We have transformed the Anaheim Elementary School District
Just eight years ago, many schools were in disrepair and academic programs were being cut, diminishing opportunity for students left parents in doubt about the promise of our schools. Today we see the result of excellent board leadership, supported by the community pulling together and turning AESD around. We are an inclusive district that maintains high academic standards, while fostering a welcoming school climate for all students. We put kids first and implemented student-centered reform. We are:
- The only district in Orange County with a music program at every school. Students are given instruments at no cost to parents.
- The only district in Orange County to have computer science or programming as part of the instructional day at all sites.
- One of the few districts to have a full day TK (transitional kindergarten) program district-wide.
- Recognized by the California Association of Bilingual Education as a leader in world languages and we have Dual Language Immersion at six schools sites with plans to expand.
- One of few districts to have passed three bonds totaling over 500 million dollars and that have finished all of our construction projects to date on time and within budget.
- Leaders in low class size. AESD has 24 students per class, which is superior to most districts.
- One of the highest highest paying districts in the state of California for new teachers.
- A district with a high staff retention rate and a leader in nationally board certified teachers.
VIDEO PRESENTATION ON DISTRICT GOALS
Music Education in AESD
Abraham Lincoln School
This school was built during my term in office. A brief video on Lincoln is below. Click on the link for an article on the dedication: http://www.examiner.com/article/community-attends-dedication-of-new-abraham-lincoln-elementary-school
John Marshall Dedication 2013
The new John Marshall school is on the way. As board president, I have energetically pushed the district forward toward creating opportunity and a world class education for all students.
During my term in office, I have visited schools to observe kids in action and to ask teachers and administrators what works and what does not.