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UNITY
I DREAMED I STOOD IN A STUDIO
AND WATCHED TWO SCULPTORS THERE.
THE CLAY THEY USED WAS A YOUNG CHILD’S
MIND AND THEY FASHIONED IT WITH CARE.
ONE WAS A TEACHER, WHO USED THE TOOLS
OF BOOKS AND MUSIC AND ART:
ONE WAS A PARENT WITH A GUIDING HAND
AND A GENTLE, LOVING HEART.
AND WHEN AT LAST THEIR TASK WAS DONE,
THEY WERE PROUD OF WHAT THEY HAD WROUGHT.
FOR THE THINGS THEY HAD MOLDED INTO THE
CHILD COULD NEITHER BE SOLD NOR BOUGHT.
AND EACH AGREED HE WOULD HAVE FAILED
IF HE HAD WORKED ALONE,
FOR BEHIND THE PARENT STOOD THE SCHOOL,
AND BEHIND THE TEACHER STOOD THE HOME.
AUTHOR UNKOWN
 
 
This poem guides my mission as an educator because I truly believe that together we are better.  When the moms, dads, grandparents, teachers, principals, and community members work together then we can make amazing things happen.  I look forward to working closely with all these important people to help all students succeed.
 
Together We Are Better,
 
Kristin Miklos
 
Principal/Director
 
 
 
 UNIDAD
TUVE UN SUENO QUE YO ESTUVE EN UN ESTUDIO
Y MIRE DOS ESCULPTORES ALLI
EL BARRO DE ALTARERO QUE USARON FUE DE LA MENTE DE UN NINO Y LO FORMARON CON
    CUIDADO
UN FUE UN MAESTRO QUE USO LOS
        INSTRUMENTOS
DE LIBROS Y MUSICA Y ARTE;
UN FUE PADRE CON MANO GUIANDO
Y CORAZON AMABLE Y CARINOSO
Y CUANDO FINALMENTE SU TAREA FUE HECHO,
ESTABAN ORGULLOSOS DE LO QUE HABIA HECHO
PORQUE LAS COSAS QUE HAN MOLDEADO
 DENTRO DEL
NINO  NO PUDIERON SER VENDIDOS NI
            COMPRADOS.
Y CADA QUIEN ESTABA DE ACUERDO QUE
     FALLARAR
SI TENIA QUE TRABAJAR SOLOLA
POR QUE DETRAS DEL PADRE ESTABA LA
    ESCUELA
Y DETRAS DE LA MAESTRA ESTABA LA CASA
AUTOR DESCONOCIDO INCOGNITO

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Synergy Academies is a non-profit charter school operator whose mission is to create and share solutions that eliminate the achievement gap. Synergy was founded in 2004 by two former teachers, Dr. Meg Palisoc and Dr. Randy Palisoc, who started Synergy Charter Academy (Synergy’s elementary school) in the heart of South Los Angeles to prove that inner city students could achieve academic success regardless of their backgrounds, and to share out their best practices once their students achieved academic success.
 
Synergy implements instructional strategies that integrate technology and focus on developing strong literacy and math skills. After its first year of operation, Synergy students’ standardized test scores were the highest in the community. Within four years, Synergy Charter Academy scores were near the top 10% of the state, and the school has remained the highest-performing, fully implemented K-5 school in South Los Angeles for the past eight years.
 
Synergy increased its capacity to educate over 1,300 students per year in grades K-12 by partnering with Dr. Barbara Shannon to open a middle school, Synergy Kinetic Academy, in 2008, and a high school, Synergy Quantum Academy, in 2011.
 
Since Synergy's middle and high schools are much larger than its elementary school, the majority of Synergy’s secondary students do not come from Synergy’s successful elementary school, but instead, they come from struggling neighborhood schools and are often performing three or more grade levels behind in reading and math when they first enroll. By again leveraging the use of technology and focusing on strategies that develop and strengthen literacy and math skills, Synergy is bringing these students up to grade level and preparing them for high school graduation and college.