Luis Correa, psychologist & Sped Coordinator joined the Adelante Charter School community in the summer of 2020. He was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Moreno Valley, California. After high school, he attended California State University, San Bernardino and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biological Psychology. During undergrad, I worked as a Behavioral Instructor, Instructional Aide, and Substitute Teacher. During his time working with students, he developed a passion for helping and supporting students with special needs. This led him to attend graduate school and get his Master’s degree in School Psychology and Pupil Personnel Services credential so that he could turn his passion into reality and help students succeed academically, social-emotionally, and behaviorally.
As a Bilingual, and an English Language Learner he has faced several challenges that came with the process of learning two languages both in school and at home. These experiences helped shape his career pathway towards being a Bilingual School Psychologist, focusing on helping students who came from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. That is why his core values and beliefs align with the values that Adelante has adopted from César E. Chávez such as those of service to others, a preference to help the needy, determination, non-violence, and acceptance of all people in order to empower and create a socially-just community. As a School Psychologist, he will wear many hats around the school, but his primary roles and responsibilities will be as an assessor, consultant, prevention and intervention specialist, and counselor.