Meet the 2023 Graduates of the RCSD Induction Program
Close to 20 Redwood City School District (RCSD) teachers are now graduates of the RCSD Induction Program, which is a professional development program that serves as the final step to becoming a tenured teacher.
Required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), an Induction Program clears a teacher's preliminary credential in the State of California. It is typically a two-year program that incorporates mentoring and is designed to offer support, guidance, and orientation for first-year teachers.
Superintendent Dr. John Baker, Members of the Board of Trustees, and District leaders joined school principals as they celebrated the accomplishments of their teachers during the 2023 Induction Colloquium.
“During middle school graduation season when you are witnessing the product of your hard work earn their 8th grade diplomas, we cheer you, too,” said Director of New Teacher Induction Nichole Crawford. “You have worked very hard to earn this State requirement and our students are the fortunate ones who have you as their teachers and will benefit from your training and commitment to their learning.”
RCSD’s 2023 Induction Graduates:
|Abigail Santana||Roosevelt School|
|Adrian Pascual Vila||Hoover Community School|
|Allison Rhoads||Garfield Community School|
|Arianna Baerg||Roy Cloud School|
|Betsy Aguilar-Ortiz||Taft Community School|
|Edgar Murillo||Kennedy Middle School|
|Jacob Regosin-Caffery||Roosevelt School|
|John Poul Holm||Henry Ford Elementary School|
|Jorge Egido Gil||Taft Community School|
|Joseph Castillo||Garfield Community School|
|Kim Gray||Garfield Community School|
|Michele McCaffrey||Roosevelt School|
|Samantha Lavu||Garfield Community School|
|Sara Rosenbloom||Kennedy Middle School|
|Scott Zinola||Kennedy Middle School|
|Zachary O'Neill||McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT)|
RCSD’s RCSD’s 1st Year Induction Participants:
|Anne Taddey||Hoover Community School|
|Diana Acosta-Benitez||McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Eina Suarez||Clifford School|
|Jennifer Geoghegan||Roosevelt School|
|Keith Worrell||Roy Cloud School|
|Maria Jose Alarcon Amador||Taft Community School|
|Maria Moraleda Sanchez||Taft Community School|
|Matthew Gallegos||Kennedy Middle School|
|Perla Aramburu||Kennedy Middle School|
|Renee Beckwith||Clifford School|
|Sandhya Bhaskar||Kennedy Middle School|
|Stephany Acevedo||Roosevelt School|
|Rita Deng||Orion Alternative Elementary School|
The path to becoming a tenured teacher in California has many steps with this on-the-job mentorship program as the final accomplishment. All California teachers complete their collegiate coursework in best education practices, pass multiple rigorous exams, participate in student teaching, and eventually graduate from a preliminary credential program, and then dedicate an additional two years of an Induction Program while teaching full-time. Once teachers have completed Induction, they receive cleared credentials and can be tenured.
California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) renewed RCSD’s Induction Program with full accreditation in 2017, praising the inclusion of equity-focused reflection, the dedicated group of veteran teacher mentors offering individualized support to new teacher candidates, and the School Board’s dedication to supporting the program financially and with direct involvement.
Redwood City School District’s Induction Program Accreditation is effective until 2027.