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Acknowledgments

Listing of individuals who worked on the update of the literature list in 2016.

The Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2016) was prepared by a team composed of library media teachers employed in schools and public libraries, teachers of children in kindergarten through grade twelve, curriculum planners, administrators, and parents. Below is a list of all team members.

[Note: The names and affiliations of the individuals listed here were current at the time of publishing this document in 2016.]

CDE Administration

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Glen Price, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
Thomas Adams, Deputy Superintendent, Instruction, Learning, and Standards Support Branch

CDE Steering Committee

Carrie Roberts, Director, Professional Learning Support Division
Aileen Allison-Zarea, Education Administrator I, Literacy, History, and Arts Leadership Office
Roxane Fidler, Consultant, Literacy, History, and Arts Leadership Office
Renee Ousley-Swank, School Library Technology Consultant,Curriculum Frameworks Office
Maxine Wheeler, Analyst, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office

2016 Working Committee

Kate Bowen, Teacher and Consultant, Davis Joint Unified School District, California History-Social Science Project
Shelley Chappell, District Librarian, Rocklin Unified School District
Katharine Goodwin, Retired Teacher Librarian, Center Unified School District
Jonathan Hunt, Coordinator of Library Media Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Joanne Ligamari, Teacher Librarian, Foothill High School, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Ann Lokrantz, Teacher Librarian, Rio Vista Middle School, Central Unified School District
Kate MacMillan, Coordinator Library Services, Digital Resource Project Manager, Napa Valley Unified School District
Jane Ritter, District Librarian, Mill Valley School District

Other CDE staff members who contributed to this document are:

Laurie Duresky, Senior Programmer Analyst Specialist, Application Development and Maintenance Office
Sam Lam, Senior Programmer Analyst Specialist, Application Development and Maintenance Office
Jennifer Howerter, Education Programs Assistant, Literacy, History, and Arts Leadership Office

Acknowledgements for Previous Updates to Literature Lists

Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve Merge and Update Committee (2012) Acknowledgments

Literature for History/Social Science and Visual and Performing Arts Literature List Committee (2008) Acknowledgements

Science and Mathematics Literature List Committee (2002 and 2006) Acknowledgements

Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve List Committee (2001 and 2004) Acknowledgements

Questions: Literature List Staff | LiteratureList@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6269 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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