Dr. Neil G. Cuadra » Neil Cuadra

Neil Cuadra


  • is a former Palms parent.
  • has been a volunteer for LAUSD schools since 1987 and for Palms since 1994.
  • co-founded the Palms Technology Committee.
  • has served as a Friends of Palms board member.
  • maintained Palms classroom computer hardware and software from 1994 to 2002.
  • helped set up and maintain the Palms computer lab.
  • created the Palms website in 2010 and has maintained it since then.
  • trains and advises Palms staff and volunteers on use of the website.
  • designed the 2020 and 2021 Palms Virtual Culmination websites.
  • is a fan of April Fools' Day, posting one fake news story each year to see if you notice it!


  • 14th year as Palms Middle School website manager
  • 30th year as a Palms Middle School technology volunteer
  • 37th year as an LAUSD technology volunteer (Mar Vista Elementary School, Brentwood Science Magnet, Palms Middle School, and Hamilton High School)

About Me

I'm a software engineer, which means that I design and write software, like apps for mobile devices or interactive websites.

To be a software engineer, it helps to think logically and be able to explain a process step by step. This video about making a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich is hilarious, but it also makes the point about writing step-by-step instructions.