Rachel C. Saldivar, M.Ed.
Senior Program Evaluator
Ms. Saldivar has more than two decades of experience evaluating educational programs and conducting research related to teacher training and professional development, family engagement, and parent leadership development. She has worked on a number of grant-funded projects led by the California Association of Bilingual Education, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Sobrato Family Foundation, and the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University.
During her tenure as a bilingual educator, she worked with elementary, middle, and migrant education student populations. Her classroom practices concentrated on early literacy and second language acquisition strategies, and the use of technology to support instruction and student learning. Ms. Saldivar also worked with beginning teachers as a district bilingual intern program course instructor and mentor teacher and coordinator of professional development and parent training for dual language immersion and bilingual education projects.
Ms. Saldivar earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree and Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership from the University of LaVerne. She has served as an adjunct professor at California Polytechnic University at Pomona and a mentor for students at Long Beach City College.