Human Resources

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
Laurie M. Aknin
  
Assistant Superintendent of Personnel

Title IX Coordinator Click to learn more
(408) 223-3744

laknin@mpesd.org
 
Eloisa Fernandez 

(408) 223-3744
Personnel Specialist 

Liz Gutierrez
(408) 223-3720
Administrative Secretary

OUR VISION

Every student in the Mt. Pleasant School District is empowered to succeed in a diverse and changing society.

OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY IS OUR STRENGTH

Mount Pleasant Elementary School District – a TK-8 district- with three elementary schools, one TK-8th grades school and one middle school, serves about 2,400 students.  A multitude of cultures, ethnic groups and languages makes the District a rich atmosphere in which to work.  The Instructional Program is based on an innovated and comprehensive K-8 Common Core based curriculum. Our district focuses on providing our students with instruction that maximizes positive learning! Our programs are student centered and our goal is to provide an environment in which students are achieving at the highest academic level.

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
The instructional program is based on an innovative and comprehensive K-8 curriculum supported by ongoing staff development, appropriate instructional materials and support staff.  Professional growth opportunities are provided through district in-services.  The District has three staff development days built into the school calendar for the purpose of teacher training.


PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES\

Induction Program 
We believe teachers are the most crucial factor of student success.  Our goal is to provide quality support for our new teachers from the day you join us! The New Teacher Center (NTC) is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers.  Our Induction program and our highly trained Support Providers offer peer coaching, ongoing professional development focusing on classroom management and instructional strategies.

Professional Development: 
Culturally Responsive Teaching PD and coaching by Dr. Hollie
CPM/Eureka Common Core Math PD and coaching
EL Expeditionary Learning Language Arts PD and coaching
Fountas and Pinnell Early Literacy Program
Project Base Learning through the Buck Institute for Education 
EL-Achieve and Constructive Meaning ELD PD and coaching
Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD)

We continue strive to provide the most relevant and current professional development to our staff.  We also provide time for our teachers to collaborate with each other to improve their practice.


OUR SCHOOLS
August Boeger Middle School
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Principal: Jeremia Cruz


Ida Jew Academies 
Charter School
Grades K-8

Principal: 
Laura Alvarez


Valle Vista Elementary
Grades K-5
Principal: Drew Donati 


Robert Sanders Elementary
Grades K-5
Principal: Julie Howard


Mt. Pleasant STEAM Academy 

Grades K-5

Principal- Jose Gonzalez

 

HOW TO JOIN OUR FAMILY
We are seeking talented candidates who have a passion for working in an educational setting with children of all ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are looking for individuals who are willing to join a staff that work together to create the best educational programs for our students and believe all students can succeed!  If this is you, please visit Ed-Join for employment opportunities.  

 NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Mt. Pleasant School District does not on the basis of actual or perceived characteristics such as age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, disability, nationality, race of ethnicity, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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Board Policy

BP 4119.11 – Sexual-Harassment- Personnel 
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How To Reach Us:
       Phone: (408) 223-3744
       FAX: (408) 223-3799
       e-mail: laknin@mpesd.org