Dr. Maureen Latham
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
I am very excited to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year - and what a year it will be for the District!
We are opening the year with the highest enrollment of our history - over 9,600 students and every student counts. We have invested significantly in the preparation of the year for your student by developing the curriculum that reflects the new California Standards and aligning our technology to meet the instructional needs of our students.
The Units of Study for mathematics are complete and will be monitored throughout the year to determine their effectiveness in guiding students to acquire the deeper conceptual understanding required in the California Standards. The new Units of Study for English Language Arts/Literacy will be introduced this year and will go through the same vetting process to ensure student literacy in reading, writing, listening, and research/inquiry. Teachers will start work on developing the Units of Study for the Next Generation Science Standards and will be coordinating their efforts with the other content teachers so students will experience relevant assignments that engage them in their learning.
You will see the students bringing their instructional devices home as well as use them in their classrooms. You will experience more communication with the teachers through Google Classroom and students will be engaged through the project-based learning assignments and collaborative projects.
We are sending our messages to you using the electronic formats and social media to strengthen our communication and keep you informed of the learning going on in our classrooms. We pride ourselves on engaging students in their learning and want you to share in that excitement as we see them progress throughout the year. Please take time after you read this message to download our Beaumont USD app ( Android Play Store, iPhone App Store) and register on the new link for the Illuminate Parent Portal at beaumont.illuminatehc.com.
There is SO much to share and SO much to celebrate in the Beaumont USD. Please stay connected to with us through your preferred media source and know we remain rooted in our foundation of home, school, and community surrounded by the triad of relationships, rigor and relevance. We invite you to share in the excitement of our high performing District.
Yours in student success,
Dr. Maureen E. Latham
Dr. Maureen E. Latham brings vision of 21st Century Learning to Beaumont as she is at the forefront of utilizing the new tools, formats and facilitation for today's learning. Beaumont Unified School District has impressive academic test scores reflecting student engagement, teacher preparation and motivation, and a goal-oriented administration team. Latham's leadership is truly driven by her passion for student learning.
She is a life-long career educator who believes ALL students are capable of learning at high levels and it is the responsibility and moral obligation of ALL educators to ensure student learning is the focus of their work. Her commitment to student learning is derived from her experience as a classroom teacher and administrator in K-12 public schools as well as her involvement with school safety, student equality and positive educational environment projects.
Our Superintendent is passionate, educated and motivated when it comes to our schools. Latham is committed to Beaumont, coming out of retirement to serve her endeared Beaumont once again. She participates in numerous local organizations in order to share with the community her passion of education. She brings with her several accolades from top level school review organizations. And, Latham is proud of the education she received at Webster University, Cal State San Bernardino and the University of Redlands, which she believes have all contributed to purpose in education focus and administrative leadership.