Project Team and Collaborators

Transforming teacher preparation, especially in ways that address patterns of inequity, is a collective effort. Teacher preparation problems can only fully implement the “what” and “how” of preparing teachers through a commitment to bridging the frequently siloed work of university content method educators, university language/literacy educators, school site mentor teachers, and the families of emergent bilinguals being taught. Collaboration across these critical communities of practice results in an ‘ecosystem of support’ for preservice teacher preparation to improve instruction for emergent bilingual learning in a more durable and contextualized manner.  - BCAIP Project Proposal


Sonoma State University (Implementation Site)

Edward Lyon (Project Director/Principal Investigator)
Rhianna Casesa (Co Principal Investigator)
Kelly Estada (Co Principal Investigator)
Fawn Canady
Rajeev Virmani
Nancy Case Rico
Aja LaDuke
Poonam Rani (Administrative Support)
Kora Robinson (undergraduate student worker)

Cal State East Bay (Implementation Site)

Lyn Scott (Co Principal Investigator)
Julie McNamara
Michele Korb
Mary Sot

External Evaluation and Program Effectiveness

Saúl Maldonado, San Diego State University (Co Principal Investigator)
Caroline Spurgin, Sonoma State (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Anne Gurnee, Anne Gurnee Consulting (External Evaluator) 

District Collaborators (Where BCAIP Preservice Teachers have been placed)

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District

McDowell Elementary School (site for Family Literacy Engagement)

Mill Valley School District

Napa Valley Unified School District

Novato Unified School District

Petaluma City Schools

Santa Rosa City Schools

Sonoma Valley Unified School District

Upper Lake Unified School District

West Contra Costa Unified School District