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Award Winning Programs

2019 CSBA Golden Bell Award
LUSD Walking and Talking Instruction 

The Lammersville USD Board of Trustees have set direction to provide our 5900 students with a 21st Century educational experience. This direction is based on the belief that collaborative adult relationships work for students. During the 2014 school year, the Board approved a plan designed to systematically improve instruction across our district. Walking and Talking Instruction is a professional development practice which partner teachers and administrators as they collaboratively observe classroom instruction using a standardized rubric. Participant’s understanding is built through a calibration exercise before teams observe multiple classrooms per site. Rubric based observation data is collected and discussed amongst the entire group of educators with a focus on best instructional practices. Ideas are shared and plans made to bring the best practices for implementation back to each school site.  The LUSD Board of Trustees supports innovative approaches to professional development and inspires its educators to work as partners.


2017 CSBA Golden Bell Award and NSBA Magna Award
LUSD Early College Pathway Program

In 2014, our Lammersville Unified Board of Trustees approved a plan to create an Early College Pathway Program for Mountain House High School students. Partnering with San Joaquin Delta College, cohorts of students were set into a program model which allowed students the opportunity to earn an Associate degree in science and mathematics, while concurrently earning a high school diploma in the traditional four-year high school cycle. Students who complete the Early College Pathway Program will enter college two years ahead of their peers. Students in the program are learning valuable lessons about their abilities to perform in a college setting and their ability to adapt to a challenging environment. The results have made our community proud. Our pathway program students have outperformed like programs in San Joaquin County and the region. This program has driven student outcomes, is sustainable, and is based on a model that can be repeated by education leaders.