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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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Meet Pivot North Valley Students Sean and Danny!

When it comes to Pivot North Valley, Danny Saylors and Sean Donohue can be counted among the school’s biggest fans. These two tenth graders, who are also great friends, love the experience they’ve had at Pivot and credit their success to the staff and educational coordinators they work with each day. “My mom went to […]

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Pivot North Bay Students Visit Africa!

The summer of 2018 was a memorable one for five Pivot Charter School North Bay students who had the opportunity to embark on an incredible service-learning journey through Kenya. Cody Burns, Brayden Clopton, Grace Smith, Ben Urquhart, and Chris Osborne raised money throughout the school year and received scholarships so that they could be a […]

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Meet Pivot Graduate Olivia Steffes!

Three years ago, Olivia Steffes found a home at Pivot Charter School. When she got to Pivot, “no one could picture me graduating. I wasn’t planning on finishing school, but last year, when my mom saw me volunteering at graduation, she told me she was proud of me and she knew I’d make it through […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Tom Lando, North Valley

Pivot North Valley Educational Coordinator Tom Lando loves to teach, and it wasn’t until he was an undergraduate student at CSU, Chico that he considered becoming a teacher. “I worked as a part-time aide while in college, and watching students be their best selves and stretch themselves to learn, and getting to be a part […]

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Proud Pivot Teacher – Heather McGuire

Heather McGuire is an EC at Pivot North Bay. She is new to Pivot this year and teaches middle school. She has a multiple subject teaching credential from Humboldt State University. Ms. McGuire has enjoyed her first year teaching at Pivot. She appreciates the ability to individualize the curriculum for each student. It was her […]

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Proud Pivot Parents – Jordan and Jennifer Burns

Pivot parents Jordan and Jennifer Burns have a son Cody, who is a sophomore at Pivot North Bay. This is Cody’s second year at Pivot, and he has experienced academic success at the school. Jordan believes that Pivot helps students find success when traditional school doesn’t work. He says, “There is not a one size […]

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Pivot Selects New Curriculum for 2018-2019 School Year

Pivot Charter School has been reviewing and piloting curriculum for grades Tk-8th over the past year. We are excited to announce that the final selections have been made for the upcoming school year. Lindsey Vining, Systems and Accountability Coordinator, and Meghan Coffey, Pivot North Bay EC and Curriculum Coordinator, began researching curriculum options in October, […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Gail Gonzalez Coloyan

Gail Gonzalez Coloyan is a middle school and high school EC at Pivot San Diego specializing in Mathematics. This is her first year teaching at Pivot. She found Pivot because she was interested in our diverse population of students and in being able to help give the extra time and attention to the students who […]

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