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  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President State Board of Education

    Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

    State Board President

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2023
    Took Office: February 11, 2019

    Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, created to provide high-quality research for policies that enable equitable and empowering education for each and every child.  At Stanford she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher Education Program, which she helped to redesign.

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    Ilene Straus, Vice President State Board of Education

    Dr. Ilene Straus

    State Board Vice President

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2021
    Reappointed: March 9, 2017
    Reappointed: January 14, 2013
    Took Office: January 12, 2011

    Ilene Straus has served on the California State Board of Education since 2011 and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board. She is a Lecturer in the Ed.D. program at the UCLA Graduate School of Education.

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    Sue Burr, Member State Board of Education

    Ms. Sue Burr

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2021
    Reappointed: March 9, 2017
    Took Office: January 16, 2013

    Sue Burr served as the executive director of the California State Board of Education and as education policy advisor to Governor Brown from 2011 to 2012. She served as the executive director of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association from 2006 to 2011 and was the Association’s governmental relations director from 2003 to 2006.

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    Matt Navo, Member State Board of Education

    Mr. Matt Navo

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2023
    Took Office: March 29, 2019

    Matt Navo served as the former superintendent of the Sanger Unified School District from 2013-2018.  Matt has served in various K-12 roles, a special education teacher, secondary instructor, counselor, resource teacher, junior high learning, high school assistant principal, elementary principal, alternative education principal, director of special education, area administrator.

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    Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon, Member State Board of Education

    Dr. Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2020
    Reappointed: January 18, 2016
    Took Office: April 10, 2015

    Dr. Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon has invested 15 years in the field of education working in various capacities including teaching, research, operations, policy, program development and college access. Despite a wide gamut of experiences at the local and national level, Feliza has predominately focused on issues of access and equity, specifically as it relates to Latino students and English learners.

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    Kim Pattillo Brownson, Member State Board of Education

    Ms. Kim Pattillo Brownson

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2020
    Took Office: March 29, 2019

    As the Vice President for Policy and Strategy, Pattillo Brownson is responsible for strengthening First 5 LA’s profile and influence on local and statewide early childhood public policy, legislative and advocacy efforts. In addition to oversight of First 5 LA’s relationships with local, state and federal policy makers, Pattillo Brownson also ensures First 5 LA’s external strategic partnerships, public policy and government affairs, and communications and marketing efforts are integrated to drive better outcomes for the highest number of children and families in L.A. County.

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    Patricia Ann Rucker, Member State Board of Education

    Ms. Patricia Ann Rucker

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2022
    Reappointed: January 9, 2018
    Took Office: January 12, 2011

    Patricia Ann Rucker, of Elk Grove, has worked as the Legislative Advocate for the California Teachers Association since 2008. She also served as a consultant for the California Teachers Association on instruction and professional development from 1997 to 2008.

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    Nicolasa Sandoval, Member State Board of Education

    Dr. Nicolasa Sandoval

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2020
    Reappointed: January 18, 2016
    Took Office: January 16, 2013

    As Education Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Sandoval guides their strategic educational investments. The Tribe's educational initiatives embrace children and families from birth through adulthood by supporting kindergarten readiness, educational attainment, and career transitions.

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    Ting L. Sun, Member State Board of Education

    Dr. Ting L. Sun

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    916-319-0827
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    End of Term: January 15, 2022
    Reappointed: January 9, 2018
    Took Office: May 6, 2015

    Ting Lan Sun is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Sacramento-based Natomas Charter School (NCS). She has more than 28 years’ experience in the field of education and has been actively involved in educational policy for over 23 years as a teacher, administrator, and charter school operator.

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    Brenna Pangelinan

    Student Member

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    State Board of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 5111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
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    Term Expires: July 31, 2020
    Took Office: August 1, 2019