Principal George Herrera Named Rowland Unified School District 2019 Administrator of the Year

Dr. George Herrera, principal at Villacorta Elementary School, is preparing his school for its first year in the ART of TEACHING fellowship program. But his work as a leader and principal over the last three years has earned him district-wide recognition this year. The Rowland Unified School District has named Dr. George Herrera the District […]

Principal Rudy Gonzalez Named Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District 2019 Administrator of the Year

Rudy Gonzalez, Principal of Morrison Elementary School in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, never planned on leading a school that had been awarded the prestigious California Distinguished School Award three times in one decade (2008, 2012, 2018). In fact as a financial analyst and financial consultant, teaching had never crossed his mind until he […]

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Cotsen Foundation Recognizes Retiring Alumni Teachers

As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, the Cotsen Foundation would like to recognize the exemplary alumni teachers who retired this past year. These consummate professionals have spent the last few decades refining their craft in an effort to open up the world of learning and exploration for the children in their classrooms and school […]

The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Celebrates Its 2019 Graduates at End-of-Year Luncheon

On Saturday, May 18th, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted the annual End-of-Year Luncheon Celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center. This annual celebration honored the newly graduated Cotsen Class of 2019 as they finished their two-year fellowship program. Kicking off the luncheon, Founding Director and Board Chair Margit Sperling Cotsen, President and […]

Carl Anderson Leads Third Session of the Cotsen Alumni Speaker Series

How’s It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers author and literacy consultant, Carl Anderson, led the third Cotsen workshop in the Alumni Speaker Series on Saturday, March 9th. This half-day workshop took place in the morning at The Center at Sycamore Plaza and centered on Writing Conferences. As a literacy consultant, Carl Anderson has […]

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 […]