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CAEL QIS Advisory Committee Members

California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS) Advisory Committee.

The Honorable Jack O’Connell
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education

Gavin Payne, Former Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
California Department of Education
Co-Chair

Kathryn Radtkey-Gaither, Undersecretary of Education
Office of the Secretary of Education
Co-Chair

The Advisory Committee members include:
  • President pro Tempore of the Senate designee:  Dave W. Gordon, Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Speaker of the Assembly designee: Assembly Member Joan Buchanan
  • Director of the Department of Finance designee:  Jeannie Oropeza, Program Budget Manager, Department of Finance
  • Director of the Department of Social Services:  John A. Wagner
  • Chairperson of the California Children and Families Commission designee:  Kris Perry, First 5 California Executive Director
  • Two representatives appointed by the Governor:
    • Celia Ayala, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, Chief Operating Officer
    • Dennis Vicars, Chief Executive Officer, Human Services Management Corporation/PACE
  • Two appointments by the Senate Committee on Rules:
    • Cliff Marcussen, Executive Director, Options, Inc.
    • Consuelo Espinosa, Infant/Toddler Specialist, West Ed
  • Two appointments by the Speaker of the Assembly:
    • Yolie Flores, Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District
    • Toby Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 13, 2015
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