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Learning Session #2 [clear filter]
Thursday, September 7


A School's Journey of Utilizing MTSS to Ensure Student Agency

This presentation will share the story of a principal's leadership journey with her school and the learning path she decided to take to ensure equity and excellence for students, teachers, staff, and families. She will share how she built trusting relationships and systems that changed the school's mindset and culture, and then allowed inclusive settings to thrive and ensured agency for all stakeholders, especially students.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Middle School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders



Stacy Jones

Principal, San Diego Unified School District
Stacy Jones is the principal of Miller Elementary in San Diego Unified School District, where she has worked for more than 38 years. Previously, she spent seven years as classroom teacher at Emerson Elementary, six years as a vice principal at Euclid Elementary, and principal at Rolando... Read More →
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Gail Paradeza

County and Region Lead - MTSS, San Diego County Office of Education
Equity and MTSS work; I like to travel - domestic and international; I am currently in a doctoral program so balancing life is very challenging right now...I am an English learner so the diverse experiences of students who take on English as a 2nd language; working with Students with... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 1


Changing Community Mindsets through Student Voice

This session will describe an innovative process to ensure student and community voice in the development of the district LCAP. Sweetwater Union High School District will provide background on the first ever State of the District event, which included showcases, performances, alumni guest speakers, and school discussions facilitated by students. This event was a chance for our community to gather to see what schools are doing and to actively participate in the district’s vision for each student. Participants will understand the techniques used to train school leaders and their students using a protocol that engaged each school community in a discussion around our four LCAP goals.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


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Heather Bolles

English TOSA, Sweetwater Union High School District
Heather Bolles is an English teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in the office of State and Federal Programs at Sweetwater Union High School District. While with the district for 27 years, she has helped author the LCAP, provided curriculum professional development, and supported... Read More →
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Amy Illingworth

Director of Professional Growth, Sweetwater UHSD

Karen Janney

Superintendent, Sweetwater Union High School District
Dr. Karen Janney is the superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School District, the largest secondary school district in the state, with a vision to support each student's academic and social-emotional well-being. Janney is a former student, teacher, administrator of the Sweetwater... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 3


De-tracking Elementary Mathematics

Learn about equitable practices that support all students in achieving a deeper understanding of mathematics. Design a plan for your classroom, school, or district that avoids deficit labeling, supports effective grouping structures, and ensures each and every student has access to high-level mathematics tasks.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Elementary Counselor, Elementary Administrators, District Office Leaders

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Mark Alcorn

Mathematics Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Mark Alcorn is a mathematics coordinator at SDCOE. Before coming to the County Office, Alcorn spent 23 years at elementary school sites teaching K-6 mathematics. His belief is that all students are capable of being successful in mathematics.

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Marina 4


Every Single One: Cultivating a Spirit of Innovation from Team, to Teacher, to Student

A teacher’s dream is to have a collaborative, organized system providing all students access to relevant, rigorous curriculum. We have bridged the dream with the practical. In this presentation, we offer our approach to keep the pioneering spirit alive for educators and students, sharing how we use tech tools to ensure all students ― regardless of teacher or level ― participate in the best possible education. We will also showcase the byproduct of this planning system: a school-wide initiative called “The Genius Project.” Digital planbooks, lockstep lesson planning, and virtual collaboration are at the heart of our professional learning model, which is changing the classroom experience.

Audience: High School Teacher, High School Administrators

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Shannon Alberts

English Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District
Shannon Alberts calls Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad her home. She is thrilled to be a part of such an awesome team. An English teacher for 13 years, she also serves as a teacher leader in the California Reading and Literature Project, UCI and UCSD regions. 
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Amy Kuehl

English and Multimedia Journalism Teacher, Carlsbad Unified School District
Amy Kuehl is an English and multimedia journalism teacher at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad. She works with a dedicated, innovative, and student-centered team. She launched her school’s hybrid (online and broadcast) journalism program and is a Link Crew coordinator.
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Corrie Myers

English Teacher and Department Chair, Carlsbad Unified School District
Corrie Myers is an English teacher and the department chair at Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad. She spent 11 years teaching high school English and AVID, then she found her niche with her dream team at Sage Creek High School. Together, the team has built a school from the ground... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Nautilus 4