California School News Radio

California School News Radio is a weekly podcast focused on education issues at public school districts hosted by Kevin Ausmus and Drew Schlosberg. The podcast airs live at 3 p.m. Thursdays on wsRadio.com. Peruse our library of clips from past shows.

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Making a Difference: Food Service and Mental Health Advocacy in Fontana

Posted October 22, 2020

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October 22, 2020 Making a Difference: Food Service and Mental Health Advocacy in Fontana Fontana Unified Food Service Director Trieste Huey discusses receiving the California Public Employees Retirement System’s 2020 Spotlight on Excellence Award, the challenges of putting together a meal plan for school closures in two days, and the importance of providing nutritious meals for a community of 200,000 residents.
Fontana High School senior Fatima Kamara discusses her role as the Fontana Unified Board of Education’s student representative, advocating for student well-being and mental health days, the hidden pressures students face in the COVID era, why she wants to be a lawyer and growing up in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
October 8, 2020 Education for All: Equity Task Force in Lynwood Lynwood Unified School District Director of Equity, Access and Instructional Services Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco discusses the District’s newly launched Equity Curriculum Inclusion Task Force, implementing social justice standards, the importance of stakeholder feedback, and supporting underserved students.
October 1, 2020 Community Support: Nutrition Service in Baldwin Park; Technology in Fontana Baldwin Park Unified School District Director of Nutrition Services Rosa Estrella discusses the challenges of providing meal service to the community during the pandemic, incorporating the District’s transportation department for home delivery, and why being Nutrition Services Director is her dream job.
Sequoia Middle School Principal Antonio Viramontes and Assistant Principal Kim Moyer discuss the Fontana Unified school’s recognition as a Microsoft Showcase Incubator School, how the enthusiasm of Sequoia’s faculty and staff has propelled the transition and their recognition as an AVID National Demonstration School.
September 24, 2020 Flexing Creative Muscles: Award-winning Art Education at El Monte Union El Monte High School visual art teacher Patrice Cooley was recently recognized as the California Art Education Association 2020 Outstanding Visual Art Teacher of the Year. Cooley discusses how she is able to connect with and instill confidence in her students, the importance of critical thinking and the benefits of resilience.