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PYLUSD Induction Coordinator

Melanie Carmona

714-985-8641 or x61641

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Debbie Ortiz

714-985-8601 or x61601

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Luck of the Irish?

​​​​​​​This month is all about luck and I'm the first person to admit to massive quantities of the stuff in my own life. But luck itself is somewhat passive. I am grateful that I was born in a country that values freedom and raised in a home that always had food on the table and a hug waiting for me from a caring parent. But these fortunate blessings are just that; they alone do not determine my success. Other, more active qualities must be invoked from within to help us achieve success. Hard work. Drive. Grit. Perseverance. Be the educator that lights the fire in your students to develop and maintain these qualities because, as Thomas Jefferson said, "I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."


Last Call for Mid-Year Program Surveys!!

And on the topic of luck, it looks like mine has ended because we have stalled out on our mid-year survey. So far, only 40/72 Participating Teachers have answered the survey. (We still need a few CTs, as they are at 27/38) I'd love to report 100% participation. We use stakeholder feedback to make meaningful changes to our program, as well as to continue the aspects that are most beneficial. Your opinion is crucial to this process. Here are the links to our surveys:

PT Mid-Year Survey

CT Mid-Year Survey

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Our Objectives

  • Teacher growth and effectiveness
  • Teacher retention
  • Student learning
  • Clear credentialing

Our Goals

  • Make the program meaningful
  • Connect learning and professional goals to Induction work
  • Tailor the program and professional development to individual needs
  • Eliminate redundancy whenever possible