Your Name: Heidi Burney
Title & Dept.: Administrative Support Coordinator I, Master of Public Health Program
Years at CSUSM? 5 as of August 2017
What is your short-term goal? Complete my MA in Psychology
What is your long-term goal? Completing my PsyD.
What is your greatest accomplishment (personal or professional)? Helping a child escape an abusive home
What is favorite movie? The Princess Bride
What is your favorite food? Pot Roast & Pasta w/ gravy
What is your favorite book? The book of Philippians in the Bible
What are your hobbies? Rock Hunting, scuba diving, camping and gardening
What would you like to do when you retire? Buy a motor home and visit every state for a month or so. Hitting all of the national parks, hot spots and seeing the natural beauty along the way.
What is your favorite thing about working at CSUSM? Having weekends off
Congratulations to our very own Lisa Bandong for being recognized as the San Diego County Breastfeeding Champion 2017!
“Congratulations to SDCBC Breastfeeding Champion 2017: Lisa Bandong, MPH!
You are a breastfeeding advocate in your personal and professional life having been both a breastfeeding student and employee at a university. Your work allowed you the opportunity to see firsthand the varying degree of support and accommodations available to breastfeeding students and employees on campuses across California. As the Graduate Studies Office Coordinator at California State University San Marcos, you wisely reached out to the Lactation Supportive Environments project and have been instrumental in advocating for lactation accommodation support by getting designated lactation rooms set up on campus and even acquiring a hospital grade electric breast pump for one of the rooms.
You embody the spirit of collaboration by convening community partners in higher education to include Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Associate Director of Student Services and a parenting student, to assist with improving lactation accommodations. We understand you continue to follow up and encourage improvements among resources, support and facilities on campus. In your current role under CSUSM’s new Masters of Public Health program, you are leading a Capstone Project focusing on current lactation accommodations support, challenges and needs among students. And, you find time to provide support, encouragement, resources and guidance to individual students navigating going back to school and continuing to breastfeed.
The breadth of your breastfeeding advocacy encompasses not only offering personal support to breastfeeding students and fellow employees but includes implementing policy, systems and environmental changes on your university’s campus. This is what we look for in a Breastfeeding Champion—a true game changer in the community!”
San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition
Dean Janet Powell, Dr. Laura de Ghetaldi and Marilyn Huerta had the opportunity to tour TERI Inc.’s Therapeutic Equestrian Program in San Marcos this past week, lead by Director Greg Snaer and Jenell Tiffany. Lots of great collaborations are in the works!
“At TERI’s Therapeutic Equestrian Program, our students face many challenges within a range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Brain Injury, and Seizure Disorders. The objective of our program is unique in that it aims to address not only a wide array of these disabilities, but also a greater influence of Autism & Autistic Spectrum Disorders, as well as learning disabilities. In conjunction with our highly qualified staff, the modern horse also takes on the role of therapist, and as such, all lend their own unique perspective and design to join with other TERI programs.”
by Marilyn Huerta
On June 27th, thirty teachers and administrators traveled to Palm Springs to attend the 25th National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference. With the crazy hot weather of almost 120 degrees, the conference had a participation of 1400 attendees from just about every state. Highlighting the conference, Dr. Ana Hernández, who was the keynote speaker for the conference and the director of Project ACCEPT (Aligning the Common Core for English Learners, Parents & Teachers – a US Department of Education National Professional Development Grant), was awarded for her 25 years of service to the Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE).
In addition to being the director of Project ACCEPT, Hernández is also the CSUSM Associate Professor of Multilingual & Multicultural Education, the Program Coordinator for the Bilingual Authorization, Online Dual Language Certificate, and Multicultural Specialist Certificate in the School of Education. She is the co-coordinator of the Multiple Subject Credential program and earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Joint Doctoral Program at the University of California in San Diego and CSUSM.
Her work in bilingual teacher preparation stems from 32 years of teaching in California public schools as a bilingual/dual language teacher in K-8 grades. In higher education, she involves her teacher candidates in community in engaged scholarship, global networks, and social justice and equity action plans. Dr. Hernández’s research examines instructional practices and cross-cultural equity in dual language education. Her publications have been featured in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She is one of the founders and past-President of the Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) and an active member of ATDLE’s Advisory Committee. In addition, she is a national trainer and consultant for dual language education.
In her career, Hernández has received various awards, including the CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, San Diego County Office of Education’s Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Award, CSUSM’s Distinguished Teacher in Residence, CABE State Teacher of the Year, Two-Way CABE Teacher of the Year and Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year.
by Marilyn Huerta
Last week, teachers, parents, artists and educators came together to participate in three, “hands-on” workshops that led them through a creative “bootcamp” focused on visual arts and theatrical activities.
Dr. Laurie Stowell from the School of Education was just was one of several talented instructors hosting the creative workshops and her presentations were focused on writing, visual literacy and book illustrations. She facilitated a book-making project that not only taught participants how to design and construct a children’s book but she also taught how to read a book to a child by pointing out the details of the illustrations and understanding messages that most wouldn’t notice.
Other activities were theatrical where participants drafted impromptu storytelling techniques, interpreted poetry and then acted them out. Teachers tapped into colors and emotions, explored music, media and dance and all while learning about Visual and Performing Art Standards and the Arts and Common Core.
Dr. Merryl Goldberg is at the helm of Art=Opportunity, an Arts Literacy Initiative, and she is teaching others how to use music, theater, dance and visual arts as tools that will lead teachers as to how to create lesson plans that integrates the arts. #artopportunity @cehhs_csusm
The ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign is facilitated by Center ARTES at California State University San Marcos funded by The Stuart Foundation.
To learn more about the programs that supported this opportunity, please visit:
San Marcos Writing Project
NCPDF – North County Professional Development Federation
Arts Empower San Diego – SD County of Education
La Jolla Playhouse