Dr. Cindy Brownell:
Professor of Education
B.S. University of California, Davis
M.A. California State University, Sacramento
Ed.D. University of the Pacific
Dr. Brownell has considerable experience in both elementary and post-secondary education. During her career, she taught child and adolescent development courses, and completed training for the Foundations for Teaching Performance Assessment and the Educational Administration Program. With her extensive experience working with multicultural, multilingual students, she planned and implemented standards-based programs which included literacy centers, assessment, and classroom learning communities.
She participated as a school leadership team member and grade level leader, as well as being a team member for the school’s monitoring and accountability visit, and her district’s English Language Arts Advisory Committee. In addition, she undertook language arts instruction, training, and implementation of new programs, and co-facilitated site literacy meetings on reading assessment and writing across the grade levels. At the district level, she served as the Assistant Director of Teacher Development. In this position, she acted as a liaison between Teacher Development Department Programs and partner districts, wrote state reports and grants, maintained the program budget, supervised and guided pre-intern and intern teachers, organized and facilitated faculty retreats, hired faculty/instructors, and worked with program participants to develop individualized program action plans.
Dr. Brownell holds a California Professional Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a California Language Acquisition Development Specialist Credential, and a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential.
Areas of Specialization
- Educational Leadership
- Reading Literacy
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Educational Technology
- Foundations of Education