FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2012
Contact: Julie White, firstname.lastname@example.org, (916) 225-8144
Three ACSA members have been appointed to the Instructional Quality Commission by the State Board of Education.
ACSA members Angel Barrett of the Los Angeles USD, Edward D’Souza of Rialto USD and Socorro Shiels of Morgan Hills USD were among 13 educators from throughout the state appointed to the commission during the Board’s March 7 meeting.
Formerly called the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission, the IQC is an advisory body to the State Board on matters related to curriculum, instructional materials and content standards. Members include Board appointees; appointees of the governor, Senate and Assembly; and one representative of each the Senate and Assembly.
Barrett, principal of Plummer Elementary School in Los Angeles USD, is known for her expertise in mathematics, English language arts and English language development. She serves as co-chair of ACSA’s Elementary Education Council and was named California’s National Distinguished Principal in 2009. She was appointed for a term of three years.
D’Souza is senior director of professional development at Rialto USD. He is known for his expertise in the area of mathematics. He has served nearly three decades in education at middle, high school, district and college levels. He has been appointed to a three-year term.
Shiels, assistant superintendent of educational services in Morgan Hill USD, is renowned in the field of English language development. Having begun her career as a bilingual teacher, she has extensive experience with English learners and also serves as the director of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators Mentoring Program. She will serve a four-year term.