Assemblymember Gipson Honors Ánimo Watts Teacher


Eleventh grade U.S. History teacher Lesley Quinteros not only grew up in Watts, but has spent her teaching career at Green Dot Public Schools helping her students deepen their relationships with the community. Because of this, last month Quinteros was surprised with an award from Assemblymember Mike Gipson in honor of her commitment to her community and her students.

Earlier this spring, a representative from Assemblymember Gipson’s office reached out to Ánimo Watts Charter High School Principal Abraham DeVilliers to nominate a teacher who lived in the community, worked at the school, and had a strong impact on students. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Gipson wanted to award a teacher who was closely involved with their community, and DeVilliers knew Quinteros was the right honoree.