California Department of Education Special Education Division



























2016-2017 Exemplar School Sites

Site Visits: Visit a Project READ Exemplar Site to observe the implementation of recognized best practices in adolescent literacy. They will be sharing reading strategies, resources, tools, team building techniques.

Half day Site Visits will include:

Site Visit Stipends are available for Site Teams Meeting the Eligibility Requirements.

Host Site Location Site Visit Coordinator Contact Info Areas of Expertise

Acacia Middle School


Ayesha Nuce

(951) 765-1620

Collaborative Data Culture, Student Reading Progress Monitoring

Badger Springs Middle School

Moreno Valley

Michelle Ventura

(951) 571-4200

Use of Scholastic Resources English 3D

California City Middle School

California City

Jeremy Nelson

(760) 363-3241

Reading Tools, Anticipation-Reaction Guide

Cedar Middle School


Kelly Maxwell

(909) 938-1308

Leadership Implementation, Student Reading, Progress Monitoring

Diamond Valley Middle School


Karin Sanchez
Chris Ortiz

(951) 925-2899

Leadership Implementation, Student Reading, Progress Monitoring

Helms Middle School

San Pablo

Rebecca Ridenour


Family Engagement

Korematsu Middle School

El Cerrito

Matt Burnham

(510) 231-1449

Collaborative Date Culture

Lynwood Middle School


Shari Kaya

(310) 429-0385

Collaborative Date Culture

Mendota Junior High School


Yolanda Espinoza

(559) 655-4301

Collaborative Strategic Reading with English Learners

Mountain Vista Middle School


Jen Conrad

(707) 279-4060 ext. 26

Strategies for Reading, Leadership Implementation, Student Reading Progress Monitoring

(Nettie L) Wait Middle School


Elizabeth Leon
Sofia Garcia

(562) 921-7981

Family Engagement

Suva Intermediate School

Bell Gardens

Larry McKiernan

(562) 927-2679 ext. 6208

Collaborative Data Culture, Student Engagement Support