first_imgNewly certificated leaders at a recent PLI seminar in Monrovia (June 2019) Restoration Educational Advancement Program (REAP) in partnership with Pointman Leadership Institute (PLI), said they will hold a 2-day leadership seminar to enrich leaders from diverse sectors to foster leadership development, character building and good governance in their organizations, a release has said.According to the release, the seminar is scheduled to take place October 22-25, 2019 in the Joint Chambers of the Senate on Capitol Hill, Monrovia, focusing on Inspirational Trustworthy Leadership (The power of Character), and Responsible Leadership Ethics (Preventing Corruption).In Liberia, REAP/PLI have facilitated over 30 Anti-corruption and Ethics in Management Leadership seminars, and has impacted a cross section of over 5,000 participants within the judiciary, legislature and executive branches of government, as well as managers, professors, church leaders and others.REAP Founder, Mrs. Christine Tolbert Norman, said the goal of the seminar is to enhance participants’ leadership skills; develop moral standards that would help them in public and private sectors management; develop creativity, loyalty and initiative in followers; implement lifetime character development; and provide encouragement and motivation to the participants to infuse a high level of ethics into their areas of work.REAP/PLI began presenting seminars in Liberia since April 2005 with different service groups in and around the 15 counties.PLI is an international consortium of educators and former CEOs committed to providing training that will help leaders develop policies, strategies and attitudes needed for more dynamic leadership, and efficient organization.  PLI has presented seminars in over 60 countries to over 555,000 leaders worldwide.REAP is a humanitarian, educational and non-profit organization with the mission of enhancing leadership at all levels, supporting women and youth empowerment, and strengthening community development initiatives for growth and a better society.PLI African regional director from South Africa, Quintus Smith, will lead some of the sessions during the seminar with the help of other licensed Liberians, including Mrs. Norman, Cllr. Abla G. Williams, Reverend Augustine Dorbor and Professor Kebbie Kortue.At the end of the seminar, each participant will receive separate certificates for each of the courses, books and a PLI identity pin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“We were thrilled,” said Mary Branca, principal of Ocean View, which is in the East Whittier City School District. “We’ve implemented a lot of new strategies to make sure our kids are actively engaged in the classroom.”It’s quite an improvement from East Whittier City’s 2005 base report, said Assistant Superintendent Linda Welch.“Last year, we were really disheartened by our similar-schools rankings,” which ranged only between 1 and 5 in 2005 for all 13 schools. In 2006, most of East Whittier’s schools earned a ranking between 5 and 9.“We’ve worked really hard,” Welch said. “Our schools have just been making some significant changes, and I expect to see good results come from it.”Overall, nearly three-quarters of 134 area schools at 10 school districts saw improvements in their 2006 API scores from the previous year. Those districts are the East Whittier, El Rancho Unified, Little Lake City, Los Nietos, Lowell Joint, Montebello Unified, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified, South Whittier, Whittier City and Whittier Union High school. Eighteen schools, including Andrews Elementary and California High in Whittier, scored a 9 or better in their similar-schools rankings.“Our staff works very hard to improve the educational environment for every student at Cal High,” said Principal Rich Boline. “It is gratifying to know everyone’s hard work is paying off when compared to similar schools.”At the Whittier City School District, 10 of 13 schools saw improvements in their API scores from 2005, but Jackson and Lincoln elementary schools each received a statewide rank of 2 and a similar-schools rank of 1.As a result, Superintendent Carmella Franco said the district “has redoubled its efforts this current academic year in the areas of professional development, interventions for underachieving students and other site improvements.”Also, English learners are participating in one of three programs to address their specific needs.“The district remains hopeful that these efforts will result in stronger scores for this academic year,” Franco said.State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said he’s proud of schools’ steady progress on the API.But he said more work needs to be done on narrowing the achievement gap between successful students — often white or Asian and from affluent families — and struggling students, who are often poor, Hispanic, black, English learners or who suffer from a disability.As such, annual API targets will be set higher this year for student subgroups, which are based on race and socioeconomic status, among other factors.tracy.garcia@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Three area schools, including Ocean View Elementary in East Whittier, were ranked among the top schools in the state on the 2006 Academic Performance Index base report, released Tuesday by the California Department of Education.The base report, which establishes a new baseline for comparison against 2007 test results, features adjusted API scores for last spring’s testing and school rankings from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.Two sets of API rankings are given out annually, based on comparisons to all schools statewide and to schools with similar demographics.When compared with schools statewide, Ocean View and Escalona elementaries in La Mirada were ranked among the highest with a 9. They were topped only by Macy Elementary in La Habra, which received a perfect 10.last_img read more

first_imgAre you in the market for a quality used vehicle? Would you like 2yr free servicing? If so then visit Kellys Toyota in Letterkenny or Mountcharles over the next 10 days.Buying a used car is a big investment that requires careful consideration. That’s why we’ve introduced Toyota Plus, an approved used car programme that delivers peace of mind every step of the way and to celebrate its launch we are hosting a special event from the 4th – 14th October and even better we are giving away 2yr free service on selected models.A Toyota Plus vehicle benefits from a minimum 12-month warranty and 12-month roadside assistance. Prior to sale, you can rest assured that your vehicle has passed a 100 point technical check, carried out by our trained Toyota mechanics. We have a range of flexible finance options available. Don’t forget Toyota cars retain their value longer than any other brand in Ireland. When the time comes to change your vehicle, your Toyota Plus approved used car will retain its value, ensuring you get a great deal on your next car.Visit our website at www.kellystoyota.com and view the large selection of used vehicles on display or call in and see the vehicles on display in Mountcharles & Letterkenny.Kelly’s Toyota roll out unmissable Toyota Plus Event was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyMOUNTCHARLESToyotatoyota plus eventlast_img read more