SPUSD Teacher of the Year

L-r: SPHS Principal John Eldred, Executive Director of Student Support Services Dennis Lefevre, Special Education Teacher and SPUSD Teacher of the Year Laura Youkstetter, Administrator of Programs and Personnel Services Katy Nielsen and Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services Christiane Gervais celebrate at the 42nd Annual Los Angeles County Office of Education Annual Teacher of the Year Awards luncheon. Photo Courtesy of SPUSD

South Pasadena Unified School District’s (SPUSD) congratulates 2023 Teacher of the Year, Laura Youkstetter, who was honored at the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year ceremony held on September 22, 2023 at the Universal City Hilton.

Every year, SPUSD recognizes outstanding school site teachers of the year for their care, compassion, and ingenuity in their classrooms. As the SPUSD representative, Mrs. Youkstetter joined 68 teachers representing 64 school districts who participated in the 42nd Annual Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year competition. This competition is designed to focus public attention on teaching excellence and to honor exemplary dedication and professional commitment.

SPUSD would like to recognize all of the 2023 SPUSD Teachers of the Year including:

Brian Jehue, Arroyo Vista Elementary School
Valerie Omine, Marengo Elementary School
Jennifer Detterich, Monterey Hills Elementary School
Tammy Lai, South Pasadena Middle School
Laura Youkstetter, South Pasadena High School

South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 441-5820 or visit www.sphstigers.org.

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






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