Category Archives: Mentor

Culver City Unified School District takes part in week-long workshop with author and literacy consultant Jan Burkins

In January, Culver City Unified School District teachers and administrators took part in a week-long professional development workshop with author and literacy consultant, Jan Burkins. The workshop was funded through a Cotsen Foundation Strategic Opportunity Grant. For the last decade, the Cotsen Foundation has offered grants to the growing network of current and alumni mentors […]

Jan Burkins Leads Second Workshop in the Cotsen Alumni Speaker Series

Who’s Doing the Work? author and literacy consultant, Jan Burkins, led the second Cotsen workshop in the Alumni Speaker Series on Saturday, January 12th. This half-day workshop took place in the morning at The Center at Sycamore Plaza and centered on the research in Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan & Kim Yaris. As literacy consultants, Burkins […]

Principal Lucy Salazar of Alvarado Elementary School Honored as National Distinguished Principal
During a prestigious event in Washington, D.C. on October 12th, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) honored Lucy Salazar of Alvarado Elementary School as a 2018 National Distinguished Principal. Nominated by her peers and chosen by the state of California’s NAESP, Lucy began her career in Long Beach Unified School District at Bobbi [...]
Alumna Fellow Robyn Stankiewicz Recognized as Finalist in National Mathematics and Science Teachers’ Program
Cotsen alumna fellow Robyn Stankiewicz has been selected as a finalist for one of the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Robyn, a kindergarten teacher at La Verne Science and Technology Charter in the Pomona Unified School District, is one of three California math finalists to be recognized by the 2018-2019 Presidential [...]
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Administrators Gather for the 2018-2019 Cotsen Principals’ Breakfast Meeting
Current and alumni principals, teachers, leaders and district office administrators gathered at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Sept. 14th for a working breakfast meeting to explore the professional development and grant opportunities that Cotsen is sponsoring for the 2018-2019 school year. The morning began with coffee, breakfast, and casual conversations following the summer break and [...]
Jennifer Serravallo Presents at Cotsen Alumni Conference
The annual Cotsen alumni conference was held on June 13th at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood California, where hundreds of educators converged for a day of learning with national speaker, literary consultant, and New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Serravallo. The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING provides professional development in various [...]