#OurStoriesCRCSD -Viola Gibson

Viola Gibson Elementary School

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This week we are featuring Viola Gibson Elementary School. Principal, Shannon Kehoe explains the school's mission and how the family atmosphere touches all parts of the school community.  

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Meet Diane Busch, Viola Gibson secretaryMEET Viola Gibson'S STAFF

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Diane Busch,
School Secretary 

Years at Viola Gibson?

16 years / 28 with CRCSD 

What she loves about Viola Gibson?

“I love my job, the staff, the kids, the parents and I just like the office work, the phones, the filing, it was always a dream of mine.“

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At Gibson the fourth and fifth grade teams are transitioning to personalized learning for all students. After research at other schools teachers are growing how to structure individualized instructional practices for all students.

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I love reading! It's like a movie in my mind when I sit and read a book. I just love to read books. -Avery, Third Grader

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Meet Viola Gibson Staff - Jill KochMEET Viola Gibson'S STAFF

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Jill Koch,
PACT Resource Specialist 

Years at Viola Gibson?

7 years  /  over 9 with CRCSD 

What she loves about her job at Viola Gibson? 

“I love my job! Every day is a privilege to work and learn with amazing students and staff. It's humbling to think about the awesome opportunity I have been given to teach and shape young minds."

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I love studying oceans. It's so pretty down there. I love the Coral Reef! - Willa Alternative Kindergartener

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The staff at Viola Gibson is creating mindfulness for all students throughout the building. It's a skill set that helps develop kindness, empathy, and gratitude. These third grade students have liked the benefits and have taken the end of recess to refocus themselves before the afternoon.  

Students practicing mindfulness at recess.

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When a student is struggling in school, sometimes verbal doesn’t connect. Meet the four-legged friend Fendi, a specially trained canine that offers comfort for all students and staff at Viola Gibson. #OurStoriesCRCSD

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I like all the subjects pretty much and I also like the teachers here, they are really nice and they help you. Malick, fifth grader

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Meet Maureen Leuenberger, Viola Gibson Kitchen ManagerMEET Viola Gibson'S STAFF

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Maureen Leuenberger,
Kitchen Manager 

Years at Viola Gibson?

16 years/22 with CRCSD  

What she loves her job at Viola Gibson?

“I love the people that I work with. I love ordering, prepping, and serving the food and that every day is different. I love seeing the students grow thru the years."

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