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Acknowledgements for HSS and VAPA

Listing of individuals who worked on the Recommended Literature: Pre-K-12 for History/Social Science (HSS) and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

The Literature for History/Social Science and Visual and Performing Arts: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve was prepared by a team composed of library media teachers employed in schools and public libraries, history-social science and visual and performing arts teachers of children in kindergarten through grade twelve, curriculum planners, administrators, and parents. Below is a list of all team members. Additional information is available on the following pages:

Note: The names and affiliations of the individuals listed here were current at the time of publishing this document in 2008.

CDE Administration

  • Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Director of Education
  • Gavin Payne, former Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Deb Sigman, Chief Deputy Superintendent, Curriculum, Learning and Instruction Branch

CDE Steering Committee

  • Arleen Burns, Consultant, Curriculum Leadership Office
  • Nancy Carr, Consultant, Curriculum Leadership Office
  • Jim Greco, Administrator, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
  • Barbara Jeffus, School Library Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office
  • Phil Lafontaine, Director, Professional Development and Curriculum Support Division
  • Jill Rice, Consultant, Professional Development Leadership Office
  • Maxine Wheeler, Analyst, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office

Working Committee

  • Kate Bowen, Teacher, Lesson Designer, Librarian, Communications Editor, Davis Joint Unified School District & UC Davis History Project
  • Lorissa Boxer, Teacher, Santa Monica-Malibu unified School District
  • Gayle Bryner, Teacher, Davis Joint Unified School District
  • David Burt, Library Media Teacher, Central Union High School District
  • Jim Charkins, Executive Director, CA Council on Economic Education
  • Rick Charvet, Teacher, Gilroy Unified School District
  • Monica Cooper, Teacher, Adelanto Elementary School District
  • Julie Duncan, Paraeducator, Yolo County Office of Education
  • Amy Elder, Teacher, Oxnard Elementary School District
  • Meg Gillman, Teacher, San Juan Unified School District
  • Katharine Goodwin, K–8 Library Media Teacher, Center Unified School District
  • Deborah Granger, Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
  • Marcia Harris, Reading Specialist, Westminster School District
  • Cheryl Holcomb, Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District
  • Linda Jewett, Executive Director, CA School Library Association
  • Sharon King, Art Instructor/VAPA, Department Chairperson, Woodland Joint Unified School District
  • Carol Kinzel, Curriculum Specialist, Burbank Unified School District
  • Robert Kobzi, Teacher, GATE Facilitator, Pomona Unified School District
  • Virginia Kutcher, Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Pamela Lambert, Teacher, Department Chair of Performing Arts, Apple Valley Unified School District
  • Maureen Lorimer, Adjunct Faculty, CA State University San Marcos
  • Katherine Lunine, Teacher Coach, Facilitator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
  • Kate MacMillan, Coordinator of Library Services, Napa Valley Unified School District
  • Cynthia MacDonald, Youth Services Manager, Fresno County Public Library
  • Eileen Maeda, Teacher, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Claudette McLinn, District Coordinating Field Librarian, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Arlene Moore, Teacher, Santa Rosa City Schools
  • Patricia Moses, Teacher, Travis Unified School District
  • Kimra Musser, PAR Consulting Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
  • Janet Pardee, Teacher, Oxnard School District
  • Victoria Patterson, Library Media Teacher, Colton Joint Unified School District
  • Priscilla Porter, Professor Emeritus, CA State University Dominguez Hills, Retired–Independent Consultant
  • Ross Pytlik, Attorney, Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines
  • Brigeen Radoicich, Library Consultant, Fresno County Office of Education
  • Nancy Reich, Specialist, Library Services, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Jane Ritter, District Librarian, Mill Valley School District
  • Mary Robinson Hendra, Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
  • Teresa Rogers, Teacher, Barstow Unified School District
  • Martha Rowland, Coordinator, Library and Textbook Services, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Angela Satterwhite, Teacher, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Linda Stewart Kidd, Elementary History/Social Science Teacher Advisor, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Bonnie Tillotson, VAPA Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, San Bernardino County Office of Education
  • Hamish Tyler, VAPA Coordinator/Administrator, Monterey County Office of Education
  • Jeffrey White, Teacher, Department Chairperson Eighth Grade History/Social Science, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District
  • Karen Wick, ELA Secondary Expert, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Jah-Yee Woo, History/Social Science Coordinator, Alameda County Office of Education
  • Anthony Zambelli, Economics Professor, Cuyamaca College

CDE Coordinator

  • Maxine Wheeler, Analyst, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office

Other CDE staff members who contributed to this document are:

  • Laurie Duresky, Senior Programmer Analyst Specialists, Application Development & Maintenance Office
  • Ali Hosseini, Senior Programmer Analyst Specialists, Application Development & Maintenance Office
  • Karen Martin, Office Technician, Mathematics and Science Leadership Office
Questions: Literature List Staff | LiteratureList@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6269 
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 6, 2017