• Meet the MiSiS Team


    Over 100 people are responsible for building and maintaining the fully-integrated information system the District needs to support our students effectively. Meet some of our very capable leaders who are playing major roles in driving this important change.

  • Alvarez

    Richard Alvarez

    Director-Organizational Change Management 

    Richard is a secondary educator with experience using innovative technology-based instructional practices.

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    Youssef Elias

    Pod Leader - Grade Book

    Youssef brings over 18 years of experience as a K-12 educator, technology and data coordinator, and administrator in LAUSD.

  • Borden

    Jeanette Borden

    Pod Leader - Charter School

    Jeanette is an experienced educator with experience in policy development and community relations.

  • Pelayo

    Robert Pelayo

    MiSiS Support Manager

    Robert is a former elementary teacher. He collaborates with policy owners and system users to identify, prioritize, and implement technical solutions the MiSiS application can offer. 

  • Diane

    Diane H. Pappas

    CEO of Project Management and Digital Innovation


    With 20 years of experience in leadership, management, and expertise in general and special education law, Ms. Pappas provides oversight of all major initiatives in LAUSD including the MiSiS recovery effort.


  • Camacho

    Mary Lu Camacho

    Pod Leader - Master Scheduling

    Mary Lu is an experienced educator, counselor, and administrator with knowledge of secondary counseling services.

  • Shears

    Marlon Shears

    Associate Solution Architect

    With extensive experience in project management, software design and architecture, Mr. Shears is responsible for MiSiS architecture improvements and stability.

  • Sabia

    Gary Sabia

    Program Manager

    An experienced program manager, Mr. Sabia supervises day-to-day activities that promote project success.



  •  Janis Terada

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    Shahryar Khazei

    Chief Information Officer

    As Chief Information Officer for LAUSD, Mr. Khazei has the extensive knowledge of IT infrastructure and Software development, implementation and management needed to ensure successful completion of the MiSiS project.


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    Luz Marquez

    Pod Leader - Attendance and State Reporting

    Luz is experienced as an educator, pupil services and attendance counselor and coordinator with expertise on District policies, procedures, organizational structure, and functioning.

  • Louros

    Elizabeth Louros

    Team Lead for Enrollment, Programs, Summer School, GATE, and Health

    Elizabeth is an experienced educator with a strong background in enrollment processes and gifted and talented program eligibility.

  • Kessler

    Jennifer Kessler

    Director-Organizational Change Management

    Jen is a former elementary school principal. She works with the training and help desk groups for MiSiS.

  • Leng

    Charlene Leng

    MiSiS Development Manager

    Charlene is a certified project manager with experience in supply chain and IT project implementation, including student information systems.