Our Team

Meet the CRLP at UCSD team

Professional Staff

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Sarah Peterson

Regional Director, CRLP at UC San Diego
sgpeterson@ucsd.edu

Sarah Peterson is the Regional Director of the California Reading and Literature Project, a position she has held since July 2016. Prior to becoming the Director, Sarah served over a decade as a classroom teacher in the National School District, located 10 miles from the US-Mexico border in South San Diego as well as a long-time Support Provider for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA).  After earning her M.Ed. and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Bilingual CLAD Emphasis (Spanish) from UC San Diego, Sarah developed her capacity for teaching early literacy and working with English Learners in diverse instructional contexts (late-exit bilingual education, early-exit bilingual education, structured English immersion) and grade levels.

Sarah first became involved with CRLP UC San Diego after attending a Teacher Leadership Invitational in 2011.  Soon after her first Invitational, Sarah completed CRLP Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction (RALLI) training and observed growth in her students’ oral, written, and reading achievement.  Now the Regional Director, Sarah is an example of how the California Reading and Literature Project cultivates sustained teacher leadership development. Her professional passions include side-by-side lesson planning and co-teaching and promoting educational equity through student-voice-led programs, such as #USvsHate (usvshate.org).

Sarah resides in the Kensington area of San Diego in a 105-year-old Craftsman bungalow with her husband.  Sarah is a proud mama of three feisty young children, enjoys training for and running half marathons, reading novellas/short stories, adores watching historical dramas (Victoria, The Crown, Downtown Abbey) and looks forward to embarking on long family road trips in the near future.

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Clarissa White

Program/Financial Manager, CRLP Regional Office & Statewide Office

c3white@ucsd.edu

Clarissa White is the Program, Logistics and Financial Manager. She runs the day to day front end administrative logistics of the California Reading and Literature Project. She has been with the California Reading and Literature Project since November of 2018, but with UC San Diego since 2005. Clarissa’s worked in both academic affairs and student affairs along side staff, faculty, undergraduates and graduates. She finds her career to be the most rewarding with now being able to work along side PK-14 teachers and students.

When Clarissa is not working, she is enjoying some sort of self-care, finding time to catch up on the latest Netflix shows or reading a good book.

Teacher Leaders

Shannon Alberts

Carlsbad Unified School District

AP Language & Composition Teacher

Janice Anderson

San Diego Unified School District

3rd Grade Teacher

Delia Arancibia

National School District

Assistant Principal

Evy Baca

National School District

Biliteracy Teacher

Janine Campos

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Angela Censoplano-Holmes

National School District

District Resource Teacher

Dana Clarkson

Poway Unified School District

Classroom Teacher

Marie Cooke

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Camie Dyess

Poway Unified School District

Classroom Teacher

Celeste Flores

South Bay Union School District

Classroom Teacher

Martha Garcia Gallaga

National School District

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Dalilah Gil

National School District

Language Arts Specialist

Kara Holtzman

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Brooke Klein

Encinitas Unified School District

Classroom Teacher

Melissa Kruse

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Kathrina Mendez

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Artemisa Perucho-Green

Poway Unified School District

NBCT Biliteracy Teacher

Marisa Plasencia-Contreras

Poway Unified School District

NBCT Biliteracy Teacher

Ashley Trzcinski Stewart

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Marisa Thompson

Carlsbad Unified School District

Classroom Teacher

Virginia Esquivel Wallace

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

Reading Intervention & Newcomers Teacher

Diana Whitaker

National School District

Classroom Teacher

Samantha Yellen

Poway Unified School District

Classroom Teacher

Leadership Teams

CS for EL

Katie Crosbie
District Resource Teacher Instructional Practices
National School District

Evy Baca
Kindergarten Spanish -English
National School District

Katherine McKinney
4th & 5th Grade
National School District

Artemisa Percucho-Green
2nd & 3rd Grade Spanish-English
Poway Unified School District

Transformational Coaching

Kathrina Mendez
5th & 6th Grade/Team Lead
National School District

Dalilah Gil-Dang
Language Arts Specialist/Coach
National School District

Martha Garcia-Gallaga
TK/Coach
National School District

Learning How English Works (LHEW)

Betsy Hall
Language Arts Specialist/ Team Lead
Albert Einstein Academy

Celeste Flores
6th Grade/Teacher Consultant
South Bay Union School District

Diana Whitaker
K & 1st Grade/ Teacher Consultant
National School District

Gear Up

Karin Foster
Retired/OCDE/CABE
Team Lead

Shannon Alberts
HS ELA, Teacher Consultant
Carlsbad Unified School District

Queanna Givens-Jarvis
Imperial Office of Education
Educational Consultant

ONWARD Book Club

Artemisa Perucho-Green
2nd & 3rd Grade Spanish-English – I
Poway Unified School District

Marisa Plascencia-Contreras
2nd Grade Spanish-English – I
Poway Unified School District

Nicole Neeb
ELA – II
Sweetwater Union High School District

Christina Dickey
Enrichment- Virtual
National School District

Vesta Namiranian
3rd Grade- Virtual
Escondido Unified School District

Angela Censoplano Holmes
District Resource Teacher/Instructional Practices – I
National School District

Janice Anderson
2nd Grade & 3rd Grade – II
San Diego Unified School District

Patty Dunable
Site-Based Resource – II
San Diego Unified School District

Judy Caraang
2nd Grade – II
Poway Unified School District

Martha Garcia-Gallaga
TK – I
National School District

Kathrina Mendez
5th Grade & 6th Grade – I
National School District

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