DR. PAM MAGEE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/PRINCIPAL
As chief administrative and supervisory official of Palisades Charter High School, Dr. Magee advocates for PCHS students to ensure that the rights of all students are respected and that all have equal access to educational opportunities. She works collaboratively with the PCHS Board of Trustees and school stakeholders to implement the school’s vision through the PCHS Schoolwide Goals, Long Term Strategic Plan (LTSP), Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Action Plan.
Dr. Magee manages the administrative leadership team to fulfill the school’s mission and supervises all PCHS programs including academics, budget, human resources, and facilities. She directs the technology program to enhance the tracking of student information, communication with families, improve operational efficiency, and provide 21st century learning opportunities for students. She serves as the primary liaison with LAUSD, LA County Office of Education, and CA Department of Education and ensures compliance with federal and state laws.
PCHS ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
MARY BUSH, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Ms. Bush provides direction, oversight and compliance monitoring for Student Support Services which includes the Special Education Department, Section 504 Coordination, the Health Office, Study Center and serves on the Budget and Long Term Strategic Planning Committees. She coordinates interagency services to meet student and program needs and serves on the Charter Operated Special Education Programs Coordinating Council.
AMY NGUYEN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Ms. Nguyen develops, implements, administers and interprets Human Resources policies, systems, processes and programs. She manages recruitment and selection, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff, and plans and arranges appropriate training. She oversees employee-employer relations, health benefits, classification and compensation, staff development, employee records management, credentials and certification, classified and certificated substitute services, contract administration, and workers compensation program support. She also assures compliance with a variety of state and federal regulations, laws and reporting requirements.
RUSSEL HOWARD, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES, ATHLETICS, DISCIPLINE AND SECURITY
Mr. Howard manages all aspects of PCHS athletics, student activities, the Deans, student discipline, and campus security. He helps ensure the safety of the school and oversees community service, PE, Science and transportation scholarships. He interprets and applies education codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and works with the community on student/community relations and LAUSD Family Liaison.
MONICA IANNESSA, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Ms. Iannessa plans, organizes, designs, and directs programs, activities and operations of the Academic Achievement Department,which includes teacher coaches and coordinators; she assures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, supervises the Academic Achievement Team, assists in supervising curriculum and instruction, and evaluates the academic departments of Visual and Performing Arts, Social Science, and Technical Education. She serves on the Academic Achievement LTSP committee and the Academic Accountability governance committee. She provides leadership for instructional initiatives, and helps to develop and implement action plans of the school including LTSP, WASC, Charter, and the EL master plan.
TAMI CHRISTOPHER-HOOKER, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND ATTENDANCE
Ms. Christopher is the administrator over Admissions and Attendance at PCHS. In addition to the Admission and Attendance office, she is also the administrator over English and Technical education departments, school wide programs; The Village Nation and Link Crew, as well as, the Freshmen class.
Ms. Christopher works to ensure that PCHS is within the charter guidelines for student admissions. She also works with the faculty to keep accurate daily student attendance to ensure students are in school in order to work towards achieving their educational goals. Ms. Christopher comes to the administrative team after 15 successful years as a teacher in the Social Science department, having taught all grade and academic levels, serving as Program Coordinator, PLC Leader and Co-Department Chair.
DR. CHRIS LEE, DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC PLANNING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES
Dr. Lee oversees Academic Planning and Guidance Services at Palisades Charter High School (PCHS), including overseeing the enrollment of incoming students. He also is the administrator over Palisades Online Program (POP), the Virtual Academy, and the Senior class.
Dr. Lee serves on the Long Term Strategic Planning Committee, as well as the Academic Accountability Committee for the PCHS Board of Trustees. He is the administrator that provides support, oversight, and guidance for the Science and World Language Department. Dr. Lee was a teacher in Pali's Social Science Department for 17 years before becoming an Assistant Principal and is a proud graduate of Pali’s Class of 1990.
GREG WOOD, CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
Mr. Wood supervises the business services that support PCHS, including Budget Development and Control, Payroll, Purchasing, ASB, Attendance Accounting, Fiscal Services, Accounts Payable, Accounting Services, and Nutrition Services. He provides accurate, timely budget information to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees, and ensures that the school’s financial records are in compliance with government guidelines.
DON PARCELL, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Don Parcell plans, organizes, controls, and directs the activities and operations of the Operations Department. The offices he oversees include the Permit Liaison Office, Maggie Gilbert Aquatics Center, Grounds, Maintenance & Facilities. Don assures that Pali is compliant with applicable laws and regulations and assures fiscal stability of facility and plant programs.