Monique McWayne represents the California Department of Education (CDE) on the ACS WASC Commission. She currently serves as the Interim Director of the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the CDE, which is responsible for supporting policy, program development, and disbursement of statewide funding to support the professional learning of teachers, principals, and other school leaders. During her 10-years with the CDE, Monique has led professional learning initiatives to support content standards implementation and state and federal grant initiatives to support student academic achievement and educational innovation. Monique also serves as the California state educational agency director of the federally-funded Title II, Part A program. Prior to joining the CDE, Monique served 10 years as an educator in California local educational agencies.