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Professional Development Day for Inyo Teachers

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fall Conference – Connecting Teachers:

This event requires advanced registration and is open only to Inyo County teachers and administrators. The day will start off in the BAC on the campus of Bishop Elementary School. Registration begins at 7:30am followed by the Welcome session at 8am. Breakout sessions will begin at 8:15am in classrooms on the campus of HSMS. Please refer to your program distributed at check-in.

We have a great group of presenters for this conference. A few of those who will lead us during this exciting day are:

Dr. Skrotzki: She has been an administrator for eight years. She has found that implementing Restorative Practices in her office to deal with discipline or behavior issues has been conducive because it allows for both parties (the perpetrator and victim) to “work through” what has occurred in order to move on and/or mend the relationship.

C.J. Cintas: C.J. was introduced to the Central Coast of California while earning a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies at UCSB. His love for the outdoors was sowed early in his life in Hawaii. C.J.’s journey to the Sierra Nevada was filled with many stops, including Senegal, West Africa where he spent two and a half years working as a volunteer with the Peace Corps and Ojai, CA where he tended and taught science based education in school gardens and at Ventura River Watershed. C.J.’s love for sharing and creating new experiences has brought him to the Wild Roots Forest School where he is the lead Kindergarten teacher.

Tracy Magan:  A Bishop High graduate, Tracy was able to unite her two passions – education and the outdoors – by pursuing interests in outdoor education and travel after college. She then began a joyous, thought-provoking, and wonderful 7-year career teaching science at Home Street Middle School. With the advent of 2 children of her own, who never fail to challenge her convictions about education, she has recently been focused on early childhood education. She remains an excited learner who never ceases to question, contemplate, and experiment with new ideas.

Teresa Poirier: Teresa Poirier is a Program Specialist in Behavior and Classroom Management for the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools. She and her team of Behavior Intervention Assistants provide behavior support services to special education students across the county. Teresa first came to the Owens Valley in 1992 to hike Mount Whitney and was excited to relocate here in 2011 to work for ICSOS.

Frank Pinheiro: As a technology mentor teacher in the Panama-Buena Vista School District (Bakersfield), Frank provides colleagues with support for creating 21st Century learning environments through professional development workshops and his ED TECHniques newsletter. Frank uses his own 8th grade U.S. History classroom to model all aspects of technology integration. Frank has a passion for using innovative technologies and approaches to improve teaching and learning.

Adrian Sears: An avid climber and backcountry skier, Adrian has been teaching high school science for the past 25 years. He has taught in the Bay Area, in Independence, and has been at Bishop High for the last 15 years.

For more information, contact the ICSOS Curriculum & Instruction Department at (760) 873-3262.


November 3
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ilissa Twomey
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Home Street Middle School
201 Home Street
Bishop, CA 93514
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