Acacia Warren, Ed.D.
Skills and Expertise
"The quality of your work is a snapshot of your character."
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." G. Addair
Greetings fellow educators, parents, and community members! The purpose of this website is to equip you with resources that support teaching, learning, and leading in the 21st century. As you navigate your way through this website, you will find an eclectic range of strategies and services. Although I am quite resourceful, creative, and industrious, I pride myself in being teachable. I value insight from all stakeholders and collaborating across networks. Together, we have the power to transform education and accelerate pathways for student achievement.
My expertise is in professional development, Common Core, curricular planning, PBL, STEAM, integrating computer-mediated technology in the classroom, K-12 literacy, and group development/team building. I am trained in Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching, Habits of Mind, RtI, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), Kagan Strategies, Kaplan's Icons, and Restorative Justice.
I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. Traveling provides the benefit of developing knowledge and understanding of schools in a global context. Some places that have enlightened my educational journey are as follows: Kenya, Africa (I attended school in Kenya for two years); Beijing, Tianjin, and Hong Kong, China; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Venice and Bari, Italy; Olympia, Mykonos, and Athens, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sarande, Albania; Bora Bora, Tahiti; Puerto Rico; Caribbean Islands (Jamaica and Cayman Islands); Cozumel, Mexico; Virgin Islands (Aruba, Dominica, St. John, and St. Thomas); and several states (New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and more to come!). I look forward to extending my educational journey by working with you and sharing best practices, resources, and strategies for success. Contact me for further consultation and collaboration.
CORE Summer Design Institute
25 Teachers to Watch
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
California Association for Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference, Sacramento, CA
CUE National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Conference, San Diego, CA
California STEAM Symposium, San Francisco, CA
National Principals Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Better Together California Teachers Summit (Edcamp Specialist), CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
Lead 3 Symposium for Administrators, Redondo Beach, CA
42nd Annual Black Child Conference, Los Angeles, CA
CUE 2016 Fall Conference, Napa Valley, CA
Keynote Speaker for Local District Central Leadership Institute (LAUSD), Los Angeles, CA
Better Together California Teachers Summit (Edcamp Specialist), CSU San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
CLS K-12 Summer Institute, Indian Wells, CA
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (Panelist), San Francisco, CA
41st Annual Black Child Conference, Los Angeles, CA
CLS/Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) Conference, Clovis, CA
CLS Technology Conference, Monterey, CA
CLS Annual Conference South, Costa Mesa, CA
Education Week Leadership Dinner Series, Los Angeles, CA
Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL) Training, Secondary ELA Trainer, Los Angeles, CA
CLS Annual Conference South, San Diego, CA
Launch LA: Common Core, Teach Plus Conference, CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
CLS North Lake Tahoe Conference, North Lake Tahoe, CA
USC International Education Studies Tour, Beijing and Tianjin, China
Common Core Fellow and Trainer, Los Angeles, CA
GATE/SAS Annual Parent Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Central Cities Gifted Children's Association (CCGCA) Annual GATE Conference, Pasadena, CA
*CLS = California League of Schools