Vinland Teacher: It all Starts with Learning to Love to Read

Stephen Tatum, a 2016 Excellence in Education finalist, has worked for the district for 32 years, 28 of his career at Vinland Elementary School teaching fourth through sixth grade. He teaches fifth grade this year. Vinland vice principal Lisa Benavidez said Tatum has high expectations for students, who grow not only academically in his class but in their improved behavior. “He is a team player and is a father figure to many of our students. Mr. Tatum is influential among our young men on our campus,” she said.

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Message from Jorge Aguilar : I Am Ready College Information Packets Mailed to 4,000+ Seniors

When we launched our Equity and Access work in 2009 in partnership with the University of California, Merced, we set out to “give all students an equal opportunity to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.” This language became the guiding principle of Equity and Access.

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