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California Practitioners Advisory Group Members

Information about the California Practitioners Advisory Group (CPAG) members, including representative category and term of appointment.
Practitioner Position/Employer Representative Initial Appt. Date Term Expires
Jorge Aguilar Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District (USD) Superintendent/Educational Researcher
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Mariana Astorga-Almanza VAPA Coordinator, Lynwood USD Teacher at traditional public schools, charter schools, and career and technical educators
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Bootsie Battle-Holt Teacher, Los Angeles USD Teachers from a traditional public school
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Diane Grotjohn Accountability Administrator, Lifelong Learning Administration Charter school leaders
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Jo Ann Isken Interim Director, UC Los Angeles Teacher Education Program Educational Researchers/Chair
March 10, 2016
December 31, 2019
(2 Year Term)
Linda Kaminski Superintendent, Azusa USD Superintendents or other administrators
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)

Kimberly Kenne

School Board Member, Pasadena USD

Members of local school boards

January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Tara Kini Senior Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute Parents of students currently enrolled in K–12
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)
Nancy Lara Teacher, San Diego USD Teachers at traditional public schools
November 2, 2016
December 31, 2019
(3 Year Term)
Jesse Levin Principal Research Economist, American Institutes for Research Education Researchers
January 1, 2018
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
Dr. Ed Manansala County Superintendent, El Dorado County Office of Education (COE) Superintendents or other administrators/Vice Chair
March 10, 2016
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
L. Karen Monroe Superintendent, Alameda COE Representatives of authorized public chartering agency
March 10, 2016
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
Nancy Portillo Assistant Superintendent, Archdioceses of Los Angeles Representatives of Private School children
January 1, 2018
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
Neva Rowden Paraeducator Autistic II, California School Employees Association, San Lorenzo USD Specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals
January 1, 2017
December 31, 2019
(3 Year Term)
Araceli Simeon Parent Organization Network Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Parents of students currently enrolled in K–12
March 10, 2016
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
Terena Small Teacher, SIATECH Teachers from Charter Schools
January 1, 2018
December 31, 2020
(3 Year Term)
Janelle Woodward Senior Leadership Associate, Riverside COE Principals and other school leaders
January 1, 2019
December 31, 2021
(3 Year Term)

For more information, contact the California Practitioners Advisory Group (CPAG) Team at CPAG@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   CPAG Team | CPAG@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0942
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 7, 2018
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