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Elementary Education

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Welcome to Elementary Education in San Lorenzo Unified School District!

The Office of Elementary Education plans and oversees curriculum development, professional development and student achievement at the elementary schools in the San Lorenzo Unified School District. It is our goal to provide the highest level of education to all students in the district in an effort to close the achievement gap and extend learning opportunities to all students.

Equity in the San Lorenzo Unified School district is acknowledging historical biases and changing the way they are addressed in terms of closing the achievement gap. We define our approach to the work of equity as providing for each student the academic, emotional and social supports needed to increase the achievement of underperforming subgroups at an accelerated rate while additionally increasing overall student performance.

Recent projects in elementary education include:

  • In-depth training for all principals and elementary teachers regarding educational equity, racial bias and its impact on student achievement, and leading schools with an equity lens. Further professional development on culturally responsive curriculum will take place during the 2017-18 school year. Our recent declaration of Anti-Bias Education speaks to our commitment to improving the conditions students find themselves in at our Elementary Schools. Click here to see the document:Critical Practices from Anti Bias Framework.pdf
  • Building our preschool program to include PreK-3rd grade articulation at all elementary school sites; during the Summer of 2017, three school sites had a Summer Bridge camp for PreK-2 students, and all elementary schools have preschool programs during the school year. All elementary school sites are also be participating in the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy (SEAL) program, which is a comprehensive approach PreK-3, with a focus on language development.
  • Professional development on engaging classroom instruction, our Balanced Literacy program, and learning more about the Common Core State Standards in Science and Math.
  • Implementation of standards-based instruction in all subject areas and monitoring of classroom practices.

Employee Directory

DeBarger, Barbara (510) 317-4700 Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Donaldson, Kay (510) 317-4712 Administrative Assistant

Meet Our Elementary Instructional Coaches!

* Claire Colt--Elementary Site Support-- Bay, Dayton, Grant -- ccolt@slzusd.org

* Fleur McJilton--Elementary Site Support--Colonial Acres, Del Rey, Lorenzo Manor -- fmcjilton@slzusd.org

* Bethannee Witczak--Elementary Site Support--Corvallis, Hesperian, Hillside -- bwitczak@slzusd.org

* Michelle Bonnin-- SEAL Program Coach -- mbonnin@slzusd.org

* Ines Trinh-- NGSS Coach -- itrinh@slzusd.org



Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development plans for the 2017-18 school year include:

  • Training and support for all administrators and staff in our Equity Mission initiatives, including Restorative Practices.
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