Dr. Talma Shultz

Director of Strategic Innovation and Programs

Dr. Talma Shultz develops curriculum, supports district-wide Linked Learning implementation and coaches career-themed high schools to prepare students for college and career. Dr. Shultz was a school coach and curriculum developer at Facing History and Ourselves, worked for Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations as Senior Human Relations Consultant developing and implementing cultural diversity programs to address inter-group relations in Los Angeles County schools and was Instruction and Curriculum Coordinator for the Orange County Human Relations Council, where she developed and implemented leadership programs aimed at addressing issues of prejudice, violence prevention, understanding, and appreciation of cultural differences. As a middle school teacher, Dr. Shultz led student advisory and taught science with an emphasis on environmental social justice. She began her career in education as a research scientist conducting research, publishing scientific papers and presenting workshops on the biology of the brain. Dr. Shultz has a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and a B.A. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.