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June 20, 2014

ACSA ProgramWe are pleased to share that has been awarded with the Partners in Educational Excellence Award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 6, and is now moving forward to the California State round of competition.

Established in 2009, has served only one purpose, to celebrate education excellence for all public school sites within the Dublin Unified School District. The site began with humble beginnings, but in subsequent years has yielded numerous high profile features, always with a focus on education. Some of these have included long-form interviews with the principals of the television program “Mythbusters”, GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling, Disney Imagineer Molly Rinke, DUSD Superintendent Stephen Hanke and even musician Thomas Dolby. has also highlighted scores of students that are matriculating through Top-100 universities throughout the country in the popular Life in College Series of articles..

Additionally, has focused on equally compelling profiles, including DUSD Teacher of Year, Keira Andresen, who helped to create a “Sensory Lab” for all Dublin Elementary students to experience what it is like to live within the Autism spectrum, or Shobha Tejwani, ELL Instructor who helped to guide a 3rd grade immigrant from Vietnam to proficiency in ELA or to a small group of students that are preparing for a career in Cosmetology through the Tri-Valley ROP Program.

We have been blessed to have this opportunity. Perhaps what has been most gratifying is that close to 40 staff members, family and student writers have contributed content to The platform is truly community-based and is grassroots in its nature.

ACSA Award Ceremony 2Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 6 encompasses virtually all school sites in Alameda County and a large portion of sites in Contra Costa County. As the awardee from the four finalists in this category, the candidacy of will carry forward into the California State round competition in November, which will be held in San Diego.

The other partners nominated in this category included: the Chevron Richmond Refinery noted for their STEM-related educational programs, the Lafayette Partners in Education that has helped to fill funding gaps and Brookwater Irrigation Consulting that has sponsored ROP-favored classes. All of these are worthy programs that will continue to serve students throughout Region 6 in the years to come

While receiving accolades or awards has never been the mission of, we gratefully accepted last night’s honor as a confirmation of our ongoing work. It was simply a night to celebrate the efforts of a multitude of people/organizations that often operate under the radar – but also for those that really make our local programs prosper. We sincerely thank all of you for your efforts – it all makes a positive difference – for everyone.

If you would like to contribute to, or have a story we should tell, please contact us at

  1. Arzu B. permalink
    June 20, 2014 11:43 am

    Well deserved… Congratulations!!!!

  2. David Haubert permalink
    June 24, 2014 5:10 pm

    Great job James. Well done, Michael. You both do a great job!

  3. Kathy de Jong permalink
    June 29, 2014 5:20 pm

    Thanks to you James and Michael for all of your hard work and dedication to the students and families in our community… and for spreading the word on what really matters.


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