Each year's cohort includes a group of students who are committed to work in their local communities with a passion for Early Childhood Special Education!
(Click on each candidate's picture to read a brief bio.)

SELECT-LA 2021-2022
(Cohort 5)

SELECT-LA 2020-2021
(Cohort 4)

SELECT-LA 2019-2020
(Cohort 3)

SELECT-LA 2018-2019
(Cohort 2)

SELECT-LA 2017-2018
(Cohort 1)

Anabel Rodriguez

I hold a B.A degree in Liberal Studies from CSUDH. I aspire to become an outstanding Special Education, Early Childhood educator. Smiling is my absolute favorite thing to do. I'm a firm believer that, 'Knowledge itself is Power'.

Amanda Scott

Entering the field of education by becoming a teacher has always been a dream of mine. Currently I hold thirteen years working for Los Angeles School District. I want to leave each of my future students with a learning experience that could last a lifetime. 

Melanie Boyko

I am an intensive behavioral therapist working with special needs children since 2006. I have a Master's in Education specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University and live in Long Beach California.

Maribel Ocampo

I am a Los Angeles native. I went to school and now work with Los Angeles Unified School District. I strive to become a better person and to be able to teach students around my community.

William Aaron Cuevas

I am a California native and CSUDH alumni who graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies with honors.  My love for learning led me to the teaching career path and I'm currently pursuing my dream of becoming a special education preschool teacher.

Maria Marshall

I am married and enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, gardening, collecting and working on my '81 Monte Carlo. I have over twenty plus years working with children in different capacities which has led me to pursue a teaching position within Special Education. 

Charlotte Barlow

I have worked for LAUSD as a Special Education Assistant for 16 years. I graduated for Dominguez University in 2011, with a degree in Child Development. I welcome this opportunity to further my education and serve my community.

Gabrielle Leslie

I was born and raised in Southern California. Teaching and working with children has always been a genuine love and passion of mine.  I am truly dedicated to my work and enjoy creating fun learning environments to help children grow and develop.

Gregory J. Mathis

I currently work in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I believe that positive energy activates constant elevation. I was born, raised, and educated in Los Angeles. The most important lesson I learned in that time was, I still have a lot to learn. Self actualization was only the first step.

Amber Graham

My passion has always been being a service to families in need, whom I identify with. Seeing positive developmental growth of the children, and being apart of the families lives is what

drives me.