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Quyen Vu

Position: High school Honors Biology and AP Environmental Science teacher
School District: ABC Unified School District
School: Richard Gahr High School

How has this person changed your life?:
In many ways Quyen has made my job much easier. Quyen and I are co-department chairs for the Science department at Gahr High school, I could not handle this job without her. She is a great person to bounce ideas off of and often comes up with solutions for problems that I hadn't even come close to thinking of. I feel she compliments me very well becuase many of her strenths are areas where I am weak. [...]

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Rhonda Allen

Position: Education Specialist
School District: ABC Unified School District
School: Gahr High School

How has this person changed your life?:
Mrs. Allen contributed maximum support as an accomplished Education Specialist. She has allowed me to work with students with disabilities to increase their interest in higher learning. Mrs. Allen also aided me in implementing Computer program technologies which contributed to improve Students’ analytical skills. Finally, Mrs. Allen was instrumental in assisting with modification of the general education curriculum for students with special needs, which tremendously improved my capacity for delivering services to this group of students.

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Filomena Macedo

Position: Student Intervention Assistant
School District: ABC Unified School District
School: Gahr High School

How has this person changed your life?:
I very much recommend Ms. Filomena Macedo for your Sterling Shining Star award. I have worked with her for the past 14 years and it is a pleasure to work with her. I have worked with her in the capacity of being a fellow teacher and her supervisor. I have also known her as our girl’s gym attendant, working with the cafeteria, as a union representative for the California School Employees Association (CSEA), and as Gahr’s student intervention assistant (SIA). In addition, I have first-hand experience with working with her on a variety of district committees. [...]

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Todd Higashi

Position: 9th grade Biology Teacher, 9th and 10th grade Physical Education Teacher, 11/12th grade Media Studies Teacher, 11th/12th grade Current Life Issues Teacher
School District: Alameda Unified School District
School: Alameda Science and Technology Institute

How has this person changed your life?: Throughout the years, Mr. Higashi has played a big role in not only my life, but my school’s success and development as well. As a teacher, Mr. Higashi has gone above and beyond in order to ensure I have received the help and guidance I’ve needed in an effort to feel comfortable with facing academic problems. [...]

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Eric Padget

Position: AP of CTE
School District: Garden Grove Unified
School: Lincoln Education Center

Eric is an amazing person. He is kind and funny, HARD WORKING. Eric delivers supplies in his own truck on his own time to schools and teachers. [...]

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Susan Penrod

Position: High School Counselor
School District: Carlsbad Unified
School: Carlsbad High School

I've always been a good student. I set high goals and make good grades. However, the summer before my senior year, my dad got in a major car accident that should have taken his life according to his physicians and surgeons. [...]

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