Staff

Marvin Lopez, Executive Director

Marvin Lopez, MBA/MSM, serves as the executive director for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Marvin is an appointed California Teacher Corps board member, the statewide affiliate for the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC). He has 20 years of extensive experience in serving as the national lead for educational stakeholders through state and federal projects. Marvin possesses knowledge in business administration, background in human resources, and expertise in teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention.

Emily Walker, Program Manager

Emily Walker, serves as the program manager for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fresno Pacific University. She worked for 20 years with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, and 16 years of the last two decades were devoted to working for the new teacher support and recruitment programs. Emily has a vast understanding for cultivating statewide initiatives with educational agencies and stakeholders. 

Ashley Eastman, Senior Recruitment Specialist

Ashley Eastman, serves as a senior recruitment specialist for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Ashley is completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Maryland, Global Campus. She possesses organizational skills to maintain the program within the state guidelines, knowledge for communicating with various stakeholders, and experience in maintaining clear communication with teacher candidates and school districts. Please contact if you have questions about the Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) program.

Jonathan Mendoza, Recruitment Support Technician

Jonathan Mendoza, serves as a recruitment support technician for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Jonathan graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration & Estudios Hispanicos. He possesses organizational skills to maintain the program within the state guidelines, knowledge for communicating with various stakeholders, and experience in maintaining clear communication with teacher candidates and school districts. Please contact if you have questions about the Rural Access to Mental Health Professionals (RAMHP) program.

Jose Covarrubias, Recruitment Support Technician

Jose Covarrubias, serves as a recruitment support technician for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Jose graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He possesses organizational skills to maintain the program within the state guidelines, knowledge for communicating with various stakeholders, and experience in maintaining clear communication with teacher candidates and school districts. Please contact if you have questions about the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center).

Yesenia Aguayo, Recruitment Support Technician

Yesenia Aguayo, serves as a recruitment support technician for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Yesenia graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She possesses organizational skills to maintain the program within the state guidelines, knowledge for communicating with various stakeholders, and experience in maintaining clear communication with teacher candidates and school districts. Please contact if you have questions about the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center).

Edgar Alvarez, Recruitment Support Technician

Edgar Alvarez, serves as a recruitment support technician for the California Center on Teaching Careers, housed within Tulare County Office of Education. Edgar graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He possesses organizational skills to maintain the program within the state guidelines, knowledge for communicating with various stakeholders, and experience in maintaining clear communication with teacher candidates and school districts. Please contact if you have questions about the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center).