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CIVIC THURSDAY CLUB MEETING - Speaker Cheryl Cotton , Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the California Department of Education - The State Of California Public Education
Cheryl Cotton serves as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the California Department of Education. She supports the Instruction, Measurement and Administration Branch which includes the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources, Assessment Development and Administration, Educator Excellence and Equity, and State Special Schools and Services Divisions. Ms. Cotton has served at all levels as a Classroom Teacher, Principal, district-level Director, county office of education Assistant Superintendent, and, now, Deputy Superintendent. She has also worked with teams of teachers as an equity coach and project coordinator with a non-profit, school reform organization.
Throughout her career in Education, Ms. Cotton has gained a unique breadth of experience from the varied school, district, county and state-level positions and a depth of knowledge of impactful practices and strategies to improve student access and achievement through effective faculty and staff support in the areas of recruitment and retention, curriculum, assessment and professional development, as well as coaching, evaluation and labor relations.