Culver City teacher appointed to state commission

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Wave Staff Report

CULVER CITY — Culver City High School teacher Kimberly R. Young has been appointed to the California Instructional Quality Commission by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The 18-member commission develops and recommends curriculum frameworks and develops and recommends criteria for evaluating instructional materials submitted for adoption to the state Board of Education, the California Department of Education and local education agencies.

It also evaluates instructional materials that have been submitted by publishers and makes recommendations to adopt or reject submission while recommending policies and activities regarding curriculum and instruction to the state Board of Education.

Young, 39, of Culver City, has been a teacher at Culver City High School since 2016. She served as lead new teacher coach at the Oakland Unified School District from 2013 to 2015.

She was also a humanities teacher at Life Academy High School from 2006 to 2013 and is a teacher consultant at the Bay Area Writing Project and a member of the American Educational Research Association.

“After graduating from high school, I attended community college and transferred to UC Berkeley, where I majored in ethnic studies,” she said. “My undergraduate education changed my life and I knew that I wanted to be an educator.”

She earned a master of education degree from Stanford University.

“I love reading, cooking, watching TV and hanging out with my two young sons and two dogs,” Young added. “I love teaching and I know that we can change the world to become a more compassionate and inclusive place for all humans.”

The position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.

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