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(April 24-28, 2017) A letter of appreciation OUSD After School Programs Office Compliance & Operation Manager…

Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is a time, each April, when those who work with youth during out-of-school hours are recognized and appreciated. The OUSD After School Programs Office would like to take this time to appreciate BACR’s Samantha McCary and Darielle Vigay, who were selected to participate in OUSD’s 2016-17 After School Program Quality Fellowship because of their superior service to after school and achievement in leadership, program quality, and professional development.

Darielle Vigay

Oakland Unified has been at the forefront of continuous quality improvement implementation in out of school time, and we wanted to make sure you knew that Samantha (Grass Valley) & Darielle (Elmhurst) are walking the talk. Their outstanding leadership contributions to our office have resulted in notable advances toward a deeper and broader understanding of youth development and program quality across Oakland.

Samantha & Darielle underwent an intensive reliability training to become certified external assessors in the Center for Youth Program Quality’s School-Age Youth Program Quality Assessment. We want you to be aware that you have certified assessors on campus and to learn more about the many ways in which they can contribute to your school community’s awareness of instructional practices that are aligned to youth development and meaningful engagement.

Samantha McCary

We are truly impressed by, and appreciative of Samantha and Darielle’s passion to serve Oakland’s youth and community. Our office has learned a lot from working with them, and their leadership has contributed to completely shifting the after school community’s mindset about how to engage, and build youth worker capacity around leading continuous improvement.

We invite you to join us in recognizing and appreciating the commitment and dedication of Samantha and Darielle to leadership and for their work with youth during out-of-school hours.

Asali Waters-Rolleri
Oakland Unified School District
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