Dr. Kimberly Persiani

Kimberly Persiani
Charter College of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Office Location: KH A 3034
Phone: 3-4461 Email: kpersia@calstatela.edu


My teaching background focuses on children and young adults in urban school settings from diverse backgrounds. I chose to come to CSULA because of it's goal to meet the needs of youth in these areas by preparing highly qualified teachers to work in the community in which we serve.


During my time here at CSULA I have been planning for and delivering instruction for a variety of courses in our Multiple Subject, Single Subject and LA Urban Teacher Residency credential programs as well as in our M.A. programs. I enjoy the challenge of staying current in the field by taking on a variety of courses. I primarily focus on Classroom Management and Discipline, Children's Literature, Social Studies Pedagogy, and English Language Development. I am the California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Coordinator and am enjoying working with students in both Multiple and Single Subject credential programs.


Since being here at CSULA, I have written several teacher resource books for McGraw-Hill Publishers under the title of "The Organized Teacher". These books allow me to tap into my own teaching practice in the K-12 public school system. Currently, I am focusing on Teacher Assessment, Art in the Curriculum and the new Common Core Standards.


Title Date

The Organized Teacher’s Guide to Children and Young Adult Multicultural Literature


The Organized Teacher’s Planbook


The Organized Teacher’s Guide to Substitute Teaching


The Creative Teacher, Chinese Edition


The Organized Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Management





Ed.D. International and Multicultural Education 2003

  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Ca.

M.A. Early Childhood Education 2000

  • CSU, Long Beach, Long Beach, Ca.

California Teaching Credential Multiple Subject 1998

  • CSU, Long Beach, Long Beach, Ca.

B.A. Sociology 1996

  • CSU, Long Beach, Long Beach, Ca.