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PYLUSD Induction Coordinator

Melanie Carmona

714-985-8641 or x61641

PDA/Induction Secretary

Debbie Ortiz

714-985-8601 or x61601

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We MAY make it through May!

Hooray! We are in the home stretch. Testing is now happening all over the district and if you're participating in the experience, remember to stay flexible and keep your cool when tech issues undoubtedly rear their ugly heads. Good luck to you! 


University Credits

Our window for university credits (offered through Brandman University) opens May 15 and closes September 30. Please see this page for more details.


Last Portfolio Check: Due May 19

Our last Portfolio Check is due on May 19. We issue certificates of completion at Colloquium, so this deadline is firm. If you think you might not make it, please email Melanie at to determine what the alternative plan will be. Don't forget to print your transcript from PDExpress and upload it to your main Induction folder. (Instructions for PDExpress are linked over to the left in the QuickLinks menu.) Also, please make sure your folders are named according to this structure. Mentors, please use this Google Form when you're done checking your reviewees!



Our Induction Colloquium is fast-approaching (May 25th! Add it to your calendar! Sign up on PDExpress!). This is a mandatory event and is required for earning your clear credential. You can prepare for this important event by using this Colloquium Guide. You'll need to make a copy of it for your own use. This is not an assignment, but rather a planning tool for our event. I discussed it with the CTs at our last meeting, but contact me with any questions, should any arise.

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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