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Listing of individuals who worked on Recommended Literature: K-12.

The Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (2001) 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 2001.]

CDE Administration

Jack O’Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Delaine Eastin, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education (1995–2003)
Leslie Fausset, Chief Deputy Superintendent, Policy and Programs
Scott Hill, Chief Deputy Superintendent, Accountability and Administration
Joanne Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Branch

CDE Steering Committee

Beth Breneman, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Barbara Jeffus, School Library Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office
Charlotte Keuscher-Barkman, Consultant, Awards Unit
Diane Levin, Consultant, Office of the Chief Deputy Superintendent, Accountability and
Administration
Deborah Lott, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Martha Rowland, School Library Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office
Maxine Wheeler, Analyst, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office

2001 Working Committee

Virginia Carrizo, Faculty Associate, Teacher Education, Claremont Graduate University
Chela Cortez, Library Media Teacher, Baldwin Park High School, Baldwin Park Unified School District
Imogene Engebretsen, Library Media Teacher, Peter Johansen High School, Modesto City High School District
Susan Erickson, Youth Services Coordinator, San Bernardino County Library
Sara Exposito, Director of Educational Services, California Association for Bilingual Education
Francisca Goldsmith, Senior Librarian for Teen Services, Berkeley Public Library
Carol Jago, Director, California Reading and Literature Project, University of California, Los Angeles; English Teacher, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Linda Jewett, Coordinator, Library Services, Sacramento City Unified School District
Carole LeCren, Teacher, La Jolla Senior High School, San Diego City Unified School District
Milly Lee, Author and Retired Librarian
Joan Macon, Instructor, California State University, Long Beach
Claudette McLinn, Supervisor, Library Services, Nonpublic Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District
Gail Munnecke, Teacher, Brightwood Elementary School, Alhambra City Elementary School District
Monique Ockeloen, Teacher, J. Wilbur Fair Junior High School, Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District
Martha Rowland, School Library Consultant, California Department of Education
Barbara Schubert, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, San Jose
Armin Schulz, Professor, College of Education, California State University, Stanislaus
Sharlene Scott, Library Media Teacher, Rose Avenue Elementary School, Modesto City Elementary School District; K–6 Library Media Program Coordinator, California School Library Association
Alana Switzer, Reading Recovery Teacher, Harriette Kirschen Elementary School, Modesto City Elementary School District
Linda Toren, Associate Director, K–3 Reading Results; Teacher on Special Assignment to California Reading and Literature Project
Laurie Weckesser, English Teacher, Silver Creek High School, East Side Union High School District

Coordinator of the 2002 Working Committee: Deborah Lott, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office, California Department of Education

Sub-Committees for Languages Other Than English

Chinese

Jeff Chan, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Irene Dea Collier, The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) Curriculum Chair, Presidio Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District
Lorraine Dong, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Fan Fang, Teacher, Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco Unified School District
Milly Lee, Author and Retired Librarian
Roger Tom, Board Liaison Office, San Francisco Unified School District

Filipino

Cecile Del Rosario, University of California, Berkeley
Rosita G. Galang, Department of International and Multicultural Education, School of Education, University of San Francisco
Leo Paz, Philippine Studies Department, City College of San Francisco

Hmong

Jean Moua, Student and Family Service Center, Merced City Elementary School District
Martha Rowland, School Library Consultant, California Department of Education
Tzeng Saechao, Student and Family Service Center, Merced City Elementary School District
Lue Vang, Sacramento City Unified School District
Doua Vu, Office of Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Fresno Unified School District
Ia Xiong, Program Manager, Scandinavian Middle School, Fresno Unified School District

Spanish

Susan Erickson, Youth Services Coordinator, San Bernardino County Library
Sara Exposito, Director of Educational Services, California Association of Bilingual Education
Clara Kohen, Author and Translator of children’s books
Benjamin Mireles, General Manager, Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
Guadalupe Sanchez, National City Public Library
Isabel Schon, Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents, California State University, San Marcos

Vietnamese

Nguyet Dinh, Administrator of Language Minorities, East Side Union High School District
Viet Le, Retired Principal, Sacramento City Unified School District; Chapman University
Milly Lee, Author and Retired Librarian
Kim Anh Vu, Administrator on Special Assignment, Educational Services Division, Oak Grove Elementary School District

Coordinator of the language subcommittees: Deborah Lott, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts
Leadership Office, California Department of Education

Advisory Committee

Leo Aguilera, English Literature Teacher, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto City High School District; California Teachers Association
Kathy Allen, English–Language Arts Teacher, Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District; California Association of Teachers of English
Jessie Andrade, Teacher, Olivewood Elementary School, Saddleback Valley Unified School District; Milken Award Recipient (1998)
Jorge Ayala, Superintendent of Schools, Yolo County Office of Education
Susana Navarro Baum, Miller-Unruh Reading Teacher, Solana Vista Elementary School, Solana Beach Elementary School District; Milken Award Recipient (2000)
Lynne C. Brown, Library Media Specialist, Ustach Middle School, Sylvan Union School District; California School Library Association
Robert Daseler, California State Library
Ramona Duran, Curriculum Associate, Rio Linda Unified School District; California Reading Association
Susana Dutro, Coordinator/Administrator for Language Arts and Biliteracy, Monterey County Office of Education; California Reading and Literature Project
Karen Symms Gallagher, Emery Stoops and Joyce King-Stoops Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Charlotte Higuchi, Project Director, Language Arts Project; Asian Pacific Community Advisory Council
Michelle Howard, President, GiantStep Education
Cheryl James-Ward, Principal, Jane Addams Elementary School, Long Beach Unified School District
Adria F. Klein, Professor Emeritus, California State University, San Bernardino; California Reading Task Force
Mary Ann Knox, Library Media Coordinator, Rocklin High School, Rocklin Unified School District
Olga Kokino, English Teacher, University High School, Los Angeles Unified School District; California Association of Teachers of English
Ralphene Lee, Teacher, Trajan Elementary School, San Juan Unified School District; California Teacher of the Year (1996)
Cecilia Mansfield, Executive Director, California Parent-Teacher Association
Cindy Moore, Director, Curriculum/Professional Development, Campbell Unified School District; Association of California School Administrators
Patricia Morales, Principal, Peabody Charter School, Santa Barbara Elementary School District
Sidney Morrison, Principal, North High School, Torrance Unified School District; Association of California School Administrators
Janet M. Philibosian, Language Arts Teacher, George Washington Preparatory High School, Los Angeles Unified School District; California Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission
Adele M. Prince, English Teacher, Glendora High School, Glendora Unified School District; California Teacher of the Year (2001)
Robert Pritchard, Coordinator, Reading/Language Arts Program, California State University, Fresno; California Reading Association
Nancy Reich, Coordinating Field Librarian, Los Angeles Unified School District; California School Library Association
Carol Tateishi, Director, Bay Area Writing Project
Steve Winlock, Assistant Superintendent, Elk Grove Unified School District; African American Task Force

Coordinator of the Advisory Committee: Diane Levin, Consultant, Accountability and Administration, California Department of Education

Special appreciation is extended to the following individuals for their contributions:

Aileen Kuo, Librarian, San Francisco Public Library, Fisher Children’s Center
Judy Lewis, Director of State and Federal Programs, Folsom-Cordova Unified School District
Doroteo Ng, Eastwind Books and Arts, Inc.
Maywan Shen Krach, Owner, Shen’s Books
Robert Skapura, Retired Librarian

Other CDE staff members who contributed to this document are:

Tim Beckwith, Manager, Technology Services Division
Pamela Davis, Former Manager, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
Terry Delgado, Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office
Fred Dobb, Consultant, Standards and Assessment Division
Dave Dolson, Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office
Terry Emmett, Manager, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Joyce Evans, Analyst, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Jennifer Galas, Former Graduate Student Assistant, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
Sonia Hernandez, Former Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum and Instructional Leadership Branch
Sterling Hickox, Analyst, Technology Services Division
Daniel Holt, Consultant, Specialized Programs Division
Terry Janicki, Manager, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
Grace Massey Holt, Consultant, Policy and Programs Coordination Unit
Kevin Matsuo, Director, Technology Services Division
Dan Pfiefer, Analyst, Technology Services Division
William W. Vasey, Director, Professional Development and Curriculum Support Division
Judy White, Analyst, Educational Support and Networks Division

2004 Update

The 2004 update of the Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve 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 2005.]

CDE Steering Committee

Beth Breneman, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Terry Emmett, Administrator, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Barbara Jeffus, School Library Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office
Phil Lafontaine, Administrator, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
Diane Levin, Consultant, Office of the Chief Deputy Superintendent, Accountability and Administration
Deborah Lott, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office
Martha Rowland, School Library Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office
Maxine Wheeler, Analyst, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office

Working Committee

Kathy Allen, K–8 Educational Consultant
Jeff Carr, Teacher/Librarian, Oak Ridge High School
Loretta Cudney, Retired
Imogene Engebretsen, Library Media Teacher, Modesto City High School District
Francisca Goldsmith, Collection Management and Promotion, Berkeley Public Library
Linda Jewett, Retired School Library Consultant
Cynthia MacDonald, Youth Services Manager, Fresno County Public Library
Claudette McLinn, Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V Library Services, Nonpublic Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District
Susan Pennell, Manager, Library Media Services, Madera County Office of Education
Ann Pentecost, Children’s Selection Specialist, Stockton-San Joaquin County Library
Nancy Reich, Coordinating Field Librarian, Library and Information Services, Los Angeles Unified School District
Jane Ritter, District Librarian, Mill Valley Elementary School District
Paula Roach, Teacher (Grade Three), Orange Unified School District
Martha Rowland, Coordinator, Library and Textbook Services, Sacramento City Unified School District
Barbara Troisi, Retired Librarian
Laurie Weckesser, English Teacher, Silver Creek High School, East Side Union High School District
Kelley Worman, Young Adult Coordinator, Fresno County Public Library
Cora Wright, Retired Librarian/Children’s Literature Instructor
Vivian Yee, Children’s Collection Development Librarian, Oakland Public Library

Coordinator of the 2004 Working Committee: Deborah Lott, Consultant, Reading/Language Arts Leadership Office, California Department of Education

Special appreciation is extended to the following individuals for their contributions:

Martha Rowland, Coordinator of School Libraries, Sacramento City Unified School District
Lilia Sanchez, Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office
Robert Skapura, Retired Librarian

Questions: Roxane Fidler | rfidler@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4861 
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