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Department Chair

Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago
Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago
Department Chair
Assistant Professor
Phone (661) 654-3958
E-mail bevans9@csub.edu
Office EDUC 120

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Education:
Dr. Bre Evans-Santiago is an Assistant Professor at CSU Bakersfield and the Department Chair for Teacher Education.  She received her Ed.D. with a focus on culturally relevant pedagogy at Illinois State University in 2015. Dr. Evans-Santiago grew up in both California and Illinois.  She taught for 15 years in PK-8 in San Bernardino and La Cañada, CA, Washington D.C., and Bloomington, IL. Connecting with her intersecting identities, Dr. Evans-Santiago continues to research issues in education as they relate to underrepresented populations. She is also one of the key leaders with Kern Urban Teacher Residency as she works with WestEd, SRI and the National Center for Teacher Residencies to evaluate teacher preparation and provide insight for program improvement.

Faculty

Dr. Brittney Beck
Dr. Brittney Beck
Assistant Professor
Phone 661-654-3062
E-mail bbeck4@csub.edu
Office EDUC 222

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Brittney Beck received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Teachers, Schools, and Society in 2017. Her work resides at the intersection of democratic education, teacher and student activism, and university-school-community partnerships. At these intersections, she explores how school systems can best engage the material and ideological realities of the community to inform curricula and pedagogies in ways that engage teachers and students as active citizens.


Adrianna  Cervantes-Gonzalez
Adrianna Cervantes-Gonzalez
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-3134
E-mail acgonzalez@csub.edu

Rhonda Conte
Rhonda Conte
Placement and Co-Teaching, Antelope Valley
Phone (661) 952-5036
E-mail rconte@csub.edu

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Rhonda Conte received her Master of Arts Degree in Education, Curriculum & Instruction from California State University, Bakersfield in 1994. Rhonda grew up in Missouri and earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Central Missouri State University in 1986.  She taught various grades in Missouri and Antelope Valley Schools before earning her Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Certificate from California State University, San Bernardino in 1997 which changed her focus to working with struggling readers.  Since beginning her higher education career at California State University, Antelope Valley over 20 years ago, she has focused on literacy instruction and co-teaching models in student teaching.


Jesus Esquibel
Jesus Esquibel
Lecturer, TQP Grant
Phone (661) 654-3908
E-mail jesquibel@csub.edu
Office EDUC 221

Holly Gonzales
Holly Gonzales
Educational Coordinator, Kern Urban Teacher Residency
Phone 661-654-2478
E-mail hgonzales@csub.edu
Website http://www.kernurbanteacherresidency.org
Office EDUC 224

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Holly Gonzales is a first generation college graduate and CSU Bakersfield alumnus. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a multiple-subject teaching credential in 2008, and earned her Master's in Education in 2009. Holly served the students in the Bakersfield City School district for 8 years, as an elementary classroom teacher and Academic Coach. She began her journey in higher education in 2016 as Educational Coordinator for the Kern Urban Teacher Residency and also serves as an adjunct faculty member in Teacher Education. She strives to share her love and passion for serving students in Kern County by modeling a positive growth mindset.

Dr. Alice Hays
Dr. Alice Hays
Assistant Professor
Phone 661-654-3129
E-mail ahays2@csub.edu
Office EDUC 118

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Education:

Dr. Alice Hays received her Ph.D. in English Education from Arizona State University in 2017. Dr. Hays was previously a secondary English teacher in Arizona for 19 years prior to starting her doctoral pursuits. Additionally, she taught several community college composition courses, and education courses for pre-service teachers at ASU.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at CSU Bakersfield. Dr. Hays is excited to share her experience and learned wisdom with teachers, and is passionate about supporting teachers as they develop innovative ways to address literacy issues. Dr. Hays’ research interests include young adult literature, participatory action research and teacher education.

 


Anaya  Lee
Anaya Lee
Lecturer
Phone 661-654-2451
E-mail alee51@csub.edu
Office EDUC 217

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Anaya Lee has 12 years experience teaching 1st, 2nd, and 5th grade in Kern County.  During her time in the elementary classroom, she participated in curriculum planning committees, professional development training, and new teacher support programs at her school.  She holds a multiple subject teaching credential, and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Starting with CSUB in 2016, Anaya was an adjunct lecturer teaching Classroom Management for the Credential Program.  She has since become a full-time lecturer and university supervisor for the Kern Rural Teacher Residency and the Kern Teacher Residency in Greenfield.  Anaya has a passion for supporting, educating, and motivating future teachers in Kern County. 


Dr. Corey Mathis
Dr. Corey Mathis
Assistant Professor
Phone 661-654-3565
E-mail cmathis@csub.edu
Office EDUC 116

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Education:

Dr. Corey Mathis is a professor at California State University, Bakersfield for Teacher Education. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering Education with a specialization is K-12 STEM Integration from Purdue University.  She received her B.S. in Biology and her M.E.D. in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University and is a former high school science and biotechnology teacher. Her research interests include identifying ways to improve students learning of science and engineering through integrated STEM curricula and studying innovative approaches for preparing future teachers.


Dr. Timothy Monreal
Dr. Timothy Monreal
Assistant Professor
Phone 661-654-3134
E-mail tmonreal@csub.edu
Office EDUC 237

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Dr. Timothy Monreal earned his PhD in Foundations of Education at teh University of South Carolina in 2020. Prior to joining CSUB, Dr. Monreal taught middle school for 11 years in California and South Carolina. His research interests broadly (Latinx) teacher identify and subjectivity, Latinx education, Latinx in the U.S. South, Social Studies teaching and curriculum (particularly Latinx history), and post-qualitative methodologies. He applies and develops post-structural, post-humanist, and (relational) spatial theories with these topics to open up new, more just, potentialities. In addition to many book chapters, Dr. Monreal's work has appeared in journals such as Latino Studies, Educational Policy, Urban Review, Journal of Latinos and Education, Current Issues in Caparative Education, and The Middle Grades Review. He was a Spencer Dissertation Fellow, a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Fellow, and a current research fellow at the University of Santa Clara's Latinx Research Hub.

Anne O'Bannon
Anne O'Bannon
Full time Instructor
Phone (661) 654-6744
E-mail aobannon@csub.edu
Office EDUC 106

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Anne O'Bannon earned her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Bakersfield. She has 11 years teaching experience in 6th and 7th grade language arts and 5th grade in Kern County. Mrs. O'Bannon joined the Teacher Education Department in 2016 as a University Supervisor. She continued supporting students and was named the Program Advisor in 2018. Mrs. O'Bannon has since become a full-time faculty lecturer and university supervisor for the Kern Teacher Residency in Greenfield.

Kristen Ramirez
Lecturer, Antelope Valley
Phone (661) 952-5080
E-mail kramirez@csub.edu
Office AV 308

Dr. David Sandles
Dr. David Sandles
Lecturer
Phone 661-654-2482
E-mail dsandles@csub.edu
Office EDUC 233

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David Sandles received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Fresno State University in 2013. His research interests includes early literacy development among underserved populations, Black male teacher recruitment, retention, and efficacy, and creating equitable structures within classroom contexts. To effectuate change in each of these areas, he believes the interrelationship between research-based instructional practices and equity-oriented paradigms as paramount inclusions. 


Dr. Adam Sawyer
Dr. Adam Sawyer
Assistant Professor, Director of Liberal Studies, Coordinator BILA
Phone 661-654-3232
E-mail asawyer2@csub.edu
Office EDUC 119

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Adam Sawyer is Director of Liberal Studies and Academic Coordinator for the CSUB Bilingual Authorization Program. His research explores the nexus of migration and education with a focus on Latinx children, youth, and families. He is also a specialist in the design and study of bilingual education programs and models for place-based and culturally sustaining pedagogies for historically minoritized populations, especially in rural California. His recent work has been published by Journal of Latinos and Education, International Migration Review, and Teacher Education Quarterly, and he is co-editor of the 2013 Teachers College Press Volume Regarding Educación: Mexican American Schooling, Immigration, and Binational Solutions. Previous to his academic career, Dr. Sawyer served as a Spanish bilingual elementary school teacher in California and as an academic consultant to the Mexican National Ministry of Education. He holds an Ed.M and Ed.D from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


Dr. Stacy Schmidt
Dr. Stacy Schmidt
Director of Teacher Education, Antelope Valley Campus
Phone (661) 952-5084
E-mail sschmidt3@csub.edu

Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman
Dr. Mahmoud Suleiman
Professor
Phone (661) 654-3032
E-mail msuleiman@csub.edu
Office EDUC 136

Robin Valente
Robin Valente
Multiple/Single Subject Program Director, SS Advisor
Phone 661-654-2458
E-mail rvalente@csub.edu
Website http://www.kernruralteacherresidency.org
Office EDUC 223

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Robin Valente received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Kansas. She is the Director of Single and Multiple Subjects Credential programs and the educational coordinator for the Kern Rural Teacher Residency Program. Her passion for education is a result of her personal K-12 education experience in the El Tejon Unified School District and the desire to provide rural students with equal learning opportunities, particularly in STEM fields. She feels education is an underutilized tool in the fight for social equity and she hopes to work towards more inclusive classrooms throughout Kern County through her work with CSUB credential students.


Staff

Jayme Barton
Jayme Barton
Evaluator, Multiple and Single Subject, Main Campus
Phone (661) 654-3075
E-mail jbarton5@csub.edu
Office EDUC 134

Ana Cornejo
Ana Cornejo
MS Credential Program Advisor
Phone 661-654-2110
E-mail acornejo@csub.edu
Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:30-6:30 pm

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Ana Cornejo is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico. At Bakersfield College, Ana earned an A.A. in Human Services and Liberal Studies, she holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU, Northridge, and obtained her teaching credential and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from CSU Bakersfield. She is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at CSUB. She also teaches 5th grade at a public school and is an executive board member of the Teacher's Association for her district. Ana is passionate about education and believes that every child should have access to an education that is rigorous, enriching, and empowering.   


Paula Francis
Administrative Support Coordinator II, Faculty Support
Phone (661) 654-3134
E-mail pfrancis@csub.edu
Office EDUC 117

Megan Marshall
Administrative Support Coordinator, Antelope Valley
Phone 661-952-5080
E-mail mmarshall10@csub.edu

Gillermina Martinez
Clinical Practice Coordinator
Phone (661) 654-2728
E-mail gmartinez7@csub.edu
Office EDUC 114

Stephanie Prielipp
Stephanie Prielipp
Credential Analyst II
Phone (661) 654-3074
E-mail sprielipp@csub.edu
Office EDUC 135

Jennifer St. George
MS/SS Admissions Advisor, Antelope Valley
Phone (661) 952-5083
E-mail jst-george@csub.edu

Amanda  Thrasher
Amanda Thrasher
Assessment Coordinator
Phone (661) 654-2091
E-mail athrasher@csub.edu
Office EDUC 133