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August 28, 2012 > Newark Unified School District rocks the house

Newark Unified School District rocks the house

Submitted By Liz Warren

On August 23, Newark Unified School District (NUSD) had an organizational kick-off to start the 2012-13 school year. In attendance at the event, held at the Newark Memorial High School Commons, were 400 teachers, classified personnel, Board and community members as well as district leaders.

The excitement was contagious!

The morning began with a beautiful continental breakfast prepared by Newark Unified School District's Child Nutritional Services. After everyone had time to reconnect, guests were introduced and welcomed back by the Board Vice President Jan Crocker, Newark Teachers Association Representative Jacob Goldsmith, California School Employee Association Representative Mary Grundmann, and Newark Management Association President Kathleen Waffle. Mr. Erwin, Senior Director of Human Resources introduced thirty new teachers, classified and management staff to the Newark Unified School District family.

Dr. Dave Marken, Superintendent, then challenged the gathering with startling statistics, a touch of humor, and the encouragement to work together for the benefit of Newark Unified School District's students.

All staff members received a "Team NUSD" shirt to show our collective solidarity to improving student learning. The shirts were gifted generously by the KNN and De La Rosa firms. In addition, leadership created eleven gift baskets as raffle prizes for staff.

The event ended with all leadership singing to our amazing group of educators, "You are Transformational."

Great start, moving toward a great year!

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