Leticia Zadrozny Zelaya
Leticia was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. Leticia received her Bachelors degree at UC Santa Cruz in Psychology. She studied at University of the Pacific where she earned her Masters and Education Specialist degree in Educational Psychology. She has seven years experience as a bilingual school psychologist.
She has worked for MDUSD since 2011. She is also a member of the Northern California Bilingual Roundtable (since 2008). Since being able to provide intern supervision, she has maintained at least one intern every year. She is passionate about educating new school psychologists. Leticia also partners with her dog, Ziggs, to provide animal assisted therapy in her schools.
When she is not working she and her husband enjoy taking her dogs out for adventures. This includes hiking, disc golf, camping, paddle boarding, or just going to the snow.
Some of her passions include video games and comic books. She currently uses her knowledge of video games and comics in counseling sessions with students. She applies skills learned in video games and comics to real life situations.
Dominique studied at Pepperdine university for undergraduate school. he studied at University of the Pacific where she earned her Masters and Education Specialist degree in Educational Psychology. She currently works for the Union Elementary School District.
Serena W. Lau-Brazell
Serena was born and raised in San Francisco. she is the product of public education by way San Francisco Unified School District! She completed her undergraduate degrees at San Francisco State University. Then transplanted to the Boston metro area and completed her school psychology degree at Tufts University. If that wasn't enough, she then completed by Ed.S degree in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, also in Boston!
She worked for SFUSD from 2014-2018. She is excited to start a new journey with Jefferson Elementary School District starting in the Fall of 2018.
Her professional interests are quite varied! She is interested in understanding how to support LGBTQ students, urban youth, immigrant students, best practices in bilingual assessments, trauma-informed teaching, applying Motivational Interviewing to my work with students, acquiring training in Collaborative Problem Solving, and neuro-school psychology. She is also a BCBA so she is always looking to expand her repertoire and teaching others how to apply principles of applied behavior analysis in their teaching practices.
Outside of school psychologist, Serena enjoys reading non-school psych related books, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family.
James Hiramoto, Ph.D.Treasure
James has over 20 years experience as a school psychologist; 5 years as a school board member; 9 years as a professor/program director; and 7 years with the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, CDE. He was recently CASP’s Representative for Region II and works full time as a school psychologist for Brentwood Union School District. He has provided professional development training statewide, nationally and internationally.
He has conducted assessments on some of California’s most difficult-to-serve students enrolled in special education alongside expert educational specialists, speech and language specialists, clinical and school psychologists and pediatrician in a transdisciplinary process. He was content expert for the state’s askaspecialist website on areas of special education assessment, specifically culturally responsive assessment. Most recently he is also co-author with Dr. Brandon Gamble, of the “California Association of School Psychologists Paper Regarding African American Student Achievement and Success”. This paper covers the achievement gap; significant disproportionality with respect to school discipline and special education; the Larry P. decision, subsequent legal cases and opinion on what to do now.