Dr. Ratmony Yee
Happy New Year and welcome to the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year! It has been an honor to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for our district. During the first six months of my tenure, I have enjoyed connecting with staff members, students, families and our community. We have heard the word “unprecedented” used many times to describe our current experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. And what we are living and navigating through is truly unprecedented, but through all the challenges we’ve faced, we, as educators, have been resilient, adaptable, and innovative. We are moving forward, doing everything we can to continue to educate our students while keeping them safe.
And as challenging as things have become in education, we have to be reminded of the great things that we were able to achieve together during the first semester of this year. They include:
90% average student attendance
Increased enrollment of 11,658 (as of December)
Decreased suspensions and expulsions
150+ home visits
84 students/families who received resources through the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
Increased inclusion of special education students in the SDC setting to 41%
100% compliant on IEPs by December 1st
Building teachers’ capacity through flexible and personalized professional development and training
40+ days of support to sites from the Ed Services team by subbing classes or filling in for administrators
We continue to implement and progress monitor our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and ESSER III Plan’s actions and services. Some current projects we are working on include: revising our Strategic Plan: Opening Doors 2021-24, developing the VVUHSD Guide for Instructional Direction, providing the Outward Mindset Training for all managers, and also rolling out the Equity Task Force.
I am very proud of the Educational Services team who have adopted the motto “Whatever it Takes”. We are all here to serve. I want to express my sincere gratitude for their unwavering dedication to our purpose and our why: Student Learning and Student Well-being. Like most Cambodian-Chinese Americans, my parents wanted me to pursue a degree in law. Now in my 26th year in education, I could not imagine a different career path. Thank you for your continued support and we wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2022!
Ratmony Yee, Ed.D.
MEET THE TEAM
|Heather Pauling||Executive Assistant||x10320|
|Christine Foote||Director, Curriculum||x10375|
|Kim Pleydle||Office Assistant III||x10368|
|Tamra Arruda||Office Assistant III||x10270|
|Dr. Laureen Beyer||Coordinator, English & History/Social Science||x10420|
|Dr. Carol Cronk||Coordinator, Math & Science||x10421|
|Terilyn Ewart||Math Coach, Middle School||x10423|
|Tamara Bonn||Math Coach, High School||x10303|
|Maura Balmaceda||Coordinator, English Learner Program||x10422|
|Dr. Margaret Akinnusi||Director, Special Education||x10227|
|Wennifer Beard||Coordinator, Special Education||x10243|
|Michael Williford||Director, Students Services||x10273|
|Dr. Lorraine Collins||Director, College, Career, & Adult Education||x10272|
|Dr. Kellie Williams||Coordinator, CTE||x|
|Teresa Nowacki||District Librarian||x31171|