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The English Curriculum Council convenes every six weeks in order to develop curriculum, review student assessment data, monitor programs, select instructional resources, and plan professional development opportunities for English teachers as they instruct students in developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills needed to be successful in college and career.  


English Language Arts (ELA) Course of Study

ELA Placement Criteria

ELA Literature and Book Choices

ELA Common Curricular Expectations

California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA

CCSS Curriculum Priority Guidelines for ELA

CCSS Frequency Guide for ELA

California Department of Education Curriculum Framework for ELA/ELD

Instructional Materials Approval Policy

District English Co-Coordinators

Alison Block headshot

Alison Block

Brittany Redgate Headshot

Brittany Redgate

Department Chairs by
School Site

Aragon: Vince Bravo and Patty Riek

Burlingame: Bethany Li and Amy Farley 

CapuchinoAlison Block and
Karen (Teang) Kuy

Hillsdale: Jenny Macho and Christine Van Beek

Mills: Janeen Malatesta

Peninsula: Marlo Bagsik

San Mateo: Jennifer Eckert and Marni Malone

Middle College: Brittany Redgate