Virtual Awards Ceremony Scheduled for October 22, 2020
ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 16, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is pleased to announce that Erin Sipes of the Department of Learning Support Services was recognized with a Visionary Leadership Award during the 2020 California Expanded Learning Leadership Awards. Ms. Sipes oversees expanded learning programs at 23 EGUSD school sites for approximately 4,200 students. This accolade recognizes Ms. Sipes as a visionary leader who is a valuable and significant asset to the students, families and staff of the Elk Grove Community and notable contributor to the field of Expanded Learning across the State of California.
Overjoyed to hear the announcement, Sipes said, “I am passionate about the work I have the privilege to do every day and am fortunate to work for a school district that encourages us to collaborate with one another to provide support for our students and families. It allows us all to work together to expand and to create amazing learning opportunities for the students we serve. I am humbled by the award and honored to represent the collaborative efforts of so many inspirational leaders in expanded learning.”
In her role as a district administrator, Sipes secures state and federal grants for many after school programs, including summer and intersession programs, Capital Region Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) and VEX Robotics STEAM enrichment clubs and competitions. Previously, Sipes was an instructional coach, site administrator and inclusive education specialist. She began her career at Elk Grove Unified in 1998 as an elementary school teacher.
In lieu of an in-person reception, this year’s 2020 California Expanded Learning Awards will be conducted as a virtual fireside chat that is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. through Facebook Live.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.