Karen A. Cerwin
Karen A. Cerwin, WestEd K–12 Alliance Regional Director, supports regional, statewide, and national efforts to provide high-quality science and mathematics for all students. Cerwin is part of a team that authored Assessment-Centered Teaching: A Reflective Practice (2008) and a chapter in Professional Learning Communities for Science Teaching: Lessons from Research and Practice (2009).
Cerwin's current projects include working with a California Math Science Partnership (CaMSP) whose focus is developing teacher leadership for professional learning communities called the Teaching Learning Collaborative (TLC). The TLC, a type of lesson study, focuses on lesson design, delivery and student achievement. Additionally, Cerwin has provided technical assistance to national efforts such as the FOSS Leadership Academy, Using Data Project (UDP), Curriculum Topic Study (CTS), BSCS/WestEd National Academy for Curriculum Leadership (NACL), the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership (NASMEL), and the Center for Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL).
Her teaching experience includes 24 years in elementary and middle school science. She has also taught preservice.
She received a BS in education from Minnesota State University, Bemidji, and an MA in language development from California State University, Long Beach.