- People First
- Collaborative Conversations
- Inclusion: Equitable Practices
- Embracing Innovation and Exceptional Customer Service
- It's not okay to believe Our Kids don't deserve a positive, caring and enriching environment.
Dr. Nancy Dome, co-founder and CEO of Epoch Education, the event’s keynote speaker, shared her message "Embracing Culture: Cultivating Competence." She reminded everyone that they could be the one person that makes the connection with a student, and it changes (or impacts) the student's life forever.
"Everyone here says they remember the name of their really good teachers or memorable school staff member, and they remember the name of the really bad ones," said Dr. Dome. "Generally we don't remember those in the middle," she continued, "so tell me, where are you with the students you encounter each day?"
Certificated staff continued with professional development training for the remainder of the day, with many receiving an overview by Dr. Doug Fisher of Fisher&Frey Literacy for Life, “Bringing it all Together with Rigorous Reading.” Reading continues to be an instructional key focus area for SJUSD for 2017-18, as well as math and Next Generation Science Standards.