Tag Archives: Education

Principal Lucy Salazar of Alvarado Elementary School Honored as National Distinguished Principal

During a prestigious event in Washington, D.C. on October 12th, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) honored Lucy Salazar of Alvarado Elementary School as a 2018 National Distinguished Principal. Nominated by her peers and chosen by the state of California’s NAESP, Lucy began her career in Long Beach Unified School District at Bobbi […]

Alumna Fellow Robyn Stankiewicz Recognized as Finalist in National Mathematics and Science Teachers’ Program

Cotsen alumna fellow Robyn Stankiewicz has been selected as a finalist for one of the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Robyn, a kindergarten teacher at La Verne Science and Technology Charter in the Pomona Unified School District, is one of three California math finalists to be recognized by the 2018-2019 Presidential […]

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Administrators Gather for the 2018-2019 Cotsen Principals’ Breakfast Meeting

Current and alumni principals, teachers, leaders and district office administrators gathered at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Sept. 14th for a working breakfast meeting to explore the professional development and grant opportunities that Cotsen is sponsoring for the 2018-2019 school year. The morning began with coffee, breakfast, and casual conversations following the summer break and […]

Cotsen Spotlight: Jeffrey Ng

Jeffrey Ng, a 2012 alumnus, shares his journey from student teacher to assistant principal of Andrews Elementary School in Whittier City School District and the importance of saying yes to opportunities for growth. Share a little about how you started teaching. I began working with an after-school program called Gear Up (Gaining Early Awareness and […]

Sharing Inquiry

“What is the question?” “In what way is that question interpretive as opposed to evaluative?” “Pose only questions that have, at the least, two possible answers for a given passage of a text.” Such was the conversation at the Shared Inquiry training on December 2nd at the Long Beach Teacher Resource Center, led by Kriko […]

Excellence, a Matter of Choice

  There is something palpably electric about the start of a new school year. Students bounding down gleaming freshly polished hallways that custodians worked through the hottest part of the summer to prepare, and heading into classrooms where teachers have toiled countless hours to create environments that dazzle the eyes and ignite the mind. Principals […]

Cotsen’s Premiere Spring Conference on ‘Inquiry’ Attracts Hundreds of Educators to a Saturday Workshop

On Saturday, April 11, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted more than 250 educators at our inaugural Spring conference. Guest speaker for the event was the highly regarded consultant and author on literacy development, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels. Daniels’ focus for the day was creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions. Jerry Harris, […]