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The Vision of the Loleta Union School District is to:
Provide a safe environment that educates all students for future success.
The mission of the Loleta Union School District is to provide for all an engaging learning environment to:
• Produce high school ready students
• Promote critical thinking
• Develop good citizens
• Foster problem solving for students with rigorous curriculum
• Offer enriching learning experiences
Greetings from the Superintendent!
My name is Autumn Chapman and I am the Superintendent/principal of the most diverse school in Humboldt County! I pride myself on coming from a world of diversity. My father’s work transported us around the world and then when he retired, I continued to travel. I consider myself a “global citizen” and look forward to sharing the gems of our cultures as we work together to bring excellence and joy to our children’s academic pursuits.
Over the past 28 years, I have worked as an award winning teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. We celebrate their successes, small and large. We encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. We want them to feel safe enough to relax and learn to aspire in reaching their dreams and their fullest potential!
I live by the old African Proverb , “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes and to understand how we can work together to make them as successful as they can be. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Loleta. There are so many good programs already in place and we plan to strengthen these and develop more. We are working on a theme of Environmental stewardship supported by strong STEAM lessons (Science, technology, engineering, art and math). I look forward to your participation and ideas as we recreate our school together.
My goal is to ensure that all children and staff are healthy, happy and safe, so that the students learn and teachers teach the best that they are able. After 12 years as a research scientist at such places as the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Center for Molecular genetics, U.C.S.D. and the Scripps Research Foundation I became a teacher, because I became a single parent and wished to have the same schedule as my daughter.
I began my career teaching in Kansas City Missouri. Since that time I have taught in urban AND rural school districts including Kansas City Mo., Oceanside, San Diego Unified, San Clemente, Oakland and Gilroy. I teach all the sciences and teach teachers how to teach science K – 12. After teaching in Oakland High School for two years, I became an administrator and made my way to Humboldt County, Fortuna Elementary School District in 2013. There, I was an administrator working as the coordinator of student support and supporting their implementation of PBIS. I have won numerous awards in my time. I was a first recipient of the UCSD Connect Athena-Pinnacle Award; Teacher of the year twice and once at the county level. I have written numerous grants and my students have competed in a slew of competitions and winning at local, county and national levels.
Now I have been given the honor to lead the Loleta Elementary School District. This is my favorite place.
Glad to meet you and remember my door is always open!
January 27, 2021 THEME OF THE WEEK: Resilience: Trying Even When Things are Hard Dear Students and Families, As we finish this last week of January, I hope all of you have gotten back into the swing of things and into a schedule for being successful at school. I would...