Tamerin Capellino, Ed.D.

Tamerin Capellino, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


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Tamerin Cappelino

Dr. Tamerin Capellino serves as an Assistant Professor of Education and was instrumental in the design and successful launch of the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership. During her tenure at Brandman she has also served in several key leadership roles including Chair of the Educational Administration program, Chair of the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership, and Instructional Designer. For this work, she was named School of Education Faculty Member of the Year in 2013.

Tamerin is currently leading the re-design of a new masters program in Educational Leadership. A genuine passion for leadership has led Tamerin to serve as a mentor to hundreds of new and aspiring administra­tors through her work at the university, professional organiza­tions and consulting. Tamerin was one of ACSA Region XIX’s first mentors and was later trained as a master mentor trainer. She recently co-authored 92 Tips from the Trenches: How to Stay in the Game as an Educational Leader. Dr. Capellino is known for her lively and engaging presentations on a variety of leadership topics statewide.

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Educational Leadership & Administration
University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership
Dissertation: The ISLLC Standards for School Leaders: A Comparison of Traditionally Certified Administrators and Administrators Certified Via Examination in California
California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
Masters Project: Creatine: Guidelines for the Fitness Trainer and Athletic Coach
California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
B.S. in Kinesiology with High Honors
Minor: Health Promotion
Scholarly Activities
92 Tips from the Trenches: How to Stay in the Game as an Educational Leaders
ACSA’s New and Aspirating Principal’s Residential Academy
Board Member
ACSA Region 19 Charter Lake
Professional Experience
Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System
Assistant Professor of Education
Served as Chair of the Educational Administration and Doctoral program in Organizational Leadership and Instructional Designer
Lake Elsinore Unified & Hemet Unified
Principal Instructional leader, led school to a 56 point gain (the largest gain in LEUSD of any non-alternative school), became a proud member of the “800+ Academic Excellence Club, developed a district wide administrative preparation and leadership class, managed site general fund and categorical budgets, promoted shared leadership and collaboration, developed master schedule, supervised all aspects of the site, served on district Budget committee.
University of California Riverside
Adjunct Professor
Online course developer and instructor (online and face-to-face) for the Exemplary Teaching and Instructional Leadership certificate program and Implementation of Health Frameworks for California Schools and Advanced Health Education courses in the teacher credentialing program.