California Teachers Summit to Feature Shasta County Teachers in ‘ED Talks’

For Immediate Release


Contact: Cherlyn Chairez
Education Office Manager
School of Education
(530) 226-4113

California Teachers Summit

REDDING, Calif. - More than 11,000 California teachers, including 200 from Shasta County, have registered thus far for a free teachers summit July 31.

Simpson University is one of 33 schools hosting the Better Together: California Teachers Summit. The North State event will be held at Sequoia Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The summit will feature national and local speakers and give educators an opportunity to network, share successful classroom practices and access resources to implement the California Standards.

In addition to two keynote speakers who will address all locations via live video, the Redding-based event will include the following ED Talk topics and speakers:

  • “Strategies for Engaging All Students” – Allison Brogoitti, third-grade teacher, North Cottonwood School
  • “Getting All Students College and Career Ready” – Bev Armelino, instructional coach, Juniper School
  • “STEM Strategies” – Brian Grigsby, science department chair, Shasta High School

Attendees will also have the chance to participate in breakout discussion sessions. All preK-12 California teachers and teacher candidates are invited to attend.

Better Together: California Teachers Summit is supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other education partners. It is co-hosted by the New Teacher Center, in partnership with California State University, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and its member institutions.

The summit has recently been endorsed by California Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson, the California School Board Association and Association of California School Administrators.

For free registration or to learn more, visit


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit