Program Overview

  • The Salinas Valley Teacher Residency is an innovative, year-long teacher preparation program combining intensive academic coursework with the guidance of an expert master teacher.  Student teachers will use classroom theory and the latest best practices in a classroom setting using a gradual release of responsibility model. Throughout their training, they will receive  consistent and ongoing feedback from university clinical coaches, their master teacher and school site administrators.

    The program was created by the Salinas Union High School District in partnership with the California State University, Monterey Bay to help recruit, train, support and place beginning teachers in the high needs content areas of special education, mathematics and science. 

Contacts

  • Diana Tavares, M.S.
    Director of Human Resources-Certificated
    Salinas Union High School District
    diana.tavares@salinasuhsd.org
    831-796-7067

    Danny Greene, M.A.
    New Teacher Support Specialist
    Salinas Union High School District
    daniel.greene@salinasuhsd.org
    831-796-7046

    Beth Roybal, M.A.
    New Teacher Support Specialist- Induction
    Salinas Union High School District
    beth.roybal@salinasuhsd.org
    831-796-7046

    Cathi Draper-Rodriguez, PhD
    Chair-Department of Education and Leadership
    California State University, Monterey Bay
    cdraperrodriguez@csumb.edu
    831-582-3652                    

    Dennis Kombe, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Education and Leadership
    California State University, Monterey Bay
    dkombe@csumb.edu
    831-582-5085