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Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year award recipient Jim Klipfel (center), a teacher at Saugus High School, receives a $1,000 check from Mariam Nasiry, Senior School & Community Development Officer for California Credit Union (right), with Saugus High School Assistant Principal Marcus Garrett (left).

 

Glendale – Educator Jim Klipfel, a teacher at Saugus High School, was recently honored as one of the 2020-2021 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year.

Sponsored by California Credit Union, the program recognizes teachers who represent the best of the profession in the state’s largest honors competition for K-12 educators. The Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year Program is organized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and is part of the oldest and most prestigious honors contest in the country for public-school teachers.

“We are honored to support the Los Angeles Teacher of the Year program and provide well-deserved recognition to these exceptional educators,” said California Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell. “Serving the education community for over 85 years, we understand the commitment our teachers bring to their classrooms every day. We congratulate this year’s award recipients and nominees, and applaud their unwavering dedication to inspiring students and mentoring their classroom colleagues.”

Klipfel has taught social studies in grades 7 to 12, and has gone above and beyond for his students as the swim and dive team coach, AP and standard college-prep US History teacher, Science Olympiad team leader, and director of the Habitat for Humanity club. James is an avid reader and lifelong learner who contributes to student and staff programs and reforms.

Judged as the county’s top public-school teachers for this academic year, 10 educators received the award. Each received a gift of $1,000 from California Credit Union as the program’s main sponsor. Klipfel plans to donate the funds back to Saugus High School.

The 10 winners were selected from a field of 48 teachers representing 44 districts who participated in the 39th annual Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year competition. The winners will advance to the California Teachers of the Year competition this fall.

About California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state-chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of $3 billion, California Credit Union has 25 branches throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit ccu.com for more information, or follow the credit union on Instagram or Facebook @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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