The Educational Services Department is responsible for curriculum development and its implementation district wide, working with the Newark teaching staff and individuals at the county, state, and federal levels in this process. Educational Services also has responsibility for professional and staff development, state textbook selection, standards, intervention programs and assessment.
|Cecelia English, Ed.D.||Chief Academic Officer||(510) 818-4201|
|Soleste Hilberg, Ph.D.||Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability||(510) 818-4113|
|William Whitton||Coordinator, Pupil Services||(510) 818-4226|
|Christine Herrera||Administrative Assistant||(510) 818-4201|
|Miranda Dinsmore||Administrative Secretary||(510) 818-4147|
|Chiqui Cappa||Staff Secretary III||(510) 818-4202|
|Academic Achievement and School Support Coach||(510) 818-4196|
|Eileen Weeks||Science and Academic Achievement Coordinator||(510) 818-4203|
About our Staff
Cecelia English, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer (510) 818-4201
Assumes full management responsibility for all Educational Services Department programs, services and activities including the planning, development, and implementation of curriculum and instruction for Grades K-12; directs auxiliary services including research, counseling, assessment, special education, staff development, categorical programs, special projects, instructional materials center, student services, local BTSA, East Bay BTSA Consortium (5 district consortium), regional directors covering from north to south BTSA programs in California and special services applicable to curriculum development.
Soleste Hilberg, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability
Soleste Hilberg is committed to increasing equity and opportunity in educational and career opportunities for children through research-based instruction. She informs and supports district-wide implementation of state academic content standards and the integration of standards, standards-based curriculum, research-based instruction, professional development, assessment, and accountability. Dr. Hilberg provides technical assistance and support to sites in ongoing improvement through cycles of inquiry focused on effective instruction and student learning. She is responsible for the administration, analysis and reporting of state and local testing programs, including STAR, CELDT, CAHSEE, District Benchmarks, and the Physical Fitness Test. She also coordinates School Accountability Report Card (SARC) development, the district English Learner Program, the District English Learner Program Advisory, Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSAs) and interventions. She reports to Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cecelia Greenberg-English.
Coordinator of Continuous Improvement and Federal, State, & Special Projects
Coordinates English Language Learner programs; intervention and prevention services; Program Improvement; and state, federal, and special projects. Plans and manages programs and services that support school and district improvement including: professional development for administrators and teachers, school assistance and intervention, and school support teams. Provides technical assistance for identified schools to support school and district improvement efforts. Reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cecelia Greenberg-English.
Academic Achievement and School Support Coach
Supports district and school improvement efforts to increase student achievement. She coaches teachers in English Language Arts; supports school and district reform initiatives, interventions, school change, and English Learner programs; and designs and facilitates professional development to support school improvement efforts. Reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cecelia Greenberg-English.
Bill Whitton, Coordinator of Pupil Services
Administers various student and family programs, including the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), Suspension and Expulsions, Foster Youth and Homeless Liaison, Enrollment, School Safety, Home Teaching, and Student Health. Reports directly to Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cecelia Greenberg-English.
Eileen Weeks, Science and Academic Achievement Coordinator
Supports district and school improvement efforts to increase student achievement. The coordinator will ensure the smooth implementation of the BaySci effort in the Newark Unified School District. The rolse of the Science and Academic Achievement Coordinator is to support BaySci by coordinating and promoting BaySci activities within the district, and to serve as a point of contact between the district and the Lawarence Hall of Science. Reports directly to Chief Academic Officer Dr. Cecelia Greenberg-English.
Christine Herrera, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer
Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Chief Academic Officer. Assists with all programs and budgets managed by Educational Services Department, K-12.
Miranda Dinsmore, Administrative Secretary to the Educational Services Department
Provides administrative support to the Chief Academic Officer and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability, general clerical support to the Educational Services Department, and technical support for assessment programs including elementary district assessments, site access and use of the Online Assessment and Reporting System (OARS), CAHSEE, STAR, CELDT, and Physical Fitness Testing.
Chiqui Cappa, Staff Secretary III, to the Educational Services Department
Provides Staff Secretary III support to the Chief Academic Officer, Pupil Services and entire Educational Services Department. Provides support in routine admistrative and clerical matters, performs a variety of specialized functions unique to a particular department or program. Supports the operations and functions of the District's grant programs, federal and state categorical programs, the English language learners' program.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN ACADEMIC BRIDGE CLASS (ABC)
Newark Unified School District is offering a Transitional Kindergarten ABC class beginning January 8th for children who were too young to enroll in kindergarten this year. You can enroll your child if s/he will be five years old by the end of February. Children with birthday’s that fall between the dates of November 2 and December 2 have priority. Children in this program will enter their home school’s kindergarten class for the 2013-2014 school year. The class will be from 8:20 to 12:20 Monday to Friday.
You may pick up an enrollment packet at Lincoln Elementary School at 36111 Bettencourt St. beginning November 13th. The office is open Monday through Friday between 8 and 3. If you have questions or want additional information, please contact the Lincoln Elementary School office at 510-818-3500.