NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
July 29, 2011 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Walnut Valley Announces 2010-11 Teachers of the Year
WALNUT, CA--Fifteen Walnut Valley Unified School District educators have been recognized by their schools as 2010-11 Teachers of the Year.
Congratulations to the following:
Lori Stokes – 5th grade, Castle Rock Elementary; Betsy Hale- 2nd grade, Collegewood Elementary; Diva Arellanez - 5th grade, C.J. Morris Elementary; Sandy Moritz - 3rd grade, Evergreen Elementary; Sue Kanstul – 3rd grade, Maple Hill Elementary; Norma Morales – 1st grade, Quail Summit Elementary; Kay Hoard - 4th grade, Vejar Elementary; Erin Ortiz –Resource Specialist, Walnut Elementary; Janet Murray – 1st grade, Westhoff Elementary; Anna Landi - Social Studies, Chaparral Middle School; Shelly Yamashiro- Science, South Pointe Middle School; Jonathan St. Amant – Art, Suzanne Middle School; Deborah Clifford-English, Diamond Bar High; Nicole Sevilla –English, History, Science, Ron Hockwalt Academies; and Bill Bosanko – Social Science, Walnut High.
They will be honored during the Salute to Teachers annual celebration of teaching scheduled for October 19 at the Walnut High School Performing Arts Center.
Anna Landi has been named the 2010-11 District Teacher of the Year and is representing WVUSD in the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year program.
Landi teaches 6th and 7th grade Social Studies at Chaparral Middle School, her post for the past five years. She has taught in Walnut Valley Unified School District a total of 10 years and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the new one-to-one technology core being offered to 6th grade students in the fall.
“Technology is advancing exponentially and the classroom must also evolve to prepare students for the challenges they will face in the global marketplace.” Landi said.
Each day I go to work I have the opportunity to motivate and inspire young adults to believe in themselves and their abilities, she said. “The greatest lesson I can teach my students is not found in the pages of textbook or on a worksheet; it is found in the way they will view the world and themselves.”
Landi feels that she has one of the most important jobs in the world. ”My pursuit of excellence in this endeavor is relentless. At school I am surrounded by inspiration; my hope is that I may also inspire my students to realize their true and full potentials.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees, who reflect the many, many outstanding teachers who give their best to our Walnut Valley students every day!