Wiley Canyon Elementary Teacher of the Year
My students inspire me to...work harder. Because of their excitement, curiosity, and determination, I continue to evolve and improve as a teacher. I am here to support them through any challenges, encourage their creativity, and take pride as they develop into thoughtful individuals.
Newhall Elementary School Teacher of the Year
My students inspire me to...continue learning. Everyday brings new ideas and new challenges. My students and I often learn together. They even teach me new ideas sometimes. Education is always changing, as are the student abilities and challenges. My students inspire me to change with the times and to continuously look for new ways to present material and to inspire them to keep learning.
Northlake Hills Elementary Teacher of the Year
My professional motivation comes from...I want to inspire my students to do things, build things, and care for things. To inspire children to do their best is to start a fire of self-confidence and pride. Really, don’t all great things start with inspiration?
30th Annual Teacher Tribute on April 16th, 2014.
SCV Education Foundation knows the critical roles that our public school teachers play. We are privileged to have the opportunity to honor the teaching skills, leadership, enthusiasm and dedication that teachers bring to the classroom and schools everyday. Teachers have a large part in the success of all our lives - we owe them a great deal. Thank you.
Lisa Steinman - Castaic Middle School
My professional motivation comes from ...
the relationships I build with my students, The moment I see the "I get it!" sparkle on their faces, or the simple, "Thank you, Mrs. Steinman" that is said at the end of class, a renewed sense of enthusiasm fills my spirit.
Here's what teacher Leslie Rose from Rosedell Elementary had to say about receiving the iPads she requested for creative stations and research for her students...
“I am really excited to bring the IPad technology into my classroom, not only to integrate with my Smartboard but also because the 21st century learners are here—and they have got all this technology background. I want to channel all these apps and everything into educational purposes. These [iPads] are going to become production studios; students will take all their learning and their reports and investigations off the page and put them in to I-Movies and presentations. Thank you for letting me take the kids to the next level.”
We just had the ceremony for this years Student Enrichment awards and it was a great success. The passionate teachers that received these awards wanted to give their students more tools for learning than the schools alone could provide and the SCV Education foundation is there to help. The Foundation has given over $500,000 in awards since the inception of the program and this years awards included; iPads, Surface tablets, musical instruments, books, projectors, and art education DVD's.
SCV Education Foundation is looking for volunteers who love to read and work with children for our after school program. Sessions include reading books, playing word games and providing positive feedback. This teacher recommended program is specifically geared towards struggling 1st graders. Program runs for six weeks beginning mid February. If you are interested and would like more information, click on the volunteer button or call the SCV Education Foundation.
What are the new educational standards that are being implemented? What is changing in the way students are being taught? How will Common Core make a difference in the way students will be prepared for higher education and the workforce? You'll receive answers to these questions and much more first hand, one-on-one with a Principal by participating in Principal for a Day. You will also hear all five local Superintendents discuss and answer questions regarding the Common Core at the luncheon.
Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.
Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
Spend a morning with an administrator to find out first hand how the new standards are being implemented and receive a close up on new techniques of teaching. Join us for the luncheon to hear all five superintendents speak about the principals of the standards and how it will change the way students will be prepared for higher education, the work force and competing internationally.