SPUSD Teachers Continue to Strengthen Their Skills During Recent Professional Development Day

While students recuperated the day after Halloween with some time away from school, SPUSD secondary teachers honed their skills in the areas of trauma-informed care and LGBTQIA+ training.

Pasadena’s Young & Healthy walked teachers through understanding how adverse childhood experiences may affect students’ abilities to learn effectively. The training provided information about how teachers may support students socially and emotionally.

In addition, South Pasadena Unified Train Your Brain social workers coordinated a training by the Los Angeles LGBT Center about supporting LGBTQIA+ students to ensure that school is an inclusive, safe, and affirming space for all. These conversations provide a starting point for ensuring LGBTQIA+ students are well-supported at both the middle school and high school levels.

About South Pasadena Unified School District

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net.








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