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2021-22 School Year
Chapter 7: The Gift of Life
March 29, 2022
For today's message, I'm sharing a reflection from one of our teammates about the gift of life she offered to a stranger. Read more...
Chapter 6: Their Identity
February 18, 2022
Thank you to everyone who has begun sharing your deployment stories. Your reflections are inspiring and I’ve already learned so much from you. Read more...
Chapter 5: Clearing Hurdles
February 10, 2022
My gratitude is immense. Read more...
Chapter 4: Pleasure, Joy, and the Importance of Self-Care
December 17, 2021
"I often find it easier to be teaching or giving to others, and often struggle with the place for my own pleasure and joy." -bell hooks Read more...
Chapter 3: Communication, Collaboration, Kindness
October 29, 2021
For today’s message, I’m sharing a beautiful reflection from one of our teammates about insights she has gained as a breast cancer survivor. Read more...
Chapter 2: We Want to Hear Your Story
October 27, 2021
When COVID hit—we were called to action. Read more...
Chapter 1: It's Okay to Be Human
August 17, 2021
in SHHS, we're so used to being superheroes for our families. Read more...
2020-21 School Year
Chapter 26: T.E.A.M. Stands For...
June 4, 2021
Who doesn't love a feel-good message? Read more...
Chapter 25: AAPI Heritage Month
May 28, 2021
As we give voice to the diverse experiences of students and families in this pandemic, I am focusing our attention today on some of the challenges that have faced, and continue to face, the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Read more...
Chapter 24: Do the Right Thing
May 17, 2021
In 1989, Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing invited audiences to wrestle with (among other things) the complexities involved in how we go about creating a more equitable world. Read more...
Chapter 23: WALL-E and Roses from Concrete
May 10, 2021
The history books are probably going to get this one wrong. Read more...
Chapter 22: Happy Administrative Professionals Day
April 21, 2021
We are honoring all our fabulous administrative professionals today for the amazing work they do to keep SHHS running every day. Please join me and the SHHS Leadership Team in celebrating their contributions on Administrative Professionals Day! Read more...
Chapter 21: Reopening Schools the SHHS Way
April 9, 2021
Did you know research is now highlighting the science and importance of storytelling as it allows us to spark our own “neuroplasticity” by expanding our worldview, increasing compassion and empathy, and expanding our personal growth? So, I want to take this opportunity to tell you a story. Read more...
Chapter 20: Trauma Stewardship e-book
February 3, 2021
We started talking about Self Care last year, as the reality of COVID ushered in school closures and a change in life as we knew it, with a daily shift to crisis management and survival mode. Read more...
Chapter 19: Year of the Lotus
January 14, 2021
"No mud, no lotus," it is said. Read more...
Chapter 18: Passing the Torch
December 18, 2020
As one year closes, and another prepares its grand entrance, I'm reminded of a story about torches getting passed, the power of youth, and the endless ripple effect of our work. Read more...
Chapter 17: Nurturing Gratitude
November 20, 2020
What is one thing, right now, that is going really well? Read more...
2020 Summer (Special Edition Chapter)
Chapter 42: We are Kindred Spirits
June 15, 2020
Karen Timko, Coordinator for Student Support Programs, shared a moving reflection over the weekend. Read more...
2019-20 School Year
Chapter 41: A Video Message From Me
June 12, 2020
For the final reflection of the 2019-20 school year, I wanted to do something a little more personal. Read more...
Chapter 40: Honoring Our Retirees
June 11, 2020
Today's note of gratitude is a video tribute to our amazing retirees. Read more...
Chapter 39: When Given from the Heart
June 10, 2020
Today, I'm sharing two brief notes of gratitude from your fellow SHHS team members. Read more...
Chapter 38: #Sheroes
June 8, 2020
Together, we've experienced the full kaleidoscope of human emotion over the last three months, but this week, one emotion in particular rises above the rest for me—gratitude. Read more...
Chapter 37: Houses Burnt and Built
June 5, 2020
They say necessity is the mother of invention. I say: hardship is the mother of progress. Read more...
Chapter 36: A Tug from Above
June 4, 2020
Today's reflection includes one of my favorite quotes of all time and the lyrics from one of my favorite songs. Read more...
Chapter 35: Looking Inward
June 2, 2020
I've seen a lot of tragedy and shared a lot of pain with others throughout my career, but this week has been one of the hardest. Read more...
Chapter 34: Your Proverbial Oxygen Mask
May 29, 2020
Do you remember when we used to fly those things called "airplanes" in the time before COVID-19? Read more...
Chapter 33: CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
May 22, 2020
Okay, I'll admit that calling today's chapter "CLASSIFIED INFORMATION" could be a tad misleading, but it is technically accurate. Read more...
Chapter 32: Let's Calendar Some Happiness
May 21, 2020
Today, I'm sharing some upcoming opportunities that promote mental and physical well-being, so you can add them to your calendar or share with others. Read more...
Pia V. Escudero, LCSWAddress:333 S. Beaudry Ave., 29th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017P: (213) 241-3840 | F: (213) 241-3305
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