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He served as a member of the Skyline College Student Services Leadership Team to direct SparkPoint at Skyline College, part of the United Way of the Bay Area’s SparkPoint Initiative to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. SparkPoint, based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families, features personal trainers for financial fitness called financial coaches. Dr. Watson’s work for equity to achieve greater institutional effectiveness shows promise for moving the needle on entrenched disparities in educational attainment. Most recently showcased in a policy forum hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Watson’s work has been featured by the Aspen Institute, Center for Law and Social Policy, and Corporation for Enterprise Development, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. Dr. Watson’s work received the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges’ John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award, the College Innovator Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and a spotlight on the Discovery Channel’s Profiles Series showcasing national solutions to pressing social problems.
Although Dr. Watson began college on a piano performance scholarship to later become a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (and a Grammy voter), he earned an Associate’s degree followed by a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Philosophy | Comparative Religion and Anthropology, which included study in Africa and South America. He earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in the treatment of substance use disorders. Grounded in critical race theory in the context of network analysis, Dr. Watson completed research on the role of social capital in Latino educational attainment to earn a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (program emphasis: social justice and equity) from San Francisco State University.
Taylor was a two-year “honor” student athlete at the College of Alameda in 2013 and 2014 and will receive her AA degree this coming May. She was also named to the 2014 Bay Valley All-Conference First Team, the 2014 Cougar MVP, and team co-captain.
The Lecture Series kicks off on April 8th from 12-1:30 in the Pitt of the F building with Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade. He is an Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University and Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (ISEEED). He recently completed two books, The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools and What a Coach Can Teach a Teacher. These books focus on effective pedagogical strategies for urban schools.
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510-748-2327 ~ email@example.com
College of Alameda’s Auto Body and Paint Department won 1st place at the 16th annual Toys for Tots Model Truck Competition! Congratulations to our Auto Body students, instructors and staff!
Certificates, Degrees, and Licenses
Certificates of Achievement – You can choose a path in either Airframe or Powerplant mechanics, and will receive a Certificate of Achievement in your pathway when you have passed all of the course requirements.
A.S. Degree – Students can graduate with an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology with the completion of the General Education coursework in addition to the AMT coursework.
FAA Licenses – The courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will also prepare you to take the FAA exams. Passing the coursework and the appropriate exams will qualify you for an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License as well as a General Radiotelephone License.
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