Maria Lopez didn’t have it easy, but she never gave up hope. With help from educators at Antelope High in Roseville Joint Union High School District, Maria graduated in May and dreams of making a difference in the U.S. Air Force. Watch the ACSA Every Student Succeeding story that proves anything is possible as long as you have hope.
A good elementary principal can have a tremendous impact on student learning, and one of the best is Liz Herbstreith of Ralph Dunlap Elementary in Orcutt Union School District. ACSA is recognizing Herbstreith as the statewide 2016 Elementary Principal of the Year.
ACSA is grateful to have received the gift of leadership from Everett Thomas “Tom” Giugni, who passed away peacefully Sept. 8 at his home in St. Helena, Calif. He was 85.
Rosalie Reibel is a real life superhero. She beat a pediatric brain tumor (medulloblastoma) thanks to UCSF Children's Hospital. Rosalie recently graduated from Clarendon Elementary in San Francisco USD and started at Presidio Middle School this fall. Watch the ACSA Every Student Succeeding story of a young girl who exemplifies the power of positivity.
Gina Zietlow believes that a shared vision is crucial to creating a successful educational environment. For her leadership, guidance and tireless efforts to promote student learning, Zietlow has been named ACSA’s 2016 Secondary Administrator of the Year.
The 2016-17 school year is now in full swing, and ACSA’s Mentor Program is entering its second full year of operation. For ACSA members who will be taking on a new position this year, it is very easy to sign up for the Mentor Program, which is essentially open to all first- and second- year administrators who are new to their position.
ACSA Every Student Succeeding winner Journee Jacobs was sexually abused by her own father when she was just seven years old. But with the help of her adoptive mother and educators at Antelope Valley High, Journee graduated in June. She is now pursuing a career in law enforcement.