Dr. Anthony Dalessi


While serving as a practicing school administrator and special education teacher/counselor in Santa Ana Unified for nearly four decades, Dr. Anthony Dalessi also obtained his Ed.D. from the University of Southern California and taught Education courses at Santa Ana College and Occupational Studies courses at CSU Long Beach prior to joining the Cal Poly Pomona Administrative Leadership Program faculty upon his retirement from K-12 education.  During his career serving a highly impacted urban community, his focus was on social justice and equitable educational opportunities for language minority and low SES students along with a focus on utilizing school facilities to facilitate the improvement of neighborhood environments with respect to social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.