana’s leadership has been instrumental in the growth of student achievement and in the increase of graduation rates, as well as college retention rates for students of color. These successes have resulted in a Gold Ribbon School Award, Title I Academic Achievement Awards, and most recently a CA Distinguished School in 2019.
While Adriana has had great success with leaders, teachers and students, her most recent accomplishment was the founding of the first PUC Schools Parent and Community Center. Her vision for a place where parents and community members could be empowered and uplifted became a reality in January of 2018. The center offers parent workshops, along with college courses as a satellite location for L.A. Mission College. Over the past year and a half, hundreds of parents have attended these workshops and college courses, with several recently completing their GED coursework and exam.
As a first-generation college graduate and daughter of Latino immigrants, her educational purpose has always been to create equity for students of color like herself. As mother to Olivia, Adriana has expanded her purpose to include creating equity for students and families.
Adriana graduated from Occidental College with her Bachelor’s Degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with an Administrative Services credential, from California State University, Northridge.
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