Ashley T. Alexander Schauer is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ashley is a K-6th grade resource and Response to Intervention (RTI) teacher at Murphy Elementary School in El Sobrante, California. She is a member of the school site council, the student support team, and a Rising Leaders Fellow. Ashley previously served as the 504 coordinator and as a member of the instructional leadership team. She was a VISTA Corps member through AmeriCorps, supporting students and teachers in reading. She received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University and her credential and MEd in special education from Loyola Marymount University.
Ron Anaya is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ron teaches 9th grade world geography at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (WSCA) in Rocklin, California. He founded and advises a DECA chapter at WSCA, whose student-run store has been nationally recognized for excellence, an accolade entered into the Congressional record by Rep. Tom McClintock. Ron has previously served as the English department chair, coached varsity baseball and volleyball, and served on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team. He is an active member of his community, serving on the Education Advisory Council for the 6th assembly district of California, a member of Post 169 of the American Legion (Roseville), and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Ron received his BA in History from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and completed his graduate work at UC Davis.
Richard Barclay is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Richard teaches 11th grade US history at Da Vinci Design High School in El Segundo, California, where he also serves as the 11th grade team leader and Work Experience Coordinator for the school. He has also taught freshman US history 101 as an adjunct professor for Antioch University, Los Angeles. In addition to history, Richard teaches music, specifically percussion, to students of all ages and is one of the percussion coordinators for Riverside Community College. He graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with his BA in History, MA in History, and Teaching Credential in the Social Sciences.
A National Board Certified math teacher, Bootsie Battle-Holt teaches at Marina del Rey Middle School (MDRMS) where she also serves as the mathematics department chairperson. In nearly a decade of teaching in LAUSD, Bootsie has enjoyed the opportunity to work with students and families from all backgrounds and from all over Los Angeles. In addition, she has written and coordinated over $100, 000 in grants, and has logged years of service on a variety of school site-based committees. Bootsie volunteers in organizations that benefit children in the communities surrounding MDRMS. She earned a BA in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her teaching credential candidate at Cal State, Dominguez Hills, where she helped found an organization to unify and celebrate the accomplishments of other candidates.
Julianne Beebe is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Julianne teaches AP English language and composition in the accelerated PACE Academy at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. Julianne is a National Board Certified teacher in the area of Adolescence and Young Adulthood ELA. She served as an 8th grade Master Teacher for BetterLesson.com, where her Common Core-aligned lessons are published for both national access and personalized professional development. In 2015, she was a Long Beach Unified Teacher of the Year. Julianne earned a BA in English and an MFA in poetry from California State University, Long Beach.
Kaki Blackburn is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Kaki teaches 5th grade at Manzanita Community School in Oakland, California, where she serves on the school’s positive behavior intervention supports team and the school site council. Kaki created and oversees a partnership with Saint Mary’s College to provide classroom supports for at-risk students during the school day. She previously taught 4th grade at Little Rock Preparatory Academy where she was awarded the The Fred and June Hemphill Teaching Fellowship for exemplary achievement as a first-year teacher. Prior to teaching, Kaki served as an AmeriCorps members with City Year in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from from George Mason University with a BA in Government & International politics and earned her MAT in elementary education from Brown University.
Spencer Burrows is a Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Spencer teaches middle school history, politics, mock trial, and debate at The City School in Los Angeles. Spencer also serves as adjunct faculty at National University, where he teaches a graduate course in Content Area Instruction and Assessment. He helped launch Crete Academy, a South Los Angeles elementary school for homeless and low-income students and previously served as academic dean for the UCLA SIG Program and a summer leader for Building Excellent Schools. His articles on education policy have been featured in the Huffington Post and LA School Report. Spencer graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and received his JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Angie Carbajal leads the science department to enable students to be able to interpret and analyze data and justify their solutions. Angie teaches 7th grade science, 7th/8th grade leadership, and sponsors the 8th grade club. She is a member of the Governance Council at NAVA. Angie graduated from the California State University, Los Angeles with a BS in Nutritional Science and received her teaching credential from the California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Miriam B Cardoza teaches high school algebra 1, algebra 2, and pre-calculus at Lincoln High School, where she also sponsors the United Students club. Miriam is the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program) advisor and is a leader for a professional learning community at Lincoln. She received a City of Los Angeles recognition award for her commitment to giving back to the Lincoln Heights community where she grew up. Miriam graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a BA in Mathematics.9-12th grade mathematics teacher
Marisa Crabtree and her colleagues are studying the rigor of the tasks they assign to students and determining opportunities to support students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully engage in those tasks. Marisa teaches 9th grade English, advanced English language development, and AP language and composition at Abraham Lincoln Senior High School, where she also coaches the academic decathlon team and sponsors the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) club. Marisa is a member of the district’s English language development teacher leadership team, an alumna of the Teach Plus Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellowship, an Educators for Excellence Summer Resident, and a Lead Summer Resident. She currently serves as her school's United Teacher Los Angeles (UTLA) chapter chair and representative. In 2017, she received the E4E Rebel with a Cause award for her work advocating for students, schools, and communities through her district and union positions. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA in English and received her MEd in School Counseling and Guidance from Point Loma Nazarene University.