Introducing TPI's Newest Initiative!



California Educator Preparation Innovation Center 


TPI staff are developing the California Educator Preparation Innovation Center (CalEPIC) to foster the development of a strong and diverse teacher educator workforce. The purpose of the California-based educator preparation innovation center is to improve educator development from initial training through beginning teacher support. The goal is to increase the capacity of all teachers in schools so they are optimally prepared to provide the highest quality education for ALL children. CalEPIC will work towards this goal by focusing on those children who have often been traditionally underserved, including students who are Black, Latinx, those in poverty, and students with disabilities.

The development of CalEPIC is made possible with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

CalEPIC Development Team

Thompson Policy Institute Team

Meghan Cosier, PhD Audri Sandoval Gomez, PhD
Don Cardinal, PhD Jil Perez, MA
Jennifer James, MA Michelle Nguyen

Grant Supports and Consultants

Glen Price, Glen Price Group Caitlin Vaccarezza, Glen Price Group
Annie Zinn, Glen Price Group Calvin Stocker, US Prep
Sarah Beal, US Prep Rhonda Marriott, Orange County Office of Education
Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, PhD, Downey USD Bweikia (Kia) Steen, PhD,  George Mason University

Please check back often to www.CalEPIC.org as we update our progress! Contact Meghan Cosier for additional information or if you have any questions, cosier@chapman.edu.