Administrative and Advisory Team

Administrative and Advisory Team


Lyndee Knox, PhD.

Acting Director

Lyndee is a mother of two children ages 8 and 13, both with diverse learning styles. She has her PhD in Educational and Clinical Psychology. She holds her degree from the University of Texas at Austin and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. She co-directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention for 10 years in Southern California and runs a non-profit organization, LA Net focused on improving health and quality of life for families in low-income communities. Lyndee specializes in program start-ups and is serving as interim director for The Lab during its start up period. Her husband Gregorio Luke is from Mexico and is an expert in Latin American Art and Culture.


Tova Pusl

Site Administrator

Tova is a mother of two children ages 15 and 12. She serves at the Site Administrator and “Child Whisperer” for The Lab and is an expert in parent training. Her parenting classes on non-violent communication enjoy a wide following in the Long Beach area. She is a talented singer and artist also performing regularly on the stage. She brings her creativity and compassionate approach to the Lab and in her interactions with both families and students.



Arlene de Anda

Arlene is an expert in homeschooling and project based learning and has more than 20 years in classroom instruction experience. Arlene is working with the leadership team at The Lab and our other consultants to integrate the “gold standard” for project based learning into the Lab.

Michelle Tubbs

Michelle founded the BLAST Program at Alliance Charter Schools and is an expert in Personalized Learning and instruction.   She is working with the leadership team at the Lab to ensure the highest quality educational experience and outcomes for Lab students, and a great working environment for our advisor/teachers.