Pamela Spycher is the Project Director for Leading with Learning, a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant focused on the implementation of the California English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) Framework and ELD Standards.
Spycher was a lead writer of the ELA/ELD Framework and the California ELD Standards and the Project Director for the California ELD Standards Online Professional Learning Modules. She was also a lead writer for California’s Science Framework and the augmentation of the California ELD Standards for math and science (AB 899).
Spycher’s research has been published in the Journal of Second Language Writing and the Elementary School Journal. She served as the editor of the 2014 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) publication, The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts for English Language Learners: Grades K-5.
Since joining WestEd in 2005, Spycher has provided professional learning and technical assistance to school districts across California, as well as in other states. She has facilitated the learning of preK-12th grade students and adult learners for over two decades in California, Oregon, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Spycher received a PhD in education with an emphasis in language, literacy, and culture and a designated emphasis in second language acquisition from the University of California, Davis.