The spotlight will be on classroom leaders April 30 when they take the stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center for the 25th annual Teacher Tribute, organized by the SCV Education Foundation.
Fifty-four public school teachers will be honored, which represents one per school, of nearly 2500 teachers in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Tribute will be held for the third consecutive year at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
Originally started in 1985 to recognize the selected teachers for the State Mentor Teacher program, the Tribute has continued on since that program was eliminated. Teachers are now selected by each district in accordance with guidelines established by the school districts and the Foundation.
The 2009 Honorees include:
Castaic School District: Lynda Ashley, Jeannette Edwards, Ernestina Aguilar, Carla Huffman
Newhall School District: Carrie Franz, Michelle Vasquez, Dana Sue Hochman, Janice Brown, Jennifer Herrback, Jenni Dent, Martha Stafford, Sean Baker, Amy Santos, Jennifer Lopez
Saugus Union School District: Glen Kubasak, Amanda Putman, Erin Wiseman, Lori Brink, Donna Spencer, Dobbin Farrell, Marsha Gilpin, Christina Bakoo, Joanna Trafecanty, Joann Sherman, Patricia Berman, Becky Mastrobuono, Richard Marsh, Carolyn Turk, Ana Henry
Sulphur Springs School District: Maureen Teague, Wendy Poore, Rikki Fayne, Hayley Perez, Wendy Maxwell, Sheri Hanks, Marie LaCross, Jamie Shillig, Maureen Server
William S. Hart Union High School District: Greg Herrick, Janna Johnson, Jamie Herrington, Elizabeth Craig, Carolyn Hoffman, Rob Frechette, Jeff Stephen, Christine Parr, Lee Gately, Jeaanette Kratofil, Frank Koroshic, Fidel Garcia, Lorraine Fulleman, John Minkus, Fayanne Gabel, Jason Wiheim.
The Foundation sponsors other programs and events in the community, including Student Enrichment Awards that provide materials for new ventures in science, technology and the arts; Principal For A Day, which gives business and community leaders a behind-the-scenes look at school administration; the Literacy and Arts Festival in partnership with the City of Santa Clarita for a day of entertainment, education and activities to promote literacy and “Read With Me!” which pair volunteers with student readers.
Sponsorships opportunities are available and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.scveducationfoundation.org