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Dr. Colette Boston, Principal

Dr. Colette Boston earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. She earned a master’s degree in Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Boston has worked in LAUSD as an elementary teacher, Literacy Coach, Title I and EL Coordinator, TSP Advisor, and an Assistant Principal.

Nikkisha White

Nikkisha White, Black Student Achievement Plan (BSAP) - Pupil Services & Attendance Counselor (PSA)

Mrs. White received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. She also received her master's in Educational Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services credential (PPS) and Child Welfare & Attendance authorization (CWA ) from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has worked in education since 2000. She is excited to be a part of the Stingray family!

Magnet Coordinator

Samantha JAMES, Magnet Coordinator

Ms. Samantha James has been in education for over 18 years. A graduate from CSUDH with a master’s degree in Special Education and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She earned her Administrative Service Credential from National University.  She started her educational career as a Special Education Teacher and served in that position for 15 years.  She then moved into the role of Resource Specialist Teacher for 3 years. Since 2018, She has served as Title I Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator at an LAUSD elementary school. She says, "I am currently the Magnet Coordinator of Paseo Del Rey and look forward to being a Paseo Del Rey Stingray."


Karen Margerison

karen Margerison, intervention COORDINATOR

Ms. Margerison graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA degree in Child Development and a CLAD credential. In 1994, she began her career at 66th Street School, teaching there for 11 years before moving to Paseo. She has taught first, second, and third grades. What fulfills her most is helping her students become successful fluent readers while developing a passion for it.


Ashley Joseph, Black student achievement Plan (BSAP), Psychiatric Social Worker, PSW

Ms. Joseph earned her bachelor's degree in African American Studies at UCLA. She also earned her master's degree in Social Work from the USC and a Pupil Personnel Services credential (PPS) and Child Welfare & Attendance authorization (CWA) from the California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work. She has worked in education since 2010. She has served students, teachers, and families as a peer counselor, academic advisor, student outreach specialist, restorative justice specialist, attendance counselor, and now as a psychiatric social worker.  She is thrilled to be a part of the Paseo family! Go Stingrays! 

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