Rachel Reinhard

Rachel B. Reinhard, Ph.D.

UCBHSSP Director

Rachel joined UCBHSSP as director in January 2013. A graduate of Cal's graduate history program, she draws upon her experience as a teacher, college professor, and professional development provider to help improve teacher practice and student learning. Watch Rachel discuss her work with the project as part of the American Historical Association's "What I Do" series.


Phyllis Goldsmith


Director, Teacher Development

Phyllis has been with UCBHSSP since 2003 as a consultant and academic literacy specialist. In 2008, she officially joined the UC Berkeley staff as Project Co-director and Director of Teacher Development. Phyllis was a bilingual teacher in Oakland Unified School District before joining UCBHSSP in 2002.

Devin Hess

Devin Hess

Program Coordinator

Director, Technology Integration

Devin worked as a middle school teacher before earning his master's in education technology. In addition to developing and leading site and district PD on developing students' academic literacy and historical thinking skills, he leads the Project's technology initiative - transitioning paper-based literacy strategies to web-based applications and determining which tech applications are most useful for driving discipline-specific student learning. Read about Devin's work here.


Jenna Rentz

Jenna Rentz

Program Coordinator

Making History Lead

Jenna was a high school teacher in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and participated in a Teaching American History grant that partnered the district and UCBHSSP. She left the classroom to pursue her M.A. in History at San Francisco State University. During that time, she collaborated with UCBHSSP on a number of curricular projects, including a unit on housing discrimination, lessons on #BlackLivesMatter, and lessons in our Global History Series. She will manage the implementation of UCBHSSP's Making History summer program for high school students.


Teacher Leaders

A number of the Project's veteran teacher leaders facilitate workshops, direct institutes, and support project staff at school site professional development. Many of these facilitators are members of our Teacher Research Group.


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