Advisory Board

The Inside California Education Advisory Board will be a high level resource for the Series as issues and segments are selected and planned. The Board will provide deep insight into the selection of topics and issues for the 39 segments planned for the Series.


Ron Bennett Chief Executive Officer, School Services of California
Vernon Billy Executive Director, California School Board Association
Peter Birdsall Executive Director, California County Superintendents Association
Martin Brady Executive Director, Schools Insurance Authority
Susanna Cooper Education Policy Consultant, Early Edge California
Linda Darling-Hammond Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
General Davie Former Superintendent, SJUSD
Delaine Eastin Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mike Escalante Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Louis Freedberg Executive Director, EdSource
Jeff Freitas Secretary Treasurer, California Federation of Teachers
Jeff Frost Executive Director, California Suburban School Districts Association
Martin Gonzalez Executive Director, Institute for Local Government
Dave Gordon Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education
Kevin Gordon President, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC.
John Gray President, School Services of California
Sherry Griffith Executive Director, California State PTA
Gary Hart Former California Secretary of Education
Glen Harvey Chief Executive Officer, WestEd
Eric Heins President, California Teachers Association
Harold Levine Dean, School of Education, UC Davis
Dianna MacDonald President, California State PTA
Molly McGee Hewitt Executive Director, California Association of School Business Officials
Dean Murakami President, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
Jack O’Connell Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Debra Pearson Executive Director, Small School Districts' Association
Frank Polito Director of Communications, California School Employees Association
Paul Richman Chief of Staff, California School Boards Association
Jay Schenirer Vice Mayor, City of Sacramento
Wes Smith Executive Director, Association of California School Administrators
Glen Thomas Former California Secretary of Education
David Verdugo Executive Director, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators
Ben Valdepeña President, California School Employees Association

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