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1974 | Bill Sparks (B.A. HD) presented two workshops, “Special Education for English Language Learners: When and When Not to Refer” and “Advocacy to Exit English Language Learners from Special Education” at the California Association for Bilingual Education Conference (CABE) in February. He is also co-chair of the Pacific Oaks Alumni Association.
1992 | Lisa Poelle (M.A. HD) of New York works as an independent early childhood consultant and as an adjunct professor. She recently published her first book, The Biting Solution: The Expert’s No-Biting Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators, through Parenting Press.
1998| Bonnie Lockhart (M.A. HD) of Oakland, Calif., had her original song, “Who Were the Witches,” included in the award-winning film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives. The film tells the story of a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies, rescue modern midwifery from extinction, and change the way a generation thinks about childbirth. More information can be found at birthstorymovie.com.
2003 | Kayla Hatch Paddock (M.A. HD) of Towaoc, Colo., has enrolled in a 20-week leadership class and is preparing to start a new leadership project in her Montezuma County community.
2009 | Yvette Michelle Flores (M.A. HD) currently teaches child development classes at Laguna Technical College. She is also a trainer with Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC) and owner of In Our Hands, a consulting and training business for preschool teachers and directors.
2009 | Carol Archambeault (M.A. HD) of Burbank, Calif., has launched a new web site, shared-meals.com, in support of her book The Shared-Meal Revolution: How to Reclaim Balance and Connection in a Fragmented World through Sharing Meals with Family and Friends. The book is expected to be published this summer.
2009 | Natasha Morisawa (M.A. MFT) became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2012 and is now in private practice in Monrovia, Calif.
2011 | Adam Myman (M.A. HD) of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is now in his third year as a second grade teacher at Los Encinos School in Encino, Calif. Since leaving Pacific Oaks College, he has continued to follow an interest in character education, creating the program now used at Los Encinos School. He also published an article, “Old Rules, New Twist,” in the Winter 2012 issue of Independent Schools magazine and participated in a “think tank” discussion with the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
2013 | Molly Spragg (M.A. ECE) of Pasadena, Calif., is a Senior Admissions Counselor at Pacific Oaks College.