Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pebble Beach at Stanford helping children in need

Emma Morgan of Pebble Beach helped organize a charity run that took place Oct. 15 and raises $40,000 to benefit foster youth in California. The race is a 32-year tradition of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Stanford University.

The race is called ThetaBreakers and benefits Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. The nonprofit agency recruits, trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to work one-on-one with foster children in Santa Clara County. This year, Child Advocates hopes to serve 920 foster children with a CASA volunteer. For the past 32 years, the Stanford Thetas have supported Child Advocates to impact the lives of foster children.

“The Stanford students organizing this run change lives,” said in a statement Karen Scussel, executive director of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. “The Thetas are an organization of women committed to spreading the widest influence for good and they’ve been wonderful supporters of Child Advocates through their fundraisers and countless volunteer hours. As state funding for CASA programs declines, we are extremely thankful for the Theta’s unwavering support to help us provide a CASA for our community’s most vulnerable children."

Credit: Tyler Sabree Cloyd

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Want to run for the NMCUSD board? You still have a chance

The write-in candidate filing period for trustee area two of the North Monterey County Unified School District ends at 5 p.m. on October 24.

To qualify, candidates must meet the requirements of office and file nomination forms. Write-in candidates will file at the Monterey County Elections Office located at 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas, CA 93901. There are no filing fees or candidate statements and the write-in candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot.

For more information please call 831-796-1499.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Chartwell School gets interim head of school

Kate Mulligan has been appointed interim head of school at Chartwell School, a private, K-12 institution designed for students diagnosed with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia.

In the announcement, trustees say Mulligan has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to education, teaching, learning, and children.

Most recently Mulligan was the head of school of Westside School in Seattle, Wash. She holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College, and an Ed.M. in Teaching Curriculum and Learning Environments from Harvard University.

"I look forward to working in partnership with our very talented division heads and dedicated teachers and staff to do the amazing and transformative work with children that was envisioned by our founders," Mulligan said.

Chartwell programs include self-advocacy skills training, art, music, sports, and technology. Chartwell’s social/emotional program is effective at addressing students’ anxiety and frustration due to classroom struggles brought about by learning differences.

"During my first month at Chartwell, I have been impressed by the level of caring and commitment in this community,"  Mulligan said. "Current and past parents alike have expressed tremendous gratitude to Chartwell for 'saving the lives' of their children."

To learn more about Chartwell School, click here.