Former CalTAC Vice Chair and Science Teacher,
El Toro High School
English is currently teaching science at El Toro high school, previously she served as director of
educational services at KOCE-TV, PBS. Prior to KOCE-TV She taught eighth grade science and seventh
and eighth grade multimedia communications at Serrano Intermediate School in Orange County's
Saddleback Valley Unified School District for thirteen years. She received the Presidential Awards
for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2003. With the Director of Education Services
for KOCE-TV, Ms. English started the Schoolhouse Video Project, which broadcasts student video work
on PBS. She has been a contributor to and a staff person for the National Science Education
Standards, a consultant with the Cal Tech Precollege Science Initiative, and a committee member of
the Defense Investment Initiative, which assists displaced scientists and engineers who are
transitioning to teaching in inner-city schools.
She was the director of the Institute for Chemical
Education's physics and chemistry camps at the University of Northern Colorado, an instructor for
the Apple Teacher Institute and the Apple Colleges of Education, and a teacher-trainer for the
California Technology Assistance Project. She is an associate member of the National Research
Council's Teacher Advisory Committee and serves as the vice-chair of the California Teacher Advisory
Council. English holds a B.A. in Biology from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Middle School
Education from CSU San Bernardino.
She served as Vice Chair of Cal TAC from 2005-2008.