“Leadership by Committee” Los Nietos Middle School, Los Nietos Elementary School District

Winter 2006 | | January 21, 2006 at 3:01 pm

Located in Whittier, Los Nietos has 301 students enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8. It is the only middle school in the district with three feeder elementary schools. The students move on to three different high schools in another district. Student ethnicities include 95% Hispanic, 2% Caucasian, and 1% African-American; all are on the free and reduced price lunch program.

The School Leadership Team uses leadership by committee to move forward on their goals. Teachers voluntarily meet after school to work on the tasks, delegated by the committee, for the College/Career Week. Some of their events include visits to the local high schools, a College Fair with a questionnaire for students to complete, a College Poster Day featuring public and private colleges and universities in California and out of state, and a University of Southern California (USC) presentation.

Left to right: Jeanette Salinas, Site Contact; Rita Morales, Counselor; Desiree Chavez, Mathematics teacher; Christina Fontenot, Language Arts teacher

Coordinator: Shirley A. Cunningham

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