Each year the CRLP works with and selects approximately 5-10 former program participants to serve as Teacher Leaders. Please contact us directly for more information if you are interested in becoming involved in the CRLP Leadership.
Kim Lenz has been teaching and leading in Santa Cruz and Sonoma Counties for 15 years. She holds a clear CA Multiple Subject Credential and earned a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading and Language. A social justice lens colors the ways she sees and behaves in the world; she uses this filter as a window and a mirror in her work bringing people to critical consciousness.
Ana Orozco Burleson has been an academic coach for six years in a Kinder through 6th-school setting. She is currently at Los Padres Elementary School in Salinas supporting dual immersion and SEI teachers. Before that, she worked as a 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade dual immersion and SEI teacher at two other school sites. Before she became a teacher, she worked as a newspaper editor and reporter in Visalia, CA and in Salinas. She loves supporting teachers in all areas and has conducted many professional development sessions in the areas of academic vocabulary routines, designated ELD routines, reading intervention strategies, small-group work, teaching students about accents in Spanish and a series of writing workshops for narrative, informative and opinion writing.
Rachel Sattinger is a career educator with a passion for integrating literature into all areas of study. Equity and inclusion have been part of her curriculum and literature is the perfect way to discuss current events as well as historical ones with all students in developmentally appropriate and accessible ways. Rachel is thrilled to be part of this group of educators sharing culturally responsive literature and pedagogy with their communities!
Kristen Morrelli has been a special educator teaching in Santa Cruz for the past seven years. She has been a Special Day Class and Resource teacher in both public and private school settings. She has a passion for teaching reading and writing to students with a variety of learning differences. She holds a clear Educational Specialist Credential and is working on earning her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Diego. Kristen is passionate about implementing literacy practices that are inclusive and based in the science of reading.