SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
C. Michael Cooney, 73, of Santa Barbara, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where he has served since 2011. Cooney has been a partner at the Investment Group of Santa Barbara since 1997. He was a partner at Price Postel and Parma from 1969 to 1997. Cooney has served as a member of the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission since 2004. He is a member of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara Board of Trustees. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Cooney is a Democrat.
Linda Darling-Hammond, 65, of Stanford, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2011. Darling-Hammond has been professor emeritus at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education since 2017, where she was a professor from 1998 to 2017, and has been president of the Learning Policy Institute since 2016. She served as founder and co-director at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education from 2008 to 2017. Darling-Hammond was founder of the School Redesign Network at Stanford University in 2000. She was faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher Education Program from 1998 to 2005 and executive director at the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future from 1994 to 2001. Darling-Hammond was co-director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching and a professor at the Teachers College, Columbia University from 1989 to 1998. She is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Educational Research Association. Darling-Hammond earned a Doctor of Education degree in urban education from Temple University. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Darling-Hammond is a Democrat.
Bonnie Klatt, 47, of Colfax, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2014. Klatt has been a teacher at Natomas Charter School since 2013. She was a teacher at Aspire Public Schools in 2013 and an education programs consultant for the California State Board of Education from 2012 to 2013 and for the California Department of Education from 2008 to 2012. Klatt was a teacher at Center High School from 1995 to 2008 and at Highlands High School from 1993 to 1995. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Klatt is a Democrat.
Monica R. Martinez, 55, of Tiburon, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2017. Martinez has been senior school strategist at XQ Institute since 2016 and has served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics since 2011, when she was appointed by President Barack Obama. She was an education strategist at Monica Martinez Education Consulting from 2011 to 2016. Martinez held several positions at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation from 2004 to 2010, including president of the New Tech Network, vice president for education strategies and a senior fellow. She was a senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership from 2000 to 2004 and a research assistant at the New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy from 1998 to 2000. Martinez was a program associate for the National Center for Urban Partnership at Bronx Community College from 1996 to 1998 and assistant dean at Williams College from 1991 to 1996. She is a member of the Learning Forward Board of Trustees and the Marin Humane Society. Martinez earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education and a Master of Arts degree in higher education administration from the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Martinez is a Democrat.
Julie A. Taylor Souliere, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care and has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Taylor Souliere has been assistant secretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2017. She served in a career executive assignment and as special consultant at the California Department of Developmental Services from 2015 to 2017. Taylor Souliere was a principal consultant for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, Office of Policy and Budget from 2008 to 2015. She served as a finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2007 to 2008 and a legislative analyst at the California Department of Consumer Affairs from 2005 to 2007. Taylor Souliere earned a Master of Arts degree in government from California State University, Sacramento. These positions do not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Taylor Souliere is registered without party preference.