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2007: Celebrating Five Years of Excellence and Growth

Joanne Galli-Banducci

From the founding of an innovative preschool to a three-fold increase in students and faculty, the School of Education is on the move at the five-year mark. Partnership, collaboration and philanthropic support are the keys to the School’s rapid growth and realization of its overriding purpose to make a difference in ways that will benefit real kids in real classrooms every day.

Milestones & Achievements

  • School establishes West Sacramento Early College Prep (grades 6-12), in partnership with Washington Unified School District and Sacramento City College
  • Growth in students more than doubles from 150 in 2002 to 372
  • Endowment grows from $0 in 2002 to $1.84 million in 2007
  • Geri Rohlff (BA ‘76, Credential ‘80) inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Davis Richmond (Credential ‘89) named 2007 Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools
  • Assistant Professor Cary Trexler receives 2007-08 Fulbright Fellowship
  • Joanne Galli-Banducci, teaching credential faculty and chair of Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature annual lecture, receives Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell speaks at School’s graduation
  • School launches KLC Adler Children’s Writer/Illustrator-in- Residence program

“Establishing and co-managing West Sacramento Early College Prep with our district and community college partners is a watershed event for the School of Education’s engagement in public education.”
          – Dean Harold Levine

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