Mary Poplin, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Texas and a professor at Claremont Graduate University in
the School of Educational Studies. There she developed the CGU Teacher Education program from 1985–1995 and again from 2000–2004.
She was also Dean of the School of Educational Studies from 2002–2004.
Claudia Bermúdez, Ph.D., is a coordinator in the Teacher Education Program at Claremont Graduate University, where
she received her Ph.D. in urban leadership in 2014. She held various positions in the Los Angeles Unifi ed School District
including teacher, district EL expert, assistant principal, and principal.