University of California, Irvine
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Summary of Participants

The PreK/K SMARTS leadership team includes the director of the UCI California Reading and Literature Project; co-directors from the UCI Math Project; co-director of the California Science Project at UCI; and three PreK district leaders, one each from Santa Ana USD, Compton USD, and Newport-Mesa USD.

The PreK/K participants include educators from Compton USD, Santa Ana USD, and Newport Mesa USD.

CRLP Regional Advisory Committee includes researchers who provide expertise and presentations for the project:

  • Dr. Linda Clinard, UCI CRLP Director (Family Literacy)
  • Dr. Virginia Mann, Asso. Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, UCI School of Social Sciences (Linguistic Development)
  • Dr. Judy Montgomery, Chapman University, Professor, Special Education and Reading (Children with Special Needs)
  • Dr. Hallie Yopp, Professor, Reading (Literature and Reading with Young Children)