Richard Brown

Richard Brown teaches English at San Ysidro High School just south of San Diego, CA. and one of the lowest socioeconomic areas in the United States.  The young woman who nominated Mr. Brown said, “I was impressed by his intelligence and how much he loved what he was teaching. He brought literature alive in the […]

Lori Stephanie Sase Bechok

Lori Sase has been a math teacher at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA for 15 years and was nominated by a young woman who recently graduated with honors from California State University, Fullerton. This young person wrote, “I found new ambition through Ms. Sase’s support and devotion to my academic and personal success. If […]

Nicole Nicodemus

Nicole Nicodemas is an assistant principal and drama teacher at Animo Film and Theater Arts Charter High School in Los Angeles, CA.  Nicole began her career as an actor before setting her sights on teaching. Her former student described her as someone who “is very demanding and tough.  However, she quickly takes an interest in […]

Andrew A. Walter

Andrew Walter, who teaches Math at Alonzo Stagg High School in Stockton, CA, was nominated by a young woman who never believed she would make it out of high school. Today she attends the University of Pacific, with a major in Engineering Management. She wrote, “I didn’t want to be anywhere, especially in school. There […]

Julie Peterson​

Julie Peterson is the Director of Student Activities at Edison High School in Fresno, CA. The student who nominated Julie said, “My life began to change immediately when I met her. She saw something in me and encouraged me to get involved on campus. I began to develop a sense of responsibility and pride in […]

Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott teaches English at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, CA.  Sheldon High School is frequently described as the “United Nations” of schools in the Sacramento area. There are over 34 languages spoken by students. The former student who nominated Ms. Abbott said, “Until I met Ms. Abbott, I was frequently treated with a lack […]

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