Redwood Center Cafe in action

Yesterday morning, students from the two Community Based Instruction Classrooms on Caldwell Avenue in Visalia practiced serving coffee and sweets to dozens of customers in TCOE’s Mooney Boulevard building. The practice session was a rehearsal for the real show, which begins next week when the new Redwood Center Café opens. 

The café was the vision of Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire. It sits in the southeast corner of the lobby, adjacent to the SCICON mural. A picket fence defines the seating area featuring four small tables for customers, and carts for pastries, fruit cups, and coffee preparation.

Read more in the News Gallery Week.

Also in News Gallery Week: TKCCC holds Trades Day with hands-on experiences for students; Early intervention services give one girl a place she wants to run to, not from; California Center on Teaching Careers welcomes Emily Walker, celebrates success on teacher recruitment

Profiles in Character
Tim Hire, Tori Johnson, Gene Mendes

On September 13, the Pursuing Victory with Honor Program recognized Mt. Whitney High School coach Tori Johnson with the John Forenti Sportsmanship Award recipient.

"Tori Johnson walked into her first CHARACTER COUNTS! training 15 years ago. From that year on, Coach Johnson has been all-in on developing the entire student-athlete. She bought into the T.E.A.M. (Teach, Enforcement, Advocate, Model) concept of including the Six Pillars of Character in her coaching program. She takes time to teach the values and does not hesitate to enforce them even when it may cost the team a point. Regardless of her team or season, Coach Johnson is steadfast in advocating, and most importantly modeling, the core ethical values of Pursuing Victory with Honor."

For more on Pursuing Victory with Honor, click here.

For more on CHARACTER COUNTS! click here.

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