Math and Science Coordinator, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Hitomi is the Math and Science Coordinator for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. He
also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL).
Hitomi has been involved in education for over 28 years, with 24 years as a classroom teacher. He
holds a BA in Biology from UC Berkeley, a single subject credential from CSU Sacramento, and a
Master's in Athletic Administration from St. Mary's College. He is former executive director of the
Edward Teller Education Center, UC Davis / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was named
Teacher of the Year by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, and a Carnegie Scholar by the
Carnegie Foundation for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; he is also a recipient of the
TeachEach Award from the Schwab Foundation. He served as Cal TAC's first Chair from 2005-2009.
"I have always seen education as the great equalizer for opportunity in our country, and have experienced this first hand as a child. But the promise of equal access to a quality of education has been eroding over time. I believe there is a need for models for curriculum and instruction that will work for diverse populations of students."