Meet the TK Team


The CSU TK Pre-Service Preparation Project Team is composed of nationally recognized CSU faculty members who are experts in the learning of young children, in their disciplinary knowledge, and in the preparation of teachers and administrators.

CSU TK Pre-Service Preparation Project Team:

Kim Norman
TK Project Director
Elementary and Bilingual Education, Cal State Fullerton

Shelia Arnold

Orange County Department of Education

Sharon Chappell
Elementary and Bilingual Education, Cal State Fullerton

Lisa Kirtman
Elementary and Bilingual Education, Cal State Fullerton

Janice Myck-Wayne
Special Education, Cal State Fullerton

Hallie Yopp Slowik
Elementary and Bilingual Education, Cal State Fullerton

Ruth Yopp-Edwards
Elementary and Bilingual Education, Cal State Fullerton

Valerie Helgren-Lempesis
Department of Teacher Education, CSU East Bay

Peg Winkelman
Depatment of Educational Leadership, CSU East Bay

The CSU TK Pre-Service Preparation Project Team coordinates with the Advisory Committee to facilitate regular communication and collaboration with initiatives addressing Early Childhood Education and Transitional Kindergarten issues, resources, and current projects being lead by committee members.  The Advisory Committee provides feedback regarding the project’s modules and their use, and assists in aligning the CSU TK project with other major pre-service and professional development initiatives.



 

 

Advisory Committee

Mary Autry
California Department of Education

Joan Bissell
CSU Chancellor’s Office
(Ex Officio Member)

Kathleen Halvorson
California Department of Education

Valerie Helgren-Lempesis
CSU East Bay

Nancy Herota
Sacramento County Office of Education, CCSESA
(Committee Co-Chair)

Peter Mangione
WestEd

Carola Matera
CSU Channel Islands

Kim Norman
TK Project Director, CSU Fullerton
(Ex Officio Member)

Betsy Quintero
CSU Channel Islands

Carrie Roberts
California Department of Education

Araceli Sandoval-Gonzalez
Early Edge California

Yvette Streeter
Long Beach Unified School District

Natalie Woods Andrews
Sacramento County Office of Education, CCSESA

Hallie Yopp Slowik
CSU Fullerton
(Committee Co-Chair)