Administrative Team

Administrative and Advisory Team


Lyndee Knox, PhD.

Executive 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

Director of Operations

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.


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Michelle Tubbs, PhD

Director of Academic Programs

Michelle founded the BLAST Program at Alliance Charter Schools and is an expert in Personalized Learning and instruction.  Mickie brings 25+ years experience as an innovator in education to The Lab.