State Elementary School Educator of the Year
Veronica is a teacher’s teacher. She knows each student well, plans differentiated and personalized lessons, uses authentic assessment, and expertly infuses culturally responsive teaching to engage students’ backgrounds and interests. She had difficult students last year and chose to loop with them this year since they had created a community. A Cotsen Foundation Reading Fellow and the mentor for the Ballet Folklorico program, she is truly phenomenal.
Finalists: Nate Babcock, Fairmont Elementary School; Donna Frelly, Glenview Elementary School; Jessica Goltra, Orangethorpe Elementary School; Melanie Riesch, Pacific Drive Elementary School; Tayler Martin, McGaugh Elementary School