Fabrocini joined the Board in 2010, having previously served as an ex officio
member of the Board since 2001. Ms. Fabrocini is the senior program officer for
U.S. Education Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She
previously held the position of executive director of the CHIME Charter Schools
for five years and was the founding principal of the CHIME Elementary School, a
position she held for nine years. As an administrator, her major accomplishments
included: academic and social success of
students, high levels of parent involvement and satisfaction, facilities
development, charter renewal, growth of student community, organization of
fundraising, and involvement of the outside community. Prior to her position at
CHIME, she was a program specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School
District, one of the largest school districts in the nation. In addition, Ms.
Fabrocini worked as a part-time faculty member at California State University,
Northridge (CSUN) in the teacher preparation programs.
serves on the advisory board for the Center for Teaching and Learning at the
CSUN Eisner College of Education and has also served on the advisory board for
the Los Angeles Times Literacy Center at CSUN.
Fabrocini has a bachelorís degree in liberal studies and a masterís degree in
instruction of students with moderate/severe and multiple disabilities, a
teaching credential-specialist in moderate to severe disabilities, and an
administrative credential in educational leadership and administration from
California State University, Northridge. She is completing her doctoral
dissertation on the impact of school wide collaboration systems on