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Celia Plotkin - Richmond Street School Teacher of the Year, 2017

Renee Hoover - Center Street School Teacher of the Year, 2017

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El Segundo Middle School Selected as California and National ‘School to Watch’

El Segundo Middle School (ESMS) was named one of California’s 2018 “Schools to Watch-Taking Center Stage” model middle schools. ESMS is one of only 112 model schools that have been identified statewide since 2003. Each year, the California Middle Grades Alliance (CMGA) identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs of middle school students, socially equitable, and structured for success. Click headline for more.
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Nominate a Staff Member for Classified Employee of the Year

You are invited to nominate an El Segundo Unified School District staff member for recognition as an employee of the year. The Classified School Employee of the Year Program honors staff for their contributions to education for students in grades K-12.

Staff categories for awards include:

Child Nutrition
Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities
Office and Technical
Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance
Support Services and Security

Nominations will be accepted until February 16th.

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"Educate El Segundo" Special Edition Published in El Segundo Herald

In this Educate El Segundo special insert, please read the article about the El Segundo Unified School District’s (ESUSD) Long Range Facility Master Plan, which was approved by the Board of Education in August 2016. The plan identifies facility upgrades needed to main­tain an optimal learning environment for current and future students. When it comes to educating students of this community, school facilities matter. Click headline for more.
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Renee Hoover Named LA County Teacher of the Year

Renee Hoover is a second grade teacher at Center Street School who has been named a 2017 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year by the county’s Office of Education. She is among sixteen educators, from a pool of more than 72,500 teachers in Los Angeles County, who were recognized at a banquet on September 29. Teachers of the Year are selected for their exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment. She is now eligible to advance to the California State Teacher of the Year competition. Click headline for more.
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2016-2017 Teachers of the Year

The El Segundo Teachers Association and the El Segundo Unified School District are happy to announce the Teachers of the Year for 2016-2017. Each year, the El Segundo Teachers Association coordinates nominations and the selection process to honor one teacher at each school site. Click the title to find out who were be honored.
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Dr. Jack Plotkin Named Director of Innovation and Student Support Services for ESUSD

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.
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Marisa Janicek Awarded California Schools Administrator of the Year

El Segundo Unified School District’s Executive Director of Educational Services Marisa Janicek was selected District Administrator of the Year (Region 14) by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)—the second consecutive year the award has been given to an ESUSD administrator. Janicek will be honored at the organizations’ regional awards event on April 26. Click headline for more.
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Gender Neutral Bathroom Law

You may have noticed that our maintenance crew has been transitioning signage on some of the restrooms around the school district over the last few weeks. Specifically, we have been re-designating all single-user restrooms as unisex or gender neutral. This is to comply with Assembly Bill 1732, which went into effect March 1, 2017. Click headline for more.
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ESUSD Announces Classified Employees of the Year

We are happy to announce the 2016-2017 awardees for Classified Employee of the Year for the El Segundo Unified School District:



Student Support Services: Sharon Felker (ESMS)
Paraeducators: Kristen Knoll (ESMS)
Administrative Support: Lynette Marcus (RSS)
M & O: William Ochoa (ESHS)

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