Dublin Unified solidifies new superintendent’s cabinet | News

Dublin Unified School District welcomed three key new hires during a special Board of Trustees meeting late last month, and a fourth is expected to come on board in the days ahead.

David Wildy, Sharon Spivack and Sydney Wu were unanimously confirmed as the district’s new chief technology officer, senior director of special education and accounting manager, respectively, at the July 20 meeting. The appointment of a new human resources director, Jawan Eldridge, is pending board approval at an upcoming meeting on Aug. 10.

Superintendent Chris Funk called DUSD’s staff “our No. 1 asset” in a statement on Wednesday.

“When we reward them, foster their growth and nourish their professional development, they are able to provide our students with the exceptional educational experience they deserve,” Funk said. “Hiring the best people is the key to our success, and I believe David, Sharon, Jawan, and Sydney are the right people for

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Kenosha County students earn degrees from UW-Whitewater | Local News

WHITEWATER — A number of Kenosha County students graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at the end of the spring 2021 term.

Earning degrees were (listed by hometown, with degrees and honors ):

Parker Krumm, magna cum laude, bachelor of business administration in general business; Lindsay Schreiber, bachelor of science in political science; Tyler Wiley, bachelor of business administration in finance.

Nick Balk, cum laude, bachelor of business administration in finance; Jack Bolog, summa cum laude, bachelor of business administration in human resource management; Teresa Bransley, bachelor of Science in elementary education; Tyler Chatterton, bachelor of business administration in marketing; Mikayla Cloherty, bachelor of arts in English; Andrew Craig, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Jessica Darling, summa cum laude, bachelor of science in biology; Meghan Faszholz, cum laude, bachelor of arts in English; Angelia Gallion, magna cum laude, bachelor of science

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Murphy joins Loudoun Education Foundation as director of development | News

The Loudoun Education Foundation, an Ashburn-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting the students and teachers of Loudoun County Public Schools by funding educational programs and other resources, has hired Leesburg’s Kari Murphy as its new director of development.

Murphy is a 14-year Loudoun County resident and spent 10 of those years as a volunteer and staffer at Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, according to a Monday announcement.

“Now I have the opportunity to build connections and create opportunities to enhance the classroom experience with a wide impact for both students and teachers,” Murphy said in a prepared statement.

Both of Murphy’s parents and her paternal grandmother were career public school teachers, which officials said makes LEF “a great fit” for her talents.

“She witnessed the time, energy and extra personal funds [the teachers in her family] dedicated to their respective students and schools,” officials said.

In her new role, Murphy will oversee

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New Mexico educators say fossil fuel funding is unreliable | Local News

The fossil fuel industry has been a mainstay for New Mexico’s education funding, but the state should seek more stable and reliable revenue streams as the industry grapples with market fluctuations and a global push toward green energy, a coalition of children’s advocates wrote in a letter Monday. 

In the letter, 16 education, community and conservation groups ask the governor and state lawmakers to establish new revenue sources for schools, so New Mexico isn’t overly dependent on oil-and-gas dollars in a market that can be volatile and with an industry facing a sweeping energy transition to combat climate change. 

“We don’t want to sound like ungrateful recipients of oil-and-gas revenues,” said Mary Parr-Sanchez, president of NEA-New Mexico, one of the groups that signed the letter. “We’re not ungrateful. It’s just that we have to be smart about now and leaning forward in the future. We need to have a stable

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