Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Dark - No Luncheon ... evening Social Sep 26, 2017
Social - Toyon Farm, hosted by Tom & Hart - 5:30 p.m.
Ayinde Rudolph, Superintendent Oct 10, 2017
Mountain View Whisman School District Update
Mountain View Whisman School District Update

Dr. Rudolph came to Mountain View Whisman School District from the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood School District, where he served as Associate Director of School Transformation. The Promise Neighborhood Initiative was a five-year federally funded program, modeled after the Harlem Children's Zone, that encourages communities to develop public-private partnerships.

His achievements during his tenure with the Promise Neighborhood included instituting a 1:1 learning environment, which received recognition from President Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan at the White House; the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system; and three new curricula aligned to the new national standards.  He also redesigned the school’s talent acquisition and management systems, with focus on providing positive feedback to encourage growth.

Dr. Rudolph has held the position as principal in a traditional high and middle school, a kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school, a charter school, countywide arts magnet, Title 1 and a Bill and Melinda Gates funded “small” themed (STEM) high school.  In each of his positions he has led dramatic turnarounds, including leading a high school to consecutive national rankings (134).

Dr. Rudolph has three kids, who have been his inspiration and motivate him to develop learning environments that he would be proud to engage and immerse them into.

In 2015 Dr. Rudolph climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to conclude his quest to raise $10,000 for cancer research. In addition to being a cancer advocate, he is an avid cyclist, voracious reader and budding triathlete.

Dr. Rudolph received his Doctorate in Education in Leadership, Policy and Organizations from Vanderbilt University.  He also holds an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration as well as a Master of Education in Secondary Education from George Washington University.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Wittenberg University

Dr. Jeff Harding, Superintendent Oct 17, 2017
Mtn View Los Altos Union High School District Update
Mtn View Los Altos Union High School District Update

Dr. Jeff Harding has served as Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District since July 1, 2015. Previously, he was the Superintendent for the Healdsburg Unified School District for 7 years.

He began his career teaching environmental education and mathematics. He later served as Assistant Principal at Drake High School in Marin County and as the founding Principal of Windsor High School where he launched the progressive integrated studies program.  As an adjunct faculty member at Sonoma State University, he helped to prepare aspiring school principals as educational leaders.

Dr. Harding is an honors graduate from U.C. Berkeley, where he was a Sherman-Fairchild Scholar. Dr. Harding completed his dissertation on the development of positive school culture and was awarded his doctorate in 2007.

Dr. Harding is married and has four sons, ages 22 to 28, and resides in Mountain View.

Dark - No Luncheon - Evening Social Oct 24, 2017
Social - 5:30 p.m. - At Tori Atwell's house, Mtn View
Judy Chow from Symantec Nov 07, 2017
Digital Security
Marsha Deslauriers, Executive Director of CHAC Nov 14, 2017
CHAC Update
Leslie Carmichael - Hope's Corner Nov 21, 2017
Hope's Corner Update
Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social Nov 28, 2017
Social @ Anita's house - 5:30 p.m.
Russ Hobbs, Past District Governor Jan 16, 2018
"Why We Give to the Rotary Foundation"

Past District Governor Russ Hobbs ----

Russ grew up in Santa Cruz County and graduated from Santa Cruz High, Cabrillo College, and Chico Sate College (where he met his wife of 49 years Mary Ann), before entering the Army and attending Officer Candidate School.  Russ was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served in Korea before getting out of the Army in 1969 and beginning his career with Allstate Insurance.  Russ owned an Insurance Agency in Sunnyvale until he retired in 2009 after 40 years in the insurance business.  In 1982 he was asked to join the Sunnyvale Rotary Club and served as Club President in 1995.  At the District Level, he has served as Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Membership Committee,  Assist Governor and Governor in 2006-7.  Currently, Russ is the Chair of The Rotary Foundation.  He has traveled all over the world on Rotary Humanitarian Projects, and today will talk about, "    WHY WE GIVE TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION"

 

 

Dark - No Luncheon - Rotary Social Feb 27, 2018
"Mardi Gras" Social @ Paul and Susan's house, Mtn View - 5:30 p.m.