Mentor Teachers working with CMP fellows have been teaching for an average of 10+ years, and several have been singled out for awards and special accolades.
Los Angeles Unified School District Schools, Congratulations!:
- Van Nuys HS
- Millikan MS
- Woodland Hills Academy MS
- Monroe HS
- Sherman Oaks CES
- Quincy Jones El
- Northridge Academy HS
Congratulations to 2012 CMP California State University, Northridge Fellows!
- Zachary Borquez
- Julianna Douglas
- Robert Stearns
- Jonathan Cruz
- Dr. Larry Stoffe
Mentor Music Teachers:
- Franklin Gomez at Monroe HS
- George Carginella at Northridge Academy
- Martha Sandoval at Woodland Hills Academy
- Catherine Gold at Millikan MS
- Mark Johnsen at Sherman Oaks Center of Enriched Studies
- Robert Eisenhart at Van Nuys HS
- Steve Venz at Quincy Jones ESl
Goals and Objectives
Create a long-term community-based program around CSU Campuses that will provide training, support, and resources to the surrounding community schools, administration, teachers, and students.
Make civic engagement central to student learning and the culture of the university, encouraging and supporting increased service amongst CSU students to their community and local schools.
Specifically address three crucial problems: poor programs in low to mid socio-economic schools; high teacher burn-out in those schools; and the lack of longevity of members in the profession in both current and pre-service teachers. This is accomplished by providing resources to existing programs and teachers in need of assistance, and giving professional experience to future music teachers. Putting a monetary investment into the program sends the message that this is an important mission and treats stake-holders like the life-time professionals we hope to prepare.