We love Mrs. Joy! Congratulations to her and Baldwin Hills Elementary School and Gifted magnet center for such an awesome accomplishment!
On September 21, 2012, I received a most distinguishing award as one of 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. This award recognizes me as one of the best in education out of over 72,000 educators! I was selected after a rigorous process of interviews, essays, lesson planning, and reviews of letters from my colleagues. LAUSD recognized me first as a District Teacher of the Year which allowed me to compete for L.A. County. My heart was overcome with joy and gratitude as I earned the award for the county as well.
Next, I am competing for California Teacher of the Year, in hopes that I will win and be eligible to compete for National Teacher of the Year! It’s all very exciting and I am thrilled to be taking this awesome journey.