Ms. Nadia Guajardo has 20 years of experience working in public school education and as such has a vast General and Special Education background. She has worked for 7 years as an Assistant Principle for the Lawndale Elementary School District and 4 years as the administrator for Early Start Infant & Toddler program within the SELPA for infants and toddlers eligible for Low Incidence disability services. Prior to becoming an administrator, Ms. Guajardo taught for 15 years, supporting socioeconomically disadvantaged students. She also has her credentials as a bilingual educator and is deeply committed to social justice initiatives which afford greater access and inclusion for students of color and with disabilities.
Ms. Guajardo is currently a member of the “Gathering Spot” a private social club in West LA. She is also a season ticket owner of the Rams Sofi Stadium and a member of the ACSA Administrator Union within the state of California. Lastly, Ms. Guajardo is an Alumni of UCLA where she received her BA in Spanish Literature and Linguistics as well as an M.Ed in Urban School Leadership. Currently, Ms. Guajardo is pursuing her Master of Science in ABA through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is scheduled to graduate in March 2024.
Ms. Guajardo is a single mother of two children; one of which is identified as having a disability and diagnosed with ADHD. Her experience as an immigrant, mother, and educator has afforded her the unique and personal perspective on how challenging it is to navigate the medical and educational systems in search of protection and access to appropriate supports to ensure student success. She is passionate about Early Childhood intervention, Culturally Responsive ABA, and collaborative family programming which center parents as critical stakeholders of student educational success.