Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
Santiago Gonzalez joined the LA Promise Fund team in August 2018, as the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator. In this role, Gonzalez works with teachers, parents, and students to help develop an SEL program at both charter school sites.
Prior to joining the LA Promise Fund, Gonzalez worked as a math teacher at two different LA charter high schools. He loved his time in the classroom but specifically enjoyed building relationships with his students. Gonzalez attended the University of California, Santa Cruz for his undergraduate studies and Biola University for his Master’s in Education.
Gonzalez truly believes that “Deep down inside, all children are good. Regardless of academic ability, every child is capable of success. All children would rather succeed than fail. Once a child gets a taste of success, he or she will want more.” (Oak Hill Academy Philosophy) Through his work in education, Gonzalez is hoping to give a fair opportunity to the students and families who have often been marginalized to the fringes of school and community life.
When Gonzalez is not working he is spending time with his two beautiful and energetic daughters. As a true introvert, Gonzalez enjoys hiking and running alone. Gonzalez is also an avid sports fan.