Team work makes the dream work.

With the guidance from our advisors, we are able to accomplish so much. We would like to thank our Advisory Board, Volunteers, Ambassadors, and Members for all they do for our team and community.

Advisory Board

Ms. Barragan is a first generation graduate of Cerritos College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from The University of Phoenix. She was also named the “2012 City of Norwalk Woman of the Year,” under Assembly member Tony Mendoza. Ms. Rosa Barragan is the founding president of the Norwalk League of United Latin American Citizen (LULAC) Council #3148.

Mrs. Kroupa graduated from Biola University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s in Education. She is married and currently lives in La Mirada. She has her teaching credential in English Language Arts and has been teaching English Language Arts at Norwalk High School for almost 17 years. At NHS, Mrs. Kroupa has been involved in many leadership positions such as:

  • Senior Project Coordinator for 6 years
  • California Scholarship Federation adviser for 10 years
  • Member of the principal’s Design Team (affiliated with the Schlechty Center for Leadership in School Reform) for 12 years

Ken Cook has served the Norwalk community for the past 10 years, as the Automotive instructor, at Norwalk High School. He is married and the father of two young sons. He works hard to increase equity and access for all of his students. As a young boy, Ken was inspired by an old man, who taught him that you can fix anything, if you care enough about it. Ken really cares about our community, and is excited to see it grow.

Team DBP