NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
April 22, 2013 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Suzanne Principal Honored as Lakers Educator of the Month
WALNUT, CA—Suzanne Middle School Principal Les Ojeda took center court at the Staples Center to be honored on April 14 as the Lakers Educator of the Month.
Each month the Los Angeles Lakers honors a student, teacher, and principal who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to academia, athletics, and community.
The halftime presentation was made during the home game verses the San Antonio Spurs.
Each honoree received a plaque and a $50 certificate to Staples.
Mr. Ojeda has an incredible dedication and passion for what he does. He oversaw grants that provided classroom computers and arranged exchanges with overseas schools. Mr. Ojeda is also very involved in the community having coached several youth sports teams among other activities.
“It was an honor to be recognized by such a great organization as the Lakers,” Ojeda said.
“I have always been a basketball fan and it was very exciting to stand at half court of one my favorite sports teams. Thank you Staples for not overlooking hard working students, teachers, and administrators,” he said.
The nominations for the April Student and Educator of the Month were submitted by principals and teachers of each school based on exemplary teaching efforts, academic achievement or extracurricular activities.
Congratulations to Suzanne Middle School Principal Les Ojeda, at right, who was honored as the Lakers Educator of the Month on April 14.