Congratulations to Maria Gutiérrez-García for being named the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2016 Administrator of the Year. Ms. Gutiérrez-García (Finley Elementary Principal) was recognized for her outstanding use of best practices for English learners and she will be honored at the CABE Annual Conference in San Francisco in March.
This academic year marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership between faculty and staff in the College of Education (CED), DeMille Elementary principal Shannon Villanueva, and DeMille teachers Huong Dang and Patty Pelton. This semester, 11 of Dr. Huong Tran Nguyen’s credential students are completing fieldwork in Ms. Dang’s and Ms. Pelton’s English-Vietnamese Dual Immersion Kindergarten classrooms at DeMille in the Westminster School District—the first English-Vietnamese dual immersion program in California.
Congratulations to our 2016 Classified School Employees of the Year: Veronica Chapple, Vicki Elwood, Shawn Henley, Harvey Sissoev and Diep Vu. These outstanding employees will be honored at our February 11th Board Meeting.
We have begun construction on a comprehensive and exciting Energy Program that will support all District facilities now and well into the future.