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Dennis Earl Elementary Recipient of Golden Bell Award

posted Jan 3, 2018, 11:55 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 11:27 AM ]

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Fong, Principal of Dennis Earl Elementary School, Superintendent Dana Trevethan and the Turock Unified School District for being recipients of CSBA's Golden Bell Award.  Dr. Fong, Dennis Earl Elementary, and the Turlock Unified School District were recognized at a reception at CSBA's Annual Eduction Conference in San Diego for their Comprehensive School-Wide Social Emotional Support Program.  

Deborah Rowe, State ACSA’S 2017 Secondary Principal of the Year

posted Dec 5, 2017, 12:00 AM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

Congratulations to Deborah Rowe, recipient of State ACSA’s 2017 Secondary Principal of the Year. Deborah was honored at the recent ACSA Leadership Summit in San Jose, California. Deborah served as principal of James C. Enoch High School in Modesto. Under her leadership, Enochs High has been recognized for the past three years as a U.S. News Silver Medal School, and boasts API and state assessment scores at the very top in Stanislaus County. The school focuses on providing top quality instruction for all students within a safe, responsible and respectful school culture.

A devoted ACSA member, Deborah served on the 2016 Leadership Summit Planning Committee and attended the 2012 UCLA Principals’ Institute. She is in the process of completing the Personnel Administrators Academy and is an active participant in ACSA Legislative Action Days. She has served on a number of committees, including the Women’s Leadership Network and the Awards Committee, as well as being the Region 7 representative on the Secondary Education Council and the Legislative Policy Committee.

Deborah accepted a new position with the Stanislaus County Office of Education for the 2017-18 school year as Director 2, Educational Options Division.

Region 7 Principal Named California's 2017 National Distinguished Principal

posted Aug 27, 2017, 5:26 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 11:27 AM ]

Scott Borba, Principal of Stroud Elementary School in the Empire Union School District, was named California's 2017 National Distinguished Principal.  He will travel to Washington D.C. in October for two days of activities honoring the elementary and middle-level educators chosen by the states, District of Columbia, and private and overseas schools.  Borba was notified of his award at a school-wide assembly at his school site by ACSA  Educational Services  Executive Alicia Ausara.  

The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the NDP program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.  Criteria for selection of National Distinguished Principals requires that the honorees are active principals of schools whose programs are designed to meet the academic and social needs of all students and where there are firmly established community ties with parents and local businesses.  

Borba believes his involvement in ACSA plays a key role in his career.  He has served as President of the ACSA Stanislaus Charter, Vice-President for Legislative Action for Region 7, and President of the Elementary Education Council.  He currently represents California elementary principals as the state representative for NAESP.  "The relationships I have built in ACSA, at both the local and state level, have provided me with a network of really smart people who all share the same passion to serve students," said Borba.  "I don't think I could do this job without them."

Scott Borba receives word from ACSA  Educational Services Executive Alicia Ausara and 
Empire Union SD Superintendent Dave Garcia at a school-wide assembly
that he was named California's 2017 National Distinguished Principal.  

Mesa Verde Elementary School Welcomes New Principal

posted Aug 21, 2017, 7:06 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Nov 18, 2017, 10:50 AM ]


posted Aug 13, 2017, 8:18 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 11:28 AM ]

Former ACSA Region 7 President Awarded Proclamation

Congratulations to Kathy Northington, ACSA Region 7 Past President, for receiving a Board of Supervisors Proclamation recognizing 40 years of service as an educator in Calaveras County. Kathy recently retired as County Superintendent for Calaveras County Office of Education.  She served as ACSA Region 7 President in 2006-2007 , Mother Lode Director from 2004-2006, and Council President of the Curriculum, Instruction & Evaluation Council from 2004-2006.     Thank you for your service, Kathy, and enjoy your much deserved retirement! 

Congratulations to our own Dr. Denise Wickham

posted Feb 28, 2015, 1:01 PM by ACSA Region 7   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 2:00 PM by Kristi Kirsch ]

Dr. Denise Wickham - 2013 Ray Curry Award Recipient

Reported by Heidi Lawlor, Region 7 State Board Representative

Good morning!

I am so pleased to report that Denise Wickham, Ceres Unified Deputy Superintendent/Personnel, has been honored at this year's ACSA Personnel Institute with the 2013 Ray Curry Award. This award recognizes outstanding work in the area of personnel management as a school administrator and in support of ACSA.

Denise is not only extremely knowledgeable, but she is always willing to give her time and expertise in order to support the work of educators at the district, county, region and state levels. She is also an outspoken advocate for increasing leadership opportunities for women.

In addition to her amazing contributions as a professional, Denise is a kind and caring friend and colleague. We were all thrilled that Denise received this wonderful award!

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