Specialized Education Services, Inc. Unveils 2024 Staff and Teacher of the Year Winners

Third annual awards program recognizes team members’ commitment to special and alternative education students PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today broadly announced Shannon Searles as its 2024 Teacher of the Year and Anjel Green as its 2024 Staff of the Year. The annual program honors teachers and full-time employees, including teachers, social workers, behavior specialists and paraprofessionals staff, who exemplify high-quality, evidence-based [...]

Specialized Education Services, Inc. Unveils 2024 Staff and Teacher of the Year Winners2024-05-28T11:40:47-04:00

Showing understanding through art at the Sierra School of Sonoma

Elementary school students in Room F (aka The Wild Things) at the Sierra School of Sonoma recently exhibited their creative skills with a project on South African symbolism and abstract art. As part of their academic work Sierra students, ages 6 to 10 years old, studied several cultures in their social studies class, including South Africa. They created a variety of art and replicated objects based on what they have learned about the country. Third grader Mateo said it felt good to learn new things about another country. Another student, first grader Chevelle was happy [...]

Showing understanding through art at the Sierra School of Sonoma2024-05-24T10:29:10-04:00

Empowering the next generation through the art of storytelling

After weeks of meticulous post-production and an outpouring of support, 2023 SESI Teacher of the Year Kristi Hoffman and students from the Academic Six high school classroom at the High Road School of Wright City proudly present their Women's History Month podcast. The special project podcast features interviews with some of the remarkable women who help lead SESI.The spark for this project ignited when Executive Director Mary Claire Engel issued a challenge to her classes: explore Women's History Month creatively.“What started with the idea of sending interview questions to women throughout the organization led to a [...]

Empowering the next generation through the art of storytelling2024-05-20T10:33:09-04:00

Excel Academy leaders and students participate in United Black Male Educators of Chicago Public Schools inaugural conference

Several members of the Excel Academy community recently participated in an important event hosted by the United Black Male Educators (UMBE) of Chicago Public Schools. Students along with Dr. Anthony Haley Jr., regional director, Chicago, and Tyree Booker, school director, Excel Academy Roseland, who are members of the UBME, attended the organization’s inaugural student empowerment conference. The landmark event, held at Olive Harvey Community College, aimed to educate, empower, and elevate Black male students in grades 7-12 from across the District and the city. The conference is one initiative by CPS that helps address the [...]

Excel Academy leaders and students participate in United Black Male Educators of Chicago Public Schools inaugural conference2024-05-16T10:58:19-04:00

Sierra School of Solano’s May Spotlights

Staff Spotlight Ms. Lili is our staff of the month for May! She always goes above and beyond for the students and staff in room one and two, but also for the whole school general. She is willing to help in any situation with a smile and has a calm presence about her. The staff and students know they can always count on her! Student Spotlight Kamiah is our student of the month for May! Kamiah has shown tremendous growth in her communication with staff and peers, as well as managing her emotions appropriately. She works [...]

Sierra School of Solano’s May Spotlights2024-05-15T10:50:36-04:00

Caterpillar Celebration at Hartford Primary/Middle School

It’s a Caterpillar Celebration at Hartford Primary/Middle School! This spring at High Road School of Hartford Primary/Middle School, students got to participate in a two-week unit of learning about the lifecycle of caterpillars and butterflies. With the help of our related services team, students worked on: vocabulary, sequencing and describing attributes by observing their class caterpillars every-day and taking notes on their changes. Students especially loved naming their caterpillars; we had some very creative names ranging from Cali to Chicken! There was a lot of excitement when each caterpillar finally created their chrysalis and were [...]

Caterpillar Celebration at Hartford Primary/Middle School2024-05-15T10:34:19-04:00

Celebrating creative expression at Excel Academy of Englewood

At Excel Academy of Englewood, part of the Chicago Public Schools’ Options Network, a recent event celebrated spoken words, music and the visual arts. The "Express Yourself" showcase provided a platform for both students and staff to share their talents. "Express Yourself" stemmed from English and art department lessons, where students including delved into the areas of poetry and painting. What simply began as an assignment soon evolved into a school-wide celebration, inviting participants to share their unique voices through poetry, songs/rap performances, or visual art such as paintings or drawings. Auditions, [...]

Celebrating creative expression at Excel Academy of Englewood2024-05-20T12:20:32-04:00

Pacific Beach teen wins award in financial literacy contest

Congratulations to Gabriel Trepashko, our very own 17-year-old student at the Sierra School of San Diego! Gabriel recently received Honorable Mention during the third annual Financial Literacy Superheroes Competition for his entry, "Luna The Super Saver Cat," who was created to encourage good financial habits. We could not be more proud of him! Read the Whole Story! Learn more about our school today.

Pacific Beach teen wins award in financial literacy contest2024-05-09T15:13:46-04:00

Quenice Davis: From college basketball star to Sacramento school admin

Quenice Davis is a former San Diego State standout basketball player. Now, she's impacting lives as an administrator at Sierra School of Sacramento SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When it comes to shooting your shot, Quenice Davis gets buckets. The former division 1 college basketball star turned school administrator is scoring at life and dishing out plenty of assists along the way. "I've always known I wanted to go into education," said Davis. "My father was a teacher when I was a little kid. My sister was already in the field, teaching students with autism, and she was like 'Hey, try this [...]

Quenice Davis: From college basketball star to Sacramento school admin2024-05-06T13:09:26-04:00