Dr. Jaime J. Romo grew up in Northeast Los Angeles, and although he lived in a rough neighborhood and contended with different kinds of violence and abuse, he attended Loyola High School and went on to Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1981.
He spent three years preparing for ordination at St. John’s Theologate before he began teaching Social Studies and Ethics at St. Bernard’s High School in Playa Del Rey. He then moved into the Los Angeles Unified School District as an ESL / Bilingual Social Studies teacher, completed a teaching credential at Mount St. Mary’s College and then a Master’s degree in education with an administrative services credential from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988.
He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of San Diego in 1998, while teaching at National University in the Teacher Education Department. Subsequently, he built upon his multilingual, multicultural and spiritual background in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the University of San Diego, where he prepared outstanding teachers for service in the complex international, global, San Diego-Tijuana region. Dr. Romo brings 24 years of K-12 and university education experience to these pages.
Since 2002, he has taken an active role in education, reconciliation and healing efforts in southern California independently, as well as through the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests, (SNAP), the United Church of Christ, and the Faith Trust Institute. He has been the subject of a numerous radio, newspaper, and magazine interviews. He is one of the subjects in the book “Crosses: Portraits of Clergy Abuse,” by Carmine Galasso.
Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters
Author: Dr. Jaime J. Romo
WPR Category: Helping Hands, 2010
Book Size: 8.5″ x 11″