Brandon Krueger, Ed.D.
Brandon Krueger, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

Ursula Swan
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
707-837-7701

SUPERINTENDENT’S WELCOME LETTER

Dear Windsor Unified School District Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Windsor Unified School District (WUSD) staff, it is my pleasure to welcome your child(ren) and family to a most positive 2018-2019 school year!

As I move into my third year with the WUSD, and the second year as Superintendent, I continue to be impressed with the level of pride and commitment that our community holds for our schools and the continued accomplishments/success of our students and staff.

WUSD serves approximately 5,200 students and takes pride in providing educational opportunities for students to advance through the grade levels together in a safe, caring and supportive learning environment:

Our Elementary school program consists of three campuses (with an average enrollment of 375 at each site and providing attention to students within a smaller grade/age span):

  • Mattie Washburn Elementary (MWE) School educates students in Transitional Kindergarten through the 1st
  • Windsor Creek Elementary (WCE) School educates students in the 2nd and 3rd
  • Brooks Elementary School (BES) educates students in the 4th and 5th

Our Charter school provides a dual-immersion (Spanish/English) program:

  • Cali Calmécac Language Academy (CCLA) Charter educates approximately 1150 students in Kindergarten through 8th

Our Secondary school program continues to expand course offerings that meet academic needs while expanding college and career (Career Technical Education) and a focus on student interests:

  • Windsor Middle School (WMS) educates approximately 800 students in the 6th through 8th
  • Windsor High School (WHS), our largest school, educates approximately 1650 students in the 9th through 12th
  • North Bay Met Academy (NBMA), a school of choice, provides our alternative education programs, in grades 6-12, including an alternative, independent study-based instructional program (using the Big Picture Learning approach to engaging students and creating college and career pathways and fostering internships), including classroom and/or independent instruction and/or internships.
  • Windsor Oaks Academy (WOA) offers a continuation school credit recovery program for students in grades 10-12. Students 16 years or older are accepted into this program.

Our Special Education programs offer a variety of outstanding learning experiences and services for our qualifying students (preschool – age 22) with Individual Education Plans.

I believe that by working together, we can continue to make WUSD a place where children learn, grow, thrive, find and/or develop their passion, talents, interests and aspirations.

When we place great value in supporting students in collaboration we are able to achieve so much, including the following accomplishments and current priorities (as identified in our Local Control Accountability Plan {LCAP} process and/or our Board Goals):

  • Focused instruction and academic intervention to support continued Math and English Language Arts proficiency
  • Continued Bond Measure F construction and facilities improvements (including safety improvements at all sites, repairs to existing roofs and gutters at various sites, and projects being completed this year; new bleachers, bathrooms, and turf at WHS, a new library building at BES, and a number of classroom and playground improvements throughout the WUSD)
  • Continued training for educators and programs (including Responsive Classroom, Soul Shoppe, Restorative/Community Building Circles, Big Picture Learning, etc.) to support all students (TK-12) with Social/Emotional Learning and restorative practices.
  • Continue training and support for implementation of adopted standards-based curriculum and instruction.
  • Services to continue strengthening college/career readiness (A-G requirements attainment)
  • Phased – in implementation of the WUSD Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Plan
  • Continued efforts to provide parent/guardian education in areas of need, based on parent/guardian interest and feedback

These items represent a sample of some of the many things we have to be proud of and to continue working on together.  In addition to a number of new teachers and classified staff, we welcome new leaders to WUSD this year.  With a combination of familiar faces in new places and several new to WUSD, I am proud to introduce the following administrators in their new roles.

  • Lisa Joseph – Principal of MWE
  • Justin Tomola – Principal of BES
  • Sharon Ferrer – Principal of CCLA
  • Peter Sullivan – Assistant Principal of WHS
  • Erin Elliott – Assistant Principal of WMS
  • Lidia Teruel-Albert – Assistant Principal of CCLA
  • Christopher Moghtaderi – Instructional and Information Technology Services Director (IITS), as of March, 2018

I look forward to continuing to work with our Board of Trustees, our certificated teachers and staff, our classified support staff, our school and department administrators/leaders, our parents/guardian groups and our local organizations to further develop and realize progress and opportunities, on behalf of our students.  The dedication of the above stakeholders will result in continued refinement and delivery of rigorous and engaging academic programs and opportunities in reinforcement of the arts, technology, athletics, and various areas of enrichment.  I encourage your involvement in our schools and the many activities in which our students participate.

We look forward to meeting and continuing to work with our students, beginning on Thursday, August 16, 2018, the first day of instruction.  For additional information and reminders, please check with your schools and our website: www.wusd.org .  Please look for upgrades to our communication technology coming this Fall (including the new WUSD smartphone app).   Again, welcome!

Most sincerely,

Brandon Krueger, Ed.D.

Superintendent