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Educator Support Services

 

The primary mission of Educator Support Services is to support the Ventura County Office of Education, local districts, other teacher employers, and local universities in the recruitment, hiring, assigning, and retaining of highly effective teachers. Educator Support Services has established an integrated system that supports multiple entry points into the teaching profession to provide a skilled, credentialed teacher for every classroom in Ventura County. The department is a unique blending of support throughout the learning-to-teach system from pre-service experiences to university teacher preparation to new teacher induction.

 
Kim Uebelhardt, Executive Director
Academic Advisement

 

Academic Advisement Services is comprised of various grants and services to provide support and assistance to individuals working toward a teaching credential and to meet specific credential requirements.

 
Diana Westbrook, Senior Academic Advisor
 
Kathy Friel, Academic Advisor
Teacher Preparation Programs

  The Induction Consortium program is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to recommend holders of Preliminary single subject and multiple subject credentials for the Clear Credential. The Induction Consortium Program assists K-12 beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and school site administrators to ensure beginning teacher success and retention. Induction Consortium provides the essential support, resources and collegial planning required for new teacher classroom effectiveness, enhanced teaching strategies for students from diverse backgrounds, focused professional growth, and increased awareness of teaching as a profession. The program is a countywide consortium between the Ventura County Office of Education, local school districts, charter and private schools, and universities, including: Azusa Pacific, California Lutheran University, CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, La Verne University, Grand Canyon University and National University.
  In the fall of 2010, the Ventura County Office of Education began offering the Education Specialist Clear Credential Program to holders of a preliminary credential. The program is a blend of professional development activities, classroom experiences, and online courses. The program assists K-12 beginning education specialists, experienced teachers, and school site administrators to ensure beginning teacher success and retention. It provides the essential support, resources and collegial planning required for new teacher classroom effectiveness, enhanced teaching strategies for students from diverse backgrounds, focused professional growth, and increased awareness of teaching as a profession. Candidates have the option of completing the requirements for the Orthopedically Impaired Added Authorization, or the Language and Academic Development Credential. The program is a countywide consortium between the Ventura County Office of Education, local school districts, charter and private schools, and universities.
 
Dr. Cloetta Veney, Director
 
Jane Mintz, Director
 
Lisa Darling-Daniel, Coordinator
 
Robert Hochberg, Coordinator