Paloma Arnold ’04 (Santa Barbara, MA) was recognized as the Outstanding Administrator of the Year 2019 by the SBCC Advancing Leadership Association. The award, which honors colleagues who demonstrate excellence in their administrative role at SBCC and who are exemplary role models for all administrators, was announced at the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees meeting March 28.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm