10/07/03 13:41:16 GOVERNOR DAVIS NAMES MEMBER TO THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS COMMISSION 10/07/2003
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GOVERNOR DAVIS NAMES MEMBER TO THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS COMMISSION 10/07/2003 SACRAMENTO
Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointment of Michael B. Matsuda as a member of the Curriculum Development and
Supplemental Materials Commission.
Mr. Matsuda, 46, of Yorba Linda, has been a teacher on special assignment as an Induction Coordinator for the Anaheim Union
High School District since 1998, a Teacher for the High School since 1994, and an Instructor for California State University
at Fullerton since 2000. Previously, Mr. Matsuda was a Teacher at Oxford Academy, Anaheim Union High School District from
1998 to 2000, and a Reading and Conflict Management Teacher for Orangeview Junior High School from 1994 to 1998. He is Chair
and Founding Board Member of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Co-Founder of the University
of California, Irvine, Vietnamese American Coalition Mentorship Program, a member of the California Teachers Association,
and a member of the Vietnamese American Public Affairs Committee. Mr. Matsuda earned a master of public administration degree
from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
This Commission shall study the problems within various courses of study in the schools of the state. The commission may
recommend to the State Board of Education the adoption of minimum standards for courses of study in preschool, kindergarten,
elementary, and secondary schools. Members do not receive a salary. This position does not require Senate confirmation.