Rita Pierson...Every Kid Needs a Champion
This is one of my favorite videos. We chose to share this video with staff during our opening day in-service this year. Our focus of the day revolved around the idea that if we focus on the child in front of us, the other peripheral issues facing educators will take care of themselves.
Some of the concerns that our teachers face involves navigating common core, new assessments, new mandates, RTI, professional development requirements etc. Our vision is to simplify the process by focusing on the needs of the individual child district wide. Tri-Valley is a wonderful district that has high academic performance ratings both locally and statewide. Our purpose will not waver in spite of educational reform pressure....we will continue to succeed together as VIKINGS.
Enjoy the video....