About Us

Our Staff

Magdalena Verdugo, M.Ed.
Vice President, Education
Bio:  Magdalena Verdugo earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1989 and a Master's in Education in Administrative Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 1995.  Magdalena began her career in the education in 1991.  Magdalena expertise lies in developing educational opportunities through strategic efforts.
Email: magdalena.verdugo@cplc.org

Yizza Mares
Federal and State Programs Coordinator
Bio:  Yizza Mares has worked in various positions in the educational arena, utilizing the expertise of her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish Literature, which she attained from the University of Arizona. Currently, she is in her sixth year working in the administrative office for CPLC Community Schools as the Federal and State Programs Coordinator.
Email: yizza.mares@cplc.org

Salvador Paz
Student Data Manager
Bio:  Salvador was born and raised in Tucson, Az. Salvador has been in the education field for more than 15 years with CPLC Community Schools.  Salvador enjoys mentoring students and being a person students can talk to.  When not at work you may catch him with his beautiful wife and daughters cruising in their lowrider!
Email: sal.paz@cplc.org

Rosalia Garcia
Academic Advisor
Email: rosalia.garcia@cplc.org

Envision School Leadership

Daniel Morales
Bio: It was serendipity which brought Daniel J Morales II to the world of education. He first became an academic tutor for CPLC Community Schools in 2011 and consequently became the English Language Arts teacher in 2012. His passion for education led him to obtain his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona in 2016 and became a principal for CPLC Community Schools in 2017. Daniel commits to lifelong learning and is currently earning a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Arizona. His goal is to break barriers and make a greater impact in the young lives of our youth through education. He is the principal for Envision High School.
Email: daniel.morales@cplc.org

Abigail Meza
Bio:  Abigail Meza aTucson Native, born and raised in this wonderful city . A former CPLC Community Schools Graduate (class of 2005). Abigail has experience in the education field for more than 9 years. Abigail has two beautiful children and they enjoy the outdoors.
Email: abigail.meza@cplc.org

Toltecalli High School

Lori Mejia, M.Ed.
Bio: Lori Mejia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in science from the University of Arizona and began teaching science at Toltecalli High School. After almost five years of teaching and earning a Master’s in Educational leadership from the University of Arizona Lori became principal. Lori is honored to serve in the community in which she was raised. Her main goal is to inspire her students and increase their awareness of their endless opportunities.
Email: lori.mejia@cplc.org

Valeria Munoz
Bio: Valeria Munoz is the registrar at Toltecalli High School. Valeria looks forward to working with students and learning something new each and every day.
Email: valeria.munoz@cplc.org

Join Our Team

Our Governing Board

  • Magdalena Verdugo
    Governing Board, President
    Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • Jaime Gutierrez
    Governing Board, Member
    Retired, Legislator & Educator
  • Alicia Nunez
    Governing Board, Member
    Chief Financial Officer, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
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