CCHS Kimberly Young Appointed to California Instructional Quality Commission

Congratulations to Culver City High School teacher Kimberly R. Young, 39, of Culver City, who has been appointed to the California Instructional Quality Commission by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Young has been a teacher at Culver City High School since 2016.

She was a Program Associate at Facing History and Ourselves from 2015 to 2016. Young was Lead New Teacher Coach at the Oakland Unified School District from 2013 to 2015. She was a Humanities Teacher at Life Academy High School from 2006 to 2013. Young 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.

The IQC develops and recommends curriculum frameworks; develops and recommends criteria for evaluating instructional materials submitted for adoption;  evaluates instructional materials that have been submitted by publishers and makes recommendations to adopt or reject each submission; recommends policies and activities to the SBE, California Department of Education, and local education agencies regarding curriculum and instruction;  advises and makes recommendations to the SBE on implementing the state’s academic content standards; and advises the SBE on professional development, pupil assessments, and academic accountability systems alignments to the standards.

Young enthused, “I love teaching and I know that we can change the world to become a more compassionate and inclusive place for all humans.”

Young will be one of 18 members serving the state on this commission, and the only member appointed by the governor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.


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