Council of Capacity Building Support Providers and Networks

To advance the Linked Learning field as it pertains to the K-12 experience, through work that supports and sustains district and county office capacity and coordination of Linked Learning, and reflects the roles of administrators, teachers, and support personnel in promoting student success through preparation for college, career, and civic life.

The purpose of this council is to develop and support coordination of a coalition of capacity building support providers and networks that agree to uphold and support high quality Linked Learning implementation. This council will provide a forum for such a coalition to formally work together on field governance issues and coordinate to ensure that services that support for high quality Linked Learning implementation, including leadership development and strategic advising, meet the Linked Learning field needs at scale.

  • Joel Vargas (Chair), Vice President | Jobs for the Future (School and Learning Designs)
  • Matt Perry (Vice Chair), Assistant Superintendent | Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Linda Collins, Executive Director | Career Ladders Project
  • Jeanne Fauci, Executive Director | Center for Powerful Public Schools
  • Theresa McEwen, Executive Director | College & Career Academy Support Network
  • Sarah Fidelibus, Program Manager | University of California Curriculum Integration
  • Corrine Martinez, Director | CSU Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning
  • Laura Flaxman, Director | Strategic Projects and Innovation, Pivot Learning
  • Steven Baiter, Executive Director | Oakland Workforce Development Board
  • Esther Soliman, Linked Learning CTE, ROP, Work Experience Administrator | Los Angeles Unified School District (Alternate for District Directors)
  • Cindy Bater, Program Administrator of Linked Learning and Career Pathways | Long Beach Unified School District
  • Cindy Brown, Director of Student Pathways | Porterville Unified School District
  • Daphannie Stephens, Director of Technical Assistance and Coaching | ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, Career Technical Education
  • Jenny Scala, Senior Researcher | American Institutes for Research
  • Kathy Hamilton, Director of College and Career Option | Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Robin Mencher, Executive Director of Education | KQED
  • Grady Lane, Managing Director of Network Engagement | NAF