Aug 22, 2017, 8:30 AM
In infancy, Richard’s grandparents took him from his parents, both addicts, and raised him as their own. When they died while Richard was still young, depression became yet another battle he had to fight. A host of educators in Riverside Unified School District banded together to help out. Julie and…
Aug 17, 2017, 8:23 AM
During the past seven years, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has been engaged in a comprehensive effort to update and revise standards, policies and regulations relating to the preparation of school administrators and program accreditation.
Aug 17, 2017, 8:00 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week is Julianne Hoefer, director of Educational Services in the Fountain Valley School District.
Aug 15, 2017, 8:30 AM
Maria’s first commitment is to service. Her second… to social justice. Maria was born in Salvatierra Guanajuato, Mexico. While her father served as a migrant worker in the United States, Maria grew up in poverty with her mother and her siblings. As she learned English and adjusted to the culture…
Aug 8, 2017, 8:30 AM
Rodney Lacanienta will be the first to tell you that growing up, he made some bad choices. After years of bouncing in and out of prison and struggling with addiction, Rodney finally found his way with the help of his family and the committed educators at Poway Adult School in Poway USD in San Diego.…
Aug 7, 2017, 8:00 AM
ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week are Mistee Hightower-Guzman, vice principal of East Avenue Middle School in Livermore Valley…
Aug 1, 2017, 8:30 AM
Jessica Nord and her twin brother were born premature at just 30 weeks, and Jessica was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, a brain injury that affects development. She spent years in and out of hospitals, missing copious amounts of school. She endured 13 surgeries and came out of it more…
Jul 25, 2017, 8:30 AM
Victor never liked school…that is until he found himself at David Stine Chaffey West run by the San Bernadino County Office of Education. The school is a community day school that helps at-risk and behaviorally-challenged students whose primary goal is to help students realize their potential. That…
Jul 21, 2017, 8:16 AM
The most common source of funding for school facility needs are local school bonds. However, to assist with the significant level of facility needs across the state and to make sure every school has a minimum level of funding for basic facility priorities, the State School Facility Program exists to…
Jul 18, 2017, 8:30 AM
A lifelong Harry Potter fan, Linda Rand is now an avid reader who started at Balboa Middle School as a 6th grader after moving from the United Arab Emirates speaking almost no English. With help from her English teacher Kirsten Neumann and a translator, she dove in, learning a new language,…
Jul 11, 2017, 8:30 AM
Adrian is known at his school as the boy who always has a warm smile and heart full of sweetness and love. Diagnosed with Hydronephrosis, he has endured multiple surgeries throughout his young life. He loves pirate costumes and all things Disney. His greatest wish was to one day go on a Disney…
Jul 5, 2017, 8:30 AM
Nathalie Uribe was raised by her grandmother with love and support in the small town of California City. When she arrived home from a sporting event and found that she had passed away, her world fell apart. Nathalie’s small-town school community rallied around her, letting her lean on them when she…
Jun 20, 2017, 8:30 AM
It only took one Facebook post to change the life of 17-year-old Cameroon native Jespa Awomah. Jespa was severely burned at 10 months old when he fell into an open cooking fire in his family’s home. He was not allowed to attend school due to his appearance, but a volunteer distributing educational…
Jun 12, 2017, 8:30 AM
When Nicky Macchiavello was 17, a motorcycle accident at a motocross track changed his life forever. The HS varsity soccer player crashed and suffered a traumatic brain injury, landing him in a medically-induced coma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for the next 2.5 months. The Huntington Beach…
Mar 21, 2017, 8:30 AM
ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith shares his own powerful story of his journey to finding life/work balance. After years of neglecting self-care in the greater effort to serve CA students, Wes shares the lessons he learned as a heart attack survivor about the power of showing up rested, healthy and…