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Student Success Story

Submitted By: Tri-Valley ROP

Former Students are Successors to Retired Teachers

Student Background

Dawn Pavon- member of the 1996-1997 class of Developmental Psychology of Children(DPOC) with the Tri-Valley ROP at Foothill High School, after graduating from the course went on to receive her BA and began working with students who have special needs. Before joining the Tri-Valley ROP, she worked at Eden Area ROP teaching Careers in Education.

Shay Galletti- member of the 1992-1993 class of Developmental Psychology of Children (DPOC) with the Tri-Valley ROP at Granada High School, after graduating from the course, attended college to earn her BA and her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. She taught 3rd, 4th, 5th grades.

Program Description

Developmental Psychology of Children is a comprehensive child growth and development course studying the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of children ages birth to adolescence. Course combines academics with a student internship in a child care center, preschool, or elementary school. Students are trained for various careers with children and are eligible to receive six units of articulated credit from Las Positas College.

Outcomes

Upon Pat Keegan's retirement from Tri-Valley ROP (former teacher of Dawn), Dawn was hired to instruct the DPOC course at Livermore and Granada High. She has been in the position since 2007.

Upon Judy Deltredici's retirement from Tri-Valley ROP (former teacher of Shay), Shay was hired to instruct the DPOC course first at Livermore and Granada Highs, then Foothill and Amador Valley Highs. She was hired by the ROP in 2004. She is no longer in the classroom, but is now the TVROP Program Coordinator.

Both Dawn and Shay keep in contact with their former teachers. Dawn and Shay have worked together to expand the program and share their passion for working with children to which they owe to their ROP class.

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