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Focus Group Members

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

Focus Groups for the 2020 Visual and Performing Arts Framework

 

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

Annette Barcelona

San Diego Unified School District

Catherine Chiu

Ramona Unified School District

Jeff Kover

Sweetwater Union High School District

Matt Moody

San Diego Unified School District

Kim Read-Smith

San Pasqual Union Elementary School District

Gonzalo Ruelas

Diego Hills Charter School

Greg Solomon

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Martha Stegeman

San Diego Unified School District

Diana Stein

Classical Academy High School

Christine Timmons

Sweetwater Union High School District

Brad Van Patton

Irvine Unified School District

Laura Williams

San Diego Unified School District

Santa Clara County Office of Education, August 22, 2018

Name Employer

Meredith Belany

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Nancy Coffey

Palo Alto Unified School District

Barbara Hughes

San Mateo Union High School District

Jessy Kronenberg

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Kelly Martin

Los Gatos Union School District

Rebecca Palmer

East Side Union High School District

Daniel Resz

San Jose Unified School District

Kaila Schwartz

Milpitas Unified School District

Julie Van Dewark

San Jose Unified School District

Brenda Young

Salinas Union High School District

California Department of Education, August 30, 2018

*Will participate via video conference from Tulare County Office of Education.

**Will participate via video conference from Humboldt County Office of Education.

***Will participate via video conference from Siskiyou County Office of Education.

Name Employer

Milynda Andrus

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Melissa Bramham

Elk Grove Unified School District

Gary Coartney

Sacramento City Unified School District

Bill Funkhouser**

Eureka City Schools

Jodee Hartney

San Juan Unified School District

Makaela Huntsinger

Pittsburg Unified School District

Ladislao Prado*

Alta Vista Elementary School District

Nicole Schallig

San Juan Unified School District

Jane Shetterly

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Kate Stover*

Tulare County Office of Education

Marcheta Williams*

Madera Unified School District

Kathryn Young***

Scott Valley Unified School District

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

Autumn Browne

Anaheim Union High School District

Jantre Christian

Los Angeles Unified School District

Connie Covert

Los Angeles Unified School District

Valerie Gutwirth

Berkeley Unified School District

Kim Hoj

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Lois Hunter

Los Angeles Unified School District

Juanita Jackson

Menifee Valley Union School District

Dain Olsen

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lisa Ruiz

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Scott Spector

Santa Barbara County Office of Education

Jessica Williams

Los Angeles Unified School District

Talisen Winder

Glendale Unified School District

Eun Young Choi

Capistrano Unified School District

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | VAPA@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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