September 24, 2013 > County Superintendent visits local teachers
County Superintendent visits local teachers
In advance of the announcement of the Alameda County Teacher of the Year on Thursday, October 3, Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, has been visiting finalists representing many county school districts. Recently, TCV tagged along on classroom visits to Oliveira Elementary School in Fremont and Bridgepoint High School in Newark.
FremontÕs Teacher of the Year finalist, Judy Cuturrufo of Oliveira Elementary was in the middle of a grammar lesson with her 4th graders when congratulated by Supt. Jordan. Cuturrufo previously taught RTI (Response to Intervention) at the school. Fremont Superintendent Jim Morris addressed the students saying, ÒWeÕre here to celebrate one of the best teachers in the county Ð Ms. Cuturrufo. She brags about her awesome students and how everyone likes to learn. She represents the best of the best.Ó Supt. Jordan added, ÒThis is such a wonderful thing to be celebrating teachers and education at its best.Ó
At the second stop, Corina Resendez Rojo, NewarkÕs Teacher of the Year finalist, was with her students at Bridgepoint (Continuation) High School. Ms. Rojo teaches twelfth grade Economics, Government and an elective - Conflict Management. ÒItÕs a pleasure to teach about the Constitution and keep it relevant,Ó said Rojo.
During this classroom visit, Supt. Jordan and Alameda County Board of Education Trustee Eileen McDonald had a chance to sit down with students and discuss politics and other newsworthy topics. Reiterating the importance of voting, Supt. Jordan stated, ÒYour voices can come together and make a difference.Ó Rojo added, ÒTo open up a dialog and discussion is really powerful.Ó
To learn first-hand about the accomplishments of all the teachers nominated for this yearÕs Alameda County Teacher of the Year, the public is welcome to attend the upcoming celebration of exemplary teachers.
Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony
Thursday, Oct 3
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(Reception/appetizers: 6 p.m. Ð 7 p.m.)
Castro Valley Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley
Tickets: Adults/$20 and $5 for Children under 12