LOS ANGELES — Three Los Angeles County educators have been named Monday among the many 5 2024 California Academics of the Yr.
The educators are ambassadors for the career and function representatives of the state for the yr, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond mentioned.
“Congratulations to those 5 outstanding educators, who all show deep dedication and innovation of their work — all whereas supporting their college students by a tough time,” Thurmond mentioned in an announcement. “They make profound variations of their college students’ lives and supply each inspiration and the sensible instruments that college students have to succeed. They’re all prime examples of the distinctive work occurring in California colleges.”
The 2024 California Academics of the Yr from L.A. County are:
— Casey Cuny, a highschool honors English and Senior Delusion and Folklore instructor at William S. Hart Excessive College and Valencia Excessive College within the William S. Hart Unified College District. Thurmond nominated Cuny as California’s consultant for the Nationwide Trainer of the Yr competitors the place he’ll compete towards different state nominees. The 2024 Nationwide Trainer of the Yr shall be introduced within the spring.
— Andrew Lewis, a highschool music instructor at downtown LA’s Ramon C. Cortines College of Visible and Performing Arts within the Los Angeles Unified College District
— Hannah Rodriguez, a pre-kindergarten particular schooling instructor at Beardslee Twin Language Immersion Academy within the Duarte Unified College District
Additionally Monday, three L.A. County educators have been named 2024 California Academics of the Yr finalists. They’re:
— Alanna Grimaldi, a sixth-grade science instructor at Luther Burbank Center College within the Burbank Unified College District
— Allison Meloserdoff, an interventionist at Wild Rose College of Artistic Arts within the Monrovia Unified College District
— Kirsten Neill, a fifth-grade a number of topic instructor within the Downey Unified College District
The finalists signify their counties and can function County Academics of the Yr.
Introduced by the California Division of Training and supported by the California Academics of the Yr Basis, the California Academics of the Yr Program started in 1972 to honor excellent academics and encourage and encourage new academics to enter the career.
County places of work of schooling nominate California Academics of the Yr candidates by county-level competitions. CDE choice committees overview purposes, consider academics’ rapport with college students and their classroom environments, presentation expertise, and educating strategies, and interview the academics. The state Superintendent of Public Instruction then selects 5 California Academics of the Yr and the Nationwide Trainer of the Yr nominee.