2014 Recipient of the Santa Clara School District Hoffman Award
2014 Recipient of the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award

"What we have seen with the families that have participated in the program is that the education of the child really becomes a community enterprise between the father, the mother, the teacher, the whole school community. That is one of the really exciting things we've gotten from the program."

Brian Schmaedick - Principal, Rosemary Elementary

"This was a beautiful experience because it helped me communicate a lot with me family."

Silvia Aguilar - Mom

"I would tell parents or teachers to take this class because  it's very productive and it's great for the kids."

Juan Contreras - Father

"After taking this class, my children are more connected with me and they are surprised by the changes that I have made."

Alicia Jimenez - Mom

"Positive Discipline was the best received class from the parent perspective. The feedback they gave was that it was powerful and brought about positive changes in their families. Their [the moms'] response universally is 'we have better communication, I'm not alone in caring for the child and their academic needs.' The dad is now involved, they are checking on homework, and the dad is now on the same page as the mom."

Gina Phi - Preschool Director, Campbell Union School District

"My children don't fear talking to me, they trust me more, and, above all, I don't have to repeat things so much anymore."

Rosario - Mom

"For me as a father, this was an amazing experience."

Diogenes Hernandez - Father

"Our goal was to create an environment where parents could learn how to communicate positively with their children  and really have a positive impact on their entire family."

Donna Tonry - Principal, Sherman Oaks Elementary

"I would recommend taking the Series II course because it will be a wonderful gift for your life. It is going to change your life, for good."

Juana Rocha - Mom

"Taking this course teaches you new tools to understand your children and to better help them."

Hector Nava - Father

"This class helped me get to know myself better and to be more honest. My children are calmer and more helpful."
Sury Ferreyro - Mom

"Now we are more conscious of the qualities each member of our family possesses and we are better able to express them. This class helps us learn and understand how our children feel."
Yolanda Torres - Mom

We were selected by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association as a recipient of the 2014 Glenn W. Hoffmann Award for being one of three educational programs that significantly enhance student success. Staff of the Santa Clara County Office of Education profiled each of the programs in videos that were shown during the awards ceremony. The awards honor Glenn W. Hoffmann, who served as the superintendent of Santa Clara County schools from 1967 to 1984, and believed that leadership was a key factor in educational reform.


We were selected from over 240 entries by a judging panel of 26 members . The CSBA Golden Bell Awards promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California. Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.

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