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Gloria Mercado-Fortine

    Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Announces New CEO

    Officials with a Santa Clarita Valley community-based, nonprofit health organization announced their new CEO on Tuesday.

    Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc. officials named J. Chris Mattingly as their new chief executive officers.
    "I am honored and humbled to be part of the Samuel Dixon team, where there is real dedication and spirit to serve the health care needs of others," Mattingly said.

    Mattingly comes with more than 25 years of health care experience, mainly in hospital and clinic settings.

    Samuel Dixon Centers Install Gloria Mercado-Fortine As New Chairwoman

    Gloria Mercado-Fortine was installed as the new chairwoman of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers board of directors at their annual meeting on Monday. Mayor Bob Kellar conducted the installation.

    Correction: Santa Clarita's Reaction To StudentsFirst Report Card On Education

    Correction: The article orginally stated some misinformation about StudentsFirst and the organizations head, Michelle Rhee. 

    California is one of 11 states to recently receive an overall grade of F in a StudentsFirst report card evaluating education.

    The StudentsFirst report repeatedly emphasized using students test scores to evaluate teachers and decide how much funding schools would receive, but did not consider student test scores in the report. Instead the report focused on how states evaluate teachers, empower parents and allocate funding.

    Each grade included a slew of suggestions regarding funding, how teachers are evaluated and increasing the number of charter schools.