2022 Annual Statewide
Professional Development Summit
The California Teachers Association is the largest professional employee organization in California and the largest statewide affiliate in the National Education Association. CTA exists to protect and promote the well-being of its 310,000 members.
1705 Murchison Drive,
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 697-1400
Teachers and educational leaders continue to choose Grand Canyon University to pursue their passion in teaching and leading either online or on GCU’s vibrant, growing campus. GCU’s College of Education has a rich heritage in delivering quality education for those whose purpose is to change lives in schools and communities. GCU’s academic offerings include bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as continuing education courses. Students reach their goals in a supportive environment that values a philosophy of learning, leading and serving.
Grand Canyon University
ClassLink is the leading provider for managing the lifecycle of digital resources, offering the industry’s most secure SSO/ID management platform with robust usage analytics, providing all inclusive services with unlimited support.
VP, Instructional Technology
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based, teacher-acclaimed products, including i-Ready, Ready, and Ready Classroom Mathematics that provide teachers and administrators with flexible resources that deliver meaningful assessments and data-driven, differentiated instruction for children. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students. Learn more at www.curriculumassociates.com.
Hazel Health, the national leader in school-based healthcare, was founded in 2016 with the belief that every child deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for. Our mission is to address systemic health inequities faced by children, families, and schools in under-resourced communities across the country. Hazel’s culturally competent and multilingual care team works alongside school nurses and parents to treat students’ physical and mental health conditions, connect families to local health resources, and advise on the next steps to ensure continuity of care.
Silver McDonald, VP of Sales
Cell: (415) 265-7875
At Sibme, we believe students grow when teachers grow. That's why 1000s of schools, universities, and institutions like HMH, ASCD, and Scholastic trust Sibme's software and services to connect educators in secure collaborative environments for better feedback, observation, goal-setting, and growth.
The Achievement Initiative is an enterprise solution that improves outcomes for all students. Built for today’s crisis and beyond, The Achievement Initiative is a strategic plan accelerator that changes behavior and increases student success. With a multi-tiered system of support and a continuous improvement model, The Achievement Initiative produces measurable results year after year: improves attendance, prevents unnecessary referrals to special education, and creates better outcomes for all students.
Erica Peterson, National Education Manager
Newsela provides schools with authentic, accessible, and standards aligned content that fills the gaps within your core curriculum. With content provided at 5 reading levels, we take content from real world sources that is most representative and most engaging and ensure it is accessible for all students.
Laurence Hall, Sr. District Partnerships
Cell: (323) 241-8925
MaxScholar is a research-based software based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. It offers a blended learning environment for improving reading, writing, comprehension and vocabulary. In addition to our online component, we offer several training courses for teachers and administrators such as Dyslexia and Orton-Gillingham certification training.
IQAir is a Swiss-based air quality technology company that empowers individuals, organizations, and communities to breathe cleaner air through information, collaboration and technology solutions.
Dr. Irella Perez
Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools is committed to serving as a valuable partner in health to schools and districts across the country, helping to ensure that teachers, staff, and students have the support they need to thrive in learning and in health.
At the Center for Powerful Public Schools, we provide personalized services to develop Powerful Educators, Powerful Pathways, and Powerful Communities through equity focused expertise and innovative programs. Our mission is to build the capacity of educators to create and sustain powerful public schools that prepare every student for college, career, and life.
Contact Info: email@example.com
Website Link: https://www.powerfuled.org/copy-of-what-we-do-1
CFW is a full-service firm specializing in facilities planning, financing, and program implementation for California school and community college districts. Serving school districts for over 35 years, CFW is an innovator in development of modern 21st century learning environments with a focus on the educational program and student achievement. Our professional staff assists school districts with comprehensive facilities planning, bond election strategy, State aid procurement, and program implementation services for construction. Through our affiliate, CFW Advisory Services, we continue to provide traditional financial advisory services to California school districts including the issuance of general obligation (G.O.) bonds, refunding bonds, and interim financings.
Executive Vice President
California IT in Education is a not-for-profit, professional membership association supporting the IT Professionals working in schools. Our members are the dedicated individuals supporting hardware, software, help desk, data, WiFi, providing training, and installing and maintaining the infrastructure as technology used in schools is now part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
F3 Law practices education law in the context of our clients’ mission, vision and values, offering legal counsel and service to help clients achieve their goals. Our attorneys’ exceptional skills are matched by their passion to serve public education. F3 Law represents nearly 400 of California's educational institutions and related agencies.
Manager, Client Services and Business Development
First 5 California was established in 1998 when voters passed Proposition 10, which taxes tobacco products to fund services for children ages 0 to 5 and their families. First 5 California programs and resources are designed to educated and support teachers, parents, and caregivers in the critical role they play during a child's first five years--to help California kids receive the best possible start in life and thrive. For more information, please visit www.ccfc.ca.gov.
-Educational Equity and Racial Equity Training, Executive Leadership Coaching, and Organizational Development
-Substitute Principal and Administrator
-Superintendent Search Firm Consultant
-School Board Member Training and Support
-City Leadership and Police Department Support
Nicole Anderson and Associates Consulting, LLC
Founder and CEO
ParentSquare is relied upon by millions of educators and families—including schools in more than half of California’s school districts—for unified, effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting. ParentSquare's technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for equitable communication.
Jay Klanfer, VP District Partnerships
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, math, and early literacy solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. We are committed to providing educators with resources to help students build a strong foundation for success. Our portfolio includes solutions for assessment, practice, data-driven insights, and teacher-facilitated instructional delivery.
Field Account Executive
Ripple Effects equity-driven digital programs support preK-12 learners by personalizing SEL skill-building around each student’s unique "real world" issues and challenges. The trauma-informed, culturally responsive tools are proven to improve behavior, grades and SEL skills; and reduce suspensions and drop-out rates.
Ripple Effects programs are used nationally across MTSS tiers: for universal, equity-driven SEL programming, as a mental and behavioral health support, and as a resource for restorative practices and in-school suspension.
Director PreK-12 Education, Ripple Effects
888-259-6618 x 505
Schedule a meeting: calendly.com/jessicaberlinski
Waterford.org is an early education nonprofit with a mission to achieve universal literacy for children through equity, access, and family empowerment. Waterford's programs engage PreK-2 learners in explicit, adaptive instruction in reading, math, and science, whether at home or in a classroom. Services and support are available to both educators AND families in English and Spanish.
Director, School Relations
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is a full-service law firm with over 200 attorneys in nine offices throughout California. We represent both private and public sector clients, with emphasis in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, water, general business and business litigation, corporate and taxation. Through decades of dedicated commitment to high quality legal work and providing consistently practical management solutions to our clients, AALRR has earned a reputation as one of California’s leading law firm
Jabari Willis, Partner
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Age of Learning, the creators of ABCmouse, are proud to present My Math Academy and My Reading Academy. Our personalized, adaptive math and reading programs were developed to support educators in providing equitable instruction and addressing the varying needs of young learners
Andrea Tompkins, M.S.Ed
The mission of the California Council on Economic Education is to improve California’s economic future by teaching economics and financial literacy, especially in under-served communities. Our work aims to create intergenerational opportunity so that every individual can have financial and economic security and realize their dreams and aspirations.
Denise M. Gutierrez (she/her)| President and CEO
California Council on Economic Education
23430 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 280
Torrance, CA 90505
O: (310) 373-2483
C: (909) 855-2849
The Center for District Innovation and Leadership in Early Education (DIAL EE) supports school districts to align early education and K-12 systems to ultimately realize the best outcomes for all children, from early childhood through high school graduation. DIAL EE’s work focuses on 1) governance, leadership and implementation, 2) policy and 3) research.
Elevo provides staffing support in the form of physical education blended with social-emotional learning curriculum. Our team sources, hires, and trains local college students and community members in our curriculum and programming. Our Coaches act as near-peer mentors to students in 500+ schools and 70+ districts across the state.
310 463 5578
EveryDay Labs helps reduce student absenteeism and chronic absenteeism in K-12 schools across the nation. We unite behavioral science, data science, and family engagement strategies to deliver evidence-based, personalized, supportive nudges to families that are proven to prevent K–12 absences. Our solutions and professional learning help districts optimize and coordinate additional interventions based on district-, school-, and student-level attendance patterns and trends.
CEO, Everyday Labs
m: 203.645/6917| firstname.lastname@example.org
Personalized Learning, Career Training and Life Skills. - Learn4Life
Personalized Learning. Program Highlights. We offer more than a diploma. We give our students an array of programs that help them engage more fully in their academic work, as well as exposing them to exciting opportunities to further develop courage, resiliency and important life skills.
Nadar Ali II
External Affairs Administrator
External Affairs Division
For 22 years and 22 million tutoring sessions, Tutor.com has partnered with K–12 schools and districts and other institutions to improve student pass and persistence rates by making high-quality, 24/7, 1-to-1 support available to all learners—anytime, anywhere, in any subject. Our early intervention alerts and real-time data for teachers and staff help schools provide just-in-time support. Every day, we are proud to support partners in advancing equity and catalyzing achievement in schools and communities across the country.
Area Vice President – West
The Princeton Review / Tutor.com
Direct: 323 697-9771
For 25 years, Stages Learning has been the most recognized name in autism education curriculum. Stages’ Language Builder Academic Readiness Intervention System or ARIS to those who love us, pairs our full line of photo cards and manipulatives with 202 comprehensive, easy to follow lesson plans, a behavior management system, assessment and placement tools, and an extensive implementation process with professional development opportunities. Aris is the most complete Early Autism Education curriculum available today, and will transform the early autism education classroom. Stages’ online learning platform, releasing in time for Fall 2022, will provide everything your educators need to support learners with autism.
Angela Nelson, J.D., Ed.M.
Founder and CEO
1906 Edutainment Studios creates STEM/STEAM Educational Entertainment based on scientific, medical, and historical facts. All content is delivered in digital format—hardcopy available upon request with pricing.
Stephen Dorsey: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Portico helps school districts just like yours leverage the talent and programs they already have to solve the biggest issues they face. At Portico, we understand that school leaders don’t have time for yet another program. We provide just in time coaching and a networked community for school leaders to make what they already have work. Our programs are built by and for education leaders and everything we do is data driven and equity centered. Superintendents across the country partner with Portico to help their principals find ways to transform their schools into thriving hubs of learning and community.
Elise Kuykendall (she/her)
Director of Partnership Development
The Graduate School of Education. The Graduate School of Education promotes innovation and community partnerships and offers numerous teacher credentials and master’s degrees in accelerated and flexible formats. Our education programs prepare educators to meet the needs of all students and train them for the future of education.
Dr. Ijeoma Ononuju
Assistant Director - Graduate School of Education
The Diploma Access Academy is an alternative education supplemental, teacher facilitated, online blended learning program, based at a local district school site. Vulnerable students circumvent the “drop out” option by earning a high school diploma and career certification within 6-14 months. The program includes staffing, technology, and case managed social-emotional support.
Mr. DeNae Reagins, M. Ed. - Co-President, Chief Academic Officer
888-377-8982 Ext. 502 office
TeachFX empowers educators to improve learning outcomes, increase meaningful student engagement, and close opportunity gaps by increasing student talk in the classroom. Our AI technology measures student talk in the classroom and surfaces the teaching practices that increase student talk for deeper learning, helping teachers to guide their own professional development and do more of what works to get students talking in the classroom.
As the vendor of choice for many educational facilities at all levels, we understand that you still need to deliver a quality educational experience despite shrinking operational budgets. Managing important student information in a hardcopy and digital format can be a drain on your school’s staff and resources. We’re proud of the business relationships we’ve formed with many educators throughout California and Nevada