UCPDI

University of California
Professional Development Institute


Gretchen Laue

Gretchen Laue

A former secondary school teacher, Laue brings her classroom experience to the University. She has been instrumental in creating academic partnerships focused on research and practice, resulting in significant gains in student achievement.

Career Highlights:

  • 1992 to 2000
    Executive Director, California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP)
  • 1999 to 2003
    Director, Governor's Reading Initiative
    UC Office of the President
  • 2003 to present
    Director, UC Professional Development Institute


Dolly Casco

Dolly Casco

A deep commitment to the success of English learners, coupled with a thorough knowledge of standards-based curriculums, make Casco a powerful advocate for California's students.

Career Highlights:

  • 1990 to 1995
    Curriculum Director, San Diego County Office of Education
  • 1995 to 2000
    Associate Director, California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP)
  • 1999 to 2003
    Associate Director, Governor's Reading Initiative
    UC Office of the President
  • 2003 to present
    Associate Director, UC Professional Development Institute