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Heather Karuza

Administrator of Curriculum & Instruction

Edison Middle School

I am Dr. Heather Karuza. I am the Administrator of Curriculum & Instruction and creator of the DARTS Math Intervention Model here at Edison Middle School.

Contact Me:
Email: hlj0384@lausd.net
Office: Second Floor AP Office
Phone Ext: 2545

View my Calendar page to see testing schedules and appointments.

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in General Mathematics
Specialization in Computing
Cum Laude
UCLA 2003

Master of Education
Professional Clear Single Subject CLAD Emphasis Credential in Mathematics
UCLA 2004

University of California at Los Angeles


Master of Arts in Educational Administration
California Clear Administrative Credential
CSUDH 2010

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Specialization in Urban School Leadership
Claremont Graduate University 2014

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Professional Experience & Accomplishments

Administrative Experience

Interim Principal: Edison MS, August - October 2014, November & December 2013
Administrator of Curriculum & Instruction: Edison MS, February 2012 - Present

Teaching Experience

7th Grade Mathematics Teacher: Edison MS 2003-2005
8th Grade Algebra 1 Teacher: Edison MS 2005-2008
Pre-Calculus (Math Analysis & Trig) Teacher: Huntington Park High School Intersession 2008

Accomplishments & Professional Organizations

  • Creator of DARTS Intervention Model (www.karuza.com/darts) and Generic Diagnostic Tally Sheet
  • Also adopted by several secondary schools in ESC South.
  • Aspiring Principal Program - Cohort II, May 2014
  • Master Program Institute Certificate of Competency, March 2013
  • Presenter at “4 LAUSD By LAUSD” Best Practices Conference, March 2011
  •  Cal State Dominguez Hills Student Research Day Competition winner, February 2011
  • Presenter at California Mathematics Council South Conference, November 2010 & 2011
  •  Member of California Mathematics Council (CMC)
  • Presenter at Project Change Administrator’s Conference, May 2010
  •  Urban School Leader (USL) Grant Collaborator for CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Dept. of Education video, Leadership Learning Community, Group II Aspiring School Leaders, Credential
  • Students Run LA Leader – Trained students for and completed 3 LA Marathons (3 years)
  • Appeared on RtI2 TV Show: The Teacher’s Hour-Data Based Decision Making, April 2010
  • Member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)


 

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