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Meet Jennifer and Jessica Cuthbertson – Proud Pivot Alumnae

Jennifer Cuthbertson moved to California from Nevada when she was in 11th grade. Her mom, Leslie, did not want Jennifer and her sister, Jessica, to have to attend a new school in the middle of the year, so she turned to Pivot to ensure her daughters were staying on track to complete high school on […]

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Meet Lindsey Vining – Proud Pivot Staff

Lindsey Vining is the Director of Systems and Accountability for Pivot Charter Schools. Born and raised in Southern California, Lindsey received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara in Mathematics and her Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Mathematics Education. As a credentialed teacher, Lindsey has taught at the middle school, high school, and college […]

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Staff Spotlight: Rachel Gonzalez, Director of Operations

When Pivot Charter School North Valley was planting its roots in Chico, CA,  Rachel Gonzalez was graduating from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in English and had a career interest in education. While searching for her first job out of college, she responded to an ad for a Site Coordinator position at Pivot Charter […]

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Meet Jacob Hoeppner – A Proud Pivot Student

Three years ago, Jacob Hoeppner wasn’t sure he’d receive his high school diploma. This June, he donned his cap and gown with pride as he graduated from Pivot Charter School North Valley. “Pivot has greatly impacted my life,” says Hoeppner. “Through the curriculum, Pivot has helped me succeed, and the Educational Coordinators are always helpful […]

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Meet Brandon Gragnano – A Proud Pivot Teacher

Whether a student is having trouble with a complicated math problem or wants to talk baseball or work on their swing at the plate, Pivot Riverside Educational Coordinator Brandon Gragnano is there to help. Brandon discovered early on that math was a passion which set him apart from his peers. “Towards the end of elementary […]

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Pivot San Diego Students Volunteer at Meridian

On the first Thursday of each month, Pivot San Diego students can be found brightening the lives of senior citizens at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos, a senior living community near the Resource Center. Launched as a community service project last year, Pivot students spend time each month interacting with residents and assisting with […]

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Pivot Riverside Gives Back Through “We Care Wednesday”

Educational Coordinator Brandon Gragnano knew that students at Pivot Charter School Riverside wanted to do more to give back to their community. Through his wife Chelsea, he learned about Knots of Love, a program that distributes knitted caps and blankets to chemotherapy patients and babies in neonatal intensive care units and thought knitting caps would […]

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Staff Spotlight: Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams, Pivot’s Director of Special Education, credits one of her college professors with showing her that teaching can be a fun and dynamic experience, which inspired her to become a teacher. “His creative and engaging instruction was truly inspiring, and he made me realize that there was more than one way to educate,” says […]

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Meet EC John Halderman of Pivot North Bay!

For Pivot North Bay Educational Coordinator John Halderman, becoming a teacher wasn’t the first step in his post-college career. “When I started college, I didn’t have a degree in mind, but I was interested in public service,” says Halderman. “After graduating from Sonoma State, I wanted to focus on music, so I worked at a […]

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