Dennis Parker retired in 2000 from the California Department of Education after 20 years of service and in 2001 from UCLA after after almost 6 years as a faculty member of UCLA’s School Management Program (SMP). He now consults independently under the auspices of Best Practices in Education.
He brings a broad range of field experiences as a high school and college teacher, elementary resource teacher, district bilingual program director, and pre-school principal. He has consulted for schools and districts all over the US.
Charlotte Knox has spent the past seventeen years writing and organizing long-term professional development projects for school districts and publishers nationally. In recent years she has focused on developing units for teaching the three Common Core writing text types. She has worked with Dennis Parker since 2000 developing tools for implementation of his Strategic Schooling model. She built a comprehensive website in 2011 which houses a plethora of standards-based tools and curricula for easy access for her schools.