Marsha Bullock, a Long Beach Unified School District teacher recently published a children’s book titled “Corona and Glitter” about the coronavirus. The book educates children on the severity of the virus without creating a sense of fear. Bullock, a pre-K teacher, wrote the book to share important aspects of the virus and teach children how to protect themselves. “The virus is being a virus [in the story] and the children learn that there are things they can do, like socially distance and wash their hands, to take care of themselves,” Bullock told the Long Beach Post. Read the full story at lbpost.com/hi-lo.
Sara Slater, assistant director at Fiscal Services, is featured in the spring 2021 edition of California School Business, published by the California Association of School Business Officials. Slater has worked for LBUSD for more than 21 years and serves as state chair for CASBO’s Facilities Professional Council.
David Miranda, executive director of Facilities, Development and Planning, is featured in a recent edition of Blueprint (bpcmag.com), which focuses on the construction industry. The article describes significant progress on local school upgrades during the pandemic, the development of safety protocols for the reopening of schools, and how Miranda has served as a resource for other school districts developing COVID-19 safety plans.
Kathleen A. Brown, literacy specialist and Reading Recovery teacher leader, recently authored a piece titled “Learning Loss: Myth or Reality (Check)” at readingrecovery.org. The article discusses the need to plan strategically for how to deal with students’ learning loss caused during the pandemic “without watering down our teaching and spending too much time on remediation.”