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Region 7

Elementary School

Elizabeth Ochoa

James Monroe Elementary School

Madera Unified School District

Elizabeth Ochoa, a 5th-grade teacher at James Monroe Elementary, stands out as an exceptional educator and mentor. With over a decade of experience, Elizabeth's commitment to academic, emotional, and social well-being is exemplary. As a lead teacher, she supports colleagues in curriculum design, organization, and effective classroom management. Her dedication to student success is reflected in engaging lessons and a nurturing environment. Mrs. Ochoa's high expectations yield remarkable results, evident in her leadership of a top-performing grade-level team. Her professionalism, work ethic, and passion make her a standout educator and a highly recommended asset to any educational community.

State Elementary School Educator of the Year

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