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Amulet Chambers

bpwalker Internal Operations, Student Supports

Amulet is the Administrative Specialist for the Student Supports team. In this position, Amulet utilizes her extensive experience in office administration and business operations to organize meetings, coordinate travel logistics and manage facilities. Prior to her position at Smarter Balanced, Amulet …

Rachel Kachchaf, Ph.D.

bpwalker Student Supports

Rachel serves as the deputy director of student supports. She oversees the Consortium’s efforts to consider the needs of diverse learners, including English learners, students with disabilities, and English learners with disabilities throughout the development of the full assessment system. …

Trisha Klein

bpwalker Student Supports

Trisha serves as a director of student supports. She is supporting the Consortium’s efforts in addressing the accessibility needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities, throughout the entirety of the assessment system. Trisha provides support to work groups, advisory …

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Lyndsey Sanders

bpwalker Content, Student Supports

Lyndsey Sanders is the Technical Project Manager under the Content team, where she will manage projects’ framework processes, methodology, and techniques pertaining to the content of the Smarter Balanced assessment system. Before coming to California, Lyndsey worked for Boeing Aerospace …

Vitaliy Shyyan

Vitaliy Shyyan, Ph.D.

bpwalker Student Supports

Vitaliy serves as a director of student supports. He works with Smarter Balanced co-directors, senior leadership, and Consortium governing states to sustain and enhance the assessment system to improve outcomes for diverse students, including English learners, students with disabilities, and …

Mark Valderrama

bpwalker Student Supports

Mark serves as project coordinator. He is responsible for managing and coordinating activities and resources in support of Consortium operations. Mark has spent more than a decade in the field of education, most recently at the Center for Research, Evaluation, …