21st Century Education Summit
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 1 - 5:30 PM
Panel One: Speaker Biographies:
Campbell, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools
has been an educator for 35 years; most recently as the
Superintendent in the Portola Valley Elementary School District. Ms.
Campbell has also served as Superintendent in the Belmont‐Redwood
Shores Elementary District, Principal at Ralston Middle School,
Assistant Principal, Counselor and Middle School Teacher in San
Mateo/Foster City. She holds a Master’s Degree in education from
Stanford University, a B.A. from Scripps College and a counseling
credential and administrative credential from California State
University East Bay.
Ms. Campbell is currently serving as President of
the San Mateo County Superintendents Association and is just
finishing up her term as Chair of the San Mateo County Special
Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Governing Board. In 2008, the
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) honored Anne's
accomplishments as an educational leader by naming her Superintendent
of the Year for Region 5, which spans both San Francisco and San
Director/Superintendent, Discovery Charter School
Jones has been a professional educator for over 23 years, serving
most recently as the principal of Nimitz School, a Title One school
and an English Language Development Center in the Cupertino Union
School District. Prior to working at Nimitz, he was the principal of
McAuliffe School, a parent participation, child-centered alternative
school. He’s also been a middle school Assistant Principal, a
classroom teacher, and a special education teacher.
is a hands-on administrator who believes in leading by example and
through the creation of collaborative learning communities, where
students, staff, and parents all share the joy of learning together
and from each other.He believes that learning to ask the right
questions is just as important as finding the right answers, and that
when children are given real choice in what and how they learn they
not only maintain their intrinsic motivation to learn, they are also
develop the skills and aptitudes to be life-long learners.
California Coalition for
Partnership 21 Century, Coordinator for Quality Teacher Programs
with the Anaheim Union High School District, and President of the
North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
state co-chair of the California Coalition for P21, a broad
consortium of educators and business and labor leaders, Mr.
Matsuda has helped to forge a unified vision for education
encompassing a whole curriculum that includes STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) and CTE (Career Tech
Education) pathways focusing on critical thinking and applied
learning.He works as a coordinator
for Quality Teacher Programs with the Anaheim Union High School
been a leader for English Learners, serving as a past member of
the English Learner Advisory Committee to the State Board of
Education. He has also co-authored curriculum on the Mendez v.
Westminster civil rights case, as well as curriculum on the
Vietnamese American Refugee Experience. Mr. Matsuda currently serves
as vice president for Californians Together, an advocacy network for
English Learners throughout the state. In that capacity, he has
helped developed policy and recommendations furthering the interests
of English Learners through curriculum, instruction, and assessment
analysis and recommendations.
As the global director of the Oracle Education Foundation
Trilling, 21st Century Learning Expert, Advisor, Author, former Global Director of the Oracle Education Foundation
Mr. Trilling directed the development of education strategies,
partnerships, and services for the Foundation and its ThinkQuest
programs. He has served as Board Member of the Partnership for 21st
Century Skills and co-chaired the committee that developed the highly
regarded “rainbow” learning framework.
to joining the Oracle Education Foundation, Bernie was Director of
the Technology In Education group at WestEd, a U.S. national
educational laboratory, where he led a team of educational
technologists in integrating technology into both the instructional
and administrative realms of education. He has also served in a
variety of roles in both education and industry, including Executive
Producer for instruction at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he helped
lead a state-of-the-art global interactive distance learning network.
Bernie co-authored the widely acclaimed book, 21st
Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times,
published by Wiley. He has also written dozens of articles for
educational journals and magazines and is a featured speaker at
numerous educational conferences.
Di Salvo, President,
Santa Clara County Board of Education (Moderator)
Di Salvo began his 33-year career in education as a teacher at
Osborne School in Juvenile Hall. He serves on the Joint Committee on
Child Care, Joint Legislative Advisory Committee and the Juvenile
Justice Systems Collaborative. He has been a teacher, director,
elementary and middle school principal, union president for Santa
Clara County teachers, and administrative president for multiple
school districts. He also served for three years as a personnel
commissioner for the SCCOE. In 2001, he was recognized as the ACSA
Region 8 Administrator of the Year.
also has written columns on education that have been published in
Media News’ Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, and has worked as
an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and National
University’s Graduate School of Education. He also writes a blog
on San Jose Inside.
Two: Speakers Biographies:
Chavez, Executive Director of Working Partnerships USA
work as an elected official and community and labor leader in San
Jose has been marked by her ability to build new collaborations to
create innovative policy. She
served for eight years as a member of the San José City Council, the
last two as Vice Mayor. As a full time elected representative, she
maintained a reputation as an advocate for improving the quality of
life in neighborhoods throughout San Jose. She was a leader in
developing cutting-edge community based programs to address crime,
education, small business development and neighborhood
revitalization. Chavez has been the recipient of numerous awards and
honors including Leader in Residence at her alma mater, San Jose
State University; a research fellowship with the University of
California, Santa Cruz's Center for Global International &
Regional Studies; Silicon Valley Business Journal's Influential Women
in Business, 2004 to name a few.
Goldberg, Executive Director of the California Tax Reform
Association and Owner of Lenny Goldberg and Associates, a public
interest consulting and lobbying firm in Sacramento.
Mr. Goldberg has been
involved with major tax legislation and tax initiative campaigns in
California for the past 25 years. He is on the board of
Citizens for Tax Justice in Washington, D.C. and is on the advisory
committee of the Franchise Tax Board. He has written for a national
tax publication and has written extensively on reforming Proposition
13. He also advocates on energy, consumer, privacy and
housing issues for non-profit/public interest groups. He was
named in a recent poll of legislators and staff as “the most
effective liberal crusader” in the legislature, He has
degrees in economics from Williams College and UC Berkeley.
Silva, Senior Fiscal Policy Advisor, California Forward.
spent 40 years in the development of public policy in state and local
government, Fred is an expert in state and local finance, government
operations, and the history of the state and local fiscal
relationship in California. Prior
to working with California Forward, Fred was a fiscal policy advisor
to New California Network and previously senior advisor on
governmental relations for the Public Policy Institute of California.
From 1994 to 1996, Fred was executive secretary to the California
Constitution Revision Commission, where he directed the staff work
and wrote the final report of the Commission. He was chief fiscal
advisor to the President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate
from 1981 to 1994. He also was chief consultant to the Senate Local
Government Committee from 1975 to 1981.He
has authored nearly two dozen publications and commentaries regarding
government fiscal issues in California.
Ting, Assessor-Recorder, San Francisco.
Mr. Ting is a
solutions-focused, innovative reformer whose efforts have enabled him
to generate over $245 million in new revenue for San Francisco and
make sure everyone pays their fair share in property taxes. Ting
began his career as a real estate financial advisor, gaining
practical and hands-on experience in fiscal management and property
assessments while working at Arthur Andersen and CB Richard Ellis.
Prior to serving as the Assessor-Recorder, Ting also had a long
history of civil rights advocacy - he was the Executive Director of
the Asian Law Caucus, an organization founded in 1972 to advance and
promote the legal and civil rights of the Asian Pacific Islander
community. He is past president of the Bay Area Assessors Association
and has served on the board of Equality California Institute. He
currently serves on numerous boards including the California Alumni
Association (Go Bears!). Ting is a graduate of UC Berkeley and
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Fensterwald is a journalist at the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, which he
joined in September 2009. For 11 years before that, he wrote
editorials at the Mercury News in San Jose, with a focus on
native of Baltimore and graduate of Tufts University, John worked as
a reporter, news editor and opinion editor for three newspapers in
New Hampshire for two decades before discovering the wonders of
California through a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 1997
and heading West shortly thereafter. His wife is an elementary school
teacher and his daughter attends the University California at Davis.
Fensterwald, editor and co-writer, Educated Guess (Moderator),