Jon G. Sapper, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Welcome and thank you for visiting our site. The Educational Services Division has resources for teachers, administrators and students.
We are here to help teachers do the most important work in education, teaching our children the skills to become involved and productive citizens in our communities. Take a look at what we have to offer teachers in the Louis D. Bucher Teacher Resource Center. Library and media resources, supplies for the classroom, nutrition and early literacy services, technology information and resources for the classroom are all available. With advances in technology, the world is now becoming the classroom. Websites for students doing research and internet resources for teachers and administrators can be accessed through this site.
Cutting edge professional development is offered to local teachers. A project to support arts in the schools and an exciting partnership with the Calif. State Parks system is using live video conferencing technology to bring science based curriculum from our state parks into the classroom.
Everything we do needs to support instruction and student learning. Students participate each year in the Humboldt County Science Fair, GATE Program, History Day, Spelling Bee, Gary T. Roberts Northcoast Industrial Technology Fair, Rising Stars Team and Stellar Student Awards, INNOVATE! Business Challenge, All County Music Festival, and the other educational enrichment activities offered annually through our new Rising Stars Foundation. We support Humboldt County's children, our rising stars.
It is important that we all work together to provide the best education possible for our children. That's why we work closely with our post-secondary education partners, the business community, local foundations and other public and non-profit providers. Working together, we are making a difference.
Speaking of making a difference, the Decade of Difference 10 Year Community Initiative is in its second year of implementation. Six important areas have been developed to support student achievement, high school graduation rates, and continuing education rates in Humboldt County: Early Success; Financial Literacy, Savings & Planning; Youth Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation; Career & College Planning; Parent & Community Engagement; and Professional Development & Teacher Training. Go to www.decadeofdifference.org for more information and to learn how to become involved.
Thank you again for visiting our site. We welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas on how we may continue to improve what we do to help teachers, administrators and students in Humboldt County.