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Transforming School Climate to Exceed LCAP Expectations

Date: October 14, 2015 – October 21, 2015
Location: 10/14: Oakland, CA; 10/21: Anaheim, CA

This day long free interactive event focused on improving school climate through Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP). The event was hosted by the School Climate Alliance at REL West. District and county office leaders heard about the latest research and explore strategies for improving school climate within the context of LCAP priority areas.

The event occurred in Oakland, CA on October 14, 2015 and again in Anaheim, CA on October 21, 2015.

To prepare for successful implementation of LCAP school climate-related activities, participants:

  • Learned about the characteristics of a strong and supportive school climate and the relationship to student outcomes;
  • Explored implementation and monitoring of promising practices related to strengthening school climate; and
  • Gained new ideas for improving school climate through discussion with presenters and peers.

Participants had multiple opportunities to learn about evidence-based school climate strategies and consider their application their schools or districts. An afternoon round table session allowed for participants to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their improvement efforts.

For more information please contact Rebeca Cerna at


October 14, 2015 – October 21, 2015


October 14, 8:30am-3:30pm PST:
Executive Inn and Suites
1755 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

October 21, 8:30am-3:30pm PST:
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Contact Information

Rebeca Cerna

School Climate (Supporting the Whole Child)


  • Kerry Callahan, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Ian Guidera, Chief Schools Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Thomas Hanson, Senior Research Associate, REL West at WestEd
  • Jeanne Herrick, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Alisal Union School District
  • Jannelle Kubinec, Director, Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd
  • Rick Martin, Director of Curriculum, Learning, Assessment and Accountability, Orange County Department of Education
  • Sonia Rodarte Llamas, Director of School Climate, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Darrick Smith, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of San Francisco
  • Doreen Lohnes, Assistant Superintendent Support Services, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Nellie Meyer, Superintendent, Mt. Diablo Unified School District