Kevin Brown: OGHS Coach & Teacher Recognized by CIF
Posted by Jericho Fabie at 6/1/2015
Brown of Orange Glen High School received a Distinguished Service Award
from the California Interscholastic Federation in recognition of his 27
years of coaching tennis. During this time, he has directed and seeded
17 CIF tennis tournaments, dedicating countless hours in support of high
school athletes. Following in his parents footsteps, Kevin has been a
Social Science teacher throughout his career. Congratulations!
Union High School District is proud to be a recipient of Cenergistic’s
Environmental Excellence Award. Cenergistic is a technology-powered,
data-driven energy conservation company who strives to help
organizations reduce consumption of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil
Escondido Union High School District is pleased to announce that Renee
Sherry-Farrell, Integrated Mathematics Teacher at Del Lago Academy, has
been named EUHSD 2015 Teacher of the Year. With 15 years of experience
at EUHSD, Renee has been essential in developing a math program that
meets the needs of all DLA scholars. She has played a key roles in
creating a positive school wide culture and has
helped designed an effective grading system that ensures student
accountability for their learning and studies. Being a dedicated
educator, she instructs tutorials before and after school and takes part
in curriculum development for school wide intervention as well as
districtwide training and implementation. She is also an advisor to
various DLA clubs like the Christian, Math and Science clubs. Renee
always volunteers to get a specific task done on campus and helps
students raise their grades by tutoring. With her sense of motivation
and her positive contributions for student academic success, EUHSD is
proud to have Renee Sherry-Farrell as the 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Campus Site Teachers of the Year
We would also like to congratulate the following teachers, who have been selected by their school sites as Teacher of the Year:
Kelly Grisby of San Pasqual High School: Currently teaching English 10
and AP English Language for Juniors, Kelly is a PLC lead, has served on
the WASC committee and as a Master Teacher. Her positive demeanor and
optimistic attitude, coupled with her professionalism helps to make her effective with students and colleagues alike.
Nicole Hoofard of Escondido High School: An agriculture teacher for
almost 20 years, Nicole’s dedication is reflected in the classroom, the
community and in support of the award winning FFA program.
Denise Yasukochi-Beltran of Orange Glen High School: Denise is an avid
problem solver, inspiring her Biology students to be inquisitive while pursuing a complex issue. She is always seeking ways to not only
improve her own teaching methods, but leads others towards doing their
"Christopher North, an instructional assistant IV at San Pasqual High School in the Escondido Union High School District, has been selected as the 2015 San Diego County Classified Employee of the Year. Christopher was chosen from a countywide pool of district-level honorees by a panel of his peers and is now a candidate for California Classified Employee of the Year honors in the Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance category.
One special education teacher who works with Christopher praised his initiative and involvement in the school community. 'He helps set up summer school field trips each year for special needs students. This year he teamed up with a local nursery to build a garden for the students. Also, Christopher has been instrumental in organizing an annual Thanksgiving luncheon where special education students get to participate in serving students and staff district wide.'
Christopher’s 'charisma, work ethic, and infectious smile extend well beyond normal school hours,' noted the teacher. One parent who submitted a nomination wrote, 'He always has a smile and shares it with everyone. Chris quietly leads by example.'
Congratulations to all the district nominees (listed in the enclosed document) and especially to Christopher for this well-deserved honor."
Please join us in congratulating Chris North, SPHS Instructional Assistant IV, as 2015 EUHSD Classified Employee of the Year. Chris, a leader by example, exemplifies professionalism, caring and compassion in and out of the work place. In his 17th year of services at San Pasqual to students with severe disabilities, Chris understands and implements each students’ IEP with dedication. He builds trust and makes connections to create an environment that allows his students to shine bright. In addition to his job as an Instructional Assistant, Chris is also the test administrator for SAT at SPHS; providing valuable assistance in the effort to support college readiness to all SPHS students. Chris is a leader in CSEA and serves as a site rep for San Pasqual and on CSEA negotiating team where his skills set serves to benefit the district as a whole. Chris also fills in as Security at San Pasqual during special events and serves as on call custodian for weekend activities. As a member of the Golden Eagle family, Chris is appreciated for his strong work ethic, commitment to students and services to the San Pasqual community. We are proud to have Chris North as Our Classified Employee of the Year.
Congratulations are also extended to the following Classified Employee of the Year Nominees:
Denice McClain - Administrative Secretary at Escondido High School
Valentin Gonzalez - Custodian at Orange Glen High School
Paty Macedo - Registrar at Del Lago Academy
Julio Macias - Custodial/Grounds Maintenance at District Service Center.
Escondido High School District Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in AP Scores
Posted by Jericho Fabie at 12/8/2014
The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) is proud to be recognized in the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll by The College Board
as a school district that improved in the rate at which students earned
scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam, while also increasing access to
Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students.
Being included in the honor roll is based on several criteria and
through the analysis of data from the last three years of AP scores. The
criteria for being included consists of: Increased participation/access
to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in
medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts; Increased
or maintained the percentage of exams taken by African American,
Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in
2014 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2012, unless the district has
already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of
its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
EUHSD is one of 547
school districts in the US and Canada being recognized for in the AP
District Honor Roll, and one of the 4 districts in San Diego county to
be recognized. EUHSD is the only school district in San Diego County
that is recognized as also having a student population consisting of 30%
percent or more of underrepresented minority students (Black/African
American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native) as well as 30
percent or more low-income students (students who qualify for free or
reduced-priced lunch). This recognition truly portrays the Escondido
High School District’s desire to provide all of the diverse Escondido
Community with a quality education.
High School District in collaborative partnership with USC is honored to be the
recipients of the Military Child Education Coalition 2014 Exemplary Higher
Education Partnership Award.
Higher Education Partnership Award highlights exceptional teacher preparation
programs that maintain and develop positive school climates and supporters that
answer to the unique circumstances of children from military families. Such
programs encompass critical information and experience focused on all
military-connected children. The award promotes and celebrates partnership
among institutions of higher education, public school systems and military
installations. Military Child Education Coalition is dedicated to ensuring
inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children
affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
information contact: Sharon von Maier,
Director of Special Programs (760.291.3266)