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Teacher Spotlight – Abigail Titus, Pivot North Bay

According to Pivot North Bay Educational Coordinator Abigail Titus, her favorite part about her work is identifying what will help each individual student succeed. “The best thing for me so far at Pivot has been the focus on finding solutions for students,” Titus says. “There’s a creative, exciting aspect knowing that we can try new […]

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Pivot North Valley Inspires Students through Credit Tree

The average number of credits earned per student at Pivot North Valley increased nearly 80 percent from Spring 2017 to Spring 2019. According to Pivot North Valley Site Administrator Travis Bennett, one of the factors contributing to that increase is a creative motivational tool the school launched in Fall 2018: the Credit Tree. The Credit […]

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Helping Students Prepare for Careers through Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education — or CTE — involves preparing students for life after high school by helping them identify and prepare for skills-based careers.  According to Tom Lando, a Pivot North Valley Educational Coordinator who helped develop Pivot’s CTE Manual, the goal of CTE is to help students gain real-world experience that can lead to […]

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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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