Partners in Education
13626 Twin Peaks Road
Poway, CA 92064
Business Partners Make a Difference!
The mission of Partners in Education is to attract, develop, support and sustain strategic
relationships among business, community, schools, and programs in order to expand and enrich the educational experiences of our students.
Strong business and community partnerships foster meaningful experiences for the students of the Poway Unified School District. With our partners' support, we can continue to implement the many programs and activities that develop the necessary skills to prepare students for their future.
The focus areas of Partners in Education include:
Development of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills
College and Career Readiness
Infusion of Rigor, Relevance and Relationships in the classroom
PUSD Partners In Education Wins Golden Bell Award
Partners in Education Recognized for Making A Difference
The Golden Bell Awards program, now in its 31st year, promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs that are essential to supporting teaching and learning in school districts throughout California. Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs necessary to address students’ changing needs.
Attending the 2011 Golden Bell Awards Luncheon at the California School Board Association Annual Conference in San Diego were Toni Kraft, PUSD Foundation President; Andy Patapow, PUSD Board of Education Vice President; Kathleen Porter, Executive Director, Career and Technical Education; Penny Ranftle, PUSD Board of Education Member; Cora Bagley, Partners in Education Coordinator; Dr. John Collins, Superintendent; Rosanne Brown, Assistant to PUSD Foundation Board; Linda Vanderveen, PUSD Board of Education President; and Tiffany Lynch, Partners in Education Advisory Chair.
Effective partnerships require a culture that reinforces community involvement. The Partners in Education program recognizes that a well-run program is mutually rewarding for our students, schools, businesses and the community. Through these valuable relationships, students are able to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in the 21st century.