Vendetta Dozier Brown, Principal
Message From Mrs. Brown
The San Joaquin Professional Learning Community (PLC) is comprised of parents, teachers, staff, pupils, and members of the educational community working collaboratively to ensure the academic success of every child. Each PLC member has a valuable role to play as we continue to shape a working and learning environment where both students and adults thrive.
The 2014/2015 school year will delineate a new era in California public school education. The Common Core Standards will now be a part of a unique curricular network which emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary writing, technology, and a deeper understanding of literature, mathematics, science, history, geography and the arts. Teachers will work collaboratively with instructional coaches to develop curricular units and create common assessments.
MAP, a computer-based assessment program, will be used to measure kindergarten through eighth grade students’ academic progress in intervals from August to January, and January to May. Parents will receive an update of their children’s progress during these two intervals. The SBAC computer-based test has replaced the former California State Testing system (CST’s), and will be administered to students in grades three through eight in the spring of 2015.
Our overarching goal for every San Joaquin student is simple – Ensure that every child makes significant progress towards grade level proficiency in reading, mathematics and writing, as measured by the 2014/2015 MAP exams.
Some of the vehicles we will use to advance students towards proficiency include:
a) Creation of a college and career readiness campus environment
b) Collaborative teacher planning.
c) Data analysis which leads to modifications in instructional delivery.
d) Strategic professional development
e) Student awards and other incentives to excel
f) Parent education and participation
g) Strategic use of Title One funds to help students meet proficiency goals.
h) Creation of a PLC environment in which there is a common commitment to student learning and achievement.
Our commitment to San Joaquin’s students and their families is to “grow” motivated, inquisitive, creative scholars who impact our school and society. Thank you as you embark on this journey with us!
Vendetta Dozier Brown-Principal