DELTA SIERRA SECTION PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Fellow and Potential CASCWA members,

I am humbled to be able to address our small, but might Delta-Sierra Section (DSS) community. Not only am I honored to serve as your 21-22 Section President, but I also hope to provide you with some inspiration, hope, and a message of resiliency. No one would have ever thought that we would find ourselves more than 18 months into a Global Pandemic with still so many uncertainties. Uncertainties that bring about fear, anxiety, and the aftermath of a shut-down that has magnified the need for Child Welfare and Attendance support more than ever. Although this may sound overwhelming, I knew the entire time that I was not in this alone. This is the exact reason that I have prioritized my CASCWA membership; so I don’t ever have to do this work alone.

Since beginning in this field in 2007, CASCWA has always been, and continues to be necessary to increasing my knowledge and capacity in the field of Child Welfare and Attendance. Over the last 18 month, I have heard more stories of school staff conducting home visits, being creative with student engagement, and prioritizing school belonging and connectedness. For us CASCWA Members, this is nothing new, but we were seen, heard and have felt valued more than ever before. Whether it be a direct connection with members of State SARB, access to the wonderful Professional Development opportunities that have kept me updated with latest trends in the field, or making those personal connections with others that are now just an email or phone call away, I know I have support.

Now, more than ever, we have seen the value of self-care and personal connection. We, as social beings, need to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness even as professionals. We need to feel supported and put ourselves first so that we may care for others; our staff and students. We must, now, more than ever find and strengthen our village because we are stronger together. This is my reason for being a CASCWA member, my village. I challenge you to join CASCWA, our village, this year as we grow stronger together on our mission to support our students.

Sincerely,

Virginia Burns, Delta-Sierra Section President

Sutter County Superintendent of Schools

Program Coordinator, Student Support and Outreach



Delta-Sierra Executive Board Meetings

Our last Meeting was held on August 10, 2021,  10:00-12:00, at Sutter CSOS

For meeting information, please CONTACT OUR SECRETARY DIRECTly AT ERICAP@SIA-US.COM

REgular 2021-2022 Meetings ARE being scheduled at will be posted soon

 MINUTES OF MEETING WILL BE emailed upon request.


DELTA SIERRA

Professional Development Event





On February 23rd, CASCWA's Delta Sierra Section hosted an "Attendance Certification Training."  The presenters were CDE's David Kopperud and Dan Sackheim.  It was and excellent presentation and we wish to thank David and Dan for sharing their "Power Point":  Supervision of Attendance Training.pptx


CASCWA's Delta Sierra Section Board






Virginia Burns 

President 

Sutter COE

virginiab@sutter.k12.ca.us



Melissa Parrett

DSS Past President/CASCWA State President 

Nevada County SOS

mparrett@nevco.org




Dan Sackheim

Vice President

California Department of Education Programs Consultant

dsackheim@cde.gov



Erica Peterson

Secretary

School Innovation & Achievement

ericap@sia-us.com






Melina Medina

Treasurer

Woodland Joint USD

melina.medina@wjusd.org



Lisa Sanchez

Member at Large

Woodland Joint USD

lisa.sanchez@wjusd.org




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