2021-22 Elementary English/Language Arts Adoption Committee
As a part of the Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant, RBUSD has identified K-5 ELA Curriculum as an area of need. We recognize that research shows growing evidence that high-quality instructional materials matter just as much as great teaching, and we have clearly heard from our teachers and administrators the wish for updated ELA curriculum and materials. Therefore, we wish to convene an Elementary ELA Curriculum Exploration and Adoption Committee for the 2021-22 school year. Our goal is to finalize the adoption and implementation for the 2022-23 school year. Due to the nature of the work that will be involved, it is highly preferred that committee members are fully committed and able to attend all meetings and trainings, and commit to sharing learnings and gathering feedback from the stakeholder groups with whom they represent.
Over the 2021-22 school year, this committee will engage in the following work:
The RBUSD K-5 ELA Curriculum Exploration and Adoption Committee will meet over 2 full-day sessions (September 30, 2021, October 21, 2021, and likely 1 more in January, TBD) as well as monthly afterschool sessions as needed (November, January, February, March, April, & May – dates TBD), from 3-5pm. Additionally, members will be asked to review and evaluate materials outside of meeting hours, not to exceed 10 hours.
At the heart, changing the literacy experience for students and ensuring all students are getting access to rigorous, grade-level instruction in all our classrooms, will ensure that our investments in high-quality materials truly return better learning outcomes for our students.
|Committee Member Name||Stakeholder Role or Position|
|Dr. Susan Wildes||Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services|
|Lisa Veal||Executive Director, Educational Services|
|Elyse Hertz||Teacher on Special Assignment|
|Kathleen Shaw||Secondary Teacher on Special Assignment & Parent|
Coordinator, Educational Services
|Karin Sato||Principal, Alta Vista Elementary|
|Mira Baskaron||Principal, Birney Elementary|
|Pam Cadena||Teacher & EL Site Specialist|
|Miguel Salcedo||Dual Immersion Teacher|
|Billy Barnhart||Special Education Teacher|
|Thembi Ramos||Special Education Teacher|
|Trinidee Trice||Special Education Teacher|
|Rachel Silverman-Nemeth||RBUSD Board Member|
|Rolf Strutzenberg||RBUSD Board Member|