This spring Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.
Several Green Dot Public Schools teachers and schools were recognized, including:
- Christina De La Garza - Ánimo Pat Brown English Teacher,
- Tiana Diggs - Ánimo James B. Taylor Physical Science Teacher,
- Lizet Vera - Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy Spanish Teacher,
- Erica Eichenstein - Ánimo College Prep Academy Mathematics Teacher, and
- Andrew Osterhaus - Ánimo Florence Firestone Science Teacher.
For APB's de la Garza, the ceremony provided an important opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession with peers from LAUSD: “The ceremony included nominees from both traditional public schools as well as charter public schools.
I enjoyed having the opportunity to meet other teachers from South Los Angeles, especially the elementary schools and middle schools that my own students attended.”
Green Dot is proud of all of the educators presented with an award this month, knowing that they remain committed to preparing all students for college, leadership and life.