Major Initiatives 2017-2018
Community & School Supports
- Cultivate interagency and community partnerships to address the array of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across Humboldt County. Develop at least one project that will serve students, build interagency relationships, and serve as model for duplication.
- Support school improvement to transform school cultures through implementation of: Early Childhood and Family Education; Multiple Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS); Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS); and Trauma Informed and Responsive School Environments.
- Co-create and facilitate an interagency network to improve coordination of services for at-risk youth.
- Raise visibility, sustainability and community partnership with HCOE programs.
- Build district and government agency participation in utilizing the HCOE Communication Center to serve agency needs in the areas of digital media, web services, and marketing collateral.
Career & College Preparation
- Expand, cultivate, and build upon partnerships with members of the business community to provide enhanced student opportunity for job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and career-readiness opportunities. (Examples: industry-led initiatives, Education at Work, Workforce Investment Board.)
- Raise the academic achievement of all students, increase the percentage of high school graduates, and expand upon the number pursuing some form of post-secondary education following graduation by implementing Year 8 components of the Decade of Difference Initiative.
- Advocate for state-level Career Technical Education (CTE) services and resources that are equitable and sustainable for our rural Local Education Agencies (LEA).
Professional Development & Teacher Recruitment
- Provide support and increase partnerships that improve teacher effectiveness and student learning through responsive professional development, professional learning networks, and resources.
- Serve lead role in developing and implementing new strategies for teacher recruitment and training that include enhancing partnership with Humboldt State University, as well as research intern-based credential programs.
- Facilitate and coordinate special education services to meet the increased demands for early intervention, regional special day classes, and specialized services (Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists).
Facilitate training, mentorship and support for emerging leaders and administrators in Humboldt County that will include Superintendent Forum, coaching credential program, job-a-like partnerships, and involvement in the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) at a local and regional level