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Katherine DeVinna

Katherine DeVinna has been a member of the leadership team since June 2017.  She began her career in 1998 as a Social Science teacher and soccer coach in the Long Beach USD.  Her administrative experience began in 2009 and she has served as a Director of Instruction, a high school Principal, and the Chief Operations Officer of a large charter schools’ system.  Katherine is a firm believer in the OMI mission and a cheerleader for cadets.  Currently, in her role at OMI’s Director of Academic Performance, she supports cadet achievement through instructional coaching, oversight of the College and Career Center, data and assessment, and the dual enrollment program. 


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Hello OMI Community, Check out the Teenbrain handout (.docx) and the presentations (.pdf) below. 


There are reasons why your teen behaves the way they do.  Their brains are in the second greatest stage of development.  Check out the materials to learn some basics about the brain and to see how the teenage brain is different than the adult brain.  


This was a professional development I led with our classified staff.  I'll be doing another in a different format with our teachers in a few weeks, with teaching strategies included as a model for our teaching staff to use with cadet for any subject or topic. 


You can find both the powerpoint and the handout.  It is geared towards me presenting it, so you might need some more information to makes sense of some of the slides but take a look and if you have any questions, email me and we can set up a time to speak. 


Note: I am not a brain scientistic, merely a curious educator who wants all children to reach their potential.