Robert Pelayo

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Robert Pelayo

Robert Pelayo is the Senior Director for MiSiS.  Robert manages the Functional and Technical Team Leads, Business Analysts, and Developers, as well as other technical support staff to oversee the development, quality assurance, testing, maintenance, and support of the MiSiS application.  Robert continues to support all schools by participating in various other projects and initiatives related to student information systems and applications.

 Janis Terada

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Janis Terada

Janis Terada is a MiSiS Manager and oversees the Design and Development teams, which includes the Requirements, Application Development, and User Acceptance Testing Teams.

 Sandra Castelo

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Sandra Castelo

Sandra Castelo is the Functional Lead for Scheduling, Groups, English Learner, and Student Testing.  Prior to joining the MiSiS project, she served as a Counseling Coordinator for Local District North and assisted schools with their Master Scheduling needs.  She proudly served the LAUSD for the past 20 years as a high school teacher, counselor, and administrator.  In her current position, she works closely with the business owners to ensure the system continues to meet the needs of students, school personnel, and parents.

 Elizabeth Louros

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Elizabeth Louros

Elizabeth Louros is the Functional Lead for Enrollment, Special Education, Programs, Summer School, GATE, and Health.  She is an experienced educator with a strong background in enrollment policy, process, and procedures.

 Luz Marquez

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Luz Marquez

Luz Marquez is the Functional Lead for Attendance, Athletic Eligibility, Student Support, State Reports, and Charter API.  Prior to joining the ITD team, she served as a Teacher, Academic Counselor, PSA Counselor, and PSA Coordinator.  She offers extensive experience in District policy, business practices, leadership, decision making, problem-solving, and aligning the District’s goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements.

 Frank Ramirez

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Frank Ramirez

Frank Ramirez is the Functional Lead for Grades, Grad Standards, and Transcripts. He was previously a High School Math teacher.

 Laurie Yen

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Laurie Yen

Laurie Yen currently works with the MiSiS QA and Graduation Standards teams.  She is a Functional Lead for Student Photos.  In her thirty years with the District, she has been a classroom teacher and has worked with the Division of Instruction and ITD in the areas of online learning and professional development/training.

 Ying (Carolyn) Gao

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Ying (Carolyn) Gao

Carolyn Gao is the Technical Lead for Business Requirements.  She has extensive IT knowledge and management skills. She has served LAUSD since 2006.  For MiSiS, she is a Computer Application Specialist and works as the report lead for over three years, with one year as a BA lead. She has earned her Master's degree in Enterprise Information Technology from Cal State Fullerton and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona. She loves her job because she is always a strong believer in the power of education for the success of the next generation.

 Bill Gooding

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Bill Gooding

Bill Gooding is the Technical Lead for the StudentID/ACES team. StudentID assigns IDs for MiSiS, Special Ed, Early Ed, and Applicants.  Attendance, Classification, and Enrollment System (ACES) claims funding by student count.

 Lorene Harris

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Lorene Harris

Lorene Harris is the IT Training Supervisor. Her team provides Training and Support for MiSiS by conducting Instructor-led classes, providing online training materials, and webinars.

 Murali Somasundaram

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Murali Somasundaram

Murali is the Technical Lead for the Development team.  He is responsible for the MiSiS architecture improvements and stability, having extensive experience in Project Management, Software Design, and Architecture.

 Marissa Tamayo

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Marissa Tamayo

Marissa Tamayo is a Senior Technical Project Manager and oversees the User Acceptance Team.