Isabel Cueva


Director, Special Education

Since 2020, Isabel Cueva has served as PLN’s Director of Special Education, overseeing special education services at PLN’s charter schools. Isabel joined Para Los Niños in 2009, initially as Administrative Assistant to the Principal of PLN’s Charter Elementary School. Through the years, Isabel’s leadership and expertise further developed over several roles at PLN, including Resource Specialist Program (RPS) Teacher, Special Education Assistant, and Special Education Manager. 

Isabel has an Education Specialist Instruction Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities from CalState LA, holds a master’s degree in Special Education from CalState LA, and has a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Education and Chicano Studies from UCLA. 

Prior to joining PLN, as part of UCLA’s AmeriCorps program, Bruin Corps, Isabel tutored elementary school students, which sparked an interest in working with children in the education field.