Wendy Umekubo

Ms. Umekubo has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from California State University, Fullerton.  She has been teaching at Valencia High School in Placentia, California for 42 years, and has taught almost every level of mathematics including basic math, general math for newcomers, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, trigonometry, business math, and math analysis—all at […]

Luong Quang

Mr. Luong is a physics teacher at Garden Grove High School in the Garden Grove Unified School District.  He has his undergraduate degrees in Art and Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and his master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University.  He has been teaching for nineteen years.  When interviewed, Mr. Luong said that, […]

Andrew Kordik

Mr. Andrew Kordik has taught World History, US History, and Economics for ten years at Valley Center High School in Valley Center, CA.  He has his undergraduate degree from California State University, San Marcos, and two master’s degrees from Fordham University and Harvard University.  When interviewed, Mr. Kordik said, “This award means more to me […]

Deborah Andrus

Ms. Deborah Andrus, an English and English Language Development teacher formerly at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, CA, now teaches in the Hemet Unified School District.  She has taught for eighteen years and has led her school departments in a number of areas.  In addition to many school leadership roles, Ms. Andrus has served […]

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