2012 - Present
I currently serve as Programs Director for University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI), a statewide initiative housed in the system-wide office of the 10-campus University of California system. UCCI brings educators together to collaborate in the development and implementation of innovative courses integrating academic study with Career Technical Education (CTE). Under my leadership over the past four years UCCI has:
★ Grown from an organization that offered twice-a-year curriculum development institutes to a fully grown initiative with three robust programs and an annual signature conference.
★ Seen a more than tenfold increase in the number of secondary education institutions offering UCCI courses—from 23 in 2012, to 295 today.
★ Earned a reputation for high quality programs and curriculum: When UCCI staff were asked to present at the 2015 National Association for Career and Technical Education annual conference, conference organizers described the UCCI Initiative as "among the best in the nation at developing transformative educational resources that meet new expectations for college and career readiness."
★ Achieved all of these milestones without any additional funding over our base contract with the California Department of Education.