Calling all California teachers, admin, classified staff, school board members, and anyone with a career in education or interested in one. Join us for this first conference aimed at Punjabis to create community, build networks, and celebrate futures in education.
We want to bring classified, certificated, management, supervisors, and school board members of Punjabi descent to come and celebrate one another and futures in the field of education. We seek to encourage young Punjabis to consider a career in education. We also hope to build networks for mentorship, support, and professional development for Punjabis in education to reach their career aspirations, no matter their current level.
Please register for the conference at the link and encourage friends and family to join you. We are asking for $5 donation to help offset the costs of lunch. We look forward to being in touch shortly.
11-11:30 - Welcome/Introduction
11:30-12pm - Networking and Icebreakers
12-12:30pm - Lunch/Keynote Address from Dr. Baljinder Dhillon
12:30-1:15pm - "Mentoring and Building a Network" Panel
1:15-1:45pm - "Opportunities working with the Punjabi Community" Panel
1:45-2pm - Wrap-up and Conclusion
Dr. Baljinder Dhillon moved to this country from India in 1973 when she was 9 years old. She went through the Yuba City Unified School system. Her parents were her biggest advocates for getting higher education. The main reason her family moved from India was so that she and her four sisters could get the best education possible.
Dr. Dhillon’s professional experience includes serving at every level from Migrant Education Aide, Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, District Superintendent, County Superintendent of Schools, currently serving as a Superintendent/Principal. Dr. Dhillon led major efforts resulting in higher student achievement and significant improvement in teaching and increasing school status. Her Elementary School in Plumas Lake was nominated for the Blue Ribbon Award for increasing test scores for all students in her school. She brought to Sutter County High Schools the Dual Enrollment Program and free Community College for High School students.
Dr. Dhillon serves on many local and national boards, she believes in giving her time through community service to help improve the lives of all students. Along with receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, she also received her Masters of Education degree in Education Leadership and her Doctorate of Education from California State University, Sacramento. Her core belief is that everyone deserves the opportunity to get the best education possible because it opens doors to the future. She has been in the field of education for 32 years and, to this day, it still makes her happiest when she is able to make a significant difference in a student’s life.