Lecture notes: Weekend • April 2-3, 2022 | Community

This June, the San Mateo County Office of Education will welcome veteran education administrator Kristen Shouse to its office as Associate Superintendent of the Educational Services Division.



Shouse holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in education from National University. After serving as program director for the Saddleback Valley YMCA and assistant probation counselor in the Orange County Probation Department, she became a teacher and administrator in the Gilroy Unified School District. She later served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the San Benito County Office of Education and Director of Student Services for the Paso Robles Unified School District before serving in her current role as Assistant Superintendent of Pajaro Valley Unified High Schools. School district.

Shouse will fill the vacancy left by Marco Chávez who will become assistant superintendent of Education Service on April 16, as Jeneé Littrell, who currently holds the position, moves closer to her family in San Diego.

Yash Narayan

Yash Narayan

Yash Narayan, a senior at The Nueva School in San Mateo, is one of four students nationwide to win the Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing and a $10,000 grant through the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association of Computing Teachers.

Narayan was selected for his project, DeepWaste, which uses artificial intelligence to categorize waste as recyclable, compostable or trash by pointing a phone camera at the time, according to a press release. The project aims to reduce the amount of recyclable or compostable materials placed in landfills, thereby reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that could be emitted from the items.

In addition to the $10,000 award, Narayan will also be recognized at the CSE’s annual convention to be held July 14-18 in Chicago, Illinois.

A group of students from Skyline Middle College in San Bruno, Camille Catolos, Isabella Estevez and Allison Galon, received an honorable mention in the C-SPAN video documentary competition for their project focusing on the impact of federal financial aid COVID-19.

About 150 groups, or 300 students, across the county were selected as winners, sharing a total of $100,000. The San Bruno Group is one of 97 groups to receive a $250 prize for their project, “Should We Care About the CARES Act?” The project delved into how the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act helped some students and student borrowers during the pandemic, but left others without support and offering no help. long-term.

Burlingame’s Lawrence Viola has been named to the winter semester honors list at Pomfret School, a college-preparatory boarding school in Pomfret, Connecticut.

Notes de cours is a section dedicated to school news. It is compiled by educational journalist Sierra Lopez. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 106 or [email protected]

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