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Support Programs for all VUSD Certificated Staff


Staff Development Programs 
A wide variety of staff development opportunities are available to new and tenured staff. We have several Staff Development Facilitators that work on special programs designed to enhance and improve student learning. Please look at our Professional Development Catalog for a listing of all activities available: VUSD Professional Development Catalog.


BTSA - Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Click here for VCOE BTSA-IC 
All first and second year teachers in Ventura Unified School District participate in the Ventura County BTSA program. Teachers are assigned a Support Provider who will work with them using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

The Beginning Teacher and Support Provider have a coaching partnership using a formative assessment program. Professional growth, support and reflection on best teaching practices are the focuses. 

The goal of the BTSA program is teacher growth and student learning. The first year in BTSA concentrates on classroom management and engaging students in learning. The second year teacher works more closely with content standards and assessment. Beginning Teachers and Support Providers meet individually and together as well as attend after school meetings. There are approximately six after school meetings held throughout the school year. The Course of Study are aligned with the prescribed BTSA events. Satisfactory completion of the course of study is required for continuing employment.


COMP - Classroom Organization and Management Program
COMP workshops are offered throughout the school year. Specific areas of classroom management are addressed K-12. This program is designed for all teachers, but we especially encourage new teachers to participate in this series. The following eight topics are presented:

Module 1    Organizing the Classroom
Module 2    Planning and Teaching Rules and Procedures
Module 3    Managing Student Academic Work
Module 4    Maintaining Good Student Behavior
Module 5    Planning and Organizing Instruction
Module 6    Conducting Instruction & Maintaining Momentum
Module 7    Getting Off to a Good Start
Module 8    Climate, Communication and Self-Management

COMP workshops provide the opportunity to develop Teaching Standard #2-Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning This standard is one of the most important building blocks for classroom excellence.


The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)



Certificated Human Resources

255 W. Stanley Avenue
Ventura, California 93001
805.641.5000 x1150

Paul Jablonowski
Assistant Superintendent

Sherry R. Manley

Victoria Balint
Executive Assistant

Marie Corral
Credential Anaylist

Carmen Delaney
Substitute Coordinator

Jenni Payne
Human Resources Assistant

Susan Lane
Consulting Teacher

Nannette Pecel
Consulting Teacher  



Classified Human Resources

255 W. Stanley Avenue, #100
Ventura, California 93001
805.641.5000 x1170

Andrea Crouch

Victoria Balint
Assistant Director

Belen Gonzalez
Human Resource Analyst

Rita Montejano
Human Resources Technician

Jackie Lopez
Human Resources Technician

Reina Murillo
Human Resources Assistant



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