President, Lead PD Consultant
Steve Ventura is the president and lead consultant at Advanced Collaborative Solutions. He is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development armed with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a school and district-level administrator. Steve has published multiple books and articles, and regularly presents and keynotes at major global education events.
The Association of California School Administrators was established in 1971 and is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the nation, serving more than 16,000 school leaders throughout California.
The mission of ACSA is to support California’s educational leaders; ensure all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel; and champion public education. More than two dozen job-alike and issue-oriented councils and committees, a board of directors and a delegate assembly keep ACSA focused on school leadership and on education policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
ACSA has a significant role in steering the course for improvements and progress in public education and for school administration. Among its many activities, ACSA continues to lead efforts in negotiations on school finance as well as in advocacy efforts to increase program flexibility for schools, districts, and counties. Recognizing the state’s financial situation these past several years, ACSA has led efforts with counterparts in the Education Coalition to maximize education funding and to protect the integrity of Proposition 98.
ACSA’s focus on teaching and learning means the association has a lead advocacy role on issues such as curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability and improving efforts to close the achievement gap. As expectations and accountability requirements for school leaders increase, ACSA continues to be on the forefront on No Child Left Behind implementation issues at the state and federal level.
The association continues to be the leading proponent in the state for school leaders and for our profession. ACSA led the cooperative effort to adopt California Professional Standards for Education Leaders, a set of high-quality standards for effective school leadership. Professional learning programs offered by the association – ACSA’s Principal Center summer programs, ACSA academies for nearly every administrative position, AB 75 principal training programs and coaching programs for both new and experienced school and district leaders – are aligned with these standards to ensure quality among the ranks of school administration.
FAST Credit Union is not-for-profit. We’re not about making money, we’re about improving your finances and serving you!
We were created in 1953 to serve our members and to improve lives. More than 60-years later, our focus continues – serving our members and improving lives!
We know it’s up to us to help make our world better and we’re doing just that! In 2020, our Staff, Board and Committees volunteered 1456 hours to improving our communities!
FAST Credit Union is safe, strong and secure, ranked in the top 1% of all credit unions nationwide.
WestCare's Adolescent Services program works with youth ages 12 - 17 and families in Kings County to provide substance abuse treatment in a confidential setting in collaboration with local schools.
JH Tackett Marketing is excited to work together with our customers.
What sets JH Tackett apart from the rest?
It’s all about service, making sure that you feel confident with your choice, and knowing you are getting the best solution for your needs.
We take pride in our work and treat every job as if it were our own. We care, and it shows.
With over 16 years of experience, we know that we can deliver products that you will be proud to own, wear, and share with others.
Unlike many other types of financial institutions, we are a not-for-profit financial institution solely owned by our members. There are no stockholders - each EECU member is an owner in equal standing and has the right to attend the Annual Meeting and vote for the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee.
The Outdoor Education Program is a joint effort between the Kings County Office of Education, the Burris Park Foundation, and the Kings County Parks Division. Together, they provide an equitable and relevant program for students to explore natural phenomena and engage in their local outdoor spaces to become proactive stewards of their environment and communities.
There are a variety of experiences available with lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards that target grade level performance expectations. Students take their learning out into the park to enjoy the Wildlife Meadow and nature trails while studying plant and animal life as well as Native American and pioneer history.
Locally owned and operated, Newman Garcia Photographic Studio and Gallery has resided in Lemoore, CA since it's induction in 1989. With 25 years of experience, specializing in all photographic needs, Newman Garcia Studio strives to achieve the highest-level quality of photographs and customer service. Along with professional photography, Newman Garcia Studio also provides custom framing, photograph restoration and retouching, and elegantly designed photographic albums for weddings, quinquennia’s, families, and seniors! A beautifully decorated gallery of photography is also available to come in and view, along with sample albums, books, prints, and frames. Come in and pay us a visit, we would love to meet you and help you with whatever photographic needs you may want!
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) is a state–funded educational advocacy program and services, focused on improving
educational outcomes for students in foster care in Kings County. Working collaboratively with local school districts, health and human services agencies, probation, courts, foster care agencies, and other interested groups and individuals. The FYSCP program provides training and resources on evidence-based strategies and practices geared to maximize educational success, ensure equity, and equal access for all foster children in Kings County.
GROW Intern and Pre-Service Programs
Kings County Office of Education is proud to announce the accreditation of our Multiple Subject and Education Specialist (Mild/Mod & Mod/Sev) Intern Programs. These programs offer an alternative pathway to earning a California teaching credential while gaining relevant, practical, and first-hand experience as the primary educator in the classroom. The GROW Intern program is a 2 year program where candidates receive weekly mentorship from site mentors and fieldwork supervisors, feedback from course instructors, and support from cohort peers. Interns attend class two times a week in a blended model of instruction: 1 evening of in-person learning and 1 evening of synchronous, online learning. Interns receive support for the RICA and the CalTPAs through the courses and academies. The GROW Intern Program offers cohorts that begin in August of every year.
Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC)
The KCOE Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program provides a local option for new administrators to clear their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Per CTC guidelines, effective January 1, 2017: “any candidate serving on a preliminary Administrative Services credential should be enrolled in a clear induction program upon placement in an administrative position, but no later than one year from activation of the preliminary credential.”
The two-year program includes job-embedded one-on-one coaching with a skilled, veteran administrator, Individualized Leadership Plans for the two years, individualized professional learning experiences, networking opportunities with job-alike peers, as well as a culminating portfolio representing two years of leadership development based upon the CPSEL.
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)
Bridges to Leadership – PASC is a program designed to prepare a cadre of highly effective aspiring administrators committed to working to continuously improve teaching and learning. The focus will be on the continued implementation of a vision and school culture that focuses on equitable learning opportunities so all students graduate ready for college and careers.
Bridges to Leadership - PASC has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as an alternative, non-university based program. The program is composed of online learning experiences, collaborative learning activities and fieldwork.
District Level Administration
County Office Personnel
Other Administrative positions
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Requirements
Valid Clear California Teaching Credential
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience or equivalent by completion of program
Masters and Unit Options Available
TUPE - Tobacco Use Prevention Education
The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping students make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific, research-validated educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. Collaboration with community-based tobacco control programs is an integral part of program planning. The school, parents, and the larger community must be involved in the program so that students will be aware of a cohesive effort and concern for their health and, consequently, their ability to succeed in school.
Our Story - Past & Present
University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) was established in 1958 by Chapman University and was initially named Chapman University College. The university's original purpose was to deliver high-quality education to the military with the first campus located at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in California.
In 2009, the institution was renamed to Brandman University and became its own regionally accredited institution, accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). With a continued focus on the military, the university expanded its programs to include the adult learner and invested in hybrid, online, and competency-based learning modalities to meet the needs of busy adult students.
In May of 2021, Brandman University formed a strategic partnership with the University of Massachusetts, and in September 2021, became University of Massachusetts Global, a non-profit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts system.
Focusing on the non-traditional student, UMass Global’s student body is diverse, ranging in age from 18-65.
From the time the rankings began in 2012, our online programs have ranked consistently among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
At University of Massachusetts Global, the faculty members are practitioners, as well as experts in their field.
University of Massachusetts Global is a private, nonprofit institution regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
UMass Global offers several options for financial aid.
Current students benefit from mentoring and networking opportunities, as well as career coaching.