Sand Hill School New and Noteworthy

Sand Hill School: New and Noteworthy

NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL

Jeff and Kids with BikesIn fall 2017, we welcomed new Head of School, Jeff Kozlowski. Jeff (pictured at right with students) has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and champion for kids. Prior to Sand Hill, Jeff worked at Winston School in Del Mar, then as Principal of New Haven Youth and Family Services, and most recently as Head of School at Fusion Academy in Walnut Creek. We are thrilled that Jeff has brought his extensive background working with children who learn differently to Sand Hill School.

SAND HILL BECOMES FIRST WEST COAST WILSON TRAINING SCHOOL

This year, five Sand Hill School teachers were certified at Level I or II in the Wilson Reading System®, a reading curriculum for students with language-based learning differences. Sand Hill School has now become the first Wilson Accredited Partner on the West Coast! Next year, CHC will also offer Wilson trainings to help teachers in the community learn this valuable curriculum.

RIDING FOR FOCUS

Sand Hill School’s 6th-8th grade students are biking on the paths throughout Palo Alto as part of The Specialized Foundation’s Riding for Focus program. Designed for students with learning and attention issues, the program combines fitness and academics, while instilling a passion for cycling.

Thanks to a group of generous community donors, the program is equipped with 16 new bikes, helmets and storage lockers.

SCHOLARSHIPS HELP MORE KIDS

This year, the Sand Hill Scholarship Fund provided eight students with between 70-100% tuition assistance.

After experiencing challenges in other schools, these students are now making remarkable progress thanks to this vital resource—and a few have even received awards for surpassing goals. Thank you to the Kriewall family for establishing this fund and to the donors who have followed their lead to help make a Sand Hill School education possible for these deserving students.

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