The SBEZ Team

South Bend Empowerment Zone Team

Dr. Cheryl Camacho

Zone Chief

South Bend Empowerment Zone Team

Isaias Solis

Director of Systems & School Supports

Maureen Torrez

Director of Academics and Accountability

Dezha Moore

Director of Community Engagement & Special Projects

Savino Rivera

School Culture & Community Engagement Coordinator

Regina Williams Preston

CRPBIS Coordinator

Eileen Cramer

Lead Instruction Support Coordinator

Kourtney Bradshaw-Clay

Digital Learning Coordinator

South Bend Empowerment Zone Principals

Coquillard Elementary School

Dr.Antoine Reed

Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Carol Draeger Thomas

Assistant Principal, Coquillard Elementary School

Harrison Elementary School

Karla Lee

Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Darice Austin-Phillips

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Juan M. Hernandez, Jr.

Assistant Principal, Harrison Elementary School

Navarre Middle School

Carlicia Gadson

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Sean Dillon

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Melanie Hacket

Assistant Principal, Navarre Middle School

Warren Elementary School

Cindy Dressen

Assistant Principal, Warren Elementary School

Wilson Elementary School

Samantha Smith

Principal, Wilson Elementary School

Germaine Smith

Assistant Principal, Wilson Elementary School

South Bend Empowerment Zone Board

South Bend Empowerment Zone members live in our communities and bring a broad range of experience and expertise to the board

Sam Centellas, Board Chair
Executive Director, La Casa de Amistad

Milt Lee
Executive Director, Downtown South Bend

Jeff Rea
President/CEO, South Bend Chamber of Commerce

Todd Cummings
Superintendent, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

John Anella     
Board Chair, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Leslie Wesley    
Board Member, South Bend Community Schools Corporation

Ashley Nothern
South Bend Heritage Found., Accounting & Program Specialist

Jasmine Bradley 
Director of Youth Empowerment, Transformation Ministries

Ryan Matthys
Partner and Managing Partner, RSM US, LLP