Kathleen Harris of Sebastopol has been named to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The appointment, announced by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, requires Senate confirmation.
Harris, 52, is a teacher in the Piner-Olivet District, where she has worked since 1986, according to the governor’s office. She was also regional director of the California Reading and Literature Project from 1998 to 2001 and has served as an English language arts specialist at the North Coast Program Improvement Consortium since 2004.
Harris is on tap to teach a fourth-fifth grade combination class this year at Olivet School.
Also in the group of six appointments to that commission is Stanfords’s Linda Darling-Hammond.
Darling-Hammond, 59, founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education at Stanford in 2008 and has been a professor of education there since 1998. She served as the executive director at the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future from 1994 to 2001.
She received the 2011 Brock International Prize in Education and the 2009 McGraw Hill Prize for Innovation in Education.