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Leigh's Fall Musical, As You Like It

This Fall's Musical: Like You Like It

Leigh's Stampede Student Spirit group ready for a game
Leigh's Senior class in their spirit color green
Leigh's Sophomore's dressed in their spirit color yellow
Leigh's Freshman in their spirit color White for Homecoming
Leigh Homecoming decorations in the quad

Spirit Pole Decorating during the Back to School Rally!

Leigh's Engineering class building robots
Leigh's band performing in the Quad
Leigh's mascot using a computer in the Library
Leigh's Girls soccer team

Girls Varsity Soccer league champs!

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Work Experience Education Tonette Slaviero » About Me

About Me

I am a San Jose native who attended Piedmont Hills High School and then obtained a BA degree in French from San Jose State University. I then obtained my Career Technical Education credential from UC Berkeley Extension and eventually an MBA from University of Phoenix. 
Prior to teaching, I worked in retail and that is where my career as a teacher began to take shape. I hired high school students who were enrolled in a Marketing class. The teacher would perform visits to the job sites and upon talking to her, I found the job fascinating. So when she retired I applied for and got the position.
I have now worked as a high school teacher for the past 33 years: 20 of them teaching Marketing and Business Ownership, and the last 13 teaching Work Experience Education. I earned my MBA in 2003 and have completed and received an Adult Education credential to teach Career Education, Computerized Accounting, Hospitality and Tourism, Marketing, and French/Italian. As part of my teaching role, I help secure work-based learning opportunities for our students by connecting with local businesses. I speak fluent Italian, Sicilian, French, and some Spanish. I am the Heritage and Culture Chairperson of our Sicilian Sisterhood Women's Club and I also served on the Executive Board of CAWEE (California Association of Work Experience Educators) for the past 10 years. I am also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma; my local chapter is Zeta Psi. One of my other career interests would be to serve as a corporate consultant in the areas of employee morale, customer service, and business ethics. I would also like to bridge the gap between the staffing needs of organizations and the qualified applicant pool available to meet those needs. I would love to serve as a job coach for young people with little work experience and/or displaced workers rejoining the work force.

Specialties: I am organized and articulate. I enjoy training and job coaching and I have excellent communication skills. I am also good at planning and coordinating events. I love to write and have produced several company newsletters for both the personal and professional organizations to which I belong.
In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my husband Paul and our two turtles, Barney and Betty. Paul and I love playing and watching tennis and hanging out with friends. Our love for the Lord brought us together and continues to sustain us today.