Linda has been Superintendent and CEO of SIATech, Inc., since 2004.She has been with the organization since April of 2000.Her experience includes Deputy Superintendent at SIATech andDirector of Education Services at Guajome Park Academy.
Prior to that, Dr. Dawson served as principal at Abraxas High School, assistant principal at Twin Peaks Middle School and Bernardo Heights Middle School, all,in the Poway Unified School District.
Dr. Dawson has been recognized twice as the Outstanding Secondary Administrator by the Association of Poway School Managers, and Teacher of the Year for her exemplary work at Bernardo Heights Middle School.
Most recently, Dr. Dawson was honored as a finalist in the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and received a $25,000.00 grant to be used for education programs at SIATech. Dr. Dawson is a certified Franklin Covey trainer in Leadership, FOCUS, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Management.
Dr. Dawson earned her Doctorate from United States International University, her Master of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and her Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Building Bridges to College for California Opportunity Youth: The Role of CBOs and Pathways in Community College Relationships
This session will highlight how the Oakland-Alameda County Opportunity Youth Initiative (OACOYI), Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership (SCCOYP), and SIATech, a nonprofit charter high school focused on dropout recovery, are all leading efforts to create pathways to college for opportunity youth and young people in alternative high schools. We will showcase tools the collaboratives have used to bring together community based organizations to partner with their local colleges and their progress in these collaboratives.
Past AAPF Sessions:
Collective Impact and Unique Partnerships to Address Opportunity Youth RE-Engagement Come hear how a unique partnership between SIATech Charter Schools and Santa Clara County Office of Education came together to address student disengagement in Silicon Valley. See how focusing on a clearly identified need and working together with local community support providers resulted in the creation of Opportunity Youth Academy. Learn how combining organizational strengths, best practices, technology, and research- based programming has created an environment designed to re-engage students in a blended model that accelerates learning and is both “high -tech and high- touch.” Seizing the Moment - Student Centered Learning for At Promise Youth RAPSA Board Members Bob Rath, Linda Dawson, and Tony Simmons presented their study, "Seizing the Moment" at a Congressional Briefing in Washington DC on May 3rd, 2016. Join them to hear about how student centered learning is a powerful tool for serving at promise students. Hear about what you can do in your State to advocate for policies that will expand the success of competency based learning. Find a copy of the report here.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is aN Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F., Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087