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August 20, 2010 > Hayward Hero Award recipients 2010

Hayward Hero Award recipients 2010

Submitted By Hayward Education Foundation

This year, HEF chose to recognize and honor individuals, organizations and businesses that made selfless and significant contributions to the improvement of education in Hayward schools.

All the nominations were submitted by school principals and approved by the HEF Board of Directors. We are truly fortunate to have such outstanding individuals and organizations serving our students.

Nhung Tran Razarri

Nominated by Principal Zarina Zanipatin-Genera, Schafer Park Elementary School
Nhung Tran Razarri has the highest expectations of her students to reach their academic goals. She has given us after-school programs and extracurricular activities and has been instrumental in teaching students about Asian cultural traditions by organizing an annual Lunar New Year event that our entire community appreciates. She invests countless hours teaching cultural dances, such as the dragon dance, and drumming, singing and martial arts. A fashion show features the traditional dress, which she has brought back from her travels, of various regions of Asian countries. Although this project supports the performing arts standards, she also assures a connection to content standards - students produce academic work to demonstrate their learning. It is a privilege to have an educator such as Mrs. Tran Razarri who goes above and beyond to provide students with unique experiences to enrich their education. She and her students have been asked to perform at other schools, as well.

Vickie Louie - Staff Member

Nominated by Principal Andrea Silva, Southgate Elementary School
Vickie Louie goes above and beyond her daily job description and expectations. Besides working with students and fulfilling office duties, she runs our home-reading program which motivates the students to read. She also single-handedly runs the Book Fair and National Turn Off TV Week.

Jasmine Ogle - Parent Volunteer

Nominated by Principal Lisa Nolting, Stonebrae Elementary School
Jasmine Ogle has been involved at Stonebrae since the school opened in August 2006. For the past four years, she has served on the PTA Board, organizing fund raisers and family activities. She is here from start to finish. She is the lunch supervisor and has been a volunteer coach for the girls cheerleading squad for grades K-6. Jasmine volunteers in her three children's classrooms and drives and attends their field trips. If any staff member needs a helping hand, we know that Jasmine will take care of it for us, if asked, or organize other parents to help.

Brenda Ehrman - PTA Vice President

Nominated by Principal Mimi Deverse, Strobridge Elementary School
Ms. Ehrman is officially the PTA Vice President. However, she is everything to Strobridge. There is no other parent who plans functions, participates in activities and helps whenever we ask. She is tireless in her support and truly cares for the students, staff and community. Parades, Turkey Trots, PTA bulletin boards, fund raisers and similar activities are her daily focus. When a Strobridge family was burned out of their home, she was the first to plan a fundraiser for them. She is also a HUSD employee, working in the rain and sun to cross students safely everyday and is a noon worker who helps keep Strobridge students safe and happy at lunch time. Ms. Ehrman amazes me!

For more information about the non-profit Hayward Education Foundation or to make a donation, visit, call (510) 881-0890 or email

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