CRLP Teacher Leaders

Teacher leaders are local classroom teachers, language arts specialists, resource teachers, district office personnel, and administrators. Some of us might consult and present on behalf of the Project, or we might participate in other learning and leadership initiatives. The CRLP mission and charge is to be the bridge between cutting edge educational research and effective classroom practices. With your current classroom/leadership expertise, you are in a valuable position to ensure that CRLP professional learning offerings are up-to-date, relevant, and informed by teachers in the field.

Teacher leaders are a practitioner committed to: Educational equity and anti-racist pedagogy. A relentless belief that all students will learn every day. An unwavering view that all adults can learn. Cultivating resilience and our shared humanity.


Angela Censoplano-Holmes

District Resource Teacher,  National School District


Dalilah Gil Dang

Language Arts Specialist, National School District


Shannon Alberts

AP Language and Composition Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District


Janice Anderson

Classroom Teacher, San Diego Unified School District


Delia Arancibia

Assistant Principal, National School District


Evy Baca

Biliteracy Teacher, National School District


Marie Cooke

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Martha Garcia-Gallaga

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, National School District


Celeste Flores

Classroom Teacher, South Bay Union School District


Betsy Hall

Language Arts Specialist, Albert Einstein Academy


Kara Holtzman

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Brooke Klein

Classroom Teacher, Encinitas Unified School District


Melissa Kruse

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Kathrina Mendez

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Artemisa Perucho-Green

NBCT Biliteracy Teacher, Poway Unified School District


Marisa Plascencia-Contreras

NBCT Biliteracy Teacher, Poway Unified School District


Ashley (Trzcinski) Stewart

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Virginia Esquivel Wallace

Reading Intervention and Newcomers Teacher, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District


Diana Whitaker

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Janine Campos

Classroom Teacher, National School District


Dana Clarkson

Classroom Teacher, Poway Unified District


Samantha Yellen

Classroom Teacher, Poway Unified School District


Marisa Thompson

Classroom Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District


Melissa Barry

Classroom Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District


Camie Dyess

Classroom Teacher, Poway Unified School District