Advisory Committee

Myth & Reality: California Gold Rush and Its Legacy curriculum materials and teacher workshops were developed with the assistance of the museum's California Gold Curriculum Advisory Committee. The museum extends its deepest gratitude to all the members for their generous support and contributions to this project. 

Dan Basalone
Elementary School Principal/
Professional Development Collaborative
Los Angeles Unified School District

Bob Benoit
Curriculum Coordinator
Butte County Office of Education 

Wendell Brooks
Berkeley High School

Diane Brooks, Ed. D.
Curriculum Frameworks &
Instructional Resources
California Dept. of Education

Susan Couch
Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional Services
Contra Costa County Office of Education

Gary F. Dei Rossi, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
San Joaquin County Office of Education


Tom Gibbons
Consultant, History-Social Science
Los Angeles County Office of Education

Cricket Kidwell
Secondary Curriculum Consultant
Shasta County Office of Education

Gary Kroesch
Mt. Carmel High School

Donna Leary
Site Director of Professional Development
Berkeley History/Social Science Project

Shirley Mead - Mezzetta
Executive Secretary
California Council of Social Studies

Kim Milliken
Director of Education
Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Carol Nelson
Park Superintendent
Office of Community Involvement
California State Parks


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