Meet the Advocacy Team
Edgar S. Zazueta, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Policy and Governmental Relations
Edgar Zazueta currently serves as the Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). In this role, he oversees the advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. on behalf of the largest umbrella administrator organization in the United States. Zazueta joined the organization in 2015. Read full bio
Iván Carrillo has worked in advocacy and policy making since 2009. Iván entered the Legislature through the prestigious Assembly Fellows program. During his seven years in the Legislature, Iván secured funding, advanced policies, and created programs to support students and educators. Through his experience working in both Capitol and district legislative offices, Iván developed a unique and valuable perspective of how to intersect grassroots advocacy and policy making to create change. Iván works on issues such as pensions, student attendance and truancy, Adult Education, alternatives to discipline, and alternative education among others. Read full bio
Derick Lennox brings over a decade of legislative, legal, and advocacy experience to ACSA. Most recently, Derick served as Legislative Counsel with Capitol Advisors Group where he represented local educational agencies from across California. Derick is also a licensed attorney who worked previously at the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy and Supreme Court Institute while attending the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He also represented individuals seeking asylum as a student attorney with Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. Derick handles issues related to charter schools, facilities, pensions, school bonds, parcel tax, technology and transportation. Read full bio
Laura Preston joined the Association of California School Administrators in 2000 after 9 1/2 years of public education lobbying for the California School Boards Association. Laura is highly regarded for her expertise on school facilities and school governance. Among the issues Laura works on for ACSA include legislation, credentialing, employee-employer relations, school safety, school facilities, and governance. Read full bio