Tustin Unified Employees Participate in Summer Reading Program
- June 24, 2019
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
Over 500 employees in the Tustin Unified School District are voluntarily participating in a unique summer professional development program called the TUSD Summer Book Club. Tustin Unified staff members are reading professional books that have been read and studied by the District’s administrative team.
Individuals chose one of six pre-selected books to read completely during the summer and share what they learned from the book with at least one friend or colleague who is also a TUSD employee.
The books are “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives,” by Anese Cavanaugh; “Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.” by Brené Brown; “Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team,” by Simon Sinek; “Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms,” by Joe Feldman; “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World” by David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt; and “Teach Like Yourself: How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves,” by Gravity Goldberg.
“Our belief is that we can always get better at our work, particularly when we learn together,” TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gregory Franklin said.
The reading program is being funded this year by the Assistance League of Tustin.
“We would like to thank the Assistance League of Tustin for their generous donation of $10,000 to purchase professional reading materials for the Summer Book Club,“ Franklin said. “A sticker recognizing the group has been affixed to the inside cover of each book in appreciation for their support of this important program.”
For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.