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It’s more than just partnerships, it’s uniting power and purpose. Together, we can close the opportunity gap and remove the “red tape” to affording equitable and transformational access for all youth. Through partnerships, we can level the playing field by removing barriers and bringing new resources, opportunities, and experiences to communities, facilitating access and support for the whole child.
Jessica Ochoa, M.Ed., is an accomplished public education and civic sector trailblazer with nearly two decades of diversified experience with a commitment to leadership and service. She is currently the executive director of communications and community relations with the Inglewood Unified School District and serves on the board of directors for the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA). Her prior experience includes leading public education initiatives with the California Department of Education. As a leader in education, Jessica understands the importance of access, and has an unwavering commitment to social justice. She aims to deepen the impact of partnerships for the benefit of our deserving youth from all backgrounds. Jessica was recently recognized by CALSA as 2022 Region 5 (Los Angeles County) Classified Management of the Year. She enjoys playing golf in her free time.
Nakanya Magby (she/her) serves as a Technical Assistance Provider for the California Center for School Climate.
Nakanya Magby (she/her) is a Senior Program Associate in WestEd’s Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities (RHSC) area. In this capacity, she provides coaching, training, and curriculum development in areas related to school climate and culture, trauma-informed practices, and equitable supports. Currently, she supports the California Center for School Climate and the Connecticut Department of Education. Most recently, she served as a school climate and culture specialist at the state level in Washington, DC, providing professional development, technical assistance, and coaching for a safe and supportive school climate to include multi-tiered systems of support and trauma-informed and equitable supports. Nakanya joins WestEd with over 20 years of experience in education and mental health, having previously worked as a special educator, school counselor, dean of students, and district- and state-level specialist. Nakanya believes that all students should have access to a quality educational experience both academically and emotionally.