At the El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) Board of Education meeting on June 13th, the Board appointed Dr. Jennifer Tedford as the new Principal of El Segundo High School. Dr. Dylan Farris reported the hiring process included paper screening to identify highly qualified candidates, two rounds of comprehensive interviews with panels reflective of all stakeholders, a finalist interview, a comprehensive reference check, and a validation visit to Dr. Tedford’s current school district. For the validation visit, an ESUSD team met with close to 38 individuals who shared firsthand the significant positive impact Dr. Tedford directly had on the lives of students, faculty, parents, and the community-at-large. In the end, Dr. Jennifer Tedford was unequivocally the best selection to lead El Segundo High School. Click headline for more.
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El Segundo High School senior Gillian Cornwall was recently honored with an Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) at the LA and OC Metropolitan Affiliate’s award celebration. The award not only recognizes IT skills and computing knowledge, but also solid leadership ability, excellent academic history and plans for related post-secondary education. Cornwall has twice been runner-up for the award before being selected as this year’s winner. Click headline for more.
Two teams of El Segundo High School (ESHS) engineering students achieved first place and fourth place respectively in the 2017 Chevron Design Challenge regional competition in late April. Under the guidance of ESHS Faculty Advisor Jennifer Cho, ninth grade students Gabriella Desch-Obi, Noelle Kartvedt and Spencer Moore earned first place; and Fiona Elliott, Charlene Kim and Jake Layne earned fourth place. Click headline for more.
At the El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) Board of Education meeting on May 23rd, the Board appointed Dr. Jack Plotkin as the new Director of Innovation and Student Support Services for the 2017/18 school year. With the upcoming retirement of Dale Lofgren, Executive Director of Pupil Services, Dr. Melissa Moore, ESUSD Superintendent chose to restructure the position and combine innovation with student support. The new position attracted a large and highly competitive pool of applicants. Dr. Dylan Farris reported the hiring process included paper screening to identify highly qualified candidates, two rounds of comprehensive interviews with a panel of stakeholders, a finalist interview, and a reference check. In the end, Dr. Jack Plotkin has proven he was the best selection to lead and serve as Director of Innovation and Student Support. Click headline for more.