Faculty Profile

Carolynne Beno


Carolynne Beno


Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of California at Davis, June 14, 2017

Clear Administrative Services Credential, September 2015

Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Level 2, National University, November 2012

M.S. Special Education, National University, January 2007

B.A. Psychology, University of California at Davis, December 2003

B.S. Exercise Physiology, University of California at Davis, December 2003

Leadership/Administrative Service

Associate Superintendent: Yolo County Office of Education – June 2019 to Present
Supervision of special education, Head Start, and alternative education programs for the County Office. Oversight of LCAP approval and System of Support services for Yolo County Districts.

Assistant Superintendent/Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director, Yolo County Office of Education – July 2015 to July 2015 to May 2019
Supervision of alternative dispute resolution, the California Special Education Management Information System (CASEMIS), the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), special education funding allocation, professional development and parent education, and the special education Local Plan and policies for Yolo County’s six local education agencies.

Director of Pupil Services, Woodland Joint Unified School District (WJUSD) – August 2012 to June 2015
Supervision of special education, positive behavior support, child welfare and attendance, progressive discipline, suspensions and expulsions, homeless and foster youth programs, elementary counseling, school nurses, and school psychologists.

Learning Community Director, Pioneer High School (WJUSD) – January 2011 to August 2012
Supervision of master scheduling, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation, youth development, 9th grade team development, and freshman orientation.

Teaching Experience

Instructor (Education Specialist Teacher Credentialing Courses), Yolo-Solano Center for Teacher Credentialing, June 2018-Present

Instructor (EDU 120, Problem Based 4 and 5), UC Davis, October 2017-Present

Special Education Teacher (Mild/Moderate), Pioneer High School (WJUSD), August 2006-December 2010

Special Education Teacher (Moderate/Severe), Keystone (Non-Public School), 2005-2006

Professional Experiences/Training/Awards

UC Davis Graduate Student Researcher (January, 2016 – March, 2017)

Woodland Chamber of Commerce Future 7 Award (2013)

Youth Development Trainer (2010-Present)

UC Davis Community Service Award (2003)


Beno, C. (2017). Receipt of an Individual Family Service Plan After Reported Childhood Maltreatment: A Mixed-Methods Inquiry. University of California, Davis.

 Gee, K., Beno, C., Lindstrom, Lind, J., Post, C., & Hirano, K. Paths to the Future for All: The development of a college and career readiness intervention for underserved adolescents. Journal of Youth Development.

Lindstrom, L., Beno, C., Lind, J., Gee, K., & Hirano, K. Career and college readiness for underserved youth: Educator, and youth perspectives. Youth and Society.

Gee, K., Beno, C. & White, J. Students with Disabilities in the CORE Districts Characteristics, Outcomes, and Transitions. Policy Analysis for California Education. February 2020.

Lindstrom, L. & Beno, C. Promoting Successful Transitions for Students with Disabilities. Policy Analysis for California Education. February 2020.

Post, C., Lindstrom, L., Lind, J. & Beno, C. (2018). Paths 2 the Future for All: Career and College Readiness Curriculum. School of Education, University of California Davis.

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