Bowman Principal selected as best in four-county area.
A volunteer panel of educators from the California League of
High Schools (CLHS) has named Bowman High School Principal Robin Geissler 2009
High School Educator of the Year representing CLHS Region 8.
Geissler has been principal of the Hart District’s
continuation school since 2001 and was a nominee for the California League of
Middle Schools Educator of the Year in 1998 when she was teaching at La
Mesa Junior High School.
Under her leadership, Bowman was been named a California
The latest honor recognizes Geissler for her accomplishments,
professional knowledge, leadership qualities and dedication to student
learning. The Association of California
School Administrators named Geissler Continuation/Educational Options
Administrator of the year in 2007 and ACSA’s Educational Options Council named
her Principal of the Year in 2008.
"I was completely taken by surprise with this
tremendous honor from CLHS,” Geissler exclaimed. “I am so grateful to the dedicated staff at Bowman
High School and at the Hart
District for their support in our work with at risk students.”
“I am proud to represent a continuation high school that
really cares about each student and makes such a difference in their lives,”
she continued. “At Bowman, the commitment is to do whatever it takes for
students to succeed, and that is really happening!"
Along with the other 10 CLHS 2009 Regional High School
Educators of the Year representing the 10 additional regions of California,
Geissler will be honored at the CLHS Annual Conference, to be held January 15-18,
in Monterey, Calif.
One of the 11 regional winners will be selected at the conference to represent
the entire state as the CLHS 2009 State High School Educator of the Year.
The California League of High Schools is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization that provides association memberships, professional
development and other resources to high school teachers, administrators and
others so their students may experience academic and life success.
Volunteer educators participate in 11 CLHS panels statewide,
collectively representing all the counties of California.
It is these regional panels that first select the regional high school educator
of the year finalists, and then choose their regional high school educator of
Region 8 includes the counties of Los
Angeles, San Luis Obispo,
Santa Barbara and Ventura.