Sixteen of the best teachers in the William S. Hart Union High School District were recognized as Teachers of the Year by the Governing Board Wednesday.
Selection criteria included personal growth, commitment, personal attributes and professional skills.
Julie Huffman (center), Hart District Teacher of the Year
The District Teacher of the Year is Julie Huffman, a chemistry teacher at Golden Valley High School. Julie is also one of 16 teachers being considered for Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year. She was one of seven teachers in the Hart District chosen two years ago to help transition and implement the Next Generation Science Standards.
In addition to Julie Huffman, the other teachers honored Wednesday night were:
Robert Walker, Academy of the Canyons
Jonathan Nez, Arroyo Seco Junior High School
April Soria, Bowman High School
Alexis Crane, Canyon High School
Paula Bae, Hart High School
Kathleen Clare, Hart @ Home
Chris Rippe, La Mesa Junior High School
Frank D’Elia, Placerita Junior High School
Tami Pearsall, Rancho Pico Junior High School
Crystal Hilstein, Saugus High School
Patricia Hibbert, Sequoia School
Rebecca Skye Ostrom, Sierra Vista Junior High School
Brian Stiman, Valencia High School
Ron Manalastas, West Ranch High School
Stella Theuer, Golden Oak Adult School
The California Teacher of the Year program, which began in 1972, has brought recognition to exemplary teachers, paying tribute to their resolute efforts. With the District’s many outstanding teachers, the staff takes pride in identifying and honoring its own heroes of Hart District classrooms.
Junior High School Teachers of the Year
Small School Teachers of the Year