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From Our President

 

SUSD Board Remarks – April 8, 2014

Good evening President Garcia, Board members, Supt. Lowder. I’m Ellen Old and I represent over 1800 teachers in SUSD. I want to thank the board for its Resolution 13-40 designating May 14, 2014 as Day of the Teacher (It’s a Consent Item, so I’m not sure how much time you ...

 
 



SUSD Board Remarks – Mar. 11, 2014

Good evening President Garcia, Trustees, and Superintendent, As President of Stockton Teachers Association, I come to you tonight to ask you reconsider going forward with Resolution 13-39, which authorizes the district to investigate Facility Sites -- in other words, look for another district building. The issue, of course, is the use ...

 
 



Of Note from the President

The 2012-13 school year is a memory and we’re now getting ready for 2013-14. As we look toward the beginning of new school year there are several important events to anticipate. First, the July 31, 2013 Professional Development Day is scheduled for next week. As you may recall, the July ...

 
 



January 15, 2013 School Board Remarks

Good evening President Allen, Board members, Superintendent Lowder, and community members. I come tonight to talk about security, safety, assurance. Because of the carnage in New Town, districts across the country are having that very difficult discussion about the security of their campuses. Schools and their communities are asking what ...

 
 



Board Remarks – May 8, 2012

Good evening Board members and Superintendent. It’s time to talk about unintended consequences.  You know, the events that happen in our lives because we haven’t considered all the repercussions of our actions. It’s not too late to fix a board decision that is going to have an extremely negative impact ...

 
 



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Our 2012 Golden Key Dinner

Our 2012 Golden Key Dinner for Retirees and Teachers of Excellence is right around the corner – Thursday, May 3, starting at 6 PM at the Hilton Stockton -- and we want to make sure all our teachers are recognized on this special night. This is a wonderful opportunity to organize ...

 
 



School Board Remarks

School Board Remarks January 24, 2012 Board members, Supt. Toliver I have three minutes and quite a lot to say. First, I want to thank Superintendent Toliver for generously offering a bus to transport people to the Diane Ravitch event last Friday evening. We transported over 20 teachers and 10 high school students ...

 
 



School Board Actions – October 11, 2011

The SUSD School Board announced plans to return kindergarten classes to 20:1 as of November 15. This will result in the rehiring of “50 to 60 teachers” for the 2011-2012 school year. Consideration of individual site’s classroom availability,  any previously excessed kindergarten teachers, and RIF’d teachers seniority date and credentialing ...

 
 



Board Remarks 8-23-2011

Good evening Board members, Supt. Toliver, interested stakeholders.   I’m Ellen Old, president of Stockton Teachers Association and I have several questions and concerns with which I’m hoping the board can help. Although Second Round notices closed on August 1, to my knowledge no teachers have been placed in new positions. To ...

 
 



Board Remarks – July 26, 2011

Good evening Board members, Superintendent Toliver, fellow citizens: I’m here tonight to celebrate the content and INTENT of Assembly Bill 114. It turns out Stockton Unified is in quite good shape, considering the deplorable underfunding public education has received. I’m not sure you’re getting too much of a positive slant, so ...

 
 



 

About me

I am a SUSD alumni; Amos Alonzo Stagg, class of "69 (do the math). My mother was a special ed teacher in the district and both my daughters graduated from SUSD high schools (Edison and Franklin). I began teaching in 1988 and have taught second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. As you can see, my SUSD pedigree spans 6 decades! No wonder my name is OLD! As I enter my next SUSD chapter, my goal is to work to assure that our teachers are treated as the hard-working professionals that they are and that we have a place at the table for all decisions made about our students and their education.
Ellen


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