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Education California | The official newspaper of the Association of California School Administrators Volume 48 | Number 7 | September 18 , 2017

ACSA resources on DACA available

Gary Sutherland works every day to enhance the lives of his adult students and colleagues .

Impacting adult learners

Gary Sutherland was motivated to become a school administrator by a desire to positively impact the lives of the students and teachers he serves . It is evident ACSA ’ s 2017 Adult Education Administrator of the Year found the right calling .
“ Mr . Sutherland is an exceptional administrator whose experience , leadership and compassion have played a significant role in the development and implementation of a robust range of high quality adult education programs throughout El Dorado County ,” said County Superintendent Ed Manansala .
Destiny Stallings reached her lowest point after losing her grandfather and uncle .

Finding the hope

Destiny Stallings has a tough exterior that she often uses as a defense mechanism .
“ I don ’ t tell people a lot ,” she said . “ I don ’ t want people to see me as weak and take advantage of me , so I keep it to myself . I act like everything is OK when really on the inside it ’ s not .”
See DESTINY , page 6
ACSA has dozens of immigration and DACA-related resources available for members online at www . acsa . org / undocumented .
“ It is our duty as educational leaders to deliver a healthy and safe environment on our school campuses , while also providing students with the resources they need to grow into the next generation of American leaders ,” said ACSA Executive Director Wesley Smith . “ We want to provide our members with answers to the tough questions they ’ ll get from families in their communities .”
The resources include legal fact sheets and videos in English and Spanish , infographics , family preparedness plans , as well as a full tool kit for supporting undocumented students and families . There are also suggested hashtags listed to use district social media to deliver information .
Regarding DACA , members have access to resources from the Department of
In her supporting role , Laryn Bishop helps ensure the smooth functioning of her district .
ACSA ’ s Every Student Succeeding Awards program includes our 19-part series leading up to the ESS luncheon at the 2017 Leadership Summit . Watch the videos on these remarkable recipients at Facebook , YouTube and www . acsa . org .
Homeland Security , the Immigrant Legal Resource Center , as well as Five Things to Know about the DACA decision .
“ There are concerns in our communities statewide about the potential impact on students moving forward , including some parents or guardians keeping students out of our school campuses ,” Smith said . “ There are also employees who work in our schools who may be impacted by the DACA order . It is time to deliver the facts and have
See DACA , page 5

Providing stellar support

Exceptional leadership doesn ’ t require having a job title at the top of the organization . It isn ’ t about publicity , nor does it need to be widely seen to make a wide and powerful impact . Many times , those creating lasting change , ensuring the smooth dayto-day function of a district , and leading beyond limits are those in supporting roles .
One such leader is Laryn Bishop , chief assistant to the superintendent at Solano County Office of Education . ACSA is proud to recognize her as the 2017 Confidential Employee of the Year .
See SUTHERLAND , page 2 See BISHOP , page 2
The pressures of becoming the man in the family after his father left brought on anger issues for Chris Garcia .

Overcoming his anger

It started when he was 10 or 11 years old . Chris Garcia ’ s father left the family , and Chris did not know what to do . The pressure of becoming the new man of the house , while still trying to be a kid , was too much to process .
“ At first you want to think , ‘ Oh my gosh ,’” said Cindy See CHRIS , page 6
Strategy input . ACSA President Lisa Gonzales announced the association is beginning a new strategic planning process . She urges regions to be prepared for Oct . 12 Leadership Assembly input by posing the following questions to members : What are the top three professional trends that will shape school administration over the next five to 10 years ? What are the top three trends impacting public agencies in general ? What “ macro ” trends impacting society as a whole will have an effect on the profession ? Address questions on the process to ACSA Chief Operations Officer Scarlett Vanyi at svanyi @ acsa . org .
Open enrollment . The California Public Employees Retirement System annual health Open Enrollment period for the 2018 calendar year runs Sept . 11-Oct . 6 . Members enrolled in CalPERS health plans have the opportunity to review coverage options from the system ' s seven HMOs and three self-funded PPOs . For more information , visit www . calpers . ca . gov .
Bright Schools . Schools are encouraged to take part in the California Energy Commission ’ s Bright Schools Program . The program provides services , including energy audits , to identify energy savings projects that may be eligible for funding . The application submission deadline is currently scheduled for Jan . 12 , 2018 . With that deadline fast approaching , LEAs are encouraged to apply for the program soon . The application form is available at www . energy . ca . gov / efficiency / brightschools .
Results delayed . At press time , the California Department of Education was expected to publicly release delayed results for the 2016- 17 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress . The delay occurred when it was discovered a small amount of data was wrongly aggregated on the public web reporting site . Individual student achievement levels and scale scores reported to LEAs were correct . Visit www . caaspp . org .
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State award nominations window open
ACSA ’ s new online nomination submission platform is up and running . All nominations for ACSA Administrator of the Year Awards and Special Awards will be submitted through the new website .
“ ACSA is pleased to be able to streamline the process for our members ,” said Awards Coordinator Emily Senecal . “ Technology now allows us to take something as complex as ACSA ’ s Awards Program and move to an online platform . This will allow much more accurate communication for nominators , region leaders and state awards committee members , simplifying what was a fairly convoluted process .”
Nominators from every region will use a single portal to nominate their colleagues for the following statewide ACSA Awards :
• Administrators of the Year in 21 jobalike categories .
• Marcus Foster Award for Administrator Excellence .
• Ferd . Kiesel Memorial Distinguished Service Award .
• Partners in Educational Excellence Award .
• Robert E . Kelly Award .
• Valuing Diversity Award .
All nominations for these awards will have a single region deadline of Jan 12 , 2018 . The nomination entry period opened
See AWARDS , page 4
Education California | The official newspaper of the Association of California School Administrators Volume 48 | Number 7 | September 18, 2017 ACSA resources on DACA available ACSA has dozens of immigration and DACA-related resources available for mem- bers online at www.acsa.org/undocumented. “It is our duty as educational leaders to deliver a healthy and safe environment on our school campuses, while also providing students with the resources they need to grow into the next generation of American leaders,” said ACSA Executive Director Wesley Smith. “We want to provide our members with answers to the tough ques- tions they’ll get from families in their com- munities.” The resources include legal fact sheets and videos in English and Spanish, info- graphics, family preparedness plans, as well as a full tool kit for supporting undocu- mented students and families. There are also suggested hashtags listed to use district social media to deliver information. Regarding DACA, members have access to resources from the Department of Gary Sutherland works every day to enhance the lives of his adult students and colleagues. Homeland Security, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as Five Things to Know about the DACA decision. “There are concerns in our communities statewide about the potential impact on students moving forward, including some parents or guardians keeping students out of our school campuses,” Smith said. “There are also employees who work in our schools who may be impacted by the DACA order. It is time to deliver the facts and have See DACA, page 5 In her supporting role, Laryn Bishop helps ensure the smooth function- ing of her district. Providing stellar support Gary Sutherland was motivated to become a school adminis- trator by a desire to positively impact the lives of the students and teachers he serves. It is evident ACSA’s 2017 Adult Education Administrator of the Year found the right calling. “Mr. Sutherland is an exceptional administrator whose experi- ence, leadership and compassion have played a significant role in the development and implementation of a robust range of high quality adult education programs throughout El Dorado County,” said County Superintendent Ed Manansala. Exceptional leadership doesn’t require having a job title at the top of the organization. It isn’t about publicity, nor does it need to be widely seen to make a wide and powerful impact. Many times, those creating lasting change, ensuring the smooth day- to-day function of a district, and leading beyond limits are those in supporting roles. One such leader is Laryn Bishop, chief assistant to the super- intendent at Solano County Office of Education. ACSA is proud to recognize her as the 2017 Confidential Employee of the Year. Destiny Stallings reached her lowest point after losing her grandfather and uncle. See BISHOP, page 2 ACSA’s Every Student Succeeding Awards program includes our 19-part series leading up to the ESS luncheon at the 2017 Leadership Summit. Watch the videos on these remarkable recipients at Facebook, YouTube and www.acsa.org. Finding the hope Destiny Stallings has a tough exterior that she often uses as a defense mechanism. “I don’t tell people a lot,” she said. “I don’t want people to see me as weak and take advantage of me, so I keep it to myself. I act like everything is OK when really on the inside it’s not.” See DESTINY, page 6 Lisa Gonzales announced the asso- ciation is beginning a new strategic planning process. She urges regions to be prepared for Oct. 12 Leadership Assembly input by posing the follow- ing questions to members: What are the top three professional trends that will shape school administration over the next five to 10 years? What are the top three trends impacting public agencies in general? What “macro” trends impacting society as a whole will have an effect on the profession? Address questions on the process to ACSA Chief Operations Officer Scarlett Vanyi at svanyi@acsa.org. Open enrollment. The California Impacting adult learners See SUTHERLAND, page 2 Strategy input. ACSA President Public Employees Retirement System annual health Open Enrollment period for the 2018 calendar year runs Sept. 11-Oct. 6. Members enrolled in CalPERS health plans have the oppor- tunity to review coverage options from the system's seven HMOs and three self-funded PPOs. For more information, visit www.calpers.ca.gov. Bright Schools. Schools are encouraged to take part in the California Energy Commission’s Bright Schools Program. The program provides services, including energy audits, to identify energy savings proj- ects that may be eligible for funding. The application submission deadline is currently scheduled for Jan. 12, 2018. With that deadline fast approaching, LEAs are encouraged to apply for the program soon. The application form is available at www.energy.ca.gov/effi- ciency/brightschools. Results delayed. At press The pressures of becoming the man in the family after his father left brought on anger issues for Chris Garcia. Overcoming his anger It started when he was 10 or 11 years old. Chris Garcia’s father left the family, and Chris did not know what to do. The pressure of becoming the new man of the house, while still try- ing to be a kid, was too much to process. “At first you want to think, ‘Oh my gosh,’” said Cindy time, the California Department of Education was expected to publicly release delayed results for the 2016- 17 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. The delay occurred when it was discovered a small amount of data was wrongly aggregated on the public web report- ing site. 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