Community Day School Network

Portraits of Success

Now is the chance to brag! At the upcoming Community Day School Network 2009 Annual Statewide Conference, “Leadership Through Partnership,” the CDSN would like to recognize and honor some of our stars. The CDSN is looking for outstanding students, teachers, counselors, principals, district level administrators and superintendents, classroom aides, office staff, school board members, probation officers, child welfare and attendance specialists—all of those who fostered “Leadership Through Partnership” and brought tremendous commitment and effort into making their dreams come true.

The stars are out there! In community day schools throughout California, there are many outstanding educators and students. There are also many CDS educators and students doing incredible work who have not yet had the opportunity to be recognized.

Please look at the attached nomination form, identify one or more CDS heroes, and submit a nomination.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Pinneo at or (909) 765-5187.

Join us in Fresno on January 11 – 13, 2009 at the CDSN Conference to publicly recognize and thank the winners of “Portraits of Success.”

Portrait Nomination Form (MS Word)—May be submitted between Oct 1, 2008 and Nov 15, 2008 [Download]

Portraits Descripton (pdf)—A general description of what is needed. [Download]

Portraits of Success winners 2009 Conference:


Rachel Guera, Quest Academy, La Mesa- Spring Valley District

Susan Waller, Weed Union Elementary School


Alex Russell, Rebound CDS/Red Bluff High School, Red Bluff School District

Portraits of Success winners 2008 Conference:


Valerie Ramos, Principal, Success Academy, Sacramento City Unified School District


Shaun Davis, Fall River Joint Unified School District


Stacey Sanders, Kernville Union School District

Portraits of Success winners 2007 Conference:


Charlotte Klinock, Mountain View School District


Tina Delgado, Hemet Unified School District


Dr. Bernard Vigallon, Chico Unified School District

Steve Fosdick, Mojave Unified School District


Magnolia Learning Center, Mountain View School District

School Board Member:

Teri Vigil, Fall River Joint Unified School District