On Tuesday, September 9, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) approved Kathryn (Kate) Williams Browne of Skyline College as their appointee to the Commission on Teacher Credential. In the 2013 legislative session, the Commission successfully sponsored legislation to allow the CCC to appoint a representative ex-officio member to the Commission. The CCC appointee fills the seat previously held by a representative of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) which was vacated when CPEC was defunded in the Governor’s 2009 budget.
Ms. Browne is the Program Coordinator of the ECE Department and is a tenured Professor at Skyline College. She has been teaching in the California Community Colleges since 1990, teaching Early Childhood and Child Development courses at Cañada, Foothill and De Anza Colleges. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from University of Michigan, an Elementary Certification from Michigan, a Multiple Subjects Credential from California, and a California Community College Credential. As the Coordinator of the San Mateo Region of the CA ECE Mentor Program, Ms. Browne has expanded the number of mentors five-fold and has worked with centers throughout the region to bring experienced teachers into the Mentor Program. She helps mentors connect with student teachers from Skyline and Cañada Colleges, San Francisco State University, and local ROP/Tech Prep programs. Additionally, Kate is the author (with Ann Gordon) of several early care and education textbooks.
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