Coordinators Corner

Keeping It Simple and Straightforward

Volume 1, Issue 6

Stay Calm and Give Back

If you have not had a chance to read Dr. Janney's message from Monday's board meeting, I am including the best part here.

At our last meeting, I shared with you about the Pygmalion Effect – whereby higher expectations lead to an increase in performance. I talked about how teacher expectations influence student performance and leader expectations impact adult performance. When we value our students’ and staff abilities, this helps create that positive climate and culture, that culture of success.

Tonight I want to start with the message I communicated at the Adelante Mujer conference on March 5th. I wanted our young women to think about how we are all connected…that everything we do and think impacts the people in our lives and their reactions in turn impact others…like a ripple effect. Just like one drop of water creates countless ripples, so does one gesture change countless lives. Each of us carries within us the capacity to change the world in small and sometime big ways.

The impact we have on our world is greater than we could ever imagine, and the choices we make can have far-reaching results. One act of charity, one thoughtful action, or even one positive thought can pass from one individual to another, snowballing until it becomes a group movement or a ray of hope that could even save someone’s life. I shared that every ripple in the water has a point of origin and that each young woman present that day, and all of you here, must believe in your ability to be that point of origin to use the ripples you create to spread goodness.

Smile at a stranger, give a compliment to a friend, and generate an attitude of laughter. That thoughtful gesture can send ripples that spread among your family, your friends, your school, and our community all the way out into our world. This can be done and it starts with ME…and it starts with YOU!

Some of us never will know what type of lasting influence we have had on our students because they come and go. However, our staff at sites, most of the time, do linger for a few years. Others spend their entire career at one site. Remember to find ways to tell or show these people that they matter. I'm including a few links to great stories about "paying it forward". Enjoy your Spring Break...please take a break!

Need a break from SPSA??? Check out these videos!

Video that will change your life. I have no words left.
Color Your World With Kindness

Dates to Remember

March 18, 2016-Rough Drafts due to Google Drive

April 13, 2016-CIS Meeting PDC 8-2:30

April 25, 2016-Final SPSAs due to State and Federal

May 1, 2016-Foster Care Education Summit Registration begins

May 9, 2016-Board Approval for Non-Title I and ALT ED SPSAs

May 13, 2016-CIS Meeting PDC

May 23, 2016-Board Approval for Title 1 SPSAs


  • LCAP Goals 3 and 4 Updates to SSC, FAC, ELAC should have already happened. Administrators have been asked to present the PPT and gather answers to the two questions at the end of the PPT. The answers to the questions need to be sent to Dr. LuzElena Perez. Several sites have either not presented or not submitted their answers. The PPTs in English and Spanish are located in the CIS District folder>State&Federal>LCAP.
  • Please Submit whatever DRAFT you have for your SPSA in CIS DIstrict>2016-17 SPSA Info>2016-17 SPSA Drafts.
  • Schedule your SPSA Peer Review Workshops on the SPSA Calendar in the 2016-17 SPSA Info folder on Google Drive.