In the Central Valley we pride ourselves on growing our community. One of the keys ways our valley can continue to rise is through education. Educators play such an important role in shaping the minds of the next generation. That is why KSEE24 celebrates 36 educators a year with Educator of the Week.
“Our KSEE24 Educator of the Week series is now in its seventh year and we’ve had the privilege of honoring over 250 exemplary educators since its inception.
It’s been said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” No matter whether you’re a parent, a student or an employer, there is no doubt that education is transformative and is key to generating more college and career ready graduates. It’s a difference maker for our community and region; it’s a difference maker for each student.
Many factors contribute to a student’s academic performance, including individual characteristics and family and neighborhood experiences. But research proves that, among school-related factors, teachers matter most.
Great teachers create great outcomes and that’s why KSEE24 is proud to spotlight stories of excellence in education and the impact in our community. There are so many great stories across the Central Valley. At KSEE24, we know that Education Matters.”
– Matthew Rosenfeld, Vice President & General Manager for KSEE-NBC 24 / KGPE-CBS 47
At the end of the academic year, KSEE24 honors the Educator of the Week recipients at the Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s Teachers and Friends of Education Honor Wall. During the celebration, each recipient receives a commemorative brick on the Teachers Honor Wall along with a gift card to GW School Supply.
2017-2018 Educator of the Week Recipients
Jennifer Ayon, Sutter Middle School
Christopher Ballesteros, Edison High School
Joe Barron, Fresno High School
Fran Billingsley, Mary Immaculate Queen School
Elizabeth Boles, Sunset Elementary
Carrie Booker, Veva Blunt Elementary School
Shannon Chan, Veva Blunt Elementary School
Michelle Chavez, Homan Elementary
Kari Christiansen, Lincoln Elementary
Ken Cox, Redwood High School
Diane De La Cerda, Lowell Elementary
Jill Dechance, Crestwood Elementary School
Danielle Dickie, Hoover High School
Megan Dorais, Clovis High School
Tarek Elsharkawy, Golden West High School
Cindy Escandon, Biola-Pershing Elementary
Toney Gorham, Mariposa County High School
Madison Hopkins, Cedarwood Elementary
Chad Hudson, Ericson Elementary
Deena Johnson, Red Bank Elementary
Thomas Loliva, Golden West High School
Bryant Major, Lawless Elementary
Mary Mensch, Howard Elementary School
Brian Nuzzolese, Edison High School
Sandra Padilla, Sycamore Valley Academy
Chelsea Parker, Pyle Elementary
Maria D. Rodriguez, Riverway Elementary School
David Sackrison, Mendota Junior High School
Rebecca Silvas, Monache High School
Wendy Smith, Dry Creek Elementary
Bill Turner, Chowchilla Union High
Anita Ullner, Manchester GATE
Ricardo Vezzolini, Manchester GATE
Michael Wilson, La Joya Middle School
Justin Witt, El Diamante High School
Carlos Zuniga, Clovis North High School
Teachers and Friends of Education Honor Wall
If you know an educator that you would like to honor with a commemorative brick, visit www.TeacherHonorWall.com for more information.