Teacher Leaders 

CRLP Teacher Leaders are former program participants who engage in ongoing study of the research and best practices of literacy instruction including support for English learners. Our current study is of the CCSS for ELA, the ELD standards, and the new CA ELA/ELD Framework.

Teacher Leader Criteria

The following are the teacher-leader criteria we consider when recruiting teacher leadership.

K-6 Leadership

  • Past experience with RESULTS Institutes and/or equivalent content knowledge via other professional venues
  • Knowledge of the CCSS for ELA 
  • Working experience teaching ELD and Reading to English Learners. 
  • Experience using assessment data and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Experience as effective professional presenter and/or potential to become strong presenter with support
  • Commitment to present 20-40 hours of professional development for the region
  • Commitment to attend 20–30 hours of professional development with regional teacher leaders via Teacher Leader Invitational and Study Groups

Secondary (Middle and High School)

  • Past experience with CRLP Institutes and/or equivalent content knowledge
  • Classroom experience with English Learners and/or willingness to team with partner who has experience
  • Experience as effective professional presenter and/or potential to become a presenter
  • Commitment to present 20-40 hours of professional development for the region
  • Commitment to attend 20 – 30 hours of professional development with regional teacher leaders via Teacher Leader Invitational and Study Groups
  • Capacity based perspective regarding English Learners (In other words, someone who understands that it’s simply not a matter of “just good teaching” – what we do for all students, and rather understands the need for strategic and focused differentiation)

Responsibilities of Teacher Leaders

  1. Study together over the course of the academic year
  2. Refine and practice facilitation skills
  3. Refine presentation skills
  4. Collaborate to plan regional fee-for-service events
  5. Choose a content focus strand

How to become a Teacher Leader

Each year the CRLP works with approximately 30 former program participants to serve as Teacher Leaders. Please contact us directly for more information on how to participate

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CSMP

California Subject Matter Project

CRLP is a part of the
California Subject Matter Project


Our Teacher Leaders:

Angela Censoplano-Holmes- Reading Specialist @ Las Palmas Elementary

Delai Arancibia-2nd Grade Teacher @Central School

Dalilah Gil Dang-Reading Specialist @ Lincoln Acres Elementary

Janice Anderson-4th Grade Teacher @ Johnson Elementary

Katrina Mendez- Teacher @ Ira Harbison Elementary

Celeste Flores-Teacher @ Sunnyslope Elementary, SBUSD

Erika Valverde-Teacher @ Las Palmas Elementary, National School District

Brooke Klein-Teacher @ Vista USD

Erica Montoya-Teacher @ SBUSD

Kristy Drake-1st Grade Teacher @ SDUSD