Tag Archives: ART of TEACHING

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Cotsen Alumni Transition to New Leadership Positions in the 2019-2020 School Year

The Cotsen Foundation takes great joy from seeing so many alumni, mentors and fellows alike, rising to new heights as leaders in their schools/districts. The following are the names of Cotsen alumni who have taken on new leadership positions as of the 2019 – 2020 academic year and/or have received advanced degrees in 2019: Andrea […]

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Chris Lehman and Julia Torres Teach Literacy as a Tool for Collective Liberation in Alumni Speaker Series Workshop

Founder of The Educator Collaborative, Chris Lehman, and The Educator Collaborative Book Ambassador and teacher librarian, Julia Torres, led the first Alumni Speaker Series of the 2019-2020 school year. Their presentation titled, Literacy as a Tool for Collective Liberation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the K-6 Classroom, centered on confronting the many challenges educators face on the […]

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Principal George Herrera Named Rowland Unified School District 2019 Administrator of the Year

Dr. George Herrera, principal at Villacorta Elementary School, is preparing his school for its first year in the ART of TEACHING fellowship program. But his work as a leader and principal over the last three years has earned him district-wide recognition this year. The Rowland Unified School District has named Dr. George Herrera the District […]

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Principal Rudy Gonzalez Named Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District 2019 Administrator of the Year

Rudy Gonzalez, Principal of Morrison Elementary School in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, never planned on leading a school that had been awarded the prestigious California Distinguished School Award three times in one decade (2008, 2012, 2018). In fact as a financial analyst and financial consultant, teaching had never crossed his mind until he […]

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Welcome Back: A Message From Jerry Harris
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”     - Margaret Mead Dear Colleagues, As the long days of summer rapidly wind down, and the opening of school arrives full of excitement and possibilities, I want to take this [...]
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Cotsen Alumni Schools Receive Riordan Instructional Innovation Grants
A collaboration between the Riordan and Cotsen Foundations has opened up new grant opportunities for Cotsen schools. Melrose and Beethoven Street Elementary Schools were selected this year as recipients of the Riordan Foundation’s Instructional Innovation Grants. Last year, another Cotsen school, Mill School and Technology Academy, also received an Instructional Innovation grant from the Foundation. [...]