About Us

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EQUITY AND ACCESS IS A PROCESS, WE’LL HELP YOU CREATE AND SUSTAIN PROGRESS IN EQUITY AND ACCESS FOR CTE STUDENTS FROM SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

The California Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC) is committed to empowering educators with equity and access resources to address barriers to opportunities for Career Technical Education students related to special populations.

We Empower with Equity and Access to enhance the Career and Technical Education field, encourage girls, women, boys, and men to explore and enter into training programs and careers that are non-traditional by gender as well as high-wage and high-demand.

JSPAC is a committee comprised of educators from the K-12, adult education, community colleges (CC), and public and private sector.

Our members are equity-based capacity building leaders. Together these members have invested a long-term commitment to make and sustain progress of empowering with equity and access for educators.

 

We Cultivate Equity

Equity is a process which involves creating and sustaining progress. Our committee members are active equity-based capacity building leaders setting high expectations, engagement, expansion and professional growth for educators.

What the committee says about cultivating equity

 

Our Actions

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 State Leadership funding supports our ongoing efforts to:

  1. Identify and disseminate specialized curriculum materials and resources to support services to Special Populations.

  2. Expand linkages with other programs for which equity and access to Special Populations is mandated by funding sources and for which that service is critical to program success; share information on best practices; coordinate and leverage resources to maximize the number of students who can be served; and incorporate the expertise, resources, and support those having a stake in assuring all students succeed in school and the workforce, including business and labor, and community-based organizations.

  3. Continue to expand the strong relationship between the CCCCO and CDE in service to students who are members of special populations and involve other Special Populations staffing in all Perkins VTEA planning and implementation.

  4. Create linkages with other state and federal agencies serving the identified Special Populations and offer jointly developed professional development and technical assistance opportunities.


Leadership Team 

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George Essel
Co-chair
K-12 / Region 10
Term Ends: 2018

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Jan Swinton
Co-chair
CC / Region 7-8
Term Ends: 2018

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Carolyn Zachary
Project Monitor
California Department of Education
Monitor

Maureen White

Maureen White
Project Monitor
California Community College
Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
Monitor

Tonette Salter

Tonette Salter
Program Coordinator
Foundation for Grossmont
Cuyamaca Colleges GCCCD/ Auxiliary Organization
Staff

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Christopher Enders
Program Assistant
Foundation for Grossmont
Cuyamaca Colleges GCCCD/
Auxiliary Organization
Staff


 Members

Chris Boynton
K-12/Region 4
Term Ends: 2019

Denise Estreslla
K-12/Region 10
Term Ends: 2018

Micah Freeman
K-12/Region 2 
Term Ends: 2020

Susi Huschle
K-12/Region 1
Term Ends: 2018

Freddy Saucedo
K-12/Region 11
Term Ends: 2019

Joseph Stymeist
K-12/Region 3
Term Ends: 2020

Rosie Antonecchia
CC/Region 10
Term Ends: 2018

Josepha Baca
CC/Region 6
Term Ends: 2018

Roberta Kunkel
CC/Region 3-4
Term Ends: 2020

Carmen Lamha
CC/Region 3-4
Term Ends: 2019

Sheryl Plumley
CC/Region 9
Term Ends: 2020

George Railey
CC/Region 5
Term Ends: 2018

Adam Runyan
CC/Region 1-2
Term Ends: 2019

SHEILA BOLLENBACH
Public Private Sector
-Believe
Term Ends: 2018

DEANNA HANSON
Public/Private Sector
-Hanson Consulting Group
Term Ends: 2018

LaVonne Slaton
Solano Community College
Term Ends: 2019

Laurie Harrison
Public/Private Sector
-Foothill Associates
Term Ends: 2018

FREDA WALKER
Public/Private Sector
-STEM Equity Pipeline Project
Term Ends: 2018

SUSAN WHEELER
Public/Private Sector
-Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Term Ends: 2020
LYNN SHAW
Ex Officio Member
-Long Beach City College
Ex Officio Member

WINDY FRANKLIN
Supporting Member
Berkeley City College

DAPHNE SAKAMOTO STEIDL
Supporting Member
Renaissance High School Pajaro Valley Unified School District

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