Gregorio Verbera


Contact Information

Email    gxv2855@lausd.net
Office  7268 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 206-7695
Dr. Verbera's research interests include issues impacting the educational outcomes of vulnerable student populations such including English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Dr. Verbera's expertise extends into bilingual education, immigrant education, school reform and educational leadership.

Dr. Verbera's experience and scholarly interests give a unique and authentic perspective about the workings of the macro and micro-mechanisms that impact the every day educational lives of students and educators.  

 Dr. Verbera's work experience spans 14 years in the K-12 public school system. Dr. Verbera worked in two school districts in southern California where he served diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations as a teacher, a Categorical Program Advisor, an Instructional Specialist and as an Assistant Principal.  


Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

M.A., Educational Leadership, Cal-State Northridge, 2009

M.A., Bilingual / Bicultural Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2004

B.A.,  History / Education, Loyola Marymount University, 2001

Selected Publications

Verbera, G. (2014). The first year: Understanding newcomer adolescents' academic
            transition. University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved from


Verbera, G. (2016). With open arms. Educational Leadership. v.173 (05)
            Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-      leadership/feb16/vol73/num05/With-Open-Arms.aspx