» California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling

The California Alliance (CA) for Inclusive Schooling is an intersegmental group of professionals dedicated to the development of inclusive schools for all students. Our mission is to support, unify and promote efforts to increase inclusive schooling in California. The Alliance focuses on practice in schools, policy for state recommendations, and preparation of school professionals and is comprised of three working groups: Practice, Policy, and Preparation.

The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling committee plans to meet semi-annually at the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) conferences. For more information on events or meetings, please connect with us at tpi@chapman.edu

Steering Committee

The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling steering committee is composed of key representatives of the education segments in California.

  • Don Cardinal, (co-chair), Chapman University, Thompson Policy Institute on Disability
  • Marquita Grenot-Scheyer (co-chair), The California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Victoria Graf, Loyola Marymount University, California Association of Professors of Special Education Teacher Education (CAPSE)
  • Mary Vixie Sandy, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Barbara Murchison, California Department of Education
  • Christine Olmstead, Orange County Department of Education
  • Paul Sindelar, The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center
  • Kristin Wright, California Department of Education

CA Alliance for Inclusive Schooling Organizational Structure

In addition to the Steering Committee and a core Planning Committee that manages organizational specifics, the California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling has broadened to include many individuals who strive to create equitable schooling that serves All of its students. The graphic below generally illustrates the developing structure of the Alliance. As should be the case in schools, the Alliance is for All.

CA Alliance organizational structure Consisting of alliance partners, board of advisors, steering committee, and planning committee