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Fun Facts

Jessica Zaragoza...

Is the Executive Director for GH Community, a nonprofit located in San Diego. They are on a mission to work in partnership with the community, providing direct support and resources to meet human, societal, educational, and environmental needs so every member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

They believe that building healthy, happy, communities begins with building a healthy, happy, YOU! 

With the help of the Choose Love Movement, they are creating communities enriched with positive connections, true happiness, and endless possibilities!

Lisa MacKenzie...

Is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for School Program. While piloting the original Choose Love Enrichment Program several years ago, Lisa developed a Social Emotional Learning/Trauma Sensitive program to serve students with extreme social-emotional and behavioral needs, which earned the Distinguished Schools Award for her school. 

Lisa has spent her entire career, of over 30 years, helping struggling students become successful in school and life.  She is a special education teacher, author, speaker, and nationally recognized educator.  Lisa has her Master’s Degree in Special Education. She holds her Mild/Moderate and Multiple Subject credentials, a supplementary autism credential and single-subject science credential.  In addition, she is a certified behavior specialist and mindfulness instructor.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Kim Harrison

is one of the curriculum writers for the Choose Love for Schools Program. Kim was a twenty year resident of Newtown, CT before moving to San Diego in 2015. Kim has a BA in Communication Studies, a MA in Elementary Education, and a MS in School Counseling, and has taught at the Elementary and Middle School levels.

Kim had regional and statewide responsibilities for exploring new educational approaches to advance curriculum and was the recipient of several awards and grants including “Outstanding Prospective Teacher” from a pool of over 200 applicants.

Kim is a volunteer and Board Member of Words Alive, a local literacy based organization helping students to become lifelong learners through literature.

Dena Betti​

Tabitha Gregovich

Laura Patrick​

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