The William S. Hart Union High School District unanimously approved the appointment of Kanika Mapp as the newest assistant principal at West Ranch High School.
Mapp has been teaching special education in the Hart District, and specifically at West Ranch, since 2006. In addition to teaching duties, she has been an administrative intern during summer school and during the school year on an interim basis, as well as completing District projects such as helping to organize Harts of Gold and the LINK Mentor program.
“We are pleased to officially welcome Ms. Kanika Map to the administrative team at West Ranch,” said Hart District Superintendent Mike Kuhlman. “Ms. Mapp has been an outstanding Special Education teacher for many years within our District and is recognized as a teacher-leader. Most recently she stepped up to temporarily fill an important administrative role while we conducted the process of selecting a permanent new AP. I am pleased that we can now remove the “interim” role from her title.”
While at West Ranch, Mapp has been instrumental in implementing the co-teaching model that has been expanded district-wide. Additionally, she was a cornerstone of the site’s intervention program specifically in math, and served as the Special Education Department Chair and WASC Leader. Prior to teaching in the Hart District, she taught both special education and math in Decatur, Georgia.
Mapp has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Georgia State University as well as teaching and administrative credentials.
Feeling the need to act, members of the Santa Clarita Human Relations Roundtable, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, NAACP Santa Clarita, Higher Vision Church and the Islamic Center of Santa Clarita Valley decided to gather with community members to mark and reflect on the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.
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College of the Canyons had three Women's Softball players spotlighted by the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with Ashlynn Heck, Allyson Melgar and Lisa Motz selected to the All-Southern California Team.
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Free business training webinars are available from the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Corporation. The SBDC is the Small Business Administration's largest service program and provides high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses.
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The 37th Women in Service Celebration was hosted by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday, May 14. The event honored 19 women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women and girls in the SCV. The honorees were nominated by SCV nonprofits.
College of the Canyons is sending two Cougars to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship meet after their respective performances at the Southern California Championships hosted by Moorpark College on May 13.