Accomplishments

Accomplishments


I am very proud to be a catalyst of TUSD’s (partial) list of accomplishments below.  The vision for the future is already a work in progress and I’m very excited to continue checking them off my “to-do” list.

    Academic Excellence
    • Maintaining rigorous academic standards
    • Increasing test scores consistently above county, state and national averages
    • Ongoing Early College Program at Beckman High Schools
    • Achieved 16 California Distinguished School Awards in the last 5 years
    • Received “Miliken National Schools to Watch” award
    • Continued TUSD’s student graduation rate over 95%
      Fiscal Responsibility
      • Ensuring our Education dollars are spent only on strong research based successful academic programs
      • Ongoing renovation, modernization, and construction of schools on time and under budget using local funding
      • Overseeing local control of fiscal oversight, funds, curriculum and programs
      • Maintaining budget solvency despite drastic state cuts to education funding previous 5 years
        Promises Made and Promises Kept 2010 to 2014 (Partial List)
        • New Science Center, classroom modernizations, and stadium upgrades at Tustin High School- Completed
        • First new school constructed on former Marine Base- Completed
        • Expansion of information technology based instruction throughout Tustin High School- Completed
        • Provided use of over 7,000 IPads to all students in Kindergarten to 8th grade.
        • Modernization of Model United Nations facility at Tustin High School- Completed
        • Returning Music Program in 4th and 5th grades, weekly, to ALL students in every Elementary School site- Completed, 2014 -2015 school year
        • Increase Honors and Advanced Placement programs in all Middle and High Schools- Ongoing
        • No Gangs-continue maintaining safe and disciplined school campuses- Ongoing
        Vision and Goals (Partial List)
        • Continue educating all Teachers on increased use of Technology in Classroom Curriculum
        • Complete technology roll-out with over 7,000 laptops to all High School Students
        • Implement more rigorous, engaging curriculum coupled with today’s technology
        • Introduce new Music Program to all students in grade 4 and grade 5
        • Schedule more Leadership Institute Training classes for all employees
        • Improve student/parent knowledge on use of High School Counselors in College Application Process
        • Add Robotics courses in all five Middle Schools
        • Increase the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses in all Middle and High Schools

         

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