Education leaders including Carl Cohn, California State Board of Education member; Dave Gordon, Superintendent of Sacramento County Office of Education and John Mockler, president of John Mockler and Associates, convene to discuss how transitional kindergarten gives California an exciting opportunity to support our children's love of learning and help ensure they are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
The Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Summit is a forum for educators to share promising practices, strategies and resources for implementing transitional kindergarten in a high-quality and efficient way. Educators share learning on family outreach and engagement; curriculum; standards and assessment; and administration.
Catherine Atkin serves as the President of Preschool California. Ms. Atkin leads Preschool California's day-to-day work and collaborates closely with senior staff on strategy. She is an attorney with legal and policy expertise in the area of early care and education.
Prior to joining Preschool California, she was the principal of a consulting firm specializing in strategic research, a directing attorney at Public Counsel Law Center in Los Angeles and minority subcommittee counsel for the Banking and Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford, a law degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall and a master's degree in urban planning from UCLA.