Ms. Bagula is a product of our San Diego education system. As a San Diego native, and a current Ph.D. student at the University of San Diego, she is dedicated and committed to the San Diego community. For the last decade, she was on the administration team at Balboa Elementary school. Under her tenure, the school made academic gains of over 100 API points. She was also able to secure many grants to enhance and beautify the campus. The Balboa team won the Intel Mathematics Award in 2007, making it the only school in California to receive this honor thus far. Before working in administration, she taught at Marshall and Jackson elementary in City Heights, where she was also a teaching coach.
Ms. Bagula is also the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Visionary Leadership Award for 2013 and a Nominee for San Diego’s 79th district educational leadership award from Representative, Dr. Shirley Weber. Ms. Bagula has a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego. She is also certificated in “Stakeholder Centered Coaching” from The Marshall Goldsmith Group and certified in “Leading Dialogue through Conflict” with the Public Conversations Project. She has taught in the teaching and learning department at the University of San Diego, and has led many seminars on Principal Leadership, Building Collaboration, Professional Learning Communities, Teachers as Researchers, and Organizational Culture. Ms. Bagula is a founding member of ARNA (Action Research Network of the Americas) and is on the board of directors of the Social Publishers Foundation, an organization that funds practitioner research. Ms. Bagula believes in collaborative, organizational leadership. Her topics of interest are group dynamics, culture of organizations, urban education reform, and leadership.
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