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California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC)

Janet English, Former Vice-Chair

Science Teacher, El Toro High School, San Diego

English is currently teaching science at El Toro high school, previously she served as director of educational services at KOCE-TV, PBS. Prior to KOCE-TV She taught eighth grade science and seventh and eighth grade multimedia communications at Serrano Intermediate School in Orange County's Saddleback Valley Unified School District for thirteen years. She received the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2003. With the Director of Education Services for KOCE-TV, Ms. English started the Schoolhouse Video Project, which broadcasts student video work on PBS. She has been a contributor to and a staff person for the National Science Education Standards, a consultant with the Cal Tech Precollege Science Initiative, and a committee member of the Defense Investment Initiative, which assists displaced scientists and engineers who are transitioning to teaching in inner-city schools. She was the director of the Institute for Chemical Education's physics and chemistry camps at the University of Northern Colorado, an instructor for the Apple Teacher Institute and the Apple Colleges of Education, and a teacher-trainer for the California Technology Assistance Project. She is an associate member of the National Research Council's Teacher Advisory Committee and serves as the vice-chair of the California Teacher Advisory Council. English holds a B.A. in Biology from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Middle School Education from CSU San Bernardino. She served as Vice Chair of Cal TAC from 2005-2008.

Updated 1/13/11

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