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.
John Mockler is one of California’s leading voices in education policy. He is former California Secretary of Education and Executive Director of the State Board of Education. Mr. Mockler is a leader in the creation of the state’s Content Standards for student learning.
He was instrumental in aligning California’s instructional materials, professional development programs, student testing, and accountability system to California’s widely praised standards. Mr. Mockler is widely recognized in California as a leading expert in school finance and was chief architect of Proposition 98, which sets a minimum funding level for K-12 schools and community colleges, as well as many of the other laws governing California’s structure for financing schools.
Mr. Mockler was also instrumental in the policy formulation of SB 1381, which created Transitional Kindergarten. Mr. Mockler earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and completed graduate studies in Economics at California State University, Sacramento. He is also a graduate of the Coro Foundation Internship in Public Affairs.