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Listing of individuals who are working on the Recommended Literature List.

The Recommended Literature: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve (Recommended Literature List) is curated by a team composed of educators and school library staff. Below is a list of all current team members.

California Department of Education (CDE) Steering Committee

Monique McWayne, Interim Director, Educator Excellence and Equity Division

Jennifer Howerter, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Innovations Office

Renée Ousley-Swank, School Library Technology Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Office

Working Committee

Jolynn Asato, Lecturer, San Jose State University (SJSU)

Amber Barron, Teacher Librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District

Kimberly Biddle, Emeritus Faculty, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)

Erin Blad-Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Lawndale Elementary School District

Kate Bowen, Elementary Curriculum Specialist, California History-Social Science Project

Jenean Bray, English Language Arts/English Langugae Development Curriculum Specialist, Tulare County Office of Education

Allison Briceno, Associate Professor, SJSU

Shana Brown, Teacher, Alta-Dutch Flat School

JaNay Brown-Wood, Professor of Child and Adolescent Development, CSUS

Diana Conner, Library Media Teacher, Sequoia Elementary and Middle Schools

Gwenn Lei, Reading-Language Arts/History-Social Science Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)

Katie McNamara, Teacher Libarian, Kern High School District; Program Director, Fresno Pacific University

Tina Nelson, School Library Services Coordinator, SMCOE

Andrea Oshima, Library Media Technician, Carlsbad Unified School District

Elsa Ouvrard-Prettol, Library and Media Instructor, Natomas Charter School

Alise Paillard, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Global

Maria Petropulos, Library Coordinator, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Nicole Piscionere, Teacher Librarian, Santa Clara Unified School District

Nancy Rogers-Zegarra, Editor for The California Reader

Stacey Roozeboom, Instructional Coach, Chaffey High School

Deborah Salyer, Implementation Specialist, TeachingBooks

Shelly Stevenson, Teacher Librarian, Kern High School District

Kelly Villalobos, English Language Development Teacher, Turlock Unified School District

Janet Wile, Supervisor of Library Services, Central Unified School District

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

Kate MacMillan, Coordinator of Library Services, Napa Valley Unified School District

Other CDE staff members who contributed to this effort are:

Laurie Duresky, Senior Programmer Analyst Specialist, Application Development and Maintenance Office

Previous Team Members

2016 Working Committee Acknowledgments

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 | | 916-323-6269
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 17, 2022