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California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD)

The California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) is a diverse community of educators throughout California committed to promoting exemplary practices that ensure all learners reach their fullest potential.

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their capacity as educators and leaders to best serve the needs of our

Pre K thru University students in California.

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CASCD is the California affiliate of ASCD

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California ASCD is pleased to introduce our newest Board member who joined us in January 2022, Dr. Melanie Dorough.  We are honored to have her join the CASCD Board of Directors.  

Melanie Dorough, Ed.D.:  CASCD is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Melanie Dorough, Deputy Superintendent, Exeter Unified School District, as the newest member of the CASCD Board of Directors.  She has a strong belief in the importance of keeping the focus of schools on teaching and learning.  She loves leadership and enjoys serving her community of students and families.  She is also a strong advocate for responsive teaching and the importance of empowering the "user" in the work.  In this case, our educators and students.  "We are currently in times where we must evaluate our systems and Re-Imagine what learning needs to be for our students' future.  This excites me"!  

We are delighted to have this exemplary educator join us to bring her expertise and perspective to the critical work of CASCD.  Welcome Dr. Melanie Dorough!  We look forward to an exhilarating 2021-2022 school year.


Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

U.S. Department of Education selects two California principals for annual award

Two California principals are among the eight recipients of this year’s Terrel H. Bell Award, awarded to school leaders nationwide whose vision and collaborative leadership style have transformed their schools. They are Christy Flores, principal of Maude B. Davis Elementary School in Newport-Mesa Unified, and Sonia Anna Flores, principal of Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy in Gilroy Unified.

“Over the last 18 months, in the face of unprecedented circumstances, these school leaders have found creative ways to protect, nurture, and engage children, families, and school staff,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, in announcing the awards Thursday. “Bell awardees have worked tirelessly, investing every ounce of their energy and expertise in their schools and students.”

The award is named after Terrel Bell, the nation’s second secretary of education. Principals are nominated by their school communities during the final stages of the application process for National Blue Ribbon Schools, which recognize public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Sonia Flores has led the TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy for eight years. Located on the grounds of Gavilan Community College, the school enables students from diverse backgrounds to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree or two years of college credit. As part of building a school community, all ninth through 11th graders during first period take academic prep, which provides peer tutoring, restorative justice led by an honors tribunal, and associated student body-led activities and assemblies.

Since 2013, Christy Flores has been principal of the Davis Magnet School, where she stresses building well-being, a growth mindset, relationships, empathy, and resilience, according to a U.S. Department of Education news release. Through the Davis Magnet Foundation, which she started, the school has been able to underwrite after-school robotics, a ceramics kiln, teacher assistants, grade level supports and a community garden


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OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER AWARD

School and division leaders have been faced with enormous challenges in the year 2021. Yet with determination, talent, and outstanding leadership, school is continuing. California is fortunate to have outstanding educational leaders who exemplify the best qualities of learning, teaching and leading. These are people who demonstrate true understanding of curriculum, assessment, and instruction, inspire others through their leadership and have had impact statewide. CASCD’s Outstanding Instructional Leader (OIL) award nominations are open now. Nomination materials are due by January 15, 2022.

The nomination must be made on an official form and submitted to CASCD Executive Assistant, Cheryl Casagrande with OIL Nominee” in the subject line. These forms are available on the CASCD website under the "About" tab and then click on Outstanding Instructional Leader Award above. If you have any questions, please contact CASCD Executive Director, Kathleen McCreery at cascd@cascd.org.



California ASCD 2021 Congratulates our Outstanding Instructional Leader Award Recipient

Cynthia "Cindy" Marten was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Secretary on May 11, 2021.  Before joining ED, Marten served as the superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District since 2013.  She has spent 32 years as an educator, holding various roles of increasing responsibility as a teacher, literacy specialist, vice principal, and principal.  She is the author of "Word Crafting: Teaching Spelling, Grades K-6," which places an emphasis on literacy as a key to students' success. 

As superintendent, she directed implementation of the district's Vision 2020 commitment to a meaningful graduation for all students, with the district achieving the highest graduation rate among big-city districts in California and the fastest reading growth of large urban districts nationwide, in 2019.

In addition to her emphasis on academics, Marten has been a champion for health and wellness, putting in place an award-winning wellness policy for staff and students. Under her leadership, San Diego Unified received Gold Recognition in the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index for efforts to support employee wellness, and multiple San Diego Unified schools received "America's Healthiest Schools" award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Prior to being appointed superintendent, for ten years Marten worked in one of San Diego's most ethnically diverse and economically challenged school communities, at Central Elementary School in City Heights. As a teacher, instructional leader, and later as principal, she established a commitment to educating the whole child through an emphasis on social and emotional learning and the arts, combined with academic rigor.


ABOUT California ASCD Membership - an ASCD Affiliate

CASCD members are active and involved in the changing face of education.  CASCD strives to exist as a vibrant and active network that supports paraprofessional, educators, teachers, administrators, site and district leaders, and retirees who seek to support improvements related to   quality teaching, leading and learning.

CASCD members frequently volunteer to host workshops and institutes at their local schools, serve on committees, produce newsletter articles or webinars, and serve the association in a variety of ways. 

Would you like to be part of a collaborative network of educators?  This is a warm and welcoming group!  Members can be involved in many aspects by serving on committees or serving as a member of the board of directors!  The best part of involvement is the opportunity to network, learn together, and connect with leaders across California and across the country!  

Examples include:  Support with publications, assist with professional development activities, volunteer at events, support efforts around the "Whole Child," participate in legislative advocacy and more!  A complete list of committees for membership involvement can be found here.  

If you are a CASCD member and would like an opportunity for greater involvement, please speak with a board member (click here), or Executive Director Kathleen McCreery via email kmccreery@cascd.org about opportunities for involvement.

We encourage new members and renewing members.  For more info, click the gold box below.



ASCD - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

CASCD is an affiliate of the national ASCD - learn more about the role ASCD plays both nationally and internationally by clicking here! 

CASCD member registration for conferences and purchases benefit our California Affiliate directly.   Simply place the items for purchase in your ASCD shopping cart and then enter CAAFF in the space for promotional code.  ASCD will return 5% of your conference registration and 2% of your book purchases to us to support programs in California.  






ASCD CaliforniaPhone: (530) 520-9412
Mailing: PO Box 1841
Oroville, CA 95965

The California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) is a diverse community of educators throughout California committed to promoting exemplary practices that ensure all learners reach their fullest potential.

  

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