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Sylvia Aquino
Supervisor, Social Science Credential

Teacher Education Faculty

Leslie Banes
Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

I am a former bilingual teacher, proficient in English and Spanish.

(530) 752-4036
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Megan Bettis
Lecturer/Supervisor, Science Credential

(530) 752-0622
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Orlando Carreón
Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential


PhD School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2018

Dissertation: Effective Teaching of Latinx Students in Hope Valley.
Committee: Karen Watson-Gegeo (Chair), Danny Martinez, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Chris Faltis.

MA Applied Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2009

B.S. W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1999


2004 Teaching Credential, School of Education, Sonoma State University, 2004

(530) 752-7334
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Elaine DiFlorio
Supevisor, Social Science Credential

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Beth Foraker
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential


  • Post Graduate Units in Special Education Law – California State University, Sacramento 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, English – UC Davis 1982-1986

Professional Experiences

  • Supervisor/Lecturer – UC Davis Multiple Subject Credential Program, Fall 2006 – Present
  • Classroom Teacher, Padan Elementary School, Vacaville Unified School District, 1987-1999

Professional Organization Membership

  • International Reading Association, 1992-1999

Current Activities and Serv

Teacher Education Faculty

Nancy Gorman
Supervisor, English Credential

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Brenda Guy
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential


  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
  • B.A. Education/English, Kansas State University

Professional Experience

  • Principal, San Miguel Elementary in Sunnyvale, CA (2000-2013)
  • Vice Principal, King Middle School in Seaside, CA (1998-2000)
  • English Teacher, Monterey High School in Monterey, CA (1984-1993)
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Pauline Holmes
Lecturer/Supervisor, English Credential


Ph.D., Education – University of California Davis

(530) 752-9537
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Kim Holsberry
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential


  • CLAD (2004)
  • Certificated Early Literacy Group Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1997)
  • Certificated Reading Recovery Teacher, CSU Bernardino (1994)
  • B.A.

Margarita Jimenez-Silva
Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education

Margarita Jimenez-Silva is an associate professor and director of teacher education at the School of Education in University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on preparing and supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’ linguistic and academic content development. More specifically, her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement.

(530) 752-3959
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Lynn Martindale
Lecturer/Supervisor, Agricultural Credential

Office hours:
By appointment only


EdD – Drexel University, Sacramento, CA – expected date of completion, 2014

M.S., Agriculture – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 1990

Pupil Personal Service – Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA – 1995

(916) 606-7337
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Al Mendle
Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Office hours:  By appointment only

Research Interests

Elementary Education; Mathematics education


M.A., Education – University of California, Davis

(530) 752-8784
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Carolina Oropeza
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

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Drina Ramirez
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

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Carolynn Ranch
Supervisor, Social Science Credential


  • Secondary Teaching Credentials, Social Science and English – Sonoma State University, 1979
  • B.A., Sociology – UC Santa Cruz, 1971

Notable Experience

  • Area 3 History and Cultures Project: 2003-2010


  • Gardening
  • Environmentalism
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Travel
  • Entertaining
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Rebecca Rosa
Lecturer/Supervisor, Social Science Credential

(530) 752-4199
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Nadeen Ruiz
Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Nadeen Ruiz, Ph.D. obtained her MA and Ph.D. at Stanford University in bilingual education and linguistics after a career as a bilingual teacher. Formerly, Dr. Ruiz was Director of Elementary Education at Stanford University and of Teacher Preparation at CSU Sacramento. She received teaching awards at both institutions in 1997, 2004, and 2005. In addition, Dr. Ruiz is the recipient of the California Association of Bilingual Educators Teacher Preparation Program Award (2010) and the UC Davis School of Education Outstanding Alumna Award (2011). Dr.

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Elise Spang
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

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Lisa Sullivan
Associate Director of Teacher Education

Dr. Lisa Sullivan brings a range of skills and experience to her work in Teacher Education. Lisa worked as a classroom teacher in East Los Angeles and in Northern California before obtaining her doctorate from UC Davis in Learning and Mind Sciences. She has worked extensively with both classroom teachers and higher education faculty to improve teaching and learning.  Lisa has conducted over twenty program evaluations for K-12 and university based education initiatives. She has expertise in the area of special education, having worked on a national implementation grant to support general education teachers to implement best practices for students with autism. Lisa has also taught both credential and Masters students at UC Davis, Sacramento State University and Loyola Marymount University. Her dissertation research examined the role of attention in learning and school readiness for preschool children.  Her main area of interest is in working with educators to translate research into practice that will improve outcomes for all students.


  • Ph.D. in Learning and Mind Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2010
  • M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude, University of California, Irvine, 1986

Publications and Working Papers

  • Franzone, E., Kucharczyk, S., Sullivan, L., & Szidon, K. (2012). Facilitating the use of evidence based practices in classrooms: The national professional development center model for implementation. In Mundy, P. & Mastergeorge, A. (Eds), Autism for Educators, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Sullivan, L. (2010). Joint attention: Interactions with word learning and school readiness. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Volume 71(11-A), pp.3902.
  • Abedi, J., Kao, J.C., Leon, S., Mastergeorge, A., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., & Pope, R. (2010). Accessibility of segmented reading comprehension passages for students with disabilities. Applied Measurement in Education, 23 (2), 168-186.
  • Mundy, P., Sullivan, L., & Mastergeorge, A. (2009). A parallel and distributed-processing model of joint attention, social cognition and autism. Autism Research, 2(1), 2-21.
  • Abedi, K., Kao, J., Leon, J., Sullivan, L., Herman, J., Pope, R., Nambiar, V., & Mastergeorge, A. (2008). Exploring factors that affect accessibility of reading comprehension assessments for students with disabilities: A study of segmented text (Report No. 746), 80pp. Los Angeles: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

Manuscript Currently Under Review

  • Sullivan, L., Mundy, P., & Mastergeorge, A. Joint Attention, Social Behavior and School Readiness in Preschool Children.
(530) 752-2809
Teacher Education Faculty

Nancy Tseng
Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

(530) 752-7910
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Matt Wallace
Lecturer/Supervisor, Mathematics Credential


  • BS—University of California, Davis
  • MA—San Francisco State University
  • PhD—University of California, Davis

Professional Experience

  • Director, Math for America Berkeley, 2012
  • Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • University Supervisor, California State University, East Bay, 2011-2012
  • Mathematics Teacher, Elk Grove Unified School District, 2002-2008

Professional Organization Membership

  • America Educational Research Associatio
(530) 752-6083
Teacher Education Faculty

Michael Woodcock
Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

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