Collette Bowers Zinn

Assistant Director of Admissions and Programs
Collette Bowers Zinn is a second-generation Los Angeles Native and fourth generation educator with fifteen years of school administrative experience. She has also trained as a litigator who ultimately chose to take the talents she developed in the courtroom into the education system, hoping to make a difference. These two worlds, litigation, and education gave rise to her philosophy and the skill set she uses to help students reach their full potential as students, as members of their different school cultures, and as people.
 
Serving as an "educational support conduit" for classroom educators, parents, administrators, and the students they serve is her life's passion. Collette thrives on finding innovative ways to inspire young people to reach their potential, and she is equally passionate when it comes to finding ways to cultivate dynamic leaders among her fellow educators so that they are able to better connect with and inspire their students. No two school days, students, or families are alike. It is this diversity of educational experience and environment that excites, inspires and drives her to make each child’s journey through school as rewarding and fulfilling as possible.
 
Prior to joining the Alliance, Collette founded Zinn Education Management which she created as a resource to provide a plethora of educational consulting for schools and educational support for families. Collette holds an M.Ed. from Pepperdine University, a J.D. from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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