Teacher Tribute Honoree Marie Scarcello

Fair Oaks Ranch Community School Teacher of the Year

I know I have impacted my students’ lives when…they come to school everyday with a smile on their face.  It is so rewarding to have former students and their parents tell me that I have made a difference in their life.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Gay Evans

Pinetree Community School Teacher of the Year

 

I know I have impacted my students’ lives when…I listen to the questions and concepts they “wonder” about, and then watch as they strive to discover the answers to those questions.  Their enthusiasm demonstrates that they are beginning to truly love learning.

 


Teacher Tribute Honoree Maria Blue

Emblem Academy Teacher of the Year

Teaching is more than just a job: It is…an adventure! Each day brings new opportunities for learning for myself and my students.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Sherri LaPorte

Rosedell Elementary Teacher of the Year

The most important thing I do everyday is...challenge myself to be a better person for my students. To model the expectations I have for them as citizens and lifelong learners.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Linda Miranda

James Foster Elementary School Teacher of the Year

 

Teaching is more than just a job: It is...my passion. We have been given the opportunity to change the direction of children's lives. That is a powerful gift.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Joanne Sparks

Bridgeport Elementary Teacher of the Year

When all is said and done, teaching…is a privilege. It is the opportunity to discover how my students learn best, to celebrate EVERY accomplishment, to laugh together and find humor in each day, and to develop relationships with my students and the families that love them.


Teacher Tribute Honoree David Stepner

Cedarcreek Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

The most important thing I do everyday is...open my classroom door. It may be the only constant my students can count on. Hopefully their world expands each day, and they will take the experiences with them on their own journey.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Jaimee Putich

Rio Vista Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Teaching is more than just a job: It is...an investment of heart and time dedicated to helping students find their voices, confidences, and motivations. What a unique and beautiful journey of discovery and impact that changes you as profoundly as it changes them!


Teacher Tribute Honoree Kristen Riendeau

Old Orchard Elementary School Teacher of the Year

My students inspire me to..."Be the change I wish to see in the world." Everyday my patience and problem solving are put to the test. Everyday my students give me the gift of seeing the potential hidden within them. They make me a better person.


Teacher Tribute Honoree Kim Hartzog

Pico Canyon Elementary Teacher of the Year

 

My students inspire me to...be a life-longer learner. They inspire me to understand and explore ideas. They inspire me to change. They inspire me to persevere. They inspire me to be a better teacher. My students inspire me to be a better person.


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