Category Archives: Sustainability

Cotsen Spotlight: Trisha Callella
Trisha Callella, Ed.D., is a 2007 alumna mentor and is currently the Director of Innovation and Instruction for the Rowland Unified School District. Trisha has accomplished much in the 20+ years she has worked in education. In this spotlight, Trisha talks about how she started down the path of innovative instruction and teaching excellence.  How did you get involved [...]
The Cotsen Foundation Celebrates Its 2018 End-of-Year ART of TEACHING Graduation Ceremony
The Cotsen Foundation hosted an end-of-year celebration for its graduating ART of TEACHING mentors and fellows at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 20th. The afternoon was a celebratory luncheon in honor of the graduating Cotsen Class of 2018. Kicking off the luncheon, Margit Sperling Cotsen, founding director and board chair, and Barry Munitz, president [...]
Cotsen Schools Recognized as the 2018 California Distinguished Elementary Schools
Since 2001, the ART of TEACHING has been involved with more than 145 schools across Northern and Southern California, and impacted an estimated 1150 educators who have enriched the lives of thousands of students. We are extremely proud of these educators and schools, and the remarkable work they do everyday. Over the years, many of these [...]
Cotsen Honored by Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education
On Saturday, April 7th, The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING was recognized by Loyola Marymount University’s School of Education during its annual Kappa Delta Pi SOE awards ceremony and honor society convocation. Citing the ART of TEACHING’s collaboration with the university to improve mathematics instruction though the Mathematics Leadership Corps Initiative, LMU honored [...]
Cotsen and Riordan Build Teacher Capacity and Sustainability
Story by Isaac Cox Synergistic and symbiotic are terms that are frequently used to describe the special relationship between two entities that produces extraordinary results. So it comes as no surprise that amazing things can happen when two foundations with similar missions and goals, collaborate to impact teaching and learning.  Recently, the Riordan Foundation and [...]