• CA Core Advocates

    California Core Advocates consist of a community of educators from across the state with a multitude of experiences around instructional advocacy. As a network of educators, we have extended our expertise in various ways-we work at the school-, in district-, and  state-level We collaborate nationally, leading fellow educators to raise student achievement. CA Core Advocates believe in the power of networking and engaging with other educators to move instructional practice towards alignment with the Shifts. California Core Advocates are important avenues through which we move the work. We attend and present at local, state and national conferences that include NCTM, NCSM, CMC, ASCD, and CTA   We invite all CA educators who wish to learn more about our work or become involved to take the Core Advocate survey and reach out to the state Core Advocate captain.

  • Get Involved

    Request information from the state captain at cacoreadvocates@studentsachieve.net

    If you haven’t already done so, connect to the national Core Advocate network

  • What We Do

    Our mission is to deepen the content and pedagogical knowledge of educators in California by utilizing, sharpening, and developing tools and resources that enhance student achievement and to build a strong network of educator support across the entire state. 

    We believe that building a strong network of educators will provide a venue for developing leaders to share information and resources; to collaborate and grow. We believe that all students deserve a quality education and that by working together, we can create viable and reliable resources that can be used across the state. Our purpose is to: 

    • Support new and developing educators by providing vetted resources to enhance student achievement.
    • Create networking and professional growth opportunities for California educators.
    • Provide access to high-quality tools that will enhance student achievement
  • Meet the Captain

    Tara Warren is a teacher in the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District in Southern California.  She received her BS in Biology and MA in Early Childhood Education.  11 of her 14 years of experience have been in Cincinnati Public Schools where she served as a teacher, instructional coach, intervention specialist, Kagan district coach, as well as a district math PLC leader.  Currently, she is a classroom teacher, school-wide math coach, school professional development leader, and serves on the math curriculum team. Tara has been engaged in the work of the standards and how to raise student achievement for over 6 years. She has had the pleasure to work with students, teachers, principals, district leads, and state representatives.