Gevirtz School Mailing Address

All mail on the UC Santa Barbara campus is routed by the zip code +4, not by street or building addresses. To send snail mail to anyone in the Gevirtz School, write the person's name and the following:

Gevirtz School
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

Quick Access Phone Numbers & Emails

Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology   ccspapp@education.ucsb.edu   805-893-3375

Department of Education    progoffice@education.ucsb.edu    805-893-4515

Teacher Education Program     tepapp@education.ucsb.edu    805-893-2084    

Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic      805-893-8064

Koegel Autism Center   autism@ucsb.edu   805-893-2049

Gevirtz School Contacts by Topic

Dean's Office

GGSE Contacts
Daisy Martinez

Daisy Martinez

Executive Assistant to the Deans

Email: daisymartinez@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2238

Office: Education 4125

Responsible for scheduling meetings and travel on behalf of the Dean, providing administrative support to the Dean, Assistant and Associate Deans, providing support to various school wide committees and academic personnel.

Briana Villaseñor

Briana Villaseñor

Assistant Dean

Email: briana@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5492

Office: Education 4107

Responsible for oversight of the Dean's administrative offices, Education Building and resource related issues, coordination and completion of Dean's special projects.

Student Affairs Office

GGSE Contacts
Amy Meredith

Amy Meredith

Manager, Student and Academic Affairs

Email: amyh@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2683

Office: Education 4111

Responsible for oversight of Student Affairs Office, coordinating GGSE course planning and scheduling, fellowship processing, coordinate academic hires as well as Summer Sessions planning.

Samuel Rifkin

Samuel Rifkin

Student Affairs Officer

Email: rifkin@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-4986

Office: Education 4103

Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the GGSE application and admission process as well as advising, monitoring and processing paperwork for all undergraduate minor students, EDUC and CNCSP students.

Katie Tucciarone

Katie Tucciarone

Credential Analyst

Email: katiet@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2036

Office: Education 4102

Responsible for coordinating and planning certification services, clearing and recommending credentials, acting as liaison to the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as advising, monitoring and performing degree checks for TEP students.

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Student Affairs Assistant

Phone: 805-893-2137

Office: Education 4100

Responsible for assisting in all aspects of GGSE applications and admissions process, overseeing distribution of keys, access cards, lockers, and checks, booking of ED Building rooms, advising, monitoring and processing clearance forms for undergraduate minors, and serving as an informational resource and central point of contact in the Dean’s area.

Finance & Administration

GGSE Contacts
Aaron Ballett

Aaron Ballett

Academic Personnel Analyst

Email: aaron.ballett@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-4428

Office: Education 4115

Responsible for managing the overall cycle and administration of academic personnel matters, including faculty merits and promotions, faculty recruitment, personnel and payroll issues for academic appointments. Primary resource and point of contact in GGSE regarding Academic Personnel policies and procedures.

Abbey Fragosa

Abbey Fragosa

Financial Coordinator

Email: afragosa@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3383

Office: Education 4101

Responsible for processing payments/reimbursements, placing orders & financial administration support for general operating and other discretionary accounts.

Jessica Goff

Jessica Goff

Clinics & Centers Program Coordinator

Office: Education 2250

Responsible for assisting with the administration of the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship, the McEnroe Reading & Language Arts Clinic and the California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network.

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Janselle Justo

Academic Personnel Coordinator

Email: jcjusto@ucsb.edu

Office: Education 4101

Responsible for coordinating, processing and submitting all senate and non-senate faculty and researcher merit and promotion cases, faculty recruitment and sabbatical leaves. Responsible for processing employment actions for senate faculty and continuing appointments.

Lauren Marquez

Lauren Marquez

Business & Financial Analyst

Email: laurenmarquez@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-7811

Office: Education 4105

Responsible for monthly reconciliation and set up of all accounts, working on the rates for the School's clinics and centers, reviewing and documenting business processes as well as certain employment functions including staff recruitments.

Katie Nguyen Lake

Katie Nguyen Lake

Program Assistant, The California Writing Project State Office

Responsible for supporting the infrastructure and administration of the California Writing Project (CWP) as the primary staff resource for the successful development and implementation of all CWP programs and events.

Boris Palencia

Boris Palencia

Manager, Finance and Administration

Email: bpalencia@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2502

Office: Education 4109

Responsible for the oversight of financial management and a full range of administrative functions encompassing finance, employment and payroll, gifts, and compliance. As part of the senior management team, develops and implements operating policies and procedures as they relate to overall GGSE goals and objectives.

Tracey Velasquez

Tracey Velasquez

Employment Analyst

Email: tracey@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3338

Responsible for processing employment actions for staff, student and temporary academic employees and processing timesheets and payroll.

Communications, Development & Community Relations

GGSE Contacts
Devon Azzam

Devon Azzam

Assistant Director of Outreach

Email: devonazzam@ucsb.edu

Office: Education 4110

Responsible for exploring, and developing K-12 environmental education/science collaborations that address underserved students in Santa Barbara County, providing support to the Director of Outreach in creating new programming in environmental education/science at Harding University Partnership School (HUPS) and other Santa Barbara County Schools, and supporting the Director with ongoing outreach efforts at HUPS and with other community partners.

Claire Carter

Claire Carter

Development Assistant

Email: clairecarter@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-4291

Office: Education 4203A

Responsible for processing the administrative work related to GGSE Development efforts and coordinating calendars for the Development Director and Associate Director.

Lilly Garcia

Lilly Garcia

Director of Outreach

Email: lgarcia@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5994

Office: Education 4135

Responsible for the management and coordination of outreach efforts at Harding University Partnership School. Also provides information regarding district priorities and interest in education, including assistance with letters of support for proposals and/or MOUs within Santa Barbara County School Districts. In addition, works with campus and community partners to explore collaborations.

J.R. Glover

J.R. Glover

Development Analyst

Email: jrglover@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5741

Office: Education 2138

Responsible for researching our alumni and prospective donors to inform Development strategies for engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of philanthropic support.
John Hammond

John Hammond

Assistant Dean of Development

Email: hammond@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-7695

Office: Education 4203E

Responsible for working with all facets of GGSE’s various constituencies – including alumni, faculty, staff, friends, private foundations/organizations and the local community – to raise philanthropic dollars in support of the Gevirtz School.

Megan Turley

Megan Turley

Associate Director of Development

Email: mturley@ucsb.edu

Phone: (805) 893-3501

Office: Education 4203D

Responsible for working closely with alumni and community members to raise a broad range of gifts in support of GGSE's annual fund. Also manages the outreach strategy to grow and engage GGSE's online community.

George Yatchisin

George Yatchisin

Director of Communications

Email: george@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5789

Office: Education 4133

Responsible for designing and implementing information campaigns, overseeing the alignment with and the execution of the School communication and market branding strategy, requiring a wide variety of communications media including written, visual, digital, electronic and associated technical applications.

Chryss Yost

Chryss Yost

HUPS Community Resource Center Coordinator

Email: cyost@ucsb.edu

Office: Education 4110

Responsible for coordinating the developing Harding University Partnership School Community Resource Center by reaching out to community members, partners, and donors to assess and expand existing programs and resources to the Westside community surrounding HUPS, as well as identifying new opportunities for collaboration.

Contracts, Grants & Research

GGSE Contacts
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Robert Crouch

Research Administrator

Email: rcrouch@ucsb.edu

Phone: (805) 893-3323

Office: Education 4119

Responsible for budget development, proposal submission and managing awards for assigned principal investigators.
Ector Flores-Garcia

Ector Flores-Garcia

Research Administrator

Email: efloresgarcia@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3308

Office: Education 4117

Responsible for budget development, proposal submission and managing awards for assigned principal investigators.

Alexandra Grigore

Alexandra Grigore

Research Administrator

Email: alexandragrigore@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5922

Office: Education 4121

Responsible for budget development, proposal submission and managing awards for assigned principal investigators.

Beverly Perkins

Beverly Perkins

Contracts & Grants Manager

Email: beverlyperkins@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3175

Office: Education 4123

Responsible for oversight of the Contracts & Grants Office including proposal submissions and award management. As the lead point of contact and liaison to the UCSB Office of Research and other campus units, is the chief advisor to Principal Investigators (PIs) regarding multiple agencies' guidelines as well as UC policies, working closely with and supporting PIs in the recruitment and hiring of research personnel.

Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology Department

GGSE Contacts
Sofia Muller

Sofia Muller

CCSP Department Administrator

Email: sofia.muller@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2198

Office: Education 2103

Responsible for providing support to the CCSP Chair and faculty, coordination of curriculum and faculty workload planning, department events, visiting scholar appointments, financial management of department funds, and collaboration on all department academic recruitments, appointments and merit reviews.

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

CCSP Program Coordinator

Email: mgsanchez4@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3375

Office: Education 2105

Responsible for providing support to the CCSP chair and faculty, coordinating new student orientation, research festival, interview weekend, annual reviews and fellowships; as well as visiting scholars, faculty recruitment visits, course planning, website maintenance and preparation of reimbursements.

Dyan Wirt

Dyan Wirt

Hosford Clinic Administrator

Email: dyan@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-8064

Office: Education 1149

Responsible for system administration of Point n Click, clinic operational policies and procedures, clinic resource reservations, supervision of clinic coordinators and work study students, HIPAA compliance.

Education Department

GGSE Contacts
Michael Coopersmith

Michael Coopersmith

EDUC Department Administrator

Email: mcoopersmith@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-7675

Office: Education 3105

Responsible for providing support to the EDUC Chair and faculty, coordination of curriculum and faculty workload planning, department events, visiting scholar appointments, financial management of department funds, and collaboration on all department academic recruitments, appointments and merit reviews.

Brenda Lavin

Brenda Lavin

EDUC Coordinator

Email: brendal@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-4515

Office: Education 3103

Responsible for managing ESCIs, textbook orders, loaner equipment, approval codes, prospective student inquiries, Facebook and Twitter accounts, collects EDUC syllabi, provides student support and coordinates faculty recruitment visits and student fellowship competitions.

Teacher Education Program

GGSE Contacts
Briana Bugarin

Briana Bugarin

TEP Program Coordinator

Email: bbugarin@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-2494

Office: Education 3230

Responsible for managing applications and admissions, coordination applicant interviews, purchasing, providing SMI minor, pre-professional and MEd support, aiding and monitoring student registration, preparing ESCIs, website maintenance, collecting syllabi, ordering textbooks.

Samantha Cole

Samantha Cole

TEP Program Administrator

Email: samanthacole@education.ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3346

Office: Education 3230

Responsible for providing support to the TEP Director as well as Program Coordinators, supervisors and lecturers, organizing community outreach and recruitment efforts, assisting with academic personnel actions, coordinating fellowship programs, organizing information meetings and various program events throughout the academic year.

ITG/Computing Services

GGSE Contacts
Manny Cintron

Manny Cintron

Director of Application and Technology Services

Email: mcintron@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-3572

Responsible for supporting or coordinating technology solutions for GGSE business needs.
Doug Drury

Doug Drury

GGSE Core IT Relationship Manager, IT Strategist

Email: dgdru@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-5036

Responsible for the overall IT support of the Gervirtz Graduate School of Education and ensuring that IT services meet the current and future needs and expectations of the GGSE community.
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John Goubeaux

ETS EUC Engineering Team

Email: goubeaux@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-8031

Office: Education 4203C

Responsible for Identity, e-mail, web DNS and additional services.
Mark McCann

Mark McCann

Help Desk Manager for GGSE, IT Support for ETS

Email: mmccann@ucsb.edu

Phone: 805-893-8031

Office: Education 4201A

Responsible for managing user support through the Help Desk as well as leading the technical team.