iLEAD Board Awards
Each year at the iLEAD All Boards Retreat, Board Members, individuals, teams, programs, or schools who exemplify the iLEAD Mission, Vision, and Design Principles are awarded for their outstanding achievements in 6 different categories.
Dr. Angie Nastovska is being honored for her work with the International Baccalaureate program. Angie has worked tirelessly to build the IB programme at SCVi Upper School. In doing so, she has not only left her mark at the school but she has also made her mark internationally within the IB Programme.
As part of her work, Angie has traveled throughout the United States as well as The Hague and Brussels. She has also visited India, Africa, and Australia via Skype.
It goes without saying that Angie is deserving of this award but tonight we want to make sure that everyone knows of her dedication and contributions to the learners in the iLEAD world!
Shannon Barragan began with the iLEAD organization as a parent and playspace advisor. As the organization grew, Shannon began to assist with phone programming as a volunteer and later cable installation at SCVi (pulling cable).
Through this experience, she found her passion for IT and was determined to learn as much about this area as she could. She took classes, attended and presented at conferences and networked with other IT professionals.
In 2011, she stepped up to lead the department. This Department has grown 800% from 1 employee to 8 employees under Shannon’s steadfast leadership, providing support for all of our staff and learners.
This team works to assure technology connectivity, device management, email, technology funding, help desk, E-rate, compliance and all technology needs.
Shannon is a parent of SCVi Learners who are now in 7th, 10th and one at Sonoma State. We are inspired by the leadership that Shannon has brought to iLEAD Schools.
Milena is a learner in high school who attends the iLEAD Exploration program and who takes iLEAD Online classes. As part of her Project Based Learning adventure, she has created Hoops by Nana. Hoops by Nana is a fully certified, licensed and permitted cottage food operation. Milena bakes gluten free specialty donuts for direct sales.
She was inspired by her sister who was diagnosed with Celiac disease and cannot have gluten. iLEAD Schools allow her the freedom to pursue her dream of one day owning her own allergy friendly bakery and cafe. Milena was also the Spotlight speaker to the entire California iLEAD team at a recent team building event.
You can learn more about her at her website: www.hoopsbynana.com
Sara Brown’s journey with iLEAD Schools began at SCVi as a parent volunteer. Sara was at the very first parent meeting before SCVi opened in 2007 before her kids were old enough to attend. She had planned to enroll her kids as soon as they were old enough but did not get into the lottery. She patiently homeschooled for a year waiting for a classroom spot to open for Luke who is now in high school.
Sara was always willing to step up and help wherever she saw a need. However, the one area that is near and dear to her heart, is the arts. She saw the need for all schools to have a formalized program for art.
Sara recently joined the L.A. County Arts Education Collective. Through this experience, Sara created the iSALT (iLEAD Strategic Arts Leadership Team) This team represents stakeholders from iLEAD Schools and is solely focused on moving forward Arts Education in our schools.
Sara was instrumental in getting an Advancement Grant – a matching grant of $15,500 which will be used to support the expansion of arts coordination in iLEAD Schools. She has been with SCVi and iLEAD Schools Development for over 7 years and is a proud parent of SCVi Learners who are in the 7th and 10th grade.
The Lancaster Makery has been a cornerstone of iLEAD Lancaster’s program. The Makery focuses on promoting innovation through design. Learners use the Makery to support the projects that they participate in. Each year, learners in the Makery participate in the 2×4 project–where they design a product, solely using only a 2×4.
Learners in the Makery Design Tech program have also created video games including the actual casing and the wiring to play multiple games.
A Team of Ambassadors from the Makery Design Tech program have done presentations for civic organizations. Local businesses have donated materials and funds to redesign and organize the entire Makery which will enable more productivity.