The Claremont Unified School District got one step closer to choosing a new superintendent this week.
Its board of education voted to hire executive search firm Educational Support Services Group at its Thursday meeting.
Western University of Health Sciences celebrated a unique, memorable “A Tribute to Caring” gala Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.
The 40th annual A Tribute to Caring celebration became a virtual, online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video featured several WesternU students who have donated their time, skills and knowledge to help others during the pandemic.
Tucked away in the Claremont foothills north of Base Line Road, The Webb Schools, with its 400 students and 150-acre campus, is among the most picturesque private high schools in California. A local mainstay for 99 years, Webb has been somewhat insulated from some of the harsher elements of public high school life.
The day at Our Lady of the Assumption School started like any other. Parents waited in line to drop of their kids, all bundled up with backpacks and school supplies in hand. However, February 8 was clearly different because it marked the school’s first official day open since the pandemic began in March 2020. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
With newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases mercifully in decline across Southern California, school districts are facing increased pressure to open classrooms, and Claremont is no exception. “One of the things that’s interesting is how quickly that came about,” said Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) Interim Superintendent Julie Olesniewicz on Monday. “A month ago it was doom and gloom.”
Like most institutions of higher learning in Southern California, Claremont’s esteemed Pomona College was forced to pivot to online remote learning when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. With nearly a year gone by now and what some see as inconsistent messaging on a path forward from Los Angeles County, it’s clear Pomona College President Gabrielle Starr is ready to get back to school.
As COVID-19 numbers continue to spike in Claremont, Los Angeles County and statewide, making plans of any kind right now is rife with complications. For students attending public schools, this is nothing new. The pandemic upended most everything back in March 2020, when all Claremont public schools went to remote, distance learning. Some private institutions though, such as Claremont’s Our Lady of the Assumption School, had been seeing some in-person students this year before returning to entirely remote learning.
Claremont Lincoln University announced this week it has named two administration appointments: Joanna Bauer as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, and Nita Evans as Dean of Academic Affairs.
Prior to her new role, Ms. Bauer served as associate vice president of academic affairs at CLU, after two years as an academic dean.
Citrus College Superintendent/President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D., will retire on July 1, 2021. Although she first shared the news with the college community in December 2020,
Superintendent/President Perri’s retirement plans were made official during the January 19, 2021, meeting of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.
Much like the city news, education in Claremont was dominated most of the year by the conronavirus.
In mid March as the pandemic came closer to our city, Claremont Unified School District officials initially elected to keep campuses open while canceling all non-classroom events through the beginning of April.
In a year of surprises and change, Scripps College President Lara Tiedens will resign from the college effective April 15, 2021, moving to New York to become the Executive Director of the Schwarzman Scholars, an international fellowship program for future leaders. Ms. Tiedens had spent five years at Scripps. Here is the resignation letter she sent out to the Scripps community.
Voters in the Citrus Community College District approved Measure Y, a $298 million general obligation bond, during the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. The Los Angeles County Registrar?Recorder/County Clerk’s election canvass period has concluded and Measure Y—the Citrus College Career Education, Repair, Affordable Higher Education Measure – passed with 57.67 percent of the votes.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Julie Olesniewicz, second from left, has been selected to become the interim superintendent for Claremont Unified School District. She will take over the interim position when Superintendant Jim Elsasser leaves in January. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
After more than 20 years of service, Susan M. Keith will be retiring from the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees at the end of the year.
Originally elected to the board in 1999, Trustee Keith represents area 2, which includes Claremont and portions of Pomona and La Verne. She was later reelected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.