Boletín SNAPSHOTS

Explore nuestras últimas historias, seleccionadas de nuestro Boletín SNAPSHOTS. Encuentre su inspiración en los educadores y estudiantes de nuestra red de 20 escuelas. Cada dos meses, seleccionaremos los perfiles de un estudiante y un profesor, así como las noticias positivas de alrededor de nuestra red.

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Student Spotlight: Students from the Partnership network share their on-campus experiences and college dreams post-pandemic

We connected virtually with seniors from all Partnership high schools — Santee Education Complex, Jordan High School, Mendez High School, Roosevelt High School, and MSTMA at Roosevelt — to learn more about their experiences and perspectives after returning to campus.  Kailee Johnson, senior and cheer captain at Santee Education Complex, will attend the University of California,...

Teacher PROfile: This kindergarten teacher believes every student in her classroom has the ability and potential to learn

We recently spoke with Maria Guerra, kindergarten teacher at Grape Street Elementary School. She talked about her journey to becoming an educator, how the pandemic impacted her teaching style, and how seeing students grow is the most rewarding part of her job. Even though Maria Guerra’s first job out of high school was as a...

Student Spotlight: Leadership roles on- and off-campus helped this Mendez Jaguar become an inclusive leader

We connected with Alyssa Carmona, a 12th-grade student at Mendez High School. Below, Alyssa shares more about her role as President of the Associated Student Body, Mendez’s governing student body, and how she’s learned to navigate the job’s responsibilities.  “My role as Associated Student Body (ASB) President is to make sure that student voices are...

Teacher PROfile: The value of a strong math curriculum advances the education of students with special needs and English learner students

We recently spoke with Sanquanita Nellum, 7th and 8th grade Math and Special Education Teacher at George Washington Carver Middle School. She shared the challenges and joys of teaching students with dual barriers to education and how having a strong math curriculum supports their learning. Sanquanita began her journey as an educator when she became...

Teacher PROfile – Stephen Uyechi: Being named LA Unified Teacher of the Year provides additional honor and pride to Partnership educators

We spoke with Stephen Uyechi from Sunrise Elementary School who was named 2021-22 LA Unified School District Teacher of the Year. Stephen teaches Special Education, moderate to severe, with a focus on life skills. This award honors teachers with a strong commitment to their students, school, and community. The program spotlights positive aspects of education...

Teacher PROfile – Rafael Cruz: Being named LA Unified Teacher of the Year provides additional honor and pride to Partnership educators

We spoke with Rafael Cruz, a 7th-grade teacher from Hollenbeck Middle School, who was named both 2021-22 LA Unified School District and LA County of Education Teacher of the Year. Rafael teaches a medicine and forensics-based course at Hollenbeck entitled, Medical Detectives.  The LA Unified School District award honors teachers with a strong commitment to...

Student Spotlight: Advising on policy issues allows Jordan student to offer unique insights on school campus life

We connected with Heaven Watson, an 11th-grade student at Jordan High School, to learn more about her experience with the Partnership’s Policy Advisory Board, which is designed to elevate the voices of key school and community stakeholders in Partnership decision-making on policy positions and to strengthen our understanding of issues affecting our students. The board...

Educator PROfile: An educator who understands the needs of the school community and puts students first

We recently spoke with Francisco Sanchez, Categorical Program Advisor at Figueroa Street Elementary School, and here’s what he had to share about some newly learned experiences. Francisco’s teachers believed in him and in return he believes in all his students. The last academic year presented challenges and opportunities. What opportunities arose at Figueroa Street Elementary? ...

Student Spotlight: From Cuba to Watts to Westwood – A student’s journey, with love and support from her inner circle

Meet Jordan High School‘s 2021 inspirational speaker, Pilar Diaz, who will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall. Read the transcript of her graduation speech below, where she shares how excited she was to receive her U.S. Citizenship the day before her graduation. Pilar Diaz was one of the commencement speakers...

Teacher PROfile: Distance learning is marked by challenges, and it also provides opportunities to spark curiosity

We met virtually with Rekha Prakash, a Biotechnology Instructor at Roosevelt High School who also plays a role in the Medical & Health Sciences Linked Learning pathway and as an advisor to the Health Occupations Students of America to hear about how distance learning has been going for her and her students. Read more below....