News from Across Rowland Unifed School District

Schools Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Rorimer Elementary students experienced a music performance from "Los Camperos," who visited the school in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Part of the Music Center's Education series, the history of Mariachi music was shared as students learned about each instrument. "The Mariachi Los Camperos had every student from Kindergarten to 6th grade - as well as our staff - dancing and singing! It was a beautiful and engaging way to kick-off our Latino Heritage Month celebration," said Rorimer Principal Heidi West.

RUSD Special Projects Director Silvia Rivas, Rorimer Elementary Principal Heidi West, and RUSD Elementary Director Dr. Celia Munguia with Los Camperos Mariachi at Rorimer Elementary.

Hurley Elementary kicked off Latinx Heritage Month with engaging read alouds across the campus by guest readers from the District. 

"Hurley students and staff dressed up in any cultural attire that represented Spanish speaking nations. It was a day of pride and celebration," said Hurley Principal Dr. Yesenia Alvarez. "A big thank you to our special guests Board President Donna Freedman, Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell, Mrs. Josefina Sandoval from Business Services, Family Resource Director Miriam Kim, and Assistant Director of Special Education (pictured above) Nicole Hernandez."

RUSD Teacher of the Year Honored

RUSD Teacher of the Year Deloras Skokan (center) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education Teacher of the Year Event held on September 23, 2022. (Pictured left to right:) Association of Rowland Educators President Aimee Urbien, Northam teachers Melissa Martinez and Vanessa Salas, Board Member Agnes P. Gonzalez, and Assistant Superintendent Dennis Bixler.

The Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year program is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors contests in the U.S. for public school teachers. Each year it features an annual luncheon recognition where the teachers of the year from each district are honored for their dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment.

Our 2022 Rowland Unified School District Teacher of the Year is Deloras Skokan from Northam Elementary. (Click to Watch Her Video!)

Skokan is an effective and dedicated teacher whose focus is on the needs of her students. Students in Mrs. Skokan’s class experience not only the core curriculum, but she finds ways to imbed art, STEAM, and social emotional learning. She is always looking for new and fun ways to engage her students and bring out the best in each student. Parents love her and are always willing to help support the activities she plans for her students because they see how much she cares for their kids. Mrs. Skokan is one of the first teachers to volunteer for any community. She is part of the School Site Council and is the grade level lead for her team. She is a team player and is always willing to help and support all of Northam’s staff.


Come Work For RUSD!

Enroll in Bus Driver Trainee Program By Oct. 14

Become a Rowland Unified School District Bus Driver! This training program opportunity will be from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Successful candidates who complete this program will have the credentials required to apply for a position as a School BUs Driver with any school district. Interested? Click here to apply by October 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Other Rowland Unified Job Oppenings:

Behavior Support Assistant (Part-Time)

Campus Aide (Part-Time)

Food Service Assistant I (Part-Time)

Food Service Assistant III (Full-Time)

Instructional Assistant I (Part-Time)

Instructional Assistant II (Part-Time)

Personal Care Assistant (Part-Time)

Pool Maintenance Worker (Full-Time)

Payroll Operations Supervisor (Closes TODAY)

Senior Account Clerk (Full-Time Closes 10/14/22)


September 30, 2022 Issue RUSD News Editor

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