Host and Greetings:
Strategies to Create a
Black Male Teacher Pipeline
Inequality in America –
Equity Education and Legal Rights of Students
Addressing Preschool Practices
That Harm African American Children
Public Health Disparities
including the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide
Empowering Black Girls:
Addressing Policies & Practices
Meet Our 2020 Round-Up Partners:
Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost (F3 Law) represents nearly 500 of California’s educational institutions and related agencies. These institutions include school districts, community college districts, SELPAs, county offices of education and public agencies.The firm is guided by a desire to assemble the most knowledgeable and skilled attorneys in the nation to represent our current and future clients.
- Kelli Moors
- Client Services Manager
- M: 323.330.6300
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 firms. Visit us at www.aalrr.com.
- Jabari Willis
- M: 562.653.3200
Shmoop is an award-winning online education solutions company focused on middle and high school students. Shmoop provides schools with online courses and content, test readiness programs, and intervention solutions focused on personalized learning and college and career readiness. Additionally, Shmoop offers Heartbeat, a researched-based student engagement technology that adds cognitive power to the classroom and supports SEL and MTSS.
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. 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.
- Patricia Wicks
- Strategic Relationships Consultant
- M: 404.227.2835
The mission of the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) is to improve California’s economic future by teaching economics and financial literacy, especially in underserved communities. CCEE promotes financial literacy and economic education for K-12 teachers and students. Please visit our website at ccee.org to learn more and access our free resources and materials.
- Denise Gutierrez
- President and CEO
Great Minds PBC provides exemplary curricula to schools and districts nationwide, inspiring joy in teaching and learning. Teachers using Eureka Math®, Wit & Wisdom®, and PhD Science® help students build knowledge via a comprehensive, coherent, and cohesive design. Students earn a deeper, more complete understanding of the subject matter than any disparate materials could provide, setting themselves up for success in higher education, careers, and life. Great Minds in Sync™ adapts the curricula for in school, at home, or hybrid learning.
- M: 202.223.1854
Whestone is a classroom observation and teacher feedback platform that allows school leaders to capture, organize, analyze and share teacher data to improve professional learning experiences and ultimately, student outcomes.
- Madalyn Martin
- M: 817.313.3840
Students learn better when we all work together. That’s why our products work together to provide the kind of assessment-driven instruction your students need to grow. We are committed to working with educators and with other educational technology companies to ensure that every learner can grow.
- Renaissance Learning
- M: 888.530.6015
Discovery Education Experience provides compelling high-quality content, ready-to-use digital lessons, unique collaboration tools, and professional learning resources to give you everything you need to facilitate instruction and create a lasting educational impact. Built for all learners, grade levels, subject areas, and interests, Experience brings new excitement and relevance to the topics you teach and lets you reach and engage every student wherever learning is taking place. Discovery Education also provides state-adopted, standards-based instructional resources specifically designed for California.
- Kyle Helfrich
- Senior Director, California Partnerships
- M: 916.316.3876
Lozano Smith is a statewide team of over 170 passionate and diverse attorneys, paralegals and support staff, specializing in every area of education law. The firm is filled with people who look, speak, believe and think differently than one another, which helps us achieve our common goal of providing exceptional legal services to clients. Lozano Smith’s culture of quality and innovation ensures clients receive thoughtful, creative and defensible solutions when they need them most.
- Andy Garcia
- Executive Director
- M: 559.431.5600
The Economic Education team from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco provides meaningful learning experiences about economics, college & career readiness, and the Federal Reserve to students, educators, and the broader public. We strive to promote teacher professional development, supply relevant classroom materials, foster direct student engagement opportunities, support actionable outreach, and engage in evidence-based research.
- Lorraine Thayer
- District Manager- Economic Education
- M: 415.974.2156
In the era of distance learning, schools and districts are facing a new set of challenges. Educators are committed to providing equitable access to college readiness exams, however budgeting and scheduling constraints challenge our underserved students. Our College Board aligned PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT benchmark assessments can be administered where the student is learning, whether that is in the classroom or at home.
- M: 800.763.5780
Learning Without Tears is an education company that offers a unique approach to teaching and learning, from crucial readiness skills in Pre-K to foundational writing skills in elementary school. Our programs support learners and teachers with engaging, effective products and instruction.
- M: 916.799.8703
- PO Box 169
- Elk Grove, CA 95759
K12 Insight’s powerful customer experience platform combines technology with industry leading research to help school leaders build trust with their communities, simplify communication and create an equitable and productive school climate. Let’s Talk! won the SIIA 2019 CODiE Award for Best Collaborative Solution for Educators. For more information about K12 Insight or Let’s Talk!, please visit www.K12Insight.com.
- Annie Kresge
- Regional Account Director
- M: 703.542.9623
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private Christian university helping students find their purpose with next-generation education, including over 200 academic programs in high-demand fields. GCU offers working professionals generous scholarship opportunities, student support resources, dynamic online classrooms, innovative learning experiences and more. Local representatives are available to provide face-to-face, personalized enrollment services. Every student receives one-on-one counseling support, a complimentary pre-evaluation of transcripts to determine transfer credits, and a personalized graduation plan. Please contact Cameron Whitcomb at Cameron.firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-639-6758 for more information on how GCU can support your school district, educators, and local community.
- Cameron Whitcomb
- M: 602.639.6758
Learn4Life is a network of non-profit public schools that provides students personalized learning, career training, and life skills. Each school is locally controlled, tuition free, and gives students the flexibility and one-on-one attention they need to succeed.
- Nadar Ali II
- External Affairs Administrator
- M: 559.498.9896
Welcome to SchoolsFirst FCU. We’re Your Biggest Fans.
Everything we know about being an expert partner and empowering our Members, we learned from you. We’ve been helping school employees build their futures for more than eighty years. Wherever you’re starting from, we can’t wait to help you bring your future to life.
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We design our products and services with you in mind, creating an ever-growing number of lower-cost, higher-quality offerings to help you build a strong financial future.
- Tamany Tillmon, MAOM, CUDE
- Manager, Membership Development
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
- M: 714.258.4000 x8467
Camelot Education is deeply committed to the academic, social, and life success of our nation’s most vulnerable students. At Camelot Education, we understand the impact trauma can have on the developing, learning minds of students in grades K-12. Students who struggle to engage in school often grapple with the effects of insecurity, learning impairments, poverty, or other traumatic hardships that can affect students’ self-esteem and academic trajectory. We support districts experiencing the effects of such hardships by providing additional academic, behavioral, and therapeutic supports to vulnerable students, enabling them to engage in school and achieve success in academics and in life.
- Dwaine Millard
- Chief Strategy Officer
- M: 973.280.2114
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.
- CTA State Headquarters
- 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
- M: 650.697.1400
The Education Trust—West, in collaboration with a team of teachers, instructional coaches, researchers, professional development providers, and curriculum writers created A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction. This is an integrated approach to mathematics that centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity, and aligns instruction to grade-level priority standards. The Pathway offers guidance and resources for educators to use now as they plan their curriculum, while also offering opportunities for ongoing self-reflection as they seek to develop an anti-racist math practice. The toolkit “strides” serve as multiple on-ramps for educators as they navigate the individual and collective journey from equity to anti-racism.
- Rachel Ruffalo
- Director of Educator Engagement
The mission of Unity is to empower African American women educators in various stages of their careers through venues that provide motivation, awareness, and mentoring. Our vision is to create a community of educational leaders skilled in addressing the needs of African American students and dedicated to increasing the number of highly effective African American female administrators and superintendents.
Hazel Health provides equitable healthcare to students. When a school district partners with Hazel Health, their students have access to on-demand doctor visits — both at school and at home.
- M: 415.424.4266