Welcome - Professional Learning and Curriculum Innovation

  • What We Do

    The Professional Learning and Innovation departartment oversees and supports the development of new courses, instructional materials adoptions, and professional learning. 


    The purpose of this announcement is to clarify that the Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) and the California History-Social Studies (H-SS) materials, recently approved by our Board of Trustees, are unrelated. There is a great deal of misinformation about CSE and H-SS. In an effort to communicate and be transparent with our community, San Juan Unfiied would like to share the following facts: 

    Communication Regarding Comprehensive Sexual Health and 2019 Health Framework

    In April 2019, the San Juan Unified Board of Education adopted new history-social science materials for grades TK-8, high school world history, and high school United States history. These materials are compliant with the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, which changes Education Code to be more inclusive of a variety of groups in our community. For more information, please see San Juan's Frequently Asked Questions document at www.sanjuan.edu/historyfaq.



Staff Contacts

  • Nicole Kukral

    Professional Learning and Innovation

    Anne Clason

    (916) 979-8934

    Jayashree Gopalarathnam
    Intermediate Clerk Typist for
    Visual and Performing Arts
    (916) 979-8633

    Loretta Naas
    Intermediate Clerk Typist
    Professional Learning Center at Choices Charter
    (916) 979-8782

    PLI Fiscal Technician
    (916) 979-8939

    Program Specialists

    Paula Baucom
    K-12 Science / Health
    (916) 979-8758

    John Friedrich
    K-12 Mathematics
    (916) 979-8959

    Heather Brandt 
    K-12 English Language Arts and
    Social Science
    (916) 971-7064 

    Gary Coartney
    K-12 Visual and Performing Arts
    (916) 979-8641     

    Nicole Naditz
    Instructional Technology
    (916 ) 971-8371



    Elementary Math
    (916) 979-8901
    Music Lead Teacher
    Instructional Technology
    (916) 979-8907
    English Language Development
    K-12 Science
    Lead Elementary Art Teacher
    English Language Development
    (916) 979-8756

    Esterlyn Murray
    ELA / History-Social Science
    (916) 979-8908

    Jenny Rikkers
    ELA and Social Science
    (916) 979-8816 

    Lead Elementary Teacher
    (916) 979-8930


Important Events

    • Click here to learn more about the TK-5 Science Instructional Materials Adoption and to apply to participate on the committee


  • Curriculum Resources

    Click on the above link to find information and resources regarding the following:

    • Course Approval
    • Textbook Adoptions
    • Content Area Resources
Last Modified on July 2, 2021