This is the employee version of the newsletter that was sent out to families, secondary students, and our community subscribers today. It includes some additional information of particular interest to employees.

October 4, 2019
In This Issue
  • Pauline Stahl Named County Teacher of the Year
  • 4 Questions for Office Manager Glenda Machrus
  • AUSD Schools Win Energy Star Certification
  • October 11: Niel Tam Educational Center Dedication
  • Kudos to...
  • Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
Pauline Stahl Named Alameda County Teacher of the Year

We are delighted to announce that 
Pauline Stahl, Ed.D., a veteran teacher in the Alameda Unified School District, was selected last night as one of two Alameda County Teachers of the Year.  Dr. Stahl, who teaches at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School, has been instrumental in setting up both the genomics Career Technical Education program there and the Restorative Practices program.  Learn more about this wonderful teacher in today's community bulletin!
Five Questions for Glenda Machrus

In our  employee feature this month, our 2019 Classified School Employee of the Year talks about her hobbies, her love of Ruby Bridges Elementary School, her perfect day, and the three characteristics of an excellent office manager.
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AUSD Elementary Schools Earn Energy Star Certifications

Seven of AUSD's nine elementary schools have earned "ENERGY STAR" certification, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week.  The seven schools earned the certification for being among the top 25% most energy-efficient buildings in the US.

October 11: Dedication of the Niel Tam Educational Center

All AUSD staff are invited to the dedication ceremony for renaming the District Office the "Niel Tam Educational Center" on October 11 at 4:30 pm. The event will feature speakers, music, and recollections of Mr. Tam, who served as a teacher, vice principal, principal, and Board of Education member in AUSD. 

The event will be held at 2060 Challenger Drive.
Kudos to...

ASTI student leaders who held a schoolwide assembly last month to help their peers learn that mental health issues are normal, that talking about them is helpful, and that resources are available. The student leaders also gave their classmates a quiz about some of the stigmas that surround mental illness and taught them about symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. 

During this first-ever Mental Health Awareness Week at ASTI, students also had opportunities to pledge to be an ally to those suffering from depression and to learn about stress and self care. The week was initiated and implemented entirely by students. 

"I respect people who come out of the gate and create something that's never been done before," Principal Tracy Corbally said as she introduced the students at the start of the assembly. "These students have done a remarkable job."
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Upcoming Events

October 10, 7 pm
Wood Middle School

October 11
Non-student day/professional development

October 11, 4:30 pm
Dedication Ceremony for the Niel Tam Educational Center
2060 Challenger Drive

October 17, 6:30 pm
Board of Education Meeting
City Hall

October 18, 3:30-5:00 pm
Teacher Pre-Sale at Alameda Library's Used Book Sale!
O'Club, Alameda Point
(Free admission for teachers)

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