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Focus Groups for the 2020 WL Framework

This list of appointed focus group members and their local education agency affiliation is organized by meeting date.

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 9511(c), the CDE will convene four focus groups across California. Members of the focus group must be educators at the time of appointment. California Education Code Section 44013(a) defines an educator in this way:

“Educator” means a certificated person holding a valid California teaching credential or a valid California services credential issued by the commission who is employed by a local education agency or by a special education local planning area and who is not employed as an independent contractor or consultant.

San Diego County Office of Education, August 16, 2018
Name Employer

Claudia Gonzalez

Alvord Unified School District

Keely Hansen

Nuview Union School District

Ken Leber

Corona-Norco Unified School District

Cecile Nedellec

San Diego Unified School District

Carolyn Swaney

Poway Unified School District

Luz Vicario

National School District



Santa Clara County Office of Education, August 22, 2018
Name Employer

Yo Azama

Salinas Union High School District

Anne Cappiello

Santa Cruz City Schools

Cameron Chien

Salinas Union High School District

Denise Eachus

East Side Union High School District

Laurel Garceau

Campbell Union High School District

Rangel Hernandez Fernandez

San Lorenzo Unified School District

Elizabeth Matchett

Palo Alto Unified School District

Maria Navarro

San Francisco Unified School District

Pauline Nguyen East Side Union High School District

Mio Nishimura

Salinas Union High School District

Zehra Otus

Mount Diablo Unified School District

Jennifer Shuen

San Ramon Valley Unified School District



California Department of Education, August 29, 2018
Name Employer

Julia Bockwinkel

Elk Grove Unified School District

Rebecca Estes

Elk Grove Unified School District

Yukiko Kozuma

Elk Grove Unified School District

Ligia Martinez

Dixon Unified School District

Amelia Nevis

Antioch Unified School District

Aimara Olazabal

Pittsburgh Unified School District

Daisy Piatt

Sacramento City Unified School District

Angela Raines

University of California Scout

Jing Ren

Sacramento City Unified School District

Erik Saucedo

Sacramento City Unified School District

Kristina A. Van Winkle

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Elizabeth Villanueva

Sacramento City Unified School District



Tulare County Office of Education via videoconference, August 29, 2018
Name Employer
Edith Guzman Tulare Joint Union High School District
Nancy Perez Visalia Unified School District

 

Los Angeles County Office of Education, September 12, 2018
Name Employer

Christie Alva

Tustin Unified School District

Kimberly Barraza Lyons

Santa Ana Unified School District

Kimberly Blas

Fullerton Joint Union High

Diana DelaCruz-Wilds

Walnut Valley Unified School District

Isabel Dominguez Zancada

Alhambra Unified School District

Padraic Emparan

Anaheim Union High School District

Danielle Farve

Anaheim Union High School District

Sheri L. Given

Las Virgenes Unified School District

Stuart S. Jones

Torrance Unified School District

Kelly Marin

Torrance Unified School District

Paola Padilla Wagner

Redlands Unified School District

Dania Silk Anaheim Elementary School District

Kamil Veli

Los Angeles Unified School District

Peng Wang

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Susan Watson Long Beach Unified School District

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFRID@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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