Here is a tentative schedule for the evening:
6:00 PM SGTA will address the School Board
6:15 Board members go to closed session for discussion
6:15 SGTA will provide dinner at Pizza Place California for all SGTA Teachers attending evening board meeting
7:00 Board Members Reconvene for regular session, Board members Reconfiguration event.
7:30 SGTA Video Presentation will be shown.
SGTA Video Presentation: As you know, SGTA has been working on a power point slide show with photos of staff along with their years of experience, advanced degrees, and unique qualities that they bring to their classrooms. This slide show will be shown to the board on Tuesday evening. SGTA will request the video to be shown at 6:00 p.m., however, at this time it is on the agenda for later in the evening. So PLEASE PLAN on STAYING for the whole event, we will feed you dinner!
If you are willing to address the board, here are some suggestions about what you could say:
- How long you've been in San Gabriel and teaching in general
- Your degrees and areas of expertise
- The unique classroom experiences you share with the students
- What makes you a stellar teacher
- PLEASE BE BOASTFUL! We really need to make an impression on the Board Members so that they are truly aware of all of the things we bring to this district that is above and beyond just doing the job. Remember we are trying to show why we deserve to get professional pay similar to surrounding districts.
Here is a template to help you, but feel free to come up with your own:
Good evening Board Members. My name is _________. I have been working for this district for _______. I have a BA in _______________, as well as a______________________________. I teach ____________ at Jefferson.
Good evening Board Members. My name is Iraise Garcia. I have been working for this district for 11 years. I have a BA in Liberal Studies and History, as well as a Masters in Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have taught ELD 1 at Jefferson and I am now currently the ELD 2 teacher. Because my students are limited in their English skills, it is helpful that I am fluent in Spanish and I am also currently learning Chinese. "Wo nang shuo yi dian putong hua." I am also one of the seventh grade English Teachers at the School, who attended the UC Irvine writing project in the summer of 2014. An intensive writing program that was not just a professional development, but like a graduate level course. I also continued the program with Writing Project II, a year long program in order to better my curriculum and my student's motivation in writing. I just wanted to share this because you may not be aware of the amount of time and effort, we go through, even after our years of study and experience, in order to give our students an exemplary education.
Please send me an email if you can help our efforts and are willing to speak! There is strength in numbers!!