Dear Linden Community,

I am excited to join the Linden USD family and am looking forward to serving you as the Director of Educational Services.

For the 2016-17 school year, our work will be guided by the following priorities:

  •  Assisting with the districtwide implementation of the 21st Century Skills defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning as:
    • Life and Career Skills
    • Learning and Innovation Skills of Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity
    • Information, Media, and Technology Skills  
  • Supporting teachers and administrators in achieving student mastery of the new California Standards (Common Core State Standards) by using principles and methodologies set forth in corresponding California Frameworks
  • Assisting the sites with the administration of Early Release Wednesdays professional development activities
  • Facilitating three districtwide Professional Development days scheduled for
    • October 31, 2016
    • January 13, 2017
    • March 3, 2017
  • Collaboratively updating our Technology Plan
  • Assisting with the implementation of new Mathematics and English Language Arts curricula and corresponding professional development
  • Offering ongoing professional development opportunities that are focused, coherent, and aligned to LUSD priorities


Most importantly, however, we are here to serve you in any capacity we can! Please do not hesitate to email me at any time or call (209) 887-3141 with any questions.



Dmitriy Voloshin