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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
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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 6, 2017