Celebrating the SPUSD’s Teachers of the Year

At its recent meeting on November 9, 2021, the SPUSD Board of Education expressed its appreciation for the District Teachers of the Year. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Dr. Linda Junge, kicked off the celebration with a quote from Colorado State University professor and scientist Dr. Temple Grandin who simply stated, “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.”

SPUSD would like to congratulate and express its gratitude to all the 2021 SPUSD Teachers of the Year including two teachers named as Oneonta Teachers of the Year:

Arroyo Vista: Sharon Reed, 4th grade
Marengo: Kristen Kato, 2nd grade
Monterey Hills: Christina Torres, Kindergarten
SPMS: Julie Ryu, English & ELD
SPHS: Katy Jaroch, English
Elementary, Oneonta recognition: Yvonne Carlson
Secondary, Oneonta recognition: Dean McCoy

SPUSD says “Thank you” to its wonderful teachers!

About South Pasadena Unified School District

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net.



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