Advisory Board

The Inside California Education Advisory Board provides a high level resource for the Series as issues and segments are selected and planned.
Martin BradyExecutive Director, Schools Insurance Authority
Susanna CooperManaging Director, Wheelhouse, UC Davis & Senior Fellow, Stuart Foundation
Lupita Cortez AlcaláDirector, Education Policy & Outcomes, WestEd
Xilonin Cruz-GonzalezBoard Member, Azusa Unified School District
Linda Darling-HammondCharles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
Tatia DavenportExecutive Director, California Association of School Business Officials
General DavieFormer Superintendent, San Juan Unified School District
Jeff FreitasPresident, California Federation of Teachers
Jeff FrostExecutive Director, California Suburban School Districts Association
David GoldbergPresident, California Teachers Association
Daisy GonzalezDeputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Martin GonzalezFormer Executive Director, Institute for Local Government
Dave GordonSuperintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education
Kevin GordonPresident, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC.
John GrayPresident, School Services of California
Jerry GreenwellChief Executive Officer, CPS-HR Consulting
Glen HarveyChief Executive Officer, WestEd
Arron JironFormer Associate Director Of Education, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Julio MartinezExecutive Director, ScholarShare Investment Board
Martha Martinez & Ofelia Ceja-LariviereCo-executive directors, California Association of Latino School Administrators
Jack O’Connell Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Francisco RodriguezChancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
Laura RodriguezSenior Policy Director, California State Board of Education
Jay SchenirerEducational Consultant, Capitol Impact
Joshua SmithVice President, School and Community Relations, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Wes SmithSuperintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Karen Stapf-WaltersExecutive Director, California County Superintendents Association
Samantha TranFounder and Executive Director, California Policy Collaborative
Shareen WalterPresident, California State PTA
Adam WeinbergerPresident, California School Employees Association
Jacqueline WongExecutive Director, First 5 California
Edgar ZazuetaExecutive Director, Association of California School Administrators
Tony Thurmond
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Inside California Education tells the most important, captivating and unique stories directly from California’s classrooms. This award-winning public TV series has helped Californians from across the state better understand education issues and learn about innovative programs that are making a difference. Most importantly, it celebrates the hardworking people – from principals to teachers to parents to bus drivers – who dedicate their careers to providing the best possible educational experience for our children.”

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Linda Darling Hammond
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

"Inside California Education is an important new public television series focused on the stories, challenges, and issues of public education in California. Parents, citizens, educators and policymakers will become better informed and all will benefit from deeper views of the many complex issues facing education in California. You will find this exciting public television initiative an exceptional opportunity for us to become better informed and act in support of public education."

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Jack O'Connell
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction

"Inside California Education is a very exciting program which is going to be new throughout California. It's going to enable us to utilize Public Television to really dig deeper and more thoughtfully in the way we address many of the complex issues facing California today. Inside California Education is going to be exploring key fundamental education issues. I hope that you will be watching."


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