Active parent participation is the cornerstone of our LdV K-8 School. The goal of parent participation at LdV is the academic success of all children and the empowerment of parents in the educational process. This partnership with the school translates into improved curriculum, enriched school activities for students and an enhanced school environment. Through participation, parents are better informed and able to participate in site-based decision making.ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TIFFANY BALLARD I am delighted to be joining the LdV team as our new assistant principal. I am an educator with many years of experience serving the students and community in the Sacramento City Unified School District. My background includes several years working as an 8th grade GATE Language Arts and US History teacher, curriculum leader, member of the school leadership team, school site council president, grant writer, safety team chairperson, and student activities director. I was honored to be selected as Sacramento City Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year in 2012.I am excited to be a member of such a thriving school community, one which focuses on developing the whole child as a curious and inventive person, responsible for preserving and creating beauty in our cultural and natural environments.