Patricia A. Rucker, Lobbyist, California Teachers Association

Patricia Rucker is a CTA Legislative Advocate in the areas of assessment and testing, teacher evaluation and academic freedom, career and technical education, higher education (community college) as well as federal issues such as Perkins V, ESSA, etc. She has also worked for CTA as an Instruction and Professional Development Consultant: serving as a resource to CTA staff in the development of chapter training programs; providing advice to leaders and members on problems involving CTA policy, member rights and organization and communications.
Before her work with the California Teachers Association, Patricia Rucker taught elementary school and high school English in Sacramento, CA

• Teacher, Del Paso Heights School District, Sacramento, California
• Instructor, CSU Sacramento Academic Talent Search, Sacramento, California
• Lecturer, CSU Sacramento — School of Education, Sacramento, California
• Instructor, UC Davis School of Medicine SASP Project, Davis California Research consultant, Far
West Labs, San Francisco, CA


• California State Board of Education Member
• State Superintendent’s P-16 Council – Member
• Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) Program Advisory Committee at the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC). – Member
• Co-Convener — Coalition for Multiple Pathways Policy Workgroup Co-Convener
• Stakeholder CALTIDES Task Force — Member
• Connect Ed/lrvine Foundation Multiple Pathways Grant Development Panel – Member
• Center for Polytechnical Education (Chicago, IL) — Member of the Board
• CSU Academic Talent Search — Member of the Advisory Board

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