California Collaborative on District Reform Members

Lupita Cortez Alcala
Deputy Superintendent,Instruction and
Learning Support Branch
California Department of Education

Kent Bechler
Executive Coach and Consultant
Pivot Learning Partners

George Bohrnstedt
Institute Fellow
American Institutes for Research

Jim Brown
Consultant, Pivot Learning Partners
Partner, Leadership Associates

Edgar Cabral
Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst
Legislative Analyst's Office

Richard Carranza
San Francisco Unified School District

Cynthia Coburn
Professor of Education, School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University

John Deasy
Former Superintendent
Los Angeles Unified School District

Ken Doane
Program Director, Education
S. H. Cowell Foundation

Amy Gerstein
Executive Director
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

Kenji Hakuta
Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education
Stanford University

Mike Hanson
Fresno Unified School District

Matt Hill
Chief Strategy Officer
Los Angeles Unified School District


Bill Honig
Vice Chair
Instructional Quality Commission

Joseph Johnson
Executive Director, National Center for
Urban School Transformation
Dean, College of Education
San Diego State University

Marc Johnson
Co-Director, Central Valley Education
Leadership Institute
California State University, Fresno

Derry and Charlene Kabcenell
Program Officers/ Founders
Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation

Kristi Kimball
Executive Director
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Michael Kirst
President, California State Board of Education
Professor Emeritus of Education, Stanford University

Ted Lempert
Children Now

Gabriela Mafi
Garden Grove Unified School District

Vince Matthews
San Jose Unified School District

Rick Miller
Executive Director
CORE (California Office to Reform Education)

Ellen Moir
Chief Executive Officer
New Teacher Center

Matthew Navo
Sanger Unified School District

Jennifer O’Day
Chair, California Collaborative on District Reform
Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research


Rose Owens-West
Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd

Arun Ramanathan
Chief Executive Officer
Pivot Learning Partners

Jonathan Raymond
Stuart Foundation

Jorge Ruiz de Velasco
Associate Director
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities

Laura Schwalm
Senior Partner
California Education Partners

Warren Simmons
Executive Director
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

Marshall “Mike” Smith
Visiting Scholar
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Brad Stam
Vice President  Chief Operating Officer
ConnectEd: California Center for College and Career

Christopher Steinhauser
Long Beach Unified School District

Joan Talbert
Co-Director and Senior Research Scholar Emerita, Center for Research on the Context of Teaching
Stanford University

Aída Walqui
Teacher Professional Development Program at WestEd